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    I have just been informed she will be making a stop here a NAVSTA, Newport RI for a few days!
    Damn trees across the street from me block my view!

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    I have applied to the Navy League in an attempt to get an invitation to the commissioning ceremony. So I will have to see if that Life Time membership gets me anything?

    Here is a nice still of two Zumwalt's in the water:
    https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...8a&oe=58795746

    A solo shot with the yard as a backdrop.
    https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...c4&oe=583E1D2D
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlaterDoc View Post
    I have just been informed she will be making a stop here a NAVSTA, Newport RI for a few days!
    Damn trees across the street from me block my view!
    Any idea of the date?

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfgun View Post
    I have applied to the Navy League in an attempt to get an invitation to the commissioning ceremony. So I will have to see if that Life Time membership gets me anything?

    Here is a nice still of two Zumwalt's in the water:
    https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...8a&oe=58795746

    A solo shot with the yard as a backdrop.
    https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...c4&oe=583E1D2D
    In many ways, at first glance, they look like buildings on land.

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    She's there now! Came in yesterday (Thur). I just took a ride over and was not alone! That is one impressive ship! There is no way that she retains the class designation of a DDG! I see a reclassifying in the future! Maybe a CG? or BBG? She takes up as much pier as Forrestal did!
    Now to see if I can get my friend the base XO can get me in there (and on there)!
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    Quote Originally Posted by surfgun View Post
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    Someone should make him switch his middle name...

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    I'm also trying to wrangle an invite to the commissioning of Gerald Ford. Now they just have to schedule a date!

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    On a side note, regarding the hull shape, saw this monstrosity in London last week, moored next to HMS Belfast... which it almost hid completely...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlvfr View Post
    On a side note, regarding the hull shape, saw this monstrosity in London last week, moored next to HMS Belfast... which it almost hid completely...
    Hopefully, it has a hidden garage for RHIB's and jet ski's. It disappoints in a lack of a helipad, and large water features, such as an infinity pool or large hot tub for one's favorite group of cheerleaders or dancers to frolic in.

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    Zoom in on the picture at that link and you can see a marked area on the foc'sle for a helicopter. Not much of an area but enough to on/off load passengers. Also along the hull towards the aft part of the ship are several seams that look like doors for a brow and for larger items closer to the waterline- most likely your rhib's, jet ski's and other craft. Wait- just finished reading the wiki for it and she does have all those things you mentioned and more. Also interesting are the other yachts linked to in the article- missile defense systems, mini subs, escape pods, bomb proof glass- sounds like a James Bond movie. Meanwhile, I'm scrambling around trying to find a thwart for my canoe! My wife thinks I'm paranoid when I buy shelf stable food items and other things like batteries, candles etc. but look at what the world's wealthiest have. Makes you wonder.

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    I wonder what the Belfast's volunteers thought about having a pleasure palace being tied along side?
    Also note the "toy garage" is open at the waterline.

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