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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #840 on: 12 June 2019, 16:16:15 »
Yeah, USS Pueblo is a fascinating story, one that I strongly encourage you all to read up on if you're not familiar, and definitely one that probably shouldn't be detailed a great deal here since it's kind of still ongoing. Hate to say it, because I'd love to join in a discussion on it, but... not the place.  :-\
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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #841 on: 19 June 2019, 19:54:57 »
Anybody fancy owning the wreck of a WWI German dreadnought? This could be your lucky day, there are three up for sale on eBay right now, along with a light cruiser!  :D ;D

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-48684400

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #842 on: 19 June 2019, 20:01:39 »
While it's normally a breach of forum rules to post links to current active eBay auctions, I will appeal for a waiver in this specific case.

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #843 on: 19 June 2019, 20:08:32 »
Granted on my initiative and the rule of cool. Unless you're shilling for the seller and think someone on these forums will spring for the ship. Are you shilling?  :)
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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #844 on: 19 June 2019, 20:11:40 »
If all it took was a shilling, I'd shill out a shilling for a ship.

(To the tune of "I'd rather be a hammer than a nail ...")
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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #845 on: 19 June 2019, 20:21:31 »
While it's normally a breach of forum rules to post links to current active eBay auctions, I will appeal for a waiver in this specific case.

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Ooops!  :-[

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Granted on my initiative and the rule of cool. Unless you're shilling for the seller and think someone on these forums will spring for the ship. Are you shilling?  :)

I appreciate the waiver but I'd rather not break the rules anyway.
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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #846 on: 19 June 2019, 20:23:22 »
I'd like to see how Amazon will ship it to the auction winner.  ;)
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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #847 on: 19 June 2019, 20:32:55 »
I'd like to see how Amazon will ship it the auction winner.  ;)

Probably depends on if they have Prime or not...I am actually surprised that Jeff Bezos isn't thinking to himself "well don't have one of those, I WANT! No wait, I am going to wait for Zuckerberg to buy one then I am going to one up him by getting either the Bismark or the Yamato"
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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #848 on: 19 June 2019, 20:38:19 »
I'd like to see how Amazon will ship it the auction winner.  ;)

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #849 on: 19 June 2019, 20:49:03 »
I'd like to see how Amazon will ship it the auction winner.  ;)

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #850 on: 19 June 2019, 21:07:52 »
Condition: Used.

Can't help but think "For parts or not working" might be more accurate.

Thing is, those wrecks are a great source of non-radioactive iron/steel needed for many scientific instruments. Most of the High Seas Fleet got salvaged for just that reason (most iron production involves blowing massive quantities of air through the mix. Since 1945, this has been a major problem as residual radioactivity will muck up very sensitive instruments.) But now they're protected. And - unlike wrecks in the Pacific - no illegal dredging is going to disturb these sleeping leviathans.

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #851 on: 20 June 2019, 00:06:26 »
Please tell me some folks got creative with question, especially with it labeled 'used.'

Q:  Is this suitable for fighting off aliens?

Q:  Does the manufacturer still make spare parts?

Q:  Can I get a picture of the engines?
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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #852 on: 20 June 2019, 02:45:08 »
Please tell me some folks got creative with question, especially with it labeled 'used.'

Q:  Is this suitable for fighting off aliens?
only if rebuilt into a spaceship with an all powerful stardrive-cannon.

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #853 on: 20 June 2019, 05:27:39 »
Auction has been pulled.

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #854 on: 20 June 2019, 06:49:17 »
In the meanwhile, working ships.


Apparently USNI's news section reported that next Large Surface Combatant will look like Zumwalt-Class.  I don't know how many they will end up building, since there been change in thinking there should be more small surface combatants ships and drone ships in larger formations, with only few big ones like Zumwalt and Arleigh Burkes.

In my opinion the Navy been very reluctant to replace the Burkes, since they don't have speculator time keeping budget down to normal levels.  However, they need get off there tushes and build something new given room needed & power demands newer weapons require is bit out of range of even the Flight III Arleigh Burkes.
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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #855 on: 20 June 2019, 08:53:48 »
Condition: Used.

Can't help but think "For parts or not working" might be more accurate.

Thing is, those wrecks are a great source of non-radioactive iron/steel needed for many scientific instruments. Most of the High Seas Fleet got salvaged for just that reason (most iron production involves blowing massive quantities of air through the mix. Since 1945, this has been a major problem as residual radioactivity will muck up very sensitive instruments.) But now they're protected. And - unlike wrecks in the Pacific - no illegal dredging is going to disturb these sleeping leviathans.

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #856 on: 20 June 2019, 10:01:27 »
Granted on my initiative and the rule of cool. Unless you're shilling for the seller and think someone on these forums will spring for the ship. Are you shilling?  :)

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #857 on: 20 June 2019, 11:57:40 »
Auction has been pulled.

Auctions are still live for me.

Thing is, those wrecks are a great source of non-radioactive iron/steel needed for many scientific instruments. Most of the High Seas Fleet got salvaged for just that reason (most iron production involves blowing massive quantities of air through the mix. Since 1945, this has been a major problem as residual radioactivity will muck up very sensitive instruments.) But now they're protected. And - unlike wrecks in the Pacific - no illegal dredging is going to disturb these sleeping leviathans.

We've got some kit at work that is shielded with steel from one of the Royal Navy's old battleships. IIRC someone told me it was HMS Warspite.
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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #858 on: 20 June 2019, 14:00:37 »
Please give it a pat from me.
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* To sum it up: FASAnomics: By Cthulhu, for Cthulhu - Moonsword
* Because Battletech is a conspiracy by Habsburg & Bourbon pretenders - MadCapellan
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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #859 on: 20 June 2019, 16:11:58 »
Wow. Because I looked at those auctions yesterday, eBay is sending me emails asking me to make an offer on SMS König. ;D
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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #860 on: 20 June 2019, 16:18:14 »
Now THAT's hilarious!   ;D

And terrifying... :yikes:

And yet people insist on installing Alexa and other home surveillance tools in their homes... willingly...  :facepalm:

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #861 on: 20 June 2019, 17:06:16 »
MAN!  I could have put up a good one!





We were making jokes that my state had its own navy for a bit.  She floated off her moorings and they had to have folks from the 'port' that dealt with barges make sure she was secure so the Batfish would not move too far . . . the museum and port officials were watching the flood levels to make sure she went back to rest properly on the mount/pedestal/whatever rather than settling into the mud or on uneven ground.

My first thought about her re-floating was that the museum had kept up her maintenance pretty well over the years if the hull was that intact.
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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #862 on: 20 June 2019, 17:14:44 »
Wow. Because I looked at those auctions yesterday, eBay is sending me emails asking me to make an offer on SMS König. ;D

Same here!

Then is started offering me houseboats as well...
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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #863 on: 20 June 2019, 18:55:05 »
Same here!

Then is started offering me houseboats as well...

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #864 on: 20 June 2019, 19:10:55 »
Behold our future, governed by algorithms that are all seeing, omnipresent, and kinda stupid.
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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #865 on: 20 June 2019, 19:32:51 »
A Comedian State instead of a Police State? I... I can live with that.
More like "Brazil" with a laugh track I think.

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #866 on: 20 June 2019, 20:23:24 »
Amazonian in the UK Amazon Distribution Centre: "You have got to be kidding, you want me to try to bubble wrap that?"

 :D

If it's like a normal Amazon shipment it will be in a box that's way too big with not a scrap of packing material.

And while we're on Amazons....HMS Amazon.


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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #867 on: 20 June 2019, 20:30:08 »
If it's like a normal Amazon shipment it will be in a box that's way too big with not a scrap of packing material.

Like to see someone take that ship off a porch!
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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #868 on: 20 June 2019, 21:15:14 »
Like to see someone take that ship off a porch!

I'm sure the package delivery systems on the bow and above the helicopter hanger would help discourage that.   ;D

Edit:  Whoops...thought you were talking about HMS Amazon.

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #869 on: 20 June 2019, 22:38:50 »


To be precise, ex-Amazon PNS Babur.

I was like "Huh, since when did the RN put Phalanx on the Type 21s..."