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Re: Naval Pictures IX - General Quarters, Battlestations!
« Reply #390 on: 02 June 2022, 20:06:24 »
Not-so-random nautical question: I know forecastle is pronounced "foc'sle" or something like that. How do you pronounce sterncastle?
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Re: Naval Pictures IX - General Quarters, Battlestations!
« Reply #391 on: 03 June 2022, 03:21:13 »
These days, "fan tail"...  ^-^

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Re: Naval Pictures IX - General Quarters, Battlestations!
« Reply #392 on: 03 June 2022, 04:38:09 »
I guess "poop deck" has fallen out of use.

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« Reply #393 on: 03 June 2022, 05:21:47 »
Not-so-random nautical question: I know forecastle is pronounced "foc'sle" or something like that. How do you pronounce sterncastle?

Just the stern. Or, as Daryk says, fan tail.

On certain ships it will be called the flight deck, because that's the aft most deck. Technically either is correct, but flight deck takes priority.

No one uses aftercastle or sterncastle anymore, because the aft tends to be the lowest point of the ship now, doesn't rise in a castle anymore, unlike the forecastle.

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Re: Naval Pictures IX - General Quarters, Battlestations!
« Reply #394 on: 03 June 2022, 05:52:45 »
There also Aft.  However, the word your looking for is Aftercastle.  Wikipedia has it.  It's technically where term, Aft comes from, because shorten name is Aftcastle.   Aftcastle was done away interesting enough, which gave way to the quarterdeck.  A term we know is used to day.
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Re: Naval Pictures IX - General Quarters, Battlestations!
« Reply #395 on: 03 June 2022, 08:35:03 »
I suppose I should have clarified that the reason I was asking was because of a cog I'm building for my group's D&D games, which when finished will have actual castles at each end.

There also Aft.  However, the word your looking for is Aftercastle.  Wikipedia has it.  It's technically where term, Aft comes from, because shorten name is Aftcastle.   Aftcastle was done away interesting enough, which gave way to the quarterdeck.  A term we know is used to day.

That works. Doesn't sound as weirdly authentic naval as "af'csle", but it certainly rolls off the tongue better. :)
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Re: Naval Pictures IX - General Quarters, Battlestations!
« Reply #396 on: 20 June 2022, 23:07:11 »


Found this in a railcar from the 50s & 60s at the Galveston Railroad Museum, the passenger car was one that traveled from the island into the rest of Texas and this was on a wall in a dining car.  Sort of hard to see from the sunlight's glare on the plexiglas, but it was CLG-3.

Building was suspended in April '45 and the hull was placed in the Philly Reserve.  Reclassed as CLG-93 (original CL number) in '56, then May '57 the number was changed to -3.  Commissioned May '58 . . . nearly 10 years after original near completion.  She was the leadship of a 3 ship conversion class from Clevelands.

She had two tours along the Vietnam coast as well as two tours in the Atlantic, the final Vietnam tour she even temporarily replaced BB-62 New Jersey on the gun line.  In '70 she was placed in the Reserve and in '75 sold for scrap.

Odd bit to find in a railroad museum!
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« Reply #397 on: 21 June 2022, 03:19:29 »
Indeed, but very cool!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Naval Pictures IX - General Quarters, Battlestations!
« Reply #398 on: 21 June 2022, 06:50:52 »
Sistership to USS Galveston, USS Little Rock (CG-4).

Picture found on Reddit, ship firing Talos missile from its aft twin rail launcher in 1961.
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Re: Naval Pictures IX - General Quarters, Battlestations!
« Reply #399 on: 21 June 2022, 09:08:43 »
Pretty sure it was the Talos, but yeah . . .

Actually wonder if the picture was done off this photo, the angles are all right-



For a ship that was only in commission for a bit over 10 years, there sure are a lot of pictures.
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Re: Naval Pictures IX - General Quarters, Battlestations!
« Reply #400 on: 21 June 2022, 14:23:18 »
I know they're nowhere near as efficient as the modern ships with their VLS, but there's something about the early guided missile cruiser conversions, with their gun turrets up front and honkin' huge missiles on their launchers aft, that's just appealing.
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« Reply #401 on: 21 June 2022, 18:15:01 »
*snip*
For a ship that was only in commission for a bit over 10 years, there sure are a lot of pictures.
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Re: Naval Pictures IX - General Quarters, Battlestations!
« Reply #402 on: 21 June 2022, 18:47:30 »
Back then?
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« Reply #403 on: 21 June 2022, 18:48:22 »
Sistership to USS Galveston, USS Little Rock (CG-4).

Picture found on Reddit, ship firing Talos missile from its aft twin rail launcher in 1961.

My dad's old ship! :)
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« Reply #404 on: 21 June 2022, 18:55:01 »
Back then?
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« Reply #405 on: 21 June 2022, 19:05:34 »
What's old is new again... still trying to convince my Service of that...  ::)

Can you get 'em to bring the remaining Perry class frigates back until the Constellation class is online?  I mean, better than having an Independence class have the front fall off:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m5qxZm_JqM
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« Reply #406 on: 21 June 2022, 19:45:02 »
LOL!  Good one...  :thumbsup:

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Re: Naval Pictures IX - General Quarters, Battlestations!
« Reply #407 on: 21 June 2022, 19:54:12 »
Japanese Training warship, JDS Kashima does a port in London moors next to the HMS Belfast.


I find it amazing how big modern ships are next to World era Warships.  Training ship almost as tall and wide as the Belfast.
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« Reply #408 on: 21 June 2022, 19:55:36 »
That's quite the contrast in desgin there...  ^-^

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Re: Naval Pictures IX - General Quarters, Battlestations!
« Reply #409 on: 21 June 2022, 20:30:48 »
Japanese Training warship, JDS Kashima does a port in London moors next to the HMS Belfast.


I find it amazing how big modern ships are next to World era Warships.  Training ship almost as tall and wide as the Belfast.

Well, the Belfast is dense... If you see videos from onboard, you can see that seemingly half of that internal volume is either ammunition stowage or ammunition handling gear...

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Re: Naval Pictures IX - General Quarters, Battlestations!
« Reply #410 on: 21 June 2022, 20:43:31 »
Japanese Training warship, JDS Kashima does a port in London moors next to the HMS Belfast.


I find it amazing how big modern ships are next to World era Warships.  Training ship almost as tall and wide as the Belfast.
Belfast has about 4' more beam, and over 150 feet longer. Kashima is still comparable in size to HMS Caroline, who was fast to a seawall in Belfast as a station ship from 1924 until 2011.
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« Reply #411 on: 21 June 2022, 20:56:25 »
Japanese Training warship, JDS Kashima does a port in London moors next to the HMS Belfast.


I find it amazing how big modern ships are next to World era Warships.  Training ship almost as tall and wide as the Belfast.

That is a great photo
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« Reply #412 on: 21 June 2022, 21:55:11 »
Belfast was awesome, and I saw the Caroline start to get her refurb . . .

I have some pictures somewhere from down inside the Belfast, have to see if I can find where they are located . . . but yeah, squeezing past the ammo racks and rubbing against the hull was no joke.  My wife was freaked out by the mannequins on the Belfast- walking around the corner and seeing 'someone' standing in a hatch or on deck behind something in oilskins weirded her out.
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Re: Naval Pictures IX - General Quarters, Battlestations!
« Reply #413 on: 21 June 2022, 23:41:20 »
Can you get 'em to bring the remaining Perry class frigates back until the Constellation class is online?  I mean, better than having an Independence class have the front fall off:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m5qxZm_JqM

The front falling off would be more understandable if they were you know, more affordable.

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« Reply #414 on: 22 June 2022, 01:20:06 »
I find it amazing how big modern ships are next to World era Warships.  Training ship almost as tall and wide as the Belfast.

100 bunks take up more room than a few hundred hammocks!  ;)

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« Reply #415 on: 22 June 2022, 18:08:39 »
As late as WWII, racks were stacked four high... three is generally the max these days.

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« Reply #416 on: 23 June 2022, 14:19:00 »
Considering the crew size issues on the LCS- might as well have put in only half the bunks and let them stay on port/starboard watches.
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« Reply #417 on: 23 June 2022, 17:34:54 »
Which is precisely why the infantry is infinitely better: You get your own bunk, guaranteed.



Granted, you might have to dig it out. And it will almost certainly be raining. And freezing. Or boiling. And you have to carry the bedding with you wherever you go. And wake up a couple of times a night and stare into the darkness for a couple hours yet. The best part is that you get to fill it in in the morning and walk a dozen miles to do it all over again.

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« Reply #418 on: 23 June 2022, 18:21:25 »
Considering the crew size issues on the LCS- might as well have put in only half the bunks and let them stay on port/starboard watches.
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« Reply #419 on: 23 June 2022, 21:05:50 »
As late as WWII, racks were stacked four high... three is generally the max these days.

Went with my son on a scouting trip to the Yorktown and sleeping was a pain. I got stuck on the very bottom bunk. Not a lot of headroom either so best not try to sit up in a hurry or you might bleed all over yourself. Pretty easy to get a nose or hair stuck in the bunk above you. Though it wasn't the most uncomfortable bunk I've slept in.

I don't think anyone on that trip tried sleeping in the topmost bunk, just the bottom three.