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Re: Naval Pictures X: Underway on Nuclear Power
« Reply #450 on: 27 May 2024, 19:42:07 »
The ships are heavily mid to senior enlisted for crews, so more CPO's than you think. It also looks that way because the blue TPOC's are three deep while the khakis are one or two.

I wonder if they repaired the dent on the starboard quarter the from the pier in Duluth yet.
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Re: Naval Pictures X: Underway on Nuclear Power
« Reply #451 on: 27 May 2024, 19:52:37 »
I counted ~26 khaki to ~40 blue uniforms.  My SSN back in the day had about that many khaki for over 100.

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Re: Naval Pictures X: Underway on Nuclear Power
« Reply #452 on: 27 May 2024, 20:04:05 »
LCS has the Wardroom and Mess for a destroyer or frigate, but smaller number of blueshirts.

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Re: Naval Pictures X: Underway on Nuclear Power
« Reply #453 on: 28 May 2024, 03:09:38 »
So I counted right... thanks! :)

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Re: Naval Pictures X: Underway on Nuclear Power
« Reply #454 on: 28 May 2024, 17:57:17 »
Was the officer count higher due to automation? I know both classes of LCS had challenges due to lack large enough of crew handle maintenance and other duties.
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Re: Naval Pictures X: Underway on Nuclear Power
« Reply #455 on: 28 May 2024, 18:48:25 »
Neat photo.
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Re: Naval Pictures X: Underway on Nuclear Power
« Reply #456 on: 28 May 2024, 19:17:55 »


Crew boarding an Army Reserve M48?
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Re: Naval Pictures X: Underway on Nuclear Power
« Reply #457 on: 28 May 2024, 20:20:18 »
Was the officer count higher due to automation? I know both classes of LCS had challenges due to lack large enough of crew handle maintenance and other duties.
Manning is weird because they cut the lower billets first. There's no commissioned Supply Officer on board, and some responsibilities were transferred ashore.

When MSP came into Duluth two years ago for commissioning, they didn't quite line her up perfectly to berth alongside the pier. We were standing there, and heard a scraping noise as she came into the slip. Also, the brow fell off the ship (I blame the sleet) during the ceremony.
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Re: Naval Pictures X: Underway on Nuclear Power
« Reply #458 on: 29 May 2024, 23:13:29 »
Crew boarding an Army Reserve M48?

They took the "boat hull" a little too literally in this case.
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Re: Naval Pictures X: Underway on Nuclear Power
« Reply #459 on: 03 June 2024, 18:04:58 »
Delhi-class destroyer INS Mysore (D60) commissioned 1999

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Re: Naval Pictures X: Underway on Nuclear Power
« Reply #460 on: 04 June 2024, 11:53:03 »

USS Constitution sailing unassisted for the first time in over a century, escorted by two modern warships, a frigate and a destroyer, while the blue angels fly overhead.

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Re: Naval Pictures X: Underway on Nuclear Power
« Reply #461 on: 07 June 2024, 13:15:56 »
Popped on Reddit, which was fastinating site.   A squadron of Monitors on the James River in 1868.



The USS Saugus (1863), USS Sangamosn (1862), USS Mahopac (1864), USS Atlanta (1861), and USS Lehigh (1863).

The Saugus, was bit unusual to me.  She kept going in and out of commission. Unless they do that for refits such like Royal Navy does.  She even had her name briefly changed, but to go back. 
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Re: Naval Pictures X: Underway on Nuclear Power
« Reply #462 on: 07 June 2024, 13:45:14 »
I live currently a stone's throw away from the USS Lehigh's namesake, in the
Lehigh Valley, PA. Also close (walking distance) from the Bethlehem Steel's old plant, also important in naval history...

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Re: Naval Pictures X: Underway on Nuclear Power
« Reply #463 on: 07 June 2024, 16:17:48 »
That is a great photos of the Monitors.
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Re: Naval Pictures X: Underway on Nuclear Power
« Reply #464 on: 12 June 2024, 22:08:08 »


USS Lexington (CV-16) leaving Boston Harbor on February 17, 1943 , the day of her commissioning. The carrier nudges aside chunks of ice and snow as she heads out to sea. She would proceed to the warmer Carribean to conduct her shakedown cruise.
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Re: Naval Pictures X: Underway on Nuclear Power
« Reply #465 on: 13 June 2024, 08:03:25 »
USS Lexington, today in Texas as museum ship.

Apparently, they added back two of her twin 5 inch gun to A and Y positions (i think it is).

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Re: Naval Pictures X: Underway on Nuclear Power
« Reply #466 on: 13 June 2024, 13:17:06 »
The 5"/38's are from USS Des Moines (CA-134), recovered from scrapping in 2007.
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Re: Naval Pictures X: Underway on Nuclear Power
« Reply #467 on: 13 June 2024, 16:14:40 »
Oh nice. Glad they managed to save them.  The turrets look bit weird on the ship since the Island been changed.
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Re: Naval Pictures X: Underway on Nuclear Power
« Reply #468 on: 13 June 2024, 21:31:12 »
Essex before mod that 2 5/38 turrets super firing over each other. Just the one turret just don't look right, but its great to see on the ship.  It is good to have some of the old ship before mods on the post mod ship for the museum.
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Re: Naval Pictures X: Underway on Nuclear Power
« Reply #469 on: 18 June 2024, 09:21:15 »
USS Chicago CA-29, she the Northampton Class Heavy Cruiser, who was not quite built for the job, she was actually intended as light cruiser.   Due to the Washington treaty, and her 8 inch guns, she was rated as Heavy, but has the thin armor of a light.   

She had rough career, she spent most her time in the Pacific.  In 1932, her thin armor became apparent when in heavy for she collided with the British freighter Silver Palm off coast of Point Sur, California. Big gap pretty telling for what was to come for her.  The freighter plowed in 18 feet (5.5 m) into the cruiser's port bow, forward of the Number 1 gun mount.  You can see from the pictures, you had virtually all her decks, I'm surprised she stayed afloat.

In the battle of  Battle of Savo Island, she got torpedoed, but she managed to get back to Australia to get the damaged repaired.

She finally was lost in 1943, in Battle of Rennell Island.  She was sunk by a four torpedoes, along with a destroyer.  It was fortunate that only 62 people were killed, while 1049 her crew were rescued.  She was only major loss for the US in the fight, while Japanese was falsely reporting pair of battleships and cruisers were lost.   Nimitz was so keen keep her lost out the press, he shoot anyone leaking the report to the press.

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Re: Naval Pictures X: Underway on Nuclear Power
« Reply #470 on: 18 June 2024, 17:04:24 »
surprised the Monsterverse didn't use that picture of the damage for their "montage of evidence for monsters" depiction of the fictional USS lawton, instead of using the very obviously photoshoped battleship image.


guess they wanted the dramatic look. (and then they retconned it to be a fletcher class destroyer in the Monarch TV series.)
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Re: Naval Pictures X: Underway on Nuclear Power
« Reply #471 on: 18 June 2024, 21:50:29 »


Japanese battleship Nagato, following the blast at Bikini Atoll, 1946
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Re: Naval Pictures X: Underway on Nuclear Power
« Reply #472 on: 19 June 2024, 03:23:04 »
Boomer time!

Triomphant-class Le Terrible. Overall, these are pretty normal looking subs, albeit with a bit of a pointy front


Ohio-class USS Maryland. Also pretty normal-looking with just a slight missile hump


India's Arihant-class INS Arihant. The squat sail is very Typhoon/Oscar-esque, but cutways/inspectin of missile hatches make it look more like a test ship with only 6 SLBMs.


The new Russian Bore-class has a flattened deck for the missiles. Honestly, it looks like the conformal fuel tanks on some F-16s


The Vanguards only have a moderate missile hump, but the flank sonar, and flatenned top ahead of the sail, together with the dive plane position definitely gives me Hammerhead vibes


China's Type 094 with pronounced humpback


The Delta IV always had an impressive missile-hump


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Re: Naval Pictures X: Underway on Nuclear Power
« Reply #473 on: 19 June 2024, 03:44:44 »
Meanwhile Chin has a boomer in distress:
https://www.newsweek.com/china-nuclear-submarine-taiwan-strait-penghu-pescadores-islands-1914021



Photo taken by a Taiwanese fishing crew who reported the sighting and that a surface ship eventually appeared to escort the sub on the surface.  No word from China acknowledging whatever caused the surfacing.
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Re: Naval Pictures X: Underway on Nuclear Power
« Reply #474 on: 19 June 2024, 05:29:46 »
Can you spot the missile hump?

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Re: Naval Pictures X: Underway on Nuclear Power
« Reply #475 on: 19 June 2024, 06:08:41 »
There's too much superstructure in the way... azn

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« Reply #476 on: 19 June 2024, 06:28:54 »
LOL... you gotta love horizontal missile tubes! ;D

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« Reply #477 on: 19 June 2024, 09:54:20 »
LOL... you gotta love horizontal missile tubes! ;D
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Re: Naval Pictures X: Underway on Nuclear Power
« Reply #478 on: 19 June 2024, 09:57:39 »
Meanwhile Chin has a boomer in distress:
https://www.newsweek.com/china-nuclear-submarine-taiwan-strait-penghu-pescadores-islands-1914021



Photo taken by a Taiwanese fishing crew who reported the sighting and that a surface ship eventually appeared to escort the sub on the surface.  No word from China acknowledging whatever caused the surfacing.

It's a shallow part of the strait. If it was a case of distress, I would have expected tugs and possibly one of their submarine rescue ships to meet it. The article from TWZ rambles like they all seem to in the name of SEO, but it is mentioned that the area where it was surfaced only has a depth of 50 meters or so.

PLAN subs have been spotted on the surface in the strait before when transiting from bases in the south (the boomers specifically have their hardened pens on Hainan island) to the major shipyards, most of which are north of Taiwan.

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Re: Naval Pictures X: Underway on Nuclear Power
« Reply #479 on: 19 June 2024, 09:59:18 »
LOL... you gotta love horizontal missile tubes! ;D

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