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  • #91
    Originally posted by Dreadnought View Post
    Well ummm yes, yes I do but thats for Rusty to decide...;)
    Good thing I don't know what an IOWA is. If I did I'm sure I still wouldn't be interested. :)

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    • #92
      Originally posted by Ytlas View Post
      Good thing I don't know what an IOWA is. If I did I'm sure I still wouldn't be interested. :)
      Nah, you've only been aboard enough times ;)
      Fortitude.....The strength to persist...The courage to endure.

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      • #93
        Originally posted by Dreadnought View Post
        Nah, you've only been aboard enough times ;)

        Not The Iowa. Been 20 years since I set foot on any. I might have to leave breadcrumbs all over the passageways so I'll be able to find my way out.

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        • #94
          Originally posted by Ytlas View Post
          Not The Iowa. Been 20 years since I set foot on any. I might have to leave breadcrumbs all over the passageways so I'll be able to find my way out.
          Fortitude.....The strength to persist...The courage to endure.

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          • #95
            It will all come back to you soon enough old friend. There isn't THAT much of a difference between her and her two sisters you worked on. BUT, there are some subtle differences that sets her apart from the rest.
            Able to leap tall tales in a single groan.

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            • #96
              FDR's bathtub for instance?
              sigpic"If your plan is for one year, plant rice. If your plan is for ten years, plant trees.
              If your plan is for one hundred years, educate children."

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              • #97
                Conning Tower, Bulwark and a few others.;)
                Fortitude.....The strength to persist...The courage to endure.

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                • #98
                  by tbm3fan, 27 Dec 09, 20:03 #24
                  Besides returning any ship to WWII configuration would be one hell of an undertaking that literally would require a ship yard. Forget trying to find a cache of 40mm Bofors...
                  I know it's been a while. But when I read what you wrote I couldn't resist! Now, I know you BB guys could hang our little DE from the stern. But, you gotta love her authenticity! Luckily, all her 20's, 40's and 3"/50's were there, intact and functional when she came back from Greece! Plus, they still work! Didn't need a shipyard! Yet, it has been a long and sweaty undertaking to get her back to WW2 configuration and a labor of love! The city does have to be notified before we fire the 3"/50's! They'll be getting a call early Friday morning, 11-11-11!



                  So sad to see those 3" guns you posted from Suisun Bay in that shape! Wish they could look like ours!

                  By the way, the top pick of the 40's will be the rear of my future motor home! I'll have to take a drive to San Pedro when I get it!
                  Last edited by SlaterDoc; 09 Nov 11,, 10:01.

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                  • #99
                    Clarification

                    Navy Doc. Really like your comment. I must have missed something along the way, but what DE are you referring to and where is it located? I would love to see it in person. Any info would be appreciated!

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                    • Originally posted by bucephalus View Post
                      Navy Doc. Really like your comment. I must have missed something along the way, but what DE are you referring to and where is it located? I would love to see it in person. Any info would be appreciated!
                      She is the USS Slater (DE-766) in Albany, NY on the Hudson.
                      You can visit and tour her on line at Destroyer Escort Historical Museum, Albany, NY
                      Be sure to click on the panoramic on each deck so you can pan and zoom the compartments.
                      If you are any where close, Friday morning at 0830 we will be having our V-Day ceremonies and a gun salute!

                      Sorry, Rusty and Dread! I will start a thread for her. So, that I am not constantly intruding into BB territory! For now I ask that you consider her the Iowa's baby sister!

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                      • Uss slater

                        Thanks for the info on the Slater. I wish I lived closer to see her on Friday or just to go on a tour. Living here in Iowa we don't have access to anything much bigger than a Type IX sub in Chicago. Hopefully I will someday be able to visit the big boys.

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                        • Yes, Iowa would be a trek! At least you can have a look around on line. When you go to the site use the "on line tour" drop down and on each deck level clck on a compartment. Many of the pages for each has a panoramic photo on the bottom of the page that will allow you to get a 360 up close view of each!

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                          • Ummm, just to be picky here, does the BATFE know you have operable automatic weapons of mass destruction? Or have you already applied for the proper license to own them?

                            I have seen gun displays even on Government property that had to have a carbon arc slash through the chamber and breech block to demilitarize them.
                            Able to leap tall tales in a single groan.

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                            • Originally posted by RustyBattleship View Post
                              Ummm, just to be picky here, does the BATFE know you have operable automatic weapons of mass destruction? Or have you already applied for the proper license to own them?

                              I have seen gun displays even on Government property that had to have a carbon arc slash through the chamber and breech block to demilitarize them.
                              Wow, that didn't take as long as I thought! I knew you were going there!
                              Funny thing on the way home from Greece! Both the CG and the ATF made pains of themselves about those guns! Luckily, one of the original vets involved in bringing her home was not only a Navy man, but a lawyer to boot! He responded to the dilemma just before she entered US waters. Turned out that NY was one of the few states that still had a constitutional(state) Naval Militia! Ownership of the guns was transferred to the NY Naval Militia! Unfortunately, that can not be done on ships still owned by the Navy!

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                              • Originally posted by NavyDoc View Post
                                Wow, that didn't take as long as I thought! I knew you were going there!
                                Funny thing on the way home from Greece! Both the CG and the ATF made pains of themselves about those guns! Luckily, one of the original vets involved in bringing her home was not only a Navy man, but a lawyer to boot! He responded to the dilemma just before she entered US waters. Turned out that NY was one of the few states that still had a constitutional(state) Naval Militia! Ownership of the guns was transferred to the NY Naval Militia! Unfortunately, that can not be done on ships still owned by the Navy!
                                I suspect that the New York Naval Militia may still need those. You never know when Ethan Alllen's Green Mountain Boys will again take up raiding those Dutch settlements in the Hudson River Valley.
                                ;)
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