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Post by VinceBordenIII » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:28 pm

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We are Legend; Ready on Arrival; The First, the Finest; Eight Reactors, None Faster
We deserve to get one of those sunk, as a reminder.

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Post by CaptQuint » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:33 pm

VinceBordenIII wrote:
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CaptQuint wrote:
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We are Legend; Ready on Arrival; The First, the Finest; Eight Reactors, None Faster
We deserve to get one of those sunk, as a reminder.
You deserve to hung from a yardarm
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Post by FSchmertz » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:41 pm

CaptQuint wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:33 pm
VinceBordenIII wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:28 pm
CaptQuint wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:35 pm
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We are Legend; Ready on Arrival; The First, the Finest; Eight Reactors, None Faster
We deserve to get one of those sunk, as a reminder.
You deserve to hung from a yardarm
I'm in favor of keelhauling, if we're going oldschool. ;)

P.S. Heck, walking the plank would do too!

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Post by CaptQuint » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:42 pm

FSchmertz wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:41 pm
CaptQuint wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:33 pm
VinceBordenIII wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:28 pm
CaptQuint wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:35 pm
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We are Legend; Ready on Arrival; The First, the Finest; Eight Reactors, None Faster
We deserve to get one of those sunk, as a reminder.
You deserve to hung from a yardarm
I'm in favor of keelhauling, if we're going oldschool. ;)
Look at my last post, had the same thought
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Post by VinceBordenIII » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:44 pm

CaptQuint wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:33 pm
VinceBordenIII wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:28 pm
CaptQuint wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:35 pm
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We are Legend; Ready on Arrival; The First, the Finest; Eight Reactors, None Faster
We deserve to get one of those sunk, as a reminder.
You deserve to hung from a yardarm
We need to relearn a lesson about the folly of fixed fortifications, which I postulate is what a carrier fleet is.

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Post by FSchmertz » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:52 pm

CaptQuint wrote:
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Mothballed ships of the United States Navy in the late 1940s, San Diego

I always like to find the source. They say those carriers are smaller escort types, not the Essex ones.

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Post by FSchmertz » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:53 pm

CaptQuint wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:42 pm
FSchmertz wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:41 pm
CaptQuint wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:33 pm
VinceBordenIII wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:28 pm
CaptQuint wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:35 pm
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We are Legend; Ready on Arrival; The First, the Finest; Eight Reactors, None Faster
We deserve to get one of those sunk, as a reminder.
You deserve to hung from a yardarm
I'm in favor of keelhauling, if we're going oldschool. ;)
Look at my last post, had the same thought
We posted at the same minute, though I added another option! :D

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Post by CaptQuint » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:54 pm

FSchmertz wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:52 pm
CaptQuint wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:38 pm
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Mothballed ships of the United States Navy in the late 1940s, San Diego

I always like to find the source. They say those carriers are smaller escort types, not the Essex ones.
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Post by CaptQuint » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:55 pm

VinceBordenIII wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:44 pm
CaptQuint wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:33 pm
VinceBordenIII wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:28 pm
CaptQuint wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:35 pm
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We are Legend; Ready on Arrival; The First, the Finest; Eight Reactors, None Faster
We deserve to get one of those sunk, as a reminder.
You deserve to hung from a yardarm
We need to relearn a lesson about the folly of fixed fortifications, which I postulate is what a carrier fleet is.
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Post by VinceBordenIII » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:33 pm

Wow, good answer.

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Post by CaptQuint » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:59 am

Aerial view of the Renshaw (DD-499) alongside the Missouri (BB-63) on 25 October 1945. The Renshaw is transferring President Harry Truman to the Missouri during the Navy Day celebrations held in New York City. The photo is a good aerial view of the armament layout of both ships.
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Battleship Texas leaving San Jacinto Battleground for good over decline in visits

LA PORTE, Texas (KTRK) -- Battleship Texas, a 107-year-old relic of both World Wars, is set to pull up its anchors and depart from the San Jacinto Battleground.

Visitors have until the end of the year to book tours of the historic battleship before it is moved permanently from the Houston area.



Bruce Bramlett with the Battleship Texas Foundation said the main reason for the move is because it doesn't have enough paid visitors to maintain the ship.

"We need to get somewhere where there's a lot of people," Bramlett said.

A bill passed unanimously in the legislature which will provide Battleship Texas $35 million for repairs before it is taken to its new home. The measure mentioned the upper Texas coast as the general region for the new home, but no specific site has been chosen, Bramlett said.








The bill is now heading to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk. The repairs are expected to take about a year before the ship is moved to its new location.

It's expected to depart what's been its home for the last 70 years by the end of 2019.

"At the end of the day, I think people will be really excited about the things we have planned," Bramlett said.


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The USS Texas was launched on May 18, 1912 and is the second ship the U.S. Navy named in honor of the state of Texas.

The ship saw action in Mexican waters following the Tampico Incident, and was involved in both World Wars.
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F-105 Pussy Galore was aircraft flown by Captain Victor “Vic” Vizcarra. One of the most famous, or infamous, depending on your point of view, F-105D was known as Pussy Galore.

According to an interesting post appeared on Reddit, the original Pussy Galore I marking was painted in July 1965. The idea came about as an inside joke for the KC-135 tanker crews, especially the boom operators who had trouble putting the boom into the receptacle so Capt. Vizcarra painted Pussy Galore right on the nose so that her ”Strategic Part” was right over the receptacle! She was named after the female executive pilot to the evil Goldfinger in the James Bond film of the same name.

F-105 Pussy Galore First Aerial refueling
The first meeting between Ms. Galore and the tankers did not end well. The pilot told the tanker crew that “she” was a virgin and this is “her” first time. The boom operator mistook the phrase as this the first in-flight refuel for the pilot and talked him all the way in, much to the bemusement of all the Thud pilots involved. No mention was made of Galore, much to their disappointment.

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Crew Having Fun During F-105 Pussy Galore Aerial refueling
Subsequent Aerial refueling flights proved to be much more entertaining. The instant Ms. Galore showed up, there were cries of “SHE’S HERE!” and Vic can see crews crowding the boom operator window for a view, with camera flashes going off also.

There were snickers when the boom operator inserted the boom into Galore’s “Strategically Positioned” receptacle, completing the equivalent of an umm….ohh yeah!

After coming off the boom, there were cries of, “Was that good for you?” “Ok, just how much did it cost me this time?” “Take good care of her now!” and “God damn it! There goes another 100 bucks down the drain!” can be heard. There were quite a few laughter, snickering and smiles from both sides at those. Alas, it all came to an end eventually.

Pussy Galore Combat History

The original Pussy Galore was shot down in 1967 during a dreaded trip “downtown” with the pilot missing. By that time, she had switched from a silver painted finish to the common three toned South-East Asian finish with sadly, Ms. Galore painted over.

By that time, Vic had already painted a Pussy Galore II in October 1966. This F-105D came in the standard three-toned SE camo. To get permission, Vic had to jump through three hoops in order to get permission to do Pussy Galore II. It proved just as a big hit with the tankers as Pussy Galore I.

Unfortunately, this plane also did not make it. During the bombing lull ordered by LBJ in 1968, Pussy Galore II was sent over to Taiwan for a needed major maintenance and overhaul operation. Unfortunately, she was involved in a major ground collision accident and became a total write-off.

The marking itself though didn’t last that long. It was found out by the new Wing commander three weeks after application. The commander was Robert Scott, a WW II war hero and a great pilot. He immediately went apoplectic and ordered Galore removed on the spot! Thus ending the Pussy Galore story.

How popular Pussy Galore was?
Pussy Galore a huge morale booster for boring tanker sortie and made the boom operator’s life a hell of a lot easier. Every day they were praying that Pussy Galore would show up and brighten the tanker crew’s day a bit. This is why it was so disappointing when she finally disappeared for good!

on one needed R&R trip to Guam, one day, Vic and his fellow Thud pilots raided the local watering hole. They were instantly met by a bunch KC-135 tanker crews. They recognized them by their Thud patches. The tanker crew instantly asked them about a special and very VERY memorable Thud because it had a huge naked chick sprawled on the nose, with her special part strategically covering the receptacle. They said not only was that Thud an “eyeful” for everyone involved, but it was also a huge morale booster on an otherwise boring tanker sortie and made the boom operator’s life a hell of a lot easier

They asked who was it that came up with the idea and who was the driver of that Thud. They also said this wasn’t their first time asking this question. Well, someone on Vic’s team ratted him out as the guy who came up with THE Pussy Galore concept! The tanker crew actually cheered when they realized not only did they found out the pilot but got a name to go with the plane also! For the rest of that night, Vic couldn’t buy a drink without someone from the tanker crew picking up his tab!

Never EVER underestimate the effect of a good morale boost no matter where it came from!

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Post by Wut » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:01 pm

Parked downtown today:
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