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Old 08-27-2012, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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LOL....I know The Nimitz Class Carriers have a large "following"; The Gerald Ford Class will be their replacement.
Here's a thread I composed on The Gerald R. Ford Class(Series) of Aircraft Carriers....with Electromagnetic Launching Systems replacing the "old" Steam Cataputs>>>>>

//www.city-data.com/forum/scien...-aircraft.html

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Old 08-27-2012, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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My alltime fave will always be the USS Nimitz CVN-68 although commissioned during the 70's however i'll always think of it as the ''1980's Super Carrier''' as it started the 1980's war movieis with the movie ''The Final Countdown'' (1980) starring Kirk Douglas and Martin Sheen where the Nimitz was transported back in time by a freak electrical storm while out at sea back to december 7, 1941 as the CO (ships captain) eventually had to make a decision as to either intercept and destroy the invading Japanese fleet or just sit by and allow it to bomb Pearl Harbor and just watch it happen as to not interfere and possible change history. I also remember during the 80's when it's two F-14's shot down two Libyan Su-22's known as The Gulf of Sidra Incident and i remember purchasing at the Base Exchange back at our homeport (Jacksonville, Fl) t-shirts that stated USS Nimitz 2 Libya 0 . On a sadder note i still remember watching on the television news about the Prowler plane crash on it's flight deck during ''Night Ops'' that killed 14 sailors.



One of my fave movies scenes (The Final Countdown) where the USS Nimitz launches it's entire airpower of F-14 Tomcats, A-6 Intruders and A-7 Corsairs to hover the invading Japanese fleet.


Green Lights Launch Aircraft - YouTube
I think the Nimitz Class Carriers will be mentioned the most in this thread; however I'm hoping some History Buffs can educate us about the old Sailing Warships.

And THANKYOU for serving our country!!!

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia






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Old 08-27-2012, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Thankyou for serving our country!
You are welcome



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... That's a long/distinguised record onboard Submarines.

A picture of each of your favorite classes>>>>>

Benjamin Franklin class submarine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 640 boat I was on was the USS George C. Marshall SSBN 654 (b)

We refitted in Rota Spain and Holy Loch Scotland.

I do not recognize the background of that photo.



The 629 boat I served on was the USS Casimir Pulaski SSBN 633(g) which refitted in Charleston SC.

Though the photo I do recognize. That is Holy Loch. I also served on the USS Simon Lake AS-33 when she was in Holy Loch. I owned a house there. From where the photo was taken, our house was maybe 200 yards 90degrees to the photographer's right. Second house from the pier.



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... I too love the Ohio Class>>>>>

Nuclear Powered Ballistic Missile Submarines; IF I remember correctly a few were converted to carry Tomahawk Missiles??????

Ohio-class submarine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Subase Bangor pulling into the Delta pier dry-dock, been there too.

I was on the USS Alaska SSBN 732 (b)

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Old 08-28-2012, 08:45 AM
 
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I think the Nimitz Class Carriers will be mentioned the most in this thread; however I'm hoping some History Buffs can educate us about the old Sailing Warships.

And THANKYOU for serving our country!!!
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No need to thank me as it is i who thanks the U.S. government back then i.e. President Reagan, Sec of Defense Caspar Weinberger, Sec of Navy John Lehman as their ''600 Ship Armada'' that they instituted to challenge the Soviet Union hired tens of thousands of civilian shipyard workers to build and repair them as well as tens of thousands of unemployed high school grads back then to man all the new ships


Another naval boat that i really liked was the Pegasus Class Hydrofoils that were in service from 1977-1993 as they could really haul butt skimming the surface of the water ranging a top speed of 48 knots (55 mph) as i can imagine being a Helmsman steering it was a blast .


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Old 08-28-2012, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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This is fiction of course but I used to read Tom Clancy when he came on the scene, probably one of my favorite passages from him is in Red Storm Rising where the Soviet commander who is occupying a port in Iceland (I think) sees the Iowa approaching. I forget the exact passage but to paraphrase he says something to the effect of "Dear Mother of God"........ LOL
They were awesome Warships>>>>>













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Old 08-28-2012, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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No need to thank me as it is i who thanks the U.S. government back then i.e. President Reagan, Sec of Defense Caspar Weinberger, Sec of Navy John Lehman as their ''600 Ship Armada'' that they instituted to challenge the Soviet Union hired tens of thousands of civilian shipyard workers to build and repair them as well as tens of thousands of unemployed high school grads back then to man all the new ships


Another naval boat that i really liked was the Pegasus Class Hydrofoils that were in service from 1977-1993 as they could really haul butt skimming the surface of the water ranging a top speed of 48 knots (55 mph) as i can imagine being a Helmsman steering it was a blast .

I had forgotten about the Hydrofoils...very cool and fast too!

Another Warship I'm keen on are the Zumwalt class(formerly DDX) Destroyers; 600 feet long and nearly 15,000 Tons, fairly large for a Destroyer but designed to help replace Battleships in defending our Aircraft Carriers and the Fleet....with approximately 80 Missile Launchers per ship.

Very "futuristic" design with impressive stealth capabilities.

Zumwalt class destroyer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia





Scaled down test version out of water>>>>>


Scaled down demonstrator>>>>



DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class - Multimission Destroyer - Naval Technology

Multimission DD(X) Destroyer Successfully Completes Flag-Level Critical Design Review

DDX Destroyer Navy - Northrop Grumman - DD(X)


DDG 1000 Zumwalt class Destroyer - YouTube


USS Zumwalt, March 2012 - YouTube


DDG-1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyer.flv - YouTube


US NAVAL FUTURE WEAPON- DDX - YouTube


US Navy DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyer - YouTube
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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I've got a special obsession with WWII Gato and Balao Class submarines... They are my favorite warships of all time.





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Old 08-30-2012, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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The Bismarck. Killed HMS Hood, and created quite an impression on the British.

Urânia - José Galisi Filho: Blues Brothers - Sink The Bismarck

Bismarck



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Old 08-31-2012, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Bismarck - YouTube

This may be the best short video on youtube! I can't help but get emotional when I see video of the Bismarck wreck... such a disturbing combination of beauty, peace, madness and horror...
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:31 PM
 
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HMS Victory





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