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Old 02-19-2011, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Harrison, OH
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These are among my favorite naval ships ever built! So much history in them and such impressive service records as well! I can only hope we keep all of them around for a long time to come.
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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This is what happened to the most powerful battleship that ever sailed (another victim of technology-she was downed by airplanes):
Japanese battleship Yamato - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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Old 02-19-2011, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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These are among my favorite naval ships ever built! So much history in them and such impressive service records as well! I can only hope we keep all of them around for a long time to come.
I concur and thanx for posting..
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Houston, texas
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The Battleship Missouri name has been assigned to the seventh Virginia-class attack submarine, due to be commissioned in 2011-SSN-780. The Missouri, since 1998, has been responsible for an average of 12% of Hawaii's tourism. She has always been one of the top-ten most-popular tourist attractions in Hawaii. To many, the USS Missouri is the most famous warship afloat today. With a large number of watertight compartments and tempered steel armor, She is as close to being unsinkable as any ship laid down by man.
What I like about the battleships was the teakwood deck.The teakwood deck was not just for aesthetic beauty, it served a tactical purpose. The wooden overlay kept the ship cooler, it was skid free during battle, and sparks were reduced which could ignite powder magazines.
I served on Destroyers in my time in the U S N. There were no battleships in commision then. We mostly followed the Uss Kittyhawk whereever she went.
Living in Houston Tx I'm about 15 minutes away from the Uss Texas and visit her from time to time. She is still in pretty good shape and its a very interresting ship and tour. They have special "Hardhat" tours that take you to the engineering spaces ( engineroom and boilers).This is the last surviving BB to serve in both WW1 AND ww2.
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Regarding the Musashi, from Wikipediai:

"Musashi sank after being hit with 17 torpedoes and 19 bombs"

Battleships not only look tough...
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:48 AM
 
Location: FROM Dixie, but IN SoCal
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Reading up on the Prinz Eugan I have to say she was the toughest ship afloat.
We sailed her over to the Bikini nuclear test site, exploded the bomb and she was
still afloat.... The finally had to scuttled her....
All but one of the larger WWII German warships were either torpedoed or scuttled (or both). They were designed to "take a licking and keep on ticking," so to speak, and they all performed quite well.

Bismarck, for example, was still afloat after receiving a massive pounding by the guns of two battleships and two heavy cruisers of the Royal Navy, and her engines were still functioning. The heavy cruiser Dorsetshire finally closed range and fired four torpedoes into Bismarck and, just before that, Kapitan Lindemann gave the order to scuttle the Bismarck.

The only exception was the "pocket battleship" Admiral Scheer, by far the most successful of the three. In 1945, while tied up at a wharf in Kiel, the Scheer was repeatedly struck by aircraft bombs and capsized. The partially-scrapped hull was later buried under rubble when the inner harbor at Kiel was filled, where it remains to this day.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Denver
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The Battleship Missouri name has been assigned to the seventh Virginia-class attack submarine, due to be commissioned in 2011-SSN-780. The Missouri, since 1998, has been responsible for an average of 12% of Hawaii's tourism. She has always been one of the top-ten most-popular tourist attractions in Hawaii. To many, the USS Missouri is the most famous warship afloat today. With a large number of watertight compartments and tempered steel armor, She is as close to being unsinkable as any ship laid down by man.
What I like about the battleships was the teakwood deck.The teakwood deck was not just for aesthetic beauty, it served a tactical purpose. The wooden overlay kept the ship cooler, it was skid free during battle, and sparks were reduced which could ignite powder magazines.
I served on Destroyers in my time in the U S N. There were no battleships in commision then. We mostly followed the Uss Kittyhawk whereever she went.
Living in Houston Tx I'm about 15 minutes away from the Uss Texas and visit her from time to time. She is still in pretty good shape and its a very interresting ship and tour. They have special "Hardhat" tours that take you to the engineering spaces ( engineroom and boilers).This is the last surviving BB to serve in both WW1 AND ww2.
Nice photo...thank you. But molybdenum alloy is much tougher than tempered steel. Both Germany and Russia started buying molybdenum, in quantity, in 1925 as they prepared to kill one another. They were the first mass purchasers of what has been called "gray gold" or "molly be damned".

Fortunately for America, the worlds two largest molybdenum mines are in...America.
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:23 PM
 
Location: FROM Dixie, but IN SoCal
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With a large number of watertight compartments and tempered steel armor, She is as close to being unsinkable as any ship laid down by man.
Note my earlier entry regarding the larger German warships of WWII.

-- Nighteyes
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Living in Houston Tx I'm about 15 minutes away from the Uss Texas and visit her from time to time. She is still in pretty good shape and its a very interresting ship and tour. They have special "Hardhat" tours that take you to the engineering spaces ( engineroom and boilers).This is the last surviving BB to serve in both WW1 AND ww2.
Nice pic of the Texas!
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Denver
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If I was a trillionairre, I might buy a battleship and do me some pirate hunting.
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