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Hump
11-06-2008, 03:17 PM
With the Harrier which is more efficient

Vertical take off or standard as far as fuel goes ??

Obi Wan Russell
11-06-2008, 03:47 PM
With the Harrier which is more efficient

Vertical take off or standard as far as fuel goes ??

Vertical take off uses a hell of a lot of fuel; earlier models couldn't take off vertically with a full load of weapons and fuel. A rolling take off is a lot more economical: lift is generated by the wings as well as the nozzles so less fuel is burned. With a ski jump launch half the 'runway' (ie the distance between the start of the takeoff run and the point at which the aircraft is flying on it's wings and not it's nozzles/wing combined or nozzles alone) is 'virtual', that is to say when the aircraft leaves the end of the ramp it is only doing about 80+ knots. This isn't enough for it to 'fly', but it is now on a ballistic trajectory and is subject to further acceleration from the engine thrust. Before the aircraft reaches the top of the arc it will have reached true flying speed (130knots+) and flies away. Also it will have reached about 200 ft altitude, so if there is a problem on launch the pilot has a few more vital seconds to eject if necessary compared to a runway or catapult launch, hence the ski jump technique being described as safer than conventional launches.

santana
11-06-2008, 05:32 PM
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APRA HARBOR, Guam (Nov. 4, 2008) After completing a four-day port visit in Guam, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) heads to sea for training operations in the Pacific ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clifford L. H. Davis/Released)

Hump
11-06-2008, 07:03 PM
Thanks mate

rcaf_777
11-06-2008, 08:41 PM
HMCS Bonventure "Bonnie"

RIP

planeman
11-06-2008, 10:49 PM
Hi, looking for length/beam stats for Atlantic Conveyor/Causeway. Also, any pics of Russian Forgers flying from a Ro-Ro ferry

Hadamar
11-06-2008, 10:49 PM
http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/k59DHPDWhITQI4Dudw&related=1
Phantoms and Buccaneers landing on HMS Ark Royal (R09) from Sailor (1976)

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2175912
Harrier night landings on HMS Illustrious from Warship (2008)

santana
11-07-2008, 03:11 AM
Wow!!! so Awesome images and footage from that Phantoms and Buccaneers landing on HMS Ark Royal. So I can guess we can post also videos from Carriers?

Hadamar
11-07-2008, 03:37 PM
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2180098

Intruders landing on and taking off from the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70).

santana
11-10-2008, 05:12 PM
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SH-60F's and HH-60H's of HS-2 leave the USS Abraham Lincoln, and head for home after 7 months at sea.

santana
11-11-2008, 03:25 PM
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 9, 2008) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Fighting Redcocks" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22 completes its launch off the number 4 catapult on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility operating in the Western Pacific and Indian oceans. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gary Prill/Released)
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AFGHANISTAN (Nov. 2, 2008) An F/A-18 Hornet from the "Tomcatters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 flies over Afghanistan during routine operations. VFA-31 is assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8, deployed aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). . (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Adam Cohen/Released)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 10, 2008) Seaman Recruit Alexander Longo operates the helm on the bridge of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist Seaman Briana Brotzman/Released)
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PERSIAN GULF (Nov. 07, 2008) Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Joseph Hodge and Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 2nd Class Virginia Sanders participate in force protection training aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). . (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chad R. Erdmann/Released)
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GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 1, 2008) An F/A 18 Super Hornet, assigned to the "Blacklions" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213, flies over the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during flight operations. VFA-213 is assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8. . (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Johnnie Caldwell/Released)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 8, 2008) Storekeeper 1st Class Shanty Casimiro helps Storekeeper Seaman Ashley Wright hook a cargo sling onto the bottom of an AS 332 Super Puma on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a vertical replenishment. Ronald Reagan received over 500 pallets of supplies from the dry cargo/ammunition Ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) and the Fast Combat Support Ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Aaron Holt/Released)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 8, 2008) Storekeeper 3rd Class Rochelle Russell, right, and Storekeeper Seaman Brian Becker tie cargo nets in a bundle at the completion of a vertical replenishment on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 7, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels) 1st Class Antonio Osorio tightens a hydrostatic test cap onto the end of a flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Since such a high water pressure is used to test hoses, the caps must be precisely aligned and tightly seated. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gary Prill/Released)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 7, 2008) An AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter pilot and weapons controller assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (REIN) approach amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is conducting a composite training unit exercise preparing for a regularly scheduled deployment early next year. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Barker/Released)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 7, 2008) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Jessica Jefferson attaches cables to a crate of ammunition as an MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to the "Island Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, lifts cargo off the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during a weapons transfer with the Military Sealift Command ammunition ship USNS Shasta (T-AE 33). The permanently forward deployed George Washington Carrier Strike Group is conducting training operations in the Pacific Ocean to heighten operational readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Anthony R. Martinez/Released)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 7, 2008) An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to the "Island Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, lifts off the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during a weapons transfer with the Military Sealift Command ammunition ship USNS Shasta (T-AE 33). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Anthony R. Martinez/Released)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 8, 2008) An AS 332 Super Puma takes off from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP). Ronald Reagan performed the VERTREP with the dry cargo/ammunition Ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) and the Fast Combat Support Ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Aaron Holt/Released)
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GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 7, 2008) An MH-60S Sea Hawk assigned to the "Sea Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 Detachment 3 lifts Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Platoon 222 assigned to Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2 embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during a special patrol insertion and extraction exercise. Theodore Roosevelt and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are operating in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility and are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States' commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Lockwood/Released)

planeman
11-11-2008, 11:06 PM
Does US military operate the Super Puma???

Obi Wan Russell
11-12-2008, 05:46 AM
Does US military operate the Super Puma???
No these helos are run by a private contractor, hence the colour scheme. Ship to shore logistics primarily.

Hadamar
11-13-2008, 09:45 PM
A few more clips of HMS Ark Royal (R09) from Sailor(1976)

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2238148
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2238218
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2238224

Hump
11-16-2008, 06:48 PM
Hi guys,
I was just wondering - What was your favorite plane onboard your carrier? I'm only talking about Fleet Air Arm not land based. Personally mine was the Skyhawk, it was such a smooth little jet and it seemed to need very little maintenance. We had about 6 to 8 of them on the HMAS Melbourne (R21) Let me know what yours was.

Hellfish
11-16-2008, 06:55 PM
A-3 Skywarrior. I like whales.

Hump
11-16-2008, 07:00 PM
C'mon, you can do better than that, Where are the pictures???

Hellfish
11-16-2008, 08:54 PM
I already posted them a few pages back. I'm lazy.

Hump
11-16-2008, 09:12 PM
No problem, this has been a great thread (Aircraft carriers) and I would really like to see it continue so if any of you guys have pictures please post them.
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martin_g
11-17-2008, 07:01 AM
Hello to everyone out there.

This is my first posting so please forgive any indiscressions.

I am currently researching photos for a painting of Hawker Sea Fury's preferably in active Royal Navy carrier service. I am particularly interested in pictures in landing or takeoff modes. But anything that you think that may make a good painting.

I have plenty of airshow pic's but none on active service. Have attached example for your perusal.

Many thanks for any help.

Martin

Hadamar
11-18-2008, 02:59 AM
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2274811
This is the close of the Peter Cook and Dudley Moore series Not Only. . .But Also, shot on the deck of HMS Ark Royal (R09).

martin_g
11-18-2008, 05:21 AM
Hi Hadamar,

Many thanks for the reply, do i need something special to view this picture as all I can is a blank box?

It's OK i've viewed it on my wifes laptop, very funny (Unfortunately I remeber this!). Must be older than I feel!

Martin

santana
11-18-2008, 05:24 PM
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 14, 2008) Shooter, Lt. Thomas Louden, waits for his next launch of the flight cycle amongst steam from the waist catapults aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gary Prill/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 12, 2008) Sailors and Marines participate in a physical training session led by explosive ordnance disposal personnel in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is conducting a joint task force exercise off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Josue Escobosa/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 14, 2008) An MH-60S Sea Hawk assigned to the "Blackjacks" of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron (HSC) 21 flies past the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) during an ammunition off-load with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chelsea Kennedy /Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 14, 2008) An aircrewman assigned to the "Blackjacks" of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron (HSC) 21 looks out the starboard door of an MH-60S Sea Hawk during an ammunition off-load between the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) and the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chelsea Kennedy /Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 14, 2008) Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class Jeremy Thomas looks out the door of an SH-60F Sea Hawk assigned to the "Black Knights" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 during its approach to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a vertical replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10). Ronald Reagan is on a scheduled deployment operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac/released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 14, 2008) Sailors stand by outside a simulated fuel station fire in hangar bay one as an overhaul team exits the space during a general quarters drill aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

santana
11-19-2008, 04:42 PM
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 18, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class Kenji Kimura describes flight deck control operations to Lt. Gen. Yamakawa, a member of the Japanese Maritime and Air Self-Defense Forces, in flight deck control aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). The permanently forward deployed George Washington Carrier Strike Group is conducting bi-lateral training operations in the Pacific Ocean with the Japanese Maritime and Air Self-Defense Forces to increase interoperability and strengthen their maritime partnership. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist Seaman Christopher S. Harte/Released)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 16, 2008) Sailors man the phone and distance line on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a replenishment at sea with Military Sealift Command USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7). Stennis is operating off the coast of Southern California after completing a joint task force exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Walter M. Wayman/ Released)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 16, 2008) An F/A-18C Hornet from the "Death Rattlers" of Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) 323 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyle Steckler/ Released)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 16, 2008) Sailors and Marines work together to push an F/A-18C Hornet from the "Death Rattlers" of Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) 323 into position on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyle Steckler/ Released)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 16, 2008) Sailors examine nozzles and spouts during a counter-measure wash down test on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis is operating off the coast of Southern California after completing a joint task force exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Porter Anderson/ Released)
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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Nov. 17, 2008) Quartermaster 3rd Class Nicholas Rader hoists the battle flag onto the mast aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan's (CVN 76). The battle flag is modeled after President Reagan's time in the military and carries the ship's hull number. Ronald Reagan is on a scheduled deployment operating in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gary Prill/Released)
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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Nov. 17, 2008) Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan render honors to the USS Arizona Memorial as the ship makes her way pier side to Naval Station Pearl Harbor. Ronald Reagan is visiting Pearl Harbor for a routine port visit, and to pick up approximately 1200 family members and friends for a tiger cruise. Ronald Reagan is on a scheduled deployment operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gary Prill/Released)
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GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 14, 2008) An MH-60S Seahawk assigned to the "Sea Knights" of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron (HSC) 22 transports supplies to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during a vertical replenishment with USNS Supply (T-AOE 6). The Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are on deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility and are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States' commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Remus Borisov/Released)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 14, 2008) An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Cougars" of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 139 makes final adjustments prior to performing an arrested recovery onto the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is on a routine deployment, currently operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Oliver Cole/Released)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 14,2008) An aircrewman assigned to the "Blackjacks" of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron (HSC) 21 leans out of an MH-60S Sea Hawk as it hovers above the flight deck of the Nimitz-class carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) to hand a container to flight deck personnel. Ronald Reagan is on a routine deployment, currently operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Oliver Cole/Released)

albion
11-22-2008, 03:28 PM
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j17/albion_2006/zseavixenonportcatapult.jpg

These photos are from HMS VICTORIOUS. The Sea Vixen was a very interesting twin boom tailed fighter aircraft. Those familiar with the Sea Vixen will be aware that the pilot sat in a cockpit that was off set to port and the navigator (brave man that he would have been!) was hunkered down inside the "guts" of the aircraft on the starboard side alongside the pilots legs. The Co-pilot would have only a darkened cockpit hatch (like a blacked out sun roof :-() above him. One can only imagine what the landing on must have been like. I was once lucky enough to sit in the navigators seat of a Sea Vixen....on the ground, in a hanger, in safety, but it was still claustrophobic and tense. Particularly as I was being told not to even think about knocking the yellow and black handles as I climbed in and out.

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The next shot shows a Sea Vixen on fire on the deck of Vic. I cannot be sure of what took place, I imagine it's a crash on deck but could have been a fuel fire. It looks like the pilot is on deck and out towards the port side of the angled flight deck and the navigator is scrambling out over the port side cockpit to safety {{hopefully}}. (Or maybe it's the other way around.)

chefjavier
11-22-2008, 03:39 PM
Did the pilots survived the accident?

albion
11-22-2008, 03:55 PM
Did the pilots survived the accident?

Unfortunately I don't know. Looking at the picture a pilot is definately out of an aircraft and stood on the port side of the carrier forward of the burning Sea Vixen. Another pilot or navigator is on the cockpit of the burning Sea Vixen climbing away from the aircraft. Hopefully this is the two crew members and they made it. Unfortunately it could just as easily be that the pilot on the carrier deck is from another aircraft such as the one in the immediate foreground with the canopy slid back.

I know it's not much help but I have a book called "Send her Victorious" which details the history of the famous HMS VICTORIOUS by Lt Cmdr M Apps. I have not read it yet but I will put it on my "next to read list" and update if this story gets a mention. Unfortunately as you can imagine crash on decks are not a total rarity so it might not be in the book at all.

chefjavier
11-22-2008, 04:00 PM
Unfortunately I don't know. Looking at the picture a pilot is definately out of an aircraft and stood on the port side of the carrier forward of the burning Sea Vixen. Another pilot or navigator is on the cockpit of the burning Sea Vixen climbing away from the aircraft. Hopefully this is the two crew members and they made it. Unfortunately it could just as easily be that the pilot on the carrier deck is from another aircraft such as the one in the immediate foreground with the canopy slid back.

I know it's not much help but I have a book called "Send her Victorious" which details the history of the famous HMS VICTORIOUS by Lt Cmdr M Apps. I have not read it yet but I will put it on my "next to read list" and update if this story gets a mention. Unfortunately as you can imagine crash on decks are not a total rarity so it might not be in the book at all.
Thanks for the info. Keep me posted if you find out any new info.

santana
11-22-2008, 04:41 PM
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Arriving this afternoon Saturday 22-Nov-08 at Portsmouth is HMS ILLUSTRIOUS back from Greenwich. An F35 Lightning can be een secured to the rear of the flight deck. The Lockheed Martin is (as most here will know) a model which maybe/could be/should be a thing of the future for carriers.

albion
11-22-2008, 05:07 PM
Great thread this is....Aircraft Carrier intensive PIXS!!

I have researched the crash on deck picture of the burning Sea Vixen and have discovered the whole story.

Picture 1}

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HMS VICTORIOUS had a squadron of Sea Vixens airbourne whilst the carrier was on route to Capetown. She was steaming in good conditions off the West coast of Africa. February 8th 1961......

The pilot Lieutenant Marshall RN radioed in that he was having problems transfering fuel from his starboard drop tank on his Vixen.

Flyco (Flying Control) back on Vic told him to hold airspace and he would land back on Victorious last in line in respect to those aircraft airbourne at that time.

Looking back at picture 1} Marshall apparently made a good smooth landing but the starboard oleo suddenly collapsed due to the excess weight of the full drop tank. The drop tank detaches, hits the deck and bursts igniting as the fuel flowed.

Picture 2}

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The starboard hatch canopy has been jettisoned by navigator Lieutenant Maddox RN he has scrambled out and is moving accross the pilots canopy away from the main part of the flames.


Picture 3}

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Pilot Lieutenant Marshall is the man out of the Sea Vixen here seen turning back to his aircraft watching Lt Maddox climbing out accross the pilots canopy. Maddox had become snagged with his trailing Personal Equipment Connector (PEC) and for a short tense time he struggles before making it away and to safety.

Picture 4}

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The deck rescue crew have got to work and are fighting the blaze with success.

By all accounts a later examination of the damaged aircraft revealed a defect to the oleo which carried the fuel drop tank. This had caused the airbourne fuel transfer problem and caused it to detach on landing.

So.....a happy ending.....apart from the aircraft that is.

santana
11-22-2008, 05:53 PM
Deleting post,

santana
11-23-2008, 07:31 PM
Division of 1 Huey and 3 Cobras waiting on the flight deck of the USS Bataan.

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AH-1W Cobra heading back to the USS Bataan.

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Division of Cobras in flight

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UH-1N Huey sitting in the forward bone on the flight deck of the USS Bataan.

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chefjavier
11-24-2008, 12:14 AM
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Thanks for the info.

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11-25-2008, 03:26 AM
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HONG KONG (Nov. 22, 2008) Quartermaster Seaman Elvis Gomez, from Manhattan, N.Y., and assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), makes reports on surface contacts as Essex enters Hong Kong harbor. . (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nardelito Gervacio/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 20, 2008) Aviation Support Equipment Technician 3rd Class Darcy Broom, from Hampben, Mass., repairs a nitrogen lever on an A/M-26U-4B Nancart in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)

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bzjr68
11-25-2008, 06:01 PM
Great Job santana , Keep It Up !! :)

bzjr68
11-26-2008, 04:55 PM
thanks bz6568, with a very apreciatte it help from our friend bd popeye,



Yeah I Miss Him Too !! :-( Keep Up The Good Work Mate !! :)

santana
11-27-2008, 04:43 AM
The carrier "Charles de Gaulle" has finished its IPER (repair and maintenance period) and will be operational next spring (with rafales F3).
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santana
11-28-2008, 10:03 PM
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Hadamar
11-30-2008, 06:00 AM
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A-3D Skywarriors of USS Independence in the Mediterranean Sea, 1962.

santana
11-30-2008, 06:51 AM
Hadamar, excellent post, Can you tell everybody what was the main mission of the A-3D Skywarriors?

Hadamar
11-30-2008, 11:15 AM
The "Whale" was developed as a strategic bomber, but it rarely ever dropped any ordnance.
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It was used for electronic countermeasures, electronic signals intelligence, photo reconnaissance and tanking.
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Here's a video of a Skywarrior being stopped by the crash net after breaking its nose wheel on its first approach.
http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/QHGp5wEuRAE

Hellfish
11-30-2008, 03:44 PM
Great photos, Hadamar.

Hadamar
12-01-2008, 08:00 AM
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With the Golden Gate bridge in the background, Ranger departs San Francisco on 5 August 1964 en route to Hawaii and the South China Sea. All three of the Vigilantes visible in this photograph were from the batch of A-5Bs converted to RA-5C standard. Confined to operations over South Vietnam on this cruise, RVAH-5 was kept busy providing photo intelligence to allow the Navy to plan future attack routes.



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Wearing full-pressure suits for high altitude flight, three A3J crews of VAH-7 walk to their jets across the flight deck of the brand new nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVAN-65). The suits were not popular as they were difficult to don and uncomfortable anywhere besides sitting in the cockpit. They did keep you alive if cockpit pressurisation failed above 50,000ft, however.



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Weary sailors look on as RA-5C BuNo 149284 is pushed over the side by Forrestal's 'Tilly' deck crane in the wake of the fire.

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Sometimes the Vigilante's unique linear bay fuel cans would come loose during a catapult shot, land on the flight deck and explode with spectacular results. In this sequence, all three tanks (and the 885 US gallons of fuel they contained) were lost from the RVAH-12 jet flown by Cdr John Huber when launching from Independence on 4 September 1969. Three cans are visible in the lower photo. The Vigilante usually remained flyable in the wake of such an incident.

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12-02-2008, 08:25 AM
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GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 28, 2008) Aviation Machinist Mate 3rd Class Jose Arriole, assigned to Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (HS) 3, installs a tailgear box panel on an HH-60H Sea Hawk on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wilyanna Harper/Released)
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GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 28, 2008) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels) Melanie Anaya, from Bronx, N.Y., cleans floor mats on the flight deck in preparation for the upcoming Maintenance Material Management (3M) inspection aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Suits/Released)
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ChrisBV
12-02-2008, 03:33 PM
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Okey...

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"The Right Stuff"? :grin:

santana
12-03-2008, 03:47 AM
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LoboCanada
12-03-2008, 03:56 AM
Why are aircraft pushed off the deck?

santana
12-03-2008, 04:12 AM
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Pacific Ocean (Sept. 28, 2006) - Explosive Ordnance Disposalmen conduct a fast rope exercise from an SH-60F Seahawk helicopter assigned to the "Eight Ballers" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Eight (HS-8) aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis and embarked Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) are currently conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of Southern California. U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Johnnie Robbins (RELEASED)


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South China Sea (April 17, 2006) - Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven (EODMU-11) Detachment 9, fast rope from an SH-60F Seahawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Two (HS-2), during an air power demonstration held for Sailors aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln and Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) are currently underway to the Western Pacific for a scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Jordon R. Beesley (RELEASED)

One Man Gang
12-03-2008, 01:28 PM
Why are aircraft pushed off the deck?

Usually because the damage is too extensive to repair or to clear flight deck space of a damaged aircraft in a combat situation. Virtually all the aircraft on Forrestal's deck that day were reduced to scrap by the fire and explosions.

In this case there is an extant shot of the two RA-5C's on Forrestal's deck during the fire and one of them has its entire nose section blown off and the other appears to be on fire. Since there were only two RA-5's on the flight deck, one of them has to be the a/c being pushed over the side in the photo.

They were parked immediately aft of the island, beside each other but facing port and starboard.

Forrestal's log for that day and a number of good pix can be found here:

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/cv-59/59f-0729.htm

Hump
12-07-2008, 12:44 AM
Hi guys,
I am trying to locate these carriers to keep my Google maps up to date, can you help me out please. The Kitty Hawk, Nimitz, Stennis & the Bush.
Thanks in advance.
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RANEW
12-07-2008, 01:01 AM
Hi guys,
I am trying to locate these carriers to keep my Google maps up to date, can you help me out please. The Kitty Hawk, Nimitz, Stennis & the Bush.
Thanks in advance.
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There's this thing called OPSEC mate when it comes to up to date positional data for warships. Try trawling the USN site to get a general idea where these ships are, but good luck getting up to date information.

Hump
12-07-2008, 01:43 AM
Thanks mate, I thought of that but it's more fun this way and gives me something to talk about. lol
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soutikghosh
12-07-2008, 03:21 AM
Can someone please post some Aircraft Carrier cut-outs.

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12-07-2008, 08:24 AM
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http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/1844/10be7.jpgwhat a shame. an end not justified for a hero. just finished discovery channel 'battle 360' and found out how significantly Enterprise contributed especially in the early stage of the pacific war.:-(

santana
12-08-2008, 10:18 PM
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Dec. 6, 2008) Visitors wait in line for a chance to tour the world's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS George Washington (CVN 73), during Fleet Activities Yokosuka's (CFAY) Grand Illumination open base event. Yokosuka opened its gates to more than 80,000 Japanese visitors who enjoyed tours of George Washington, holiday lights and decorations, a festival of Christmas trees and American fare. Open-base events like this help strengthen neighborly bonds and encourage friendship between Japanese citizens and the U.S. Navy community. (Top photo credit >>> U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Barry Hirayama/Released)

takavar92
12-13-2008, 02:03 AM
nice pics guys keep it up

does anyone know who (and why) operates those pumas from the USN logistic ships?

santana
12-13-2008, 04:28 AM
nice pics guys keep it up

does anyone know who (and why) operates those pumas from the USN logistic ships?

good question? I will try to answer that.

brett
12-13-2008, 10:23 AM
Two commercial helicopter detachments provided vertical replenishment services for Navy operations in the Mediterranean Sea,
the Persian Gulf and the Western Pacific. One commercial helicopter detachment, based out of Norfolk, Va., provided support to
2nd Fleet, 6th Fleet and 5th Fleet. The Norfolk-based commercial helicopters alternated deployments aboard combat stores ships
USNS Saturn and USNS Spica. By the end of the fiscal year, USNS Lewis and Clark had replaced USNS Spica in the deployment rotation.
The second commercial helicopter detachment deployed to Guam in March 2007. The detachment’s first shipboard deployment began in
April 2007 and provided dedicated vertical replenishment services to 7th Fleet and 5th Fleet ships from the deck of combat stores ship
USNS San Jose

GEO-SEIS [Blackwater] and EVERGREEN, provide SA-330 commercial VERT-REP support to Military Sealift Command, on DOD contracts.

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12-18-2008, 03:43 PM
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GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 17, 2008) An SH-60F Sea Hawk assigned to the "Tridents" of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (HS) 3 prepares to land on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Antwjuan Richarads-Jamison/Released)
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GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 17, 2008) An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the "Valions" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Remus Borisov/Released)
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GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 17, 2008) An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the "Golden Warriors" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87 prepares to be chained down to the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Remus Borisov/Released)
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GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 17, 2008) Cmdr. David J. Bryson prepares to launch an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Shadowhawks" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) before an in-air change of command ceremony. Bryson is relieving Cmdr. Michael D. McKenna as the commanding officer of VAQ-141. . (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder/Released)
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GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 17, 2008) Cmdr. Michael D. McKenna, prepares to launch EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Shadowhawks" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) before an in-air change of command ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder/Released)
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GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 17, 2008) Flight deck personnel observe flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder)
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GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 17, 2008) An SH-60F Sea Hawk assigned to the "Tridents" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 3 prepares to touch down on the flight deck of he Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder/Released)
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GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 17, 2008) Cmdr. David J. Bryson, commanding officer of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141, performs a salute pass over the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder (Released)

bd popeye
12-18-2008, 04:46 PM
Great photos..

The USN operates civillian contract Pumas from replenishment ships because it is more cost effective to contract much of that work out rather than peform the task them selves. Most of those Puma pilots have USN & USMC experience.

Tykimies
12-18-2008, 05:17 PM
Those seahawks in above photos, they're carrying door machineguns. Is that because of antipiracy operations that are going on in the region? What I mean is, usually you don't see navy copters having those guns in photos, unlike army or marinecorps helicopters. Are they usually ''turned'' inside the fuselage or do they have them att all?
Btw, Superb photos in this thread as usuall!

bd popeye
12-19-2008, 12:58 AM
Those seahawks in above photos, they're carrying door machineguns. Is that because of antipiracy operations that are going on in the region? What I mean is, usually you don't see navy copters having those guns in photos, unlike army or marinecorps helicopters. Are they usually ''turned'' inside the fuselage or do they have them att all?
Btw, Superb photos in this thread as usuall!

Could be..but more than likely they were on some sort of training mission. An perhaps if they are in the Gulf they may be required to have that gun ready for SAR missions in case the "bad guys" decide to make a move.

atanabe
12-19-2008, 10:44 AM
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bd popeye
12-20-2008, 03:32 PM
Excellent FN R91 CdeG photos atanabe!

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USS Lake Champlain CV-39. Affectionaly know as The Champ"



From Wiki & NAVSOURCE

The second Lake Champlain (CV-39) was a "long-hull" Essex-class (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essex_class_aircraft_carrier) aircraft carrier (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft_carrier) of the United States Navy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Navy), laid down in drydock by the Norfolk Navy Yard (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norfolk_Navy_Yard), Portsmouth Va., 15 March 1943; launched by float 2 November 1944; sponsored 3 June 1945 by Mrs. Warren Austin, wife of Senator Austin of Vermont (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vermont), and commissioned the same day, Capt. Logan C. Ramsey in command.

The Champ participated in Operation Magic Carpet, Korean War, NATO excersises, Cuban Blockade & the recovery of NASA astronauts.

The 24-year-old Lake Champlain was stricken from the Navy List on 1 December 1969, and sold by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping on 28 April 1972.



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The ships logo of the USS Lake Champlain CV-39

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USS Lake Champlain (CV-39), starboard bow view, Norfolk Navy Yard. Official US Navy photo, serial 10742(45), June 15, 1945.


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USS Lake Champlain (CVA-39) at anchor in Aden harbor, 18 May 1953, while she was en route to take part in the Korean War. Among the planes on her flight deck are a few Douglas F3D Skyknight all-weather fighters, parked just in front of the carrier's island.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph (# NH 95918). Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation.


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F2H-2 Banshee on #2 elevator, off Korea circa 1952.


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USS Lake Champlain in the South China Sea in the early '50s.


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Note: "The Champ" was never fitted with an angle deck.

USS Lake Champlain (CVA-39) underway, location and date (1954–1955?) unknown

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USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39) underway at sea. The original print bears the rubber stamp date 1 July 1960.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center (# NH 97437).


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USS Lake Champlain (CVA-39) anchored at Cannes, France, on 17 June 1957, during her final deployment as an attack aircraft carrier. Among the planes on her flight deck are three large AJ Savage attack aircraft. Photographed by PH2 J.R. Sholar.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center (# NH 97436).


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The Champ arrives in New York City in the early '60s.

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On May 5, 1961, CDR Alan B. Shepard Jr. became the first American to fly into space. His Freedom 7 "Mercury" capsule was launched suborbitally to an altitude of over 116 miles, 303 statute miles down range from Cape Canaveral. After a 15.5-minute flight, the spacecraft splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean where USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39) awaited its arrival. The capsule came through the entire flight in such excellent shape that the engineers who examined it decided that it could easily be used again. The doctors also assessed that the astronaut was in excellent shape, physically and psychologically and "...could be used again too."


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Underway replenishment with USS Severn (http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/19061.htm) (AO-61) and USS Forrest Sherman (http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/931.htm) (DD-931), probably taken in the North Atlantic in 1961. Air Group is CVSG-54, tail code "AT."

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The Champ at South Boston Naval Annex, August 1961.

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USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39) underway while conducting anti-submarine exercises in the western Atlantic, circa early 1965. The original print was received by "All Hands" magazine on 23 April 1965. Note flight deck markings on this ship, the last axial-deck fixed-wing aircraft carrier in U.S. Navy service.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center (# NH 97438).


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Gemini Titan 2 Suborbital Test, 19 January 1965 — "U.S.S. Lake Champlain — Navy frogmen place the floatation collar around the Gemini Titan 2 spacecraft. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration launched the spacecraft from Cape Kennedy, Jan. 19, 1965 at 9:03 and it was recovered by the recovery forces aboard the U.S.S. Lake Champlain some 2100 miles downrange at 10:45 a.m. Flight time was 19:03 minutes. Actual landing was 16 miles short of the programmed landing area." Quoted from the original caption released by NASA with this photograph. Lake Champlain (CVS-39) is in the background. One of her SH-3 helicopters is hovering over the spacecraft.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center. (# NH 97442).


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The Gemini 5 spacecraft is brought aboard USS Lake Champlain, the recovery ship, after a successful landing at the end of its mission, August 29, 1965.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Photograph # S65-46630 (GRIN DataBase Number: GPN-2000-001343).


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The much loved "Champ" awaits the ship breakers in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, May 1970. Official US Navy Photograph #1146926 by PHC Tommy Cobb. From the US Naval Photographic Center, Naval Station, Washington, DC. The ship was finally sold as scrap in 1972.

xav
12-20-2008, 03:59 PM
Atanabe, are these from last week? (CdeG was doing re-qualifications out of dry dock). I think so because the deck looks shiny brand new :)

bd popeye
12-21-2008, 04:49 PM
I really like the NASA pix of the astronauts recovery during the early days of NASA manned spce flight. That is how Popeye became intrested in the US Navy.

Here's a short history of which ships parcipated in the recovery of NASA spacecraft and of course the astronauts.




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essex_class_aircraft_carrier#The_space_program

Several Essex-class ships played a part in the United States' human spaceflight program, as recovery ships for unmanned and manned spaceflights, between 1960 and 1973.

USS Valley Forge (CV-45) was the recovery ship for the unmanned flight of Mercury-Redstone 1A on 19 December 1960.

The first spaceflight by an American was on Mercury-Redstone 3, recovered by USS Lake Champlain (CV-39) on 5 May 1961.

Randolph recovered the next flight, Mercury-Redstone 4, on 21 July 1961, and she was also the primary recovery ship for Mercury-Atlas 6.

The next manned flight, Mercury-Atlas 7, was picked up by USS Intrepid (CV-11) on 24 May 1962.

USS Kearsarge (CV-33) recovered the last two Mercury spacecraft, Mercury-Atlas 8, on 3 October 1962, and Mercury-Atlas 9, on 16 May 1963.

When the Mercury program's successor, Project Gemini, got underway, Essexes were again closely involved.

Lake Champlain recovered the second unmanned flight, Gemini 2, on 19 January 1965;

Intrepid recovered the first manned flight of Gemini, Gemini 3.

Wasp recovered the crew of Gemini IV on 7 June, and on 29 August.

Lake Champlain picked up Gemini 5 after eight days in space. In December 1965.

Wasp made history by picking up two spacecraft in just over two days: Gemini VI-A on 16 December, and Gemini 7 on 18 December, after their orbital rendezvous test flight. Wasp also recovered Gemini 9A on 6 June 1966 and the final Gemini spaceflight, Gemini 12 on 15 November.

The successful use of the carriers as recovery ships continued into the Apollo program. On 26 February 1966, Boxer recovered the command module from AS-201, the first unmanned flight of a production Apollo Command and Service Module.

AS-202, another sub-orbital test flight of the command module, was recovered in August by Hornet The command module from that flight is currently on display aboard Hornet.

Bennington recovered the command module of Apollo 4, the first unmanned flight of the Saturn V launch vehicle, on 9 November 1967.

Eleven months later, Essex recovered the astronauts of Apollo 7, the first manned mission in the Apollo program, after eleven days in orbit.

USS Yorktown (CV-10) recovered the astronauts of Apollo 8, after their historic flight around the Moon in December 1968.

USS Princeton (CV-37) recovered the second crew to orbit the Moon, aboard Apollo 10, in May 1969.

Hornet rejoined the program and recovered the astronauts from the first two moon landing missions, Apollo 11 in July 1969 and Apollo 12 in November. The first steps on Earth of returning astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, and Mike Collins, are marked on her hangar deck, as part of her Apollo program exhibit. The three subsequent missions utilized amphibious assault ships as support vessels.

Ticonderoga recovered the astronauts of the last two moon missions, Apollo 16 and Apollo 17 in April and December 1972.

In the post-Apollo era, Ticonderoga again acted as a recovery ship for the astronauts of Skylab 2, the first manned mission to Skylab, the first U.S. orbital space station, in June 1973.

Hump
12-23-2008, 05:25 AM
:)
Hi guys, just wanted to say Merry Christmas and wish everyone an Excellent New Year. I have really enjoyed the forum especially this thread and just wanted to say thanks for the great pictures and topics and I will see you next year.
Take care
**** :)

santana
12-23-2008, 12:54 PM
****, Thanks, many thanks same to you and I hope to keep alive this thread.

Mat_fr
12-23-2008, 04:10 PM
a nice vid about the maintenance period of the Charles de Gaulle.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k6ifZwoKZSvwvrT17q
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k6ifZwoKZSvwvrT17q

mat

Hump
12-23-2008, 07:07 PM
So do I mate, it's been a bloody brilliant post so far even if it does go quiet now and then. We will wait and see what the new year holds.
Have a good one.
****

Eugene Schmidt
12-23-2008, 07:58 PM
I hope this keeps going too. I havn't posted any pics yet, still looking for my 1961-64 ESSEX photos I took when on it. I sure love looking at these carrier photo's though.
Merry Christmas to you all.

EJ

bd popeye
12-23-2008, 08:04 PM
:)
Hi guys, just wanted to say Merry Christmas and wish everyone an Excellent New Year. I have really enjoyed the forum especially this thread and just wanted to say thanks for the great pictures and topics and I will see you next year.
Take care
**** :)

Thank you and Merry Christmas to you!

I will do my best to keep this thread alive! This thread has had 235,987 "hits" since I opened it 10 months ago. That's about 750 hits a day. Wow!!

Hadamar
12-24-2008, 04:45 PM
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2619487
This clip is from the documentary Jump Jet (1981). It features footage of AV-8As on the USS Guam and Sea Harriers on HMS Hermes and HMS Invincible.

Hellfish
12-24-2008, 04:55 PM
Nice find, Hadamar.

bd popeye
12-24-2008, 04:59 PM
I hope this keeps going too. I havn't posted any pics yet, still looking for my 1961-64 ESSEX photos I took when on it. I sure love looking at these carrier photo's though.
Merry Christmas to you all.

EJ

Here's a few ESSEX pix for you shipmate! All the photos are from the USS Essex Assn. web site.

http://www.ussessexcv9.org/Home.htm


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This shot was taken in1963 on a Seato cruise as we were pulling into Aden this fellow fell overboard and was thrown a line.
Joseph (Maxie) Maxwell.AMS-3 V-6 Div


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Photo taken after we docked in Copenhagen Denmark
Joseph (Maxie) Maxwell.AMS-3 V-6 Div


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Pictures taken during the second Korean War cruise from June 1952 to February 1953.

Donated by Jon Warneke



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The second shot (Right) was when we (Essex) were in Yokosuka doing maintenance during the Korean war.
Bob Hardee, OI Div 1951-53


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Amado Gonzales. He served in the Navy from 1959-1965. He served aboard the USS Essex (CVS-9) from 1962-1965
Pictures donated by Joe Gonzales


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ESSEX at St Thomas VI 12-14-62

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Essex at Q Pt RI (62-64)

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Pictures donated by George T. Ressler

George was a photographers mate from 3/62 until 3/64 on Essex.

Eugene Schmidt
12-24-2008, 07:20 PM
Wow, those are great. Great crew, great ship, great memories. The Oldest and The Boldest - I loved that boat. Thanks for posting them.

bd popeye
12-25-2008, 12:40 AM
Wow, those are great. Great crew, great ship, great memories. The Oldest and The Boldest - I loved that boat. Thanks for posting them.

If you go to the link I posted you will find a couple of hundred of Essex pix! Check it out!

http://www.ussessexcv9.org/Home.htm (http://www.ussessexcv9.org/Home.htm)

Merry Christmas!!

Hump
12-25-2008, 01:39 AM
Hi guys just want to make one thing clear -

You can always put a BOAT on a SHIP but you can't put a SHIP on a BOAT.

Humprofl

Eugene Schmidt
12-25-2008, 11:39 AM
It's OK for someone to refer to the ship they served on to be referred to as My Boat or Boat, but to all others - it is a ship.

Eugene Schmidt
12-25-2008, 01:21 PM
If you go to the link I posted you will find a couple of hundred of Essex pix! Check it out!

http://www.ussessexcv9.org/Home.htm (http://www.ussessexcv9.org/Home.htm)

Merry Christmas!!

I finally got to the website and looked at the pics. Great stuff. Found one of the WWII stern of particular use as I'm reworking that area on my Hasegawa build right now. Not many stern shots available. Thanks so much. I'm also going to join the association. They have an annual reunion. EJ

bd popeye
12-25-2008, 01:39 PM
It's OK for someone to refer to the ship they served on to be referred to as My Boat or Boat, but to all others - it is a ship.

100% correct.p-) I once saw a fight between Coral Sea sailors and Enterprise sailors because one of those "Big E" numbnuts refered to the Coral Sea as a "Boat". :roll:

Merry Christmas again to all!

Hump
12-25-2008, 07:13 PM
Nothing meant by it EJ just a bit of fun mate, glad you found the photos as I know how hard it was and still is to find any decent ones of the ships I was on. It seems that back in the 70's & early 80's no one seemed to care for taking pictures much. I contacted our Naval Historical society and they said they basically had nothing. Pretty sad really. Hey Popeye, what year did you retire from the USN?

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Eugene Schmidt
12-25-2008, 08:15 PM
Nothing meant by it EJ just a bit of fun mate, glad you found the photos as I know how hard it was and still is to find any decent ones of the ships I was on. It seems that back in the 70's & early 80's no one seemed to care for taking pictures much. I contacted our Naval Historical society and they said they basically had nothing. Pretty sad really. Hey Popeye, what year did you retire from the USN?

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No offense taken - just something I remembered. On the site Popeye referred me to under history - final resting place, are photos taken July 4, 1975, of ESSEX being scrapped out. She was decommissioned June 1969, just 5 years after I was still making water on her. Seems like only yesterday but the pics I took (if I can find them) would be 45 years old. Who saves stuff that long.EJ

bd popeye
12-25-2008, 09:40 PM
Nothing meant by it EJ just a bit of fun mate, glad you found the photos as I know how hard it was and still is to find any decent ones of the ships I was on. It seems that back in the 70's & early 80's no one seemed to care for taking pictures much. I contacted our Naval Historical society and they said they basically had nothing. Pretty sad really. Hey Popeye, what year did you retire from the USN?

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I retired from the USN on 31 August 1991.

What ship are you searching for photos of from the '70s & '80s? Nimitz??

Hump
12-26-2008, 01:40 AM
I was on the HMAS Melbourne (R21) for 2 years and also spent 2 years on HMAS Yarra (DDE45) I left the Navy in 1978. I did Rimpac 75 and was chasing some pictures from "The Good Old Days" and they were too. lol

E.J. there was a posting not long back with photos from the front pages of "Time" magazine with a link to the site where they said they had something like 10,000 photos. I will try to find it for you mate and post it.
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Hump
12-26-2008, 02:01 AM
Here you go mate, be careful you can get lost in there.

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/life-photo-archive-available-on-google.html

Hump
12-26-2008, 03:44 AM
Sad times mate, it's such a waste.

Hellfish
12-26-2008, 04:06 AM
JFK looks in better shape than the ships tied up at Puget Sound. Most of them are missing their anchors, masts and are pretty rusty as well.

philbob
12-26-2008, 04:08 AM
She looks soo sad:( your right about the Bremerton fleet it is always heartbreaking too see them.. Did you see that old Spurance that they finally scuttled this summer such a sad way too see a ship :(

Hellfish
12-26-2008, 04:11 AM
Yeah, it was a total hulk. Hardly even recognizable.

Partial_Panel
12-26-2008, 04:16 AM
JFK looks in better shape than the ships tied up at Puget Sound. Most of them are missing their anchors, masts and are pretty rusty as well.

When I was a kid, my sister took me to Bremerton to see the Missouri.
I remeber looking at all those old ships like it was Disneyland.
I seem to recall an old WWII carrier there, but I don't know which one.
I was 13, so it would have been 1979.

@****:
I have some pics of Big John in better days in my profile album, here:
http://militaryphotos.net/forums/album.php?albumid=62

most of them are scattered through this thread, in various places.

Hump
12-26-2008, 04:37 AM
Thanks mate I'll check them out.

Just had a quick flip through, it's amazing we're all a bit thinner on top and a bit wider down the bottom.
I wish I could turn back time and keep my hair.lol

You guys have the best carriers in the world !!!

Hump
12-26-2008, 04:52 AM
Hey guys, I was just googling Bremerton, can someone tell me the name of the Battleship there please.
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Hellfish
12-26-2008, 05:02 AM
There is no battleship there now.

Partial_Panel
12-26-2008, 05:03 AM
Hey guys, I was just googling Bremerton, can someone tell me the name of the Battleship there please.
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Hellfish got there first..

Hellfish
12-26-2008, 05:04 AM
As of right now (give or take a month) there are five carriers (one active, one being retired, three retired), a few subs, a museum destroyer right outside the base, and a couple auxiliaries and hulks.

brett
12-26-2008, 05:44 AM
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Hump
12-26-2008, 07:13 AM
Thanks Brett excellent photos but when I click to enlarge it comes up with Java script error. These are some of the clearest pics I've seen.

Thanks again mate
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Hump
12-26-2008, 10:21 AM
Have a look at my avatar it's the Lady herself. Also have a picture for E.J sorry mate I could only find two of the Essex with that link.

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Eugene Schmidt
12-26-2008, 11:07 AM
ESSEX being scrapped out, July, 1975.

bd popeye
12-27-2008, 01:20 PM
Excellent Photos gents! Post 'em if ya' got 'em!


USS Ranger CV-4 was the first USN CV built from the keel up as an aircraft carrier. One of the three orignal 8 USN Cvs to survive WWII.




Named to commemorate five US warships which had previously borne the name. "Ranger" means "one who wanders; military scout." Secretary of the Navy Charles F. Adams assigned the name on December 10, 1930.

CV-4 was the first US warship designed and built from the keel up as an aircraft carrier.

Sponsored by Mrs. Lou Henry Hoover, wife of Herbert Hoover, the outgoing President of the United States.

Mrs. Hoover, who smashed a bottle of Prohibition-era grape juice on the bow of the ship, thus became the first First Lady to christen an aircraft carrier.

Commissioned on Monday, June 4, 1934.
Decommissioned on Friday, October 18, 1946.
Fate: Sold for scrap to Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Chester, Pa., January 28, 1947.

Specifications
(As built, 1934)
Displacement: 14,576 tons standard; 17,577 tons full load
Dimensions (wl): 730' x 80' x 22' 4.875" (full load) / 222.5 x 24.4 x 6.8 (full load) meters
Dimensions (max.): 769' x 109.5' / 234.4 x 33.4 meters
Armor: 2" (sides and bulkheads)-1" (top) over steering gear
Power plant: 6 boilers (??? psi); steam turbines; 2 shafts; 53,500 shp
Speed: 29.25 knots
Endurance (design): 10,000 nautical miles @ 15 knots
Armament: 8 single 5"/25 gun mounts; 40 .50-cal machine guns
Aircraft: 86
Aviation facilities: 3 elevators; no catapult
Crew: 2,148 (ship's company + air wing) (1941 figure)



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Ships patch/crest/seal

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Ranger (CV-4) as she goes down the slipway, Saturday, February 25, 1933. International News Photo.


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USS Ranger CV-4. US Navy photo, 1936

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USS Ranger (CV-4), foreground; USS Lexington (http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/02.htm) (CV-2), middle distance; and USS Saratoga (http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/03.htm) (CV-3), background, lie at anchor off Honolulu, HI, April 8, 1938 during Fleet Problem XIX.
National Archives photo # 80-G-410056.


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Off Honolulu, HI, during Fleet Problem XIX, April 8, 1938.
National Archives photo # 80-G-410061

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Anchored in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 10 November 1939.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo # 80-G-391559).


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Despite its printed caption, this photo was most likely taken in April 1939 during Ranger's visit to New York for the World's Fair.
(Thanks to Robert J. Cressman, who provided additional info).


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USS Ranger (CV-4) underway in Hampton Roads, Virginia, 18 August 1942. Her after elevator is partially lowered.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (# 80-G-10783).

Ranger served in the Atlantic from 1941-1944, participated in the North African invasion, and the October, 1943 raid on Norway. Used as a training ship from 1944 to the end of the war.

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A Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat fighter taking off from USS Ranger (CV-4) to attack targets ashore during the invasion of Morocco, circa 8 November 1942. Note: Army observation planes in the left middle distance; loudspeakers and radar antenna on Ranger's mast.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo # 80-G-30244).

Robert J. Cressman, Head, Ships History Branch, Naval Historical Center, notes: "the original photo, uncropped, shows a crewman directing the plane up the deck to be spotted; all activity on the flight deck appears geared to recovering, not launching, planes, notably the 'asbestos joes' (men wearing protective clothing) by the island, the crewman with the chocks (R), etc."


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Photographed from a Naval Air Station, Hampton Roads, Virginia, aircraft on 6 July 1944. Note her camouflage paint scheme.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo # 80-G-236719).


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Associated Press Wirephoto whose caption states that "the photo shows Ranger headed upstream in the Mississippi River for a port visit to New Orleans."
"Launching 45 Grumman F8F-1 Bearcats (VBF-18 and VF-18) and 15 TBM-1C Avengers (VT-18) on the afternoon of the 15th [October 1945], to fly into NAS New Orleans, when she had reached a point approximately 100 miles from the Crescent City, the Ranger reached her destination the following afternoon, mooring to the Bienville Street dock." Quoted from "USS Ranger, the Navy's First Flattop from Keel to Mast, 1934–1946," (http://www.amazon.com/USS-Ranger-Navys-Flattop-1934-1946/dp/1574885197/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1217153767&sr=1-6) by Robert J. Cressman (Brassey's, Inc., Washington, D.C.: 2003).

Eugene Schmidt
12-27-2008, 02:52 PM
Great Ranger Pics. I found more ESSEX pics, some WWII, some early 60's. Will post them later. How do you post the pics in the message instead of just thumbnails?

EJ

domokun
12-27-2008, 03:07 PM
Great Ranger Pics. I found more ESSEX pics, some WWII, some early 60's. Will post them later. How do you post the pics in the message instead of just thumbnails?

EJ

You'll have to use external picture host like photobucket or imageshack (there are tons of those and most of them are free, register and copy-paste [img] bbs-coded part on your post). This forums own internal photohost automatically uses thumbnails.

Thanks for posters of photos, keep up with quality work. I like those bit older than usual photos.

And last but not least welcome back popeye.

bd popeye
12-27-2008, 03:55 PM
You'll have to use external picture host like photobucket or imageshack (there are tons of those and most of them are free, register and copy-paste [img] bbs-coded part on your post). This forums own internal photohost automatically uses thumbnails.

Thanks for posters of photos, keep up with quality work. I like those bit older than usual photos.

And last but not least welcome back popeye.

Thank you!..

There are many photo hosting sites. I use these;

http://www.dezh.de/

http://www.*******.com/

The top one is a German site. It's draw backs are the size of the photo is limited to 512KB. And you can only upload one pic at a time. One good thing is no sign up.

******* is great for multiple uploads and making avatars. For multiple pic uploading you need to sign up. It's free.

How do you up load a pic?

Download a pic to your computer. Upload it to a photo hosting site by selecting Browse. Next click on upload. Another page will show up with your links. Just copy the link titled "Embed on bulletin boards" or " IMG Code for Forums & Message Boards". Paste that on your post(reply page). Simple. If you want to see your pic. See that a/A in the right corner of the reply page? Click that once. Wait a second. Then click it again. Your pic should show up. Give it a shot. That's how I learned.

Best wishes with that.

Eugene Schmidt
12-27-2008, 04:58 PM
Thanks, I'll work on that tomorrow. Got some of ESSEX in Hamburg harbour 1962.

xav
12-27-2008, 09:04 PM
Are videos ok in this "pics" thread?

Old documentaries on RN carriers op.

(RAF pilots trying to "Deck" for the first time :) )
http://vimeo.com/2238317

Rough seas
http://vimeo.com/2238224

Some more modern documentary (landing the harrier at night)
http://vimeo.com/2175912

bd popeye
12-27-2008, 10:23 PM
Are videos ok in this "pics" thread?


Surep-)..But alas I do not know how to post them...:oops:

chefjavier
12-28-2008, 12:59 AM
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What country still flying the A-4 Skyhawk?

Hellfish
12-28-2008, 01:01 AM
^ That's an old pic, but IIRC Singapore, Brazil and Argentina still fly it.

domokun
12-28-2008, 01:11 AM
^ That's an old pic, but IIRC Singapore, Brazil and Argentina still fly it.

Don't forget about Israel, they still have some in training roles.

Hump
12-28-2008, 01:24 AM
The Brazilian Navy still fly a few and possibly the Argentinians, I remember that Argentina had a majestic class carrier in the falklands war and I'm pretty sure they had Skyhawks on board.
An ex-RN/RAN light fleet carrier acquired in 1956. Is the Brazilian Navy's largest ship, and despite old age, remains in service. To be replaced by Sao Paulo and decommissioned by 2003.

Underwent extensive refit following purchase; angled deck added, new elevators installed, new island, all new aircraft operations and support equipment and electronics outfit.
Mistral SAM fitted to replace AA guns in 1994

First operated as a strike/ASW carrier, then as an ASW-only ship. Laid up 1987 due to catapult problems, but returned to service. Now operates only helicopters, due to a lack of suitable fixed-wing aircraft.
However, A-4s have been acquired, and the ship has operated with Argentine jets. Got the last off Wikipedia not sure how reliable it is.
Personaly I think the A4's were brilliant, you could do just about anything with them and I think they made over 3 1/2 thousand of them and some are still flying today, it says something about the quality of the plane.
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Hump
12-28-2008, 01:38 AM
Here are a couple of my personal pics. Read the caption on the last one "Offering protection unrivaled in our area" I wouldn't like to push the envelope now. I think it would be a bit one sided.lol
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Hump
12-28-2008, 01:54 AM
Missed the last one so here you go

Don't know what happened I think I will use Popeye's advice and use a hosting site.

chefjavier
12-28-2008, 10:31 PM
The Brazilian Navy still fly a few and possibly the Argentinians, I remember that Argentina had a majestic class carrier in the falklands war and I'm pretty sure they had Skyhawks on board.
An ex-RN/RAN light fleet carrier acquired in 1956. Is the Brazilian Navy's largest ship, and despite old age, remains in service. To be replaced by Sao Paulo and decommissioned by 2003.

Underwent extensive refit following purchase; angled deck added, new elevators installed, new island, all new aircraft operations and support equipment and electronics outfit.
Mistral SAM fitted to replace AA guns in 1994

First operated as a strike/ASW carrier, then as an ASW-only ship. Laid up 1987 due to catapult problems, but returned to service. Now operates only helicopters, due to a lack of suitable fixed-wing aircraft.
However, A-4s have been acquired, and the ship has operated with Argentine jets. Got the last off Wikipedia not sure how reliable it is.
Personaly I think the A4's were brilliant, you could do just about anything with them and I think they made over 3 1/2 thousand of them and some are still flying today, it says something about the quality of the plane.
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How come it took them a long time to replace the old carrier?:roll:

chefjavier
12-28-2008, 10:33 PM
What countries operate a carriers? I know for sure U.S., Britian, France, Brazil and Russia. Right?

Hellfish
12-28-2008, 10:38 PM
How come it took them a long time to replace the old carrier?:roll:

Money. And the fact that there aren't many carriers around anymore. Only the US has any, really, and they're way too big and expensive to sell off, unlike the old British small carriers. The ex-Foch is about the last small catapult carrier in existence, nevermind operating condition.

I'm sure the Brazilians would love a brand new carrier, but what they want just isn't made anymore.

chefjavier
12-28-2008, 10:40 PM
Money. And the fact that there aren't many carriers around anymore. Only the US has any, really, and they're way too big and expensive to sell off, unlike the old British small carriers. The ex-Foch is about the last small catapult carrier in existence, nevermind operating condition.

I'm sure the Brazilians would love a brand new carrier, but what they want just isn't made anymore.
Do you think the trend is to use smaller carriers?p-)

Hellfish
12-28-2008, 10:41 PM
What countries operate a carriers? I know for sure U.S., Britian, France, Brazil and Russia. Right?

Spain, Thailand, Italy, India, Argentina. China might have one operating soon.

Argentina got rid of theirs in 1999, and was cannibalized for the Brazilian carrier. I think that Argentina and Brazil conduct occasional carrier aviation training together.

Hellfish
12-28-2008, 10:44 PM
Do you think the trend is to use smaller carriers?p-)

Yes. Only the US will ever operate a super carrier (50+ aircraft) ever again.

China's carriers will likely be similar to the Russian Kuznetsov. The Brits, French and Indians are building large carriers, but still smaller than American ones.

Hump
12-28-2008, 11:00 PM
Hi Guys,
I agree with El Grego, I don't think anyone else could afford to build a carrier like the U.S. as well as put a crew on board, China wouldn't have a problem with Crew but the cost and maintenance would be to expensive. It wouldn't surprise me if China built their own carrier. The've had a ex russian carrier for quite a while and they had our old HMAS Melbourne. I know they were using the melbourne's flight deck to train pilots which tells me that they would probably be looking at a smaller carrier otherwise they could have trained on the much longer flight deck of the ex russian one.
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Hump
12-29-2008, 12:07 AM
Hi guys,
just found a few more to post, they are too big to post through dezh.de so I will just have to do them as thumbnails sorry. One of these was in cyclone conditions off Fiji, we had waves breaking around the Island, scary stuff.
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bd popeye
12-29-2008, 12:44 AM
Good Job ****!


(pictures)they are too big to post through dezh.de

*******.com can upload almost any size pic. Give it a try..

Bushranger
12-29-2008, 12:51 AM
I know they were using the melbourne's flight deck to train pilots



Didn't know that one thought she was cut to pieces once they got her to China, interesting. :)

Hump
12-29-2008, 01:04 AM
No they kept her for nearly 12 months in a river somewhere in China, I tried to find out where but couldn't. Apparently the Australian Gov was a bit pissed about it but what can they do. They sold it for scrap and what people do with their trash is their own business. A bit like trash & Treasure. lol But by using her flight deck for practice their pilots would have the benefeit of being able to land on smaller air*****s such as the "Spratly Islands" possibly.

Hump
12-29-2008, 08:33 AM
Hi guys,
I was just kicking around the web and came across these have a read.
I am using "Tiny Pic Popeye, I hope it works. lol

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Hump
12-29-2008, 06:50 PM
Found a photo of the Bennington:
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Hump
12-30-2008, 08:28 AM
I'm on a roll now Popeye, here are a few pics of the Kitty Hawk when she visited Sydney in 2007. I have searched the thread to make sure they aren't reposts. I found 1 but it's smaller. If I have made a mistake I apologise in advance.

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Hump
12-30-2008, 09:31 PM
But wait there's more, and a free set of Steak Knives.lol

Have a great NEW YEAR to all who run Military Photos and all the Members & Contributors.
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chefjavier
12-30-2008, 09:34 PM
Does the US Navy uses the A-4 Skyhawk as aggressor squadron?

bd popeye
12-30-2008, 09:47 PM
Does the US Navy uses the A-4 Skyhawk as aggressor squadron?

No. Not sense 1992. The navy now uses Hornets.

chefjavier
12-30-2008, 09:53 PM
No. Not sense 1992. The navy now uses F-16s and Hornets.
I use to be live in Key West, Florida and I seen the F-5 and A-4 aircraft as aggressors.

bd popeye
12-30-2008, 10:16 PM
I use to be live in Key West, Florida and I seen the F-5 and A-4 aircraft as aggressors.

Been a while since the Navy used F-5..


As a result of budget cuts, the once sizeable fleet of Navy aggressor aircraft has been cut down to virtually nothing. Top Gun's F-16Ns were flown out to AMARC for storage in February 1995, leaving only F/A-18 Hornets and F-14 Tomcats still serving. The Tiger II-equipped VF-43 was formally disestablished in 1993. By the end of 1995, VFA-127 had 13 F-5Es and a single F-5F, but was scheduled for disestablishment in March of 1996. No F-5E/Fs are now serving with the US Navy, and the burden of providing aggressor training was assigned to the Reserve Squadrons VFC-12 at Oceana and VFC-13 at Miramar. The concept of dissimilar air combat has gone by the wayside, since both these units are equipped with the F/A-18. Miramar became a Marine Corps Air Station as of October 1997, and the F-14 and F/A-18 squadrons at Miramar relocated to NAS Lemoore, NV in 1995-97. Top Gun relocated to NAS Fallon, NV in 1996.

According to the offical USN TOPGUN site ..




Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC)(TOPGUN)

The Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC) at Naval Air Station Fallon is the center of excellence for naval aviation training and tactics development. NSAWC provides service to aircrews, squadrons and air wings throughout the United States Navy through flight training, academic instructional classes, and direct operational and intelligence support. The command consists of more than 130 officers, 250 enlisted and 500 contract personnel. NSAWC flies and maintains F/A-18 Hornets, F-14 Tomcats and SH-60F Seahawk helicopters.

bd popeye
12-30-2008, 10:30 PM
I finally found a source about what type of aircrfat the USN adversary squadrons use. Hornets only. Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC) has 23. Sorry about any confusion.

RANEW
12-30-2008, 10:43 PM
I'm on a roll now Popeye, here are a few pics of the Kitty Hawk when she visited Sydney in 2007. I have searched the thread to make sure they aren't reposts. I found 1 but it's smaller. If I have made a mistake I apologise in advance.
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This was actually a historical day, as USS Kitty Hawk was the last conventionally powered aircraft carrier to visit Sydney. As Sydney City Council won't allow nuclear powered warships in the harbour, she was essentially the last USN carrier to conduct a visit there. :-(

domokun
12-30-2008, 10:49 PM
I finally found a source about what type of aircrfat the USN adversary squadrons use. Hornets only. Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC) has 23. Sorry about any confusion.

I think that air force aggressor squadrons too should checked, as inter service arm training is reality. F-5 has common "profile" with T-38 that is still used by air force and pretty same flight characteristics. Even training fighters can be more than match for modern fighters in dog fight, when in early nineties Finnish Air Force did fighter evaluations for new plane purchase Bae Hawk Mk.51 defeated Mirage 2000-5 couple times.

Hump
12-31-2008, 01:55 AM
Did you see how much room she took up in the Harbour, she was like a giant. Even with the rust from the long voyage she was still a beautiful ship.
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Just a side note on the A4's Popeye, we sold them off to New Zealand when we were finished with them and then our government leased them back on a ten year deal. Go figure

xav
12-31-2008, 03:09 AM
Every French Carriers

1914 to the future

A601 BÉARN:1914 - 1967

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Built by FC de la Mediterranee, La Seyne. Laid down 10 Jan 1914, suspended at the start of WWI, temporarily resumed postwar, launched 4/1920. Postwar plans for completion as a battleship cancelled. Converted to an aircraft carrier 1923-1927, commissioned 5/1927.

Refitted 1935. Interned at Martinique 6/1940, demilitarized 5/1942. Transferred to Free French forces 30 June 1943. Refitted as aircraft transport 1943-1944 at New Orleans; guns replaced by 4 5/38, 5 quad 40 mm, 26 20 mm.

Used as a transport to Southeast Asia postwar. Hulked 1948 as a training ship, later used as a submarine depot ship. Stricken 11/1966, sold 31 March 1967 and subsequently scrapped in Italy.


A609 DIXMUDE: 1945 - 1966
ex HMS Biter, ex merchant Rio Parana

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Built by Sun Shipbuilding. Laid down 28 December 1939, launched 18 Dec 1940. Acquired by USN 20 May 1941. Converted at Atlantic Basin Iron Works, transferred and commissioned in RN service as HMS Biter (D97) 1 May 1942. Employed in convoy escort duties. Damaged by a torpedo from her own aircraft 16 November 1943 after the aircraft ditched alongside.
Damaged by fire in port 24 August 1944; repair facilities were not available and the ship was laid up in reserve. Returned to USN 9 April 1945 and immediately transferred to France as Dixmude. After limited service as a carrier she was used as a transport starting 1949 and was disarmed during 1951-1953. Stricken from USN Naval Vessels Register 24 Jan 1951. Hulked as an accommodation/base ship 1960. At the end of her active service she was listed at 8,500 tons displacement and 16 knots maximum speed. Returned to USN for disposal 10 June 1966. Subsequently sunk as a target.


R95 ARROMANCHES: 1946 - 1973
ex-HMS Colossus

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Hellcat (correct?) crash 1952
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Delivery of the first French Crusaders in Norfolk 1964
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Built by Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne. Laid down 1 June 1942, launched 30 Sept 1943, commissioned 1 Dec 1944. RN designation changed to R61 circa 1945 for service in the Pacific; arrived in the Pacific too late to see combat. Returned home in 1946 and returned to original designation (15). Decommissioned for transfer 23 July 1946 immediately upon return to UK; loaned to France as Arromanches (R95) 6 Aug 1946.

Frequently deployed to Indo-China starting in 1949. Formally sold to France in 1951. Refitted in 1957-58 as an ASW/training carrier. Starting in 1962 she embarked assault helicopters at times. Refitted in 1968 to serve primarily in the ASW role and redesignated as a helicopter carrier with 24 helicopters embarked. She was also tasked with intervention/assault, training, and fast military transport.

Decommissioned and stricken 22 Jan 1974; subsequently sold and scrapped at Toulon in 1978.


R96 LA FAYETTE: 1951 - 1963
ex-USS Langley, ex-Crown Point, ex-Fargo

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Built by New York Shipbuilding. Reordered as carrier and redesignated CV 27 31 March 1942, laid down 11 April 1942, renamed 13 Nov 1942, renamed again 15 May 1943, launched 22 May 1943, commissioned 31 Aug 1943. Redesignated CVL 27 15 July 1943. Decommissioned to reserve 11 Feb 1947.

Transferred to France 8 Jan 1951, overhauled during reactivation. Renamed Lafayette and commissioned into French service 2 June 1951, designated R96.

Returned to USN March 1963. Stricken for disposal 20 March 1963, scrapped at Baltimore in 1964.


R97 BOIS BELLEAU 1953 - 1960
ex-USS Beleau Wood, ex-New Haven

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Built by New York Shipbuilding. Laid down as light cruiser 11 Aug 1941, reordered as carrier, renamed and redesignated CV 24 14 Feb 1942, launched 6 Dec 1942, commissioned as carrier 31 Mar 1943. Redesignated CVL 24 15 July 1943. Hit by kamikaze 30 Oct 1944. Decommissioned to reserve 13 Jan 1947.

Transferred to France 6/51, overhauled during reactivation. Renamed Bois Belleau and commissioned in French service 9 Sept 1953, designated R97.

Returned to USN 9/60, stricken for disposal 1 Oct 1960. Scrapped at Chester PA in 1962.

To be continued...

Hellfish
12-31-2008, 03:20 AM
Nice collection.

xav
12-31-2008, 03:29 AM
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R98 CLEMENCEAU: 1957 - 1997

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First Gulf War:
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Concept/Program: Small, but modern, multirole carriers built to replace the old ex-US CVLs. Formed the mainstay of the French Navy for over 30 years. Both have seen lengthy service as numerous replacement plans were cancelled or delayed. They were intended to operate in the amphibious role if needed, but have served in the carrier role only.

Design: Typical postwar carrier design, but on a smaller scale. Relatively heavy gun armament; the angled deck is shallower than in US ships. Additional armament had been planned but was eliminated to reduce topweight, and the ships were bulged to improve stability.

Modifications: Both went through extensive overhauls in the late 1970's/early 1980's and had new defensive systems fitted in the late 1980's: 2 Crotale SAM launchers fitted in place of 4 100 mm guns.

Departure from Service/Disposal: Clemenceau decommissioned without replacement 9/1997. Foch was to be retired and held in reserve following the completion of De Gaulle, but it was announced 6/1998 that she would be permanently retired instead.


R99 FOCH 1957 - 2000

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Built by Ch. Atlantique (St. Nazaire), completed at Brest. Laid down 2/57, launched 7/1959 when complete up to the hangar floor, transferred to Brest and docked for completion, relaunched 28 July 1960, commissioned 15 July 1963.

Refitted 15 July 1980 to 4 Dec 1981. Refitted with new defensive systems 2/87 to 6/88. Decommissioned 15 November 2000 and transferred to Brazil as Sao Paulo (A12) same date.


Verdun attack aircraft carrier

Authorized 1958 but abandoned 1961 before work started.
Displacement: 45,000 tons full load
Concept/Program: A larger carrier, intended as a nuclear-strike ship. Cancelled due to cost; one of a series of projects to meet this fate.


PH 75 Project nuclear powered amphibious assault ship

Displacement: 18,400 tons full load
Concept/Program: Initially conceived as a replacement for the aging Arromanches in the assualt role, this ship grew to include assault, ASW, disaster relief, and command roles. Nuclear propulsion was chosen, presumably to allow expeditionary operations without supporting auxiliaries. When this was officially a "live" project it was planned for completion in 1981, but was continually delayed and eventually cancelled.


R91 CHARLES DE GAULLE 2000 - ....

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(This one is probably the most famous so 1 picture will do :))


Charles de Gaulle (R91) is the only serving French aircraft carrier and is the flagship of the French Navy (Marine Nationale). She is the tenth French aircraft carrier, the first French nuclear-powered surface vessel, and the first and only nuclear-powered carrier built outside of the United States Navy. She is named after French statesman and general Charles de Gaulle.

The ship carries a complement of Dassault Rafale M and E-2C Hawkeye, as well as modern electronics and Aster missiles. She is the second largest European carrier, after the Admiral Kuznetsov. It is a CATOBAR-type carrier that uses the same catapult system as that installed on the US Nimitz class carriers, the 75 m C13-3 steam catapult.


Project Romeo


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Proposed 2nd Aircraft carrier. Not sellected


Project Juliette


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Evolution of the Romeo design (with nuclear propulsion, Romeo having classic propulsion... or the other way around, I don't remember). Not selected.


CVF - PA2: Selected design, order postponned to 2011. Commissioning Planned for 2015

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PA2 (Porte-Avions 2) is a planned new aircraft carrier developed for the French Navy by Thales Naval France and DCN from the Thales UK/BMT design for the future British Queen Elizabeth class (formerly CVF). The vessel will displace approximately 70,000-75,000 tonnes, making it a potential supercarrier, and will be based in Toulon, Var, France and will complement the current French carrier, Charles de Gaulle. France's 2008 military budget includes ordering that second aircraft carrier.[2] However, in April 2008 French Defence Minister Herve Morin cast doubt over plans for a second aircraft carrier, citing a cash crunch, and said a decision would be taken soon.[3] Further doubts were cast on the project on 21 June 2008 when French President Nicholas Sarkozy decided to pull out of the Franco-British project. Sarkozy stated that a final decision on the future of French participation in the Project would be taken in 2011 or 2012. British plans for two aircraft carriers went ahead as planned despite the French withdrawal.[4]

Hump
12-31-2008, 03:34 AM
Excellent post Xav.

Hump
12-31-2008, 04:50 AM
Hey Popeye, I have an AVI of the HMAS Torrens being sunk by an Australian Submarine using a mark 48 torpedo Very Good Quality better than Utube. It's about 13 meg is it ok to post it. It's not a carrier I know but it's interesting to watch.
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Hump
12-31-2008, 07:47 PM
Also here is an "Excel" document containing all the vessels lost between ww1 and wwII, it must have taken who ever did it years to assemble. Very interesting.
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Sorry guys it won't let me post as it's not a picture, I will try to do it another way.

domokun
12-31-2008, 08:12 PM
Did you see how much room she took up in the Harbour, she was like a giant. Even with the rust from the long voyage she was still a beautiful ship.
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Just a side note on the A4's Popeye, we sold them off to New Zealand when we were finished with them and then our government leased them back on a ten year deal. Go figure

We see western ships with rust quite rarely, maybe used in official publications bit rarer that Russians do that. Don't know real reason behind that.:)

Military spending policy, meaning strictly political part of cost planning often ends up spending much more than planned... all for sake of cutting expenses. Finnish military bases are good example, military no longer owns bases as they are managed by government owned real estates corporation. That leads to situation where military don't pay for upkeep expenses of military areas but instead pay rent. I wonder what is logic behind that. p-)

Hump
12-31-2008, 10:15 PM
I suppose it all boils down to saving money, it was probably cheaper to lease the bases back and have some one else pay the maintenance and upkeep on them.
I was waiting for Popeye to give me the OK for posting this but I don't think he will mind, it's to good to pass up guys, enjoy
This is a mark 48 torpedo sinking a retired Australian navy vessel.
View My Video (http://*******.com/usermedia.php?uo=vVvxraJWGXzDSS%2Feo1ehRw%3D%3D)

domokun
12-31-2008, 11:05 PM
That torpedo video was awesome. I have seen lot still shots of same shot but that video is good.

Hump
12-31-2008, 11:20 PM
You can see the damage sustained to the ship, I don't know why people said that the Kursk was hit by a Mark 48, if it was the damage would have been much more extensive.

RANEW
12-31-2008, 11:25 PM
You can see the damage sustained to the ship, I don't know why people said that the Kursk was hit by a Mark 48, if it was the damage would have been much more extensive.

Quite simply, because the internet is the conspiracy theorist's playground. p-)

RANEW
12-31-2008, 11:35 PM
Interesting video. Weird hearing "Farncomb" being ****ounced badly as "Fancom". And Torrens was a destroyer-escort, not a destroyer. Just nit picking again.

Hump
12-31-2008, 11:41 PM
Yeah I know, the Torrens was a dde, I spent 2 years on the Yarra DDE 45 one of her sister ships. The guy that did the narration was a Canadian, but it's not hard to overlook, they probably say us Aussies talk funny too. lol
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jackie yu
01-01-2009, 04:11 AM
But wait there's more, and a free set of Steak Knives.lol

Have a great NEW YEAR to all who run Military Photos and all the Members & Contributors.
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Very missing Australia's VF-805 Skyhawk !

Happy new year , everyone!

Hump
01-02-2009, 05:22 AM
Here are some photos of another of the Torrens sister ships, the HMAS Derwent, she was sunk by the HMAS Collins submarine with another mark 48, it took two shots but went up with a bang. Sorry about the size of the pics guys. The last photo is the sadest.:-(
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RANEW
01-02-2009, 05:25 PM
That's incorrect, HMAS Derwent was not sunk by torpedo but by AUSTCDTFOUR in a controlled demolition. She was used as an experiment in ship survivability. See http://www.defence.gov.au/news/navynews/editions/4709/feature/feature02.htm
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"DERWENT (destroyer escort): After a 30-year career, HMAS Derwent paid-off at HMAS Stirling on August 8, 1994 to be used as the platform for the joint DSTO-RAN Ship Survivability Enhancement programme.

Previous prospects of the ships becoming a dive wreck faded when the 10 week programme saw the battered and burnt Derwent, still afloat, reduced to a leaking hulk riddled with dangerous jagged metal from the onboard explosions it had absorbed.

Derwent was towed out to a position west of Rottnest Island and scuttled with charges set by AUSTCDTFOUR on December 21, 1995."

Also I'm not sure pics of a DE are appropriate in an aircraft carrier thread. p-)

Hump
01-02-2009, 06:56 PM
At least I'm posting something over the holidays, and instead of picking on everything I post how about contributing something more useful instead of sitting on you fat A*rse and *****ing about what every one else is posting. And yes you were correct it was a controlled demolition.
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What years did you serve in the RAN??

RANEW
01-02-2009, 08:37 PM
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I'm merely correcting Naval inaccuracies. Excuse me for breathing. lol If I hadn't have said anything, sooner or later someone else would have, or a mod may have raised it. Get over it.
FYI, I did 20 years in the puss, 87 - 07, left as a CPO. When did you serve ?

Back on topic :

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And my ass isn't fat either.

Hump
01-02-2009, 09:31 PM
I got out in 78 as Leading Hand after 9 years so I was in Baghdad when you were in Dad's bag. lol
And yes it's nice to see a post, not hard is it. I am trying to do a series on all the U.S. Carriers in numerical order but it's hard finding photos of a decent quality. I have got 48 carriers listed and photos for each with more to find. Sorry Chief, you Ass probably isn't fat after all.lol
Take care mate & Have a good one.
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ps if you are interested and want some more photos of RAN Ships let me know we can work something out.
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bd popeye
01-03-2009, 02:32 PM
Speaking of sinking...

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Gulf of Mexico (May 17, 2006) - The ex-Oriskany, a decommissioned aircraft carrier, was sunk 24 miles off the coast of Pensacola, Fla., on May 17 to form an artificial reef. The 888-foot ship took about 37 minutes to sink below the surface. After 25 years of service to the Navy in operations in Korea, Vietnam and the Mediterranean, ex-Oriskany will now benefit marine life, sport fishing and recreation diving off the coast of the Florida panhandle. U.S. Navy photos by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jeffrey P. Kraus (RELEASED)link to a video of the Belleau Wood sinking;

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USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3), the third ship in the Tarawa Class, was commissioned 1978. After many years service, including a long tour homeported in Japan, she was decommissioned on October 28. In Jully 2006 she was used as a target off Hawaii. Although she absorbed several hits by anti-ship missiles, she did not go down until scuttling charges were detonated along her bottom.

bd popeye
01-03-2009, 02:40 PM
I am trying to do a series on all the U.S. Carriers in numerical order but it's hard finding photos of a decent quality

****, try;

http://navsource.org/

For pix of every USN CV ever built and some never finished..

Or;

http://www.navy.mil/view_gallery.asp?category_id=10

...For more modern up-to-date pix!

domokun
01-03-2009, 03:36 PM
As USS Oriskany has been mentioned, I checked wiki on it, had couple pretty interesting photos. She had rather bad fire aboard in 27th of october 1966, 44 sailors lost their lives (R.I.P). She launched about 20000 sorties during Vietnam war.

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A Vought F-8J Crusader of fighter squadron VF-194 Red Lightnings intercepts a Soviet Tupolev Tu-95 Bear-A/B reconnaissance aircraft near the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany (CVA-34) (steaming below) on 25 May 1974. VF-194 was assigned to Attack Carrier Air Wing Nineteen (CVW-19).



Camera Operator: Lt. Fessenden
Source: US Defense Visual Information system ID DN-SC-85-06071via Wiki

Quite odd that USS Belleau Wood was used as target. She was rather new ship for that, as those normally put into reserve fleet storages. Just 30 years young.

Eugene Schmidt
01-03-2009, 03:58 PM
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http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/Essexoct1962-1_738x600.jpgUSS ESSEX, October 1962, Just before The Cuban blockade, on shakedown cruise after FRAM II, off Guantanamo.
I finally got this picture posting thing figured out. More to come.EJ

Hump
01-03-2009, 07:20 PM
Hi Popeye, RANEW was totally right in what he posted, I was just having an OFF day but no harm done as far as I know.
And I do appologise to RANEW for my rash statement about his ass.lol
I have finally got all the pictures together but I'm trying to get some larger pics of some of them. Most of the sources have only 800 x 600 pictures of the early ones but I will sort them today and post next week hopefully. Can some one correct me if I am wrong I have a total of 66 carriers up to present day.
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bd popeye
01-03-2009, 07:29 PM
Count 'em! :roll:p-)



Ship Name Hull# Comission./Decomission

USS Langley (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=10)(CV 1)20 Mar 1922 /27 Feb 1942
Conv. to AV 3; Sunk as a result enemy action about 75 miles south of Tjilatjap.
USS Lexington (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=11)(CV 2)14 Dec 1927 /8 May 1942
Sunk as a result of enemy action at the Battle of the Coral Sea.
USS Saratoga (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=12)(CV 3)16 Nov 1927 /26 Jul 1946
Used as an atomic bomb test target and sunk at ****** Atoll.
USS Ranger (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=13)(CV 4)4 Jun 1934 /18 Oct 1946
Sold for scrap 31 Jan 1947 to Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.
USS Yorktown (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=14)(CV 5)30 Sep 1937 /7 Jun 1942
Sunk due to enemy action at the Battle of Midway.
USS Enterprise (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=15)(CV 6)12 May 1938 /17 Feb 1947
Sold, 1 Jul 1958.
USS Wasp (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=24)(CV 7)25 Apr 1940 /15 Sep 1942
Sunk due to enemy action southeast of San Cristobal Island.
USS Hornet (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=25)(CV 8)20 Oct 1941 /26 Oct 1942
Sunk due to enemy action at the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.
USS Essex (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=26)(CV 9)31 Dec 1942 /20 Jun 1969
Stricken 1 Jun 1973. Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 1 Jun 1975.
USS Yorktown (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=27)(CV 10)15 Apr 1943 /27 Jun 1970
Stricken 1 Jun 1973. Established as a floating museum in Charleston, S.C., 13 Oct. 1975.
USS Intrepid (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=28)(CV 11)16 Aug 1943 /15 Mar 1974
Established as a floating museum in New York City in 1982.
USS Hornet (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=29)(CV 12)20 Nov 1943 /26 May 1970
Stricken from the Navy List 1989. Donated to The Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation for use as a museum on 26 May 1998.
USS Franklin (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=30)(CV 13)31 Jan 1944 /
17 Feb 1947Reclassified AVT 8 on 15 May 1959. Stricken from the Navy List 10 Oct 1964.
USS Ticonderoga (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=31)(CV 14)8 May 1944 /1 Sep 1973
Stricken from the Navy List 16 Nov 1973. Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 1 Sept 1975.
USS Randolph (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=32)(CV 15)9 Oct 1944 /13 Feb 1969
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Jun 1973. Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 1 Apr 1975.
USS Lexington (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=33)(CV 16)17 Feb 1942 /8 Nov 1991
Stricken from the Navy List 30 Nov 1991. Now a museum (http://www.usslexington.com/) in Corpus Christi, Tex.
USS Bunker Hill (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=34)(CV 17)25 May 1943 /
9 Jul 1947Stricken from the Navy List 1 Nov 1966; retained as moored electronic test ship in San Diego until Nov. 1972. Scrapped 1973.
USS Wasp (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=35)(CV 18)24 Nov 1943 /1 Jul 1972
Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 21 May 1973.
USS Han***** (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=36)(CV 19)15 Apr 1944 /30 Jan 1976
Stricken from the Navy List 31 Jan 1976; Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 1 Sept 1976.
USS Bennington (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=37)(CV 20)6 Aug 1944 /15 Jan 1970
Stricken from the Navy List 1989. Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 1 Dec 1994.
USS Boxer (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=38)(CV 21)16 Apr 1945 /1 Dec 1969
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Dec 1969; Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 13 Mar 1971.
USS Independence (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=39)(CVL 22)14 Jan 1943 /28 Aug 1946
Sunk as target 29 Jun 1951.
USS Princeton (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=40)(CVL 23)25 Feb 1943 /24 Oct 1944
Sunk due to enemy action in the Sibuyan Sea.
USS Belleau Wood (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=41)(CVL 24)31 Mar 1943 /13 Jan 1947
Transferred to France 1953-1960. Returned. Stricken 1 Oct 1960 and sold for scrapping.
USS Cowpens (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=42)(CVL 25)28 May 1943 /13 Jan 1947
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Nov 1959 and sold for scrapping.
USS Monterey (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=43)(CVL 26)17 Jun 1943 /16 Jan 1956
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Jun 1970. Sold for scrapping in May 1971.
USS Langley (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=44)(CVL 27)31 Aug 1943 /11 Feb 1947
Transferred to France 1951-1963; Sold 19 Feb 1964.
USS Cabot (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=45)(CVL 28)24 Jul 1943 /21 Jan 1955
Transferred to Spain 30 Aug 1967; returned to private U.S. organization 1989. Auctioned by US Marshals Service to Sabe Marine Salvage, 10 Sep 1999.
USS Bataan (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=46)(CVL 29)17 Nov 1943 /
9 Apr 1954Stricken from the Navy List 1 Sep 1959. Sold for scrapping May 1961.
USS San Jacinto (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=47)(CVL 30)15 Dec 1943 /1 Mar 1947
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Jun 1970. Sold for scrapping on 15 Dec 1971 to National Metal and Steel Co., Terminal Island, Calif.
USS Bon Homme Richard (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=48)(CV 31)26 Nov 1944 /2 Jul 1971
Stricken from the Navy List 1989. Scrapped 4 Feb 1992.
USS Leyte (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=49)(CV 32)11 Apr 1946 /15 May 1959
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Jun 1969.
USS Kearsarge (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=50)(CV 33)2 May 1946 /15 Jan 1970
Stricken from the Navy List 1 May 1973. Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 1 Mar 1974.
USS Oriskany (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=51)(CVA 34)25 Sep 1950 /20 Sep 1976
Stricken from Navy List 1989. Sold 9 Sep 1995, but contractor defaulted. Repossessed by the Navy and contract terminated 30 Jul 1997. Sunk off coast of Florida 17 May 2006 for use as articifical reef.
Reprisal(CV 35)-- /
--Never completed nor commissioned. Hull, 53% complete, was sold to Boston Metals Co, Baltimore, Md. and scrapped November 1949.
USS Antietam (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=52)(CV 36)28 Jan 1945 /8 May 1963
Stricken from the Navy List 1 May 1973. Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 1 Dec 1973.
USS Princeton (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=53)(CV 37)18 Nov 1945 /30 Jan 1970
Stricken from the Navy List 30 Jan 1970.
USS Shangri-La (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=54)(CV 38)15 Sep 1944 /30 Jul 1971
Stricken from the Navy List 15 Jul 1982; disposed of by MARAD exchange 9 Aug 1988.
USS Lake Champlain (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=55)(CV 39)3 Jun 1945 /2 May 1966
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Dec 1969. Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 28 Apr 1972.
USS Tarawa (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=56)(CV 40)
8 Dec 1945 /13 May 1960
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Jun 1967.
USS Midway (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=57)(CVB 41)10 Sep 1945 /11 Apr 1992
Stricken 17 Mar 1997;
Towed to San Diego 5 January 2004 to be used as a museum and memorial.
USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=58)(CVB 42)27 Oct 1945 /1 Oct 1977
Stricken from the Navy List 30 Sept 1977; Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 1 Apr 1978.
USS Coral Sea (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=59)(CVB 43)1 Oct 1947 /26 Apr 1990
Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 7 May 1993.
USS Valley Forge (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=60)(CV 45)3 Nov 1946 /15 Jan 1970
Stricken from the Navy List 15 Jan 1970; sold for scrap 29 Oct 1971 to Nicolai Joffre Corp., Beverly Hills, Calif.
USS Philippine Sea (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=61)(CV 47)11 May 1946 /28 Dec 1958
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Dec 1969.
USS Saipan (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=62)(CVL 48)14 Jul 1946 /14 Jan 1970
Name changed to Arlington 8 Apr 1965 and served as an communications relay ship until decomm. Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 6 Jun 1976.
USS Wright (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=63)(CVL 49)9 Feb 1947 /15 Mar 1956
Converted to and commissioned 11 May 1963 as a command ship. Decommissioned 27 May 1970 and disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 1 Aug 1980.
USS Forrestal (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=64)(CVA 59)1 Oct 1955 /30 Sep 1993
Stricken from the Navy List 11 Sep 1993; At the Naval Education and Training Center, Newport, R.I., 14 Sept. 1998 on hold as museum donation.
USS Saratoga (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=65)(CVA 60)14 Apr 1956 /20 Aug 1994
Stricken from the Navy List 30 Sep 1994; berthed at the Naval Education and Training Center, Newport, R.I., 7 Aug. 1998.
USS Ranger (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=66)(CVA 61)10 Aug 1957 /10 Jul 1993
In inactive reserve in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, Wash.
USS Independence (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=67)(CV 62)10 Jan 1959 /30 Sep 1998
In inactive reserve in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, Wash.
USS Kitty Hawk (http://www.kittyhawk.navy.mil/)(CV 63)29 Apr 1961 /
--Active -- see
Fact File (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=4200&tid=200&ct=4) USS Constellation (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=69)(CV 64)27 Oct 1961 /
7 Aug 2003Towed 12 September 2003, to be placed in inactive reserve in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, Wash.
USS Enterprise (http://www.enterprise.navy.mil/)(CVN 65)25 Nov 1961 /--Active -- see
Fact File (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=4200&tid=200&ct=4)USS America (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=71)(CV 66)23 Jan 1965 /
9 Aug 1996 Stricken from Navy List; In the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Philadelphia, Penn. planned for scrapping, instead sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast on 14 May 2005, following a series of tests consisting of simulated attacks on the ship.USS John F. Kennedy(CV 67)7 Sep 1968 /
23 Mar 2007 --
USS Nimitz (http://www.nol.navy.mil/homepages/cvn68/)(CVN 68)3 May 1975 /--Active -- see
Fact File (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=4200&tid=200&ct=4) USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (http://www.eisenhower.navy.mil/)(CVN 69)18 Oct 1977 /--Active -- see
Fact File (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=4200&tid=200&ct=4) USS Carl Vinson (http://www.cvn70.navy.mil/)(CVN 70)13 Mar 1982 /--Active -- see
Fact File (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=4200&tid=200&ct=4) USS Theodore Roosevelt (http://www.tr.surfor.navy.mil/)(CVN 71)25 Oct 1986 /--Active -- see
Fact File (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=4200&tid=200&ct=4) USS Abraham Lincoln (http://www.cvn72.navy.mil/)(CVN 72)11 Nov 1989 /--Active -- see
Fact File (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=4200&tid=200&ct=4) USS George Washington (http://gw.ffc.navy.mil/)(CVN 73)4 July 1992 /--Active -- see
Fact File (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=4200&tid=200&ct=4) USS John C. Stennis (http://www.cvn74.navy.mil/)(CVN 74)9 Dec 1995 /--Active -- see
Fact File (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=4200&tid=200&ct=4)USS Harry S. Truman (http://www.nol.navy.mil/homepages/cvn75/)(CVN 75)25 July 1998 /--Active -- see
Fact File (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=4200&tid=200&ct=4) USS Ronald Reagan (http://www.reagan.navy.mil/)(CVN 76)12 July 2003 /--Active -- see
Fact File (http://www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=4200&tid=200&ct=4)George H.W. Bush (http://www.cvn77.navy.mil/)(CVN 77)-- /

Hump
01-03-2009, 07:44 PM
I count 63 but I've got 66 must be a couple that were renamed e.g. The Enterprise CV6 and CVN 65. any way thanks for the links mate, back to work.
Excellent pictures guys
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xav
01-03-2009, 09:01 PM
THis is what PH75 should have looked like

http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=139460&d=1156356696

(fits in the "All French Cariers post there: http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=129481&page=63 )

xav
01-03-2009, 09:03 PM
http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/6550/carriercomparisonlargeep8.jpg

Hellfish
01-03-2009, 09:05 PM
Has France made a decision on their CVF? I know they put off any official deal a few months ago...

xav
01-03-2009, 09:51 PM
Has France made a decision on their CVF? I know they put off any official deal a few months ago...

See last quote http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showpost.php?p=3802669&postcount=943

Basically, decision is postponed to 2011... while the catapults have been ordered and more than 200 Millions Euros spent on the project already.

Hump
01-04-2009, 10:16 PM
I am just about ready to post popeye, is it possible to upload a power point file??

chefjavier
01-04-2009, 10:45 PM
Speaking of sinking...

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No hi-res for the bottom two pics.
link to a video of the Belleau Wood sinking;

[URL]http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c1a_1188112215&p=1


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Wow! I served on that ship on 2 six month floats. :-( I spent hours of mess duty and flight deck duty. I did wog day and shell back. p-)

Hump
01-05-2009, 08:04 AM
Hi all,
I have just finished compiling a list of all the U.S. Carriers I could get my grubby little hands with the idea of posting them in numerical order. Where possible I have used an original photo before any upgrades of refits so I'm sorry about the sizes of some. so here we go enjoy, if I've made any mistakes I apologize in advance.
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Hump
01-05-2009, 08:07 AM
The pictures missing between 49 & 59 were never built.

Stonewall71
01-05-2009, 09:28 AM
Sold to Spain as "R-01 Dédalo"

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Sold to France as "Bois Belleau"

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Eugene Schmidt
01-05-2009, 11:34 AM
Hey ****,Thanks for posting all the pics. A lot of effort there. Quite a few there I've not seen before. Seems like mine came up in the list quickly though. #9 - The Oldest and the Boldest. I'm in awe of the later post war ships.EJ

Hump
01-05-2009, 06:07 PM
Thanks EJ, I would like to get a few of the stories about these older ships and their histories they seem to be forgotten so easily. Some of the other photos I've got really show stories, like after Kimakaze attacks and being torpedoed. The courage of the crews, Amazing stuff

fusilero
01-05-2009, 06:29 PM
Dédalo (R-01)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/73/AV-8S_over_SNS_Dedalo_(R01).jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/26/SNS_Dedalo_%28R01%29_underway.jpg

Dédalo (USS Cabot) decommissioned

http://www.grijalvo.com/Batracius/Batracius_Dedalo.jpg

Hump
01-05-2009, 06:35 PM
What a sad sight the last photo, I would prefer to see a ship like that sunk and used as an artificial reef or a dive wreck than be totally removed from the face of the earth.
Thanks for the pics mate.
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Hey EJ here are a few of the CV 2 Lexington just as they were abandoning ship, I would like to know the whole story if any one knows please post.
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KillerBD
01-05-2009, 07:13 PM
I'm going to the Roosevelt, I'll be sure to take some pics. See ya later MP.net

Hump
01-05-2009, 08:00 PM
Do you mean you have been posted to her or are you going to have a look around, either way some pictures would be great mate. Good luck.
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Eugene Schmidt
01-05-2009, 08:26 PM
Thanks EJ, I would like to get a few of the stories about these older ships and their histories they seem to be forgotten so easily. Some of the other photos I've got really show stories, like after Kimakaze attacks and being torpedoed. The courage of the crews, Amazing stuff


Check out the Essex Assn website.
ussessexcv9.org/home
Look for;
tribute to WWii vets go to, History, Essex History and Final resting place.

Photo Album, the pages change with the button at the bottom of the page.

Lots of stuff there.

Also, the book "Flattops and Fledglings has lots of history of carriers up to CVA - 68.

Regarding USS ESSEX, if you can't find what you want, E-mail me and I'll try to get you what you need.

EJ

bd popeye
01-05-2009, 08:29 PM
I'm going to the Roosevelt, I'll be sure to take some pics. See ya later MP.net

Are you visiting? Are you in the USN? Please explain. Thanks!

Oh yea..here's a few Tomcat pix..some maybe repeats..By the way ****..you are doing a great job since you learned how to post pix!

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Atlantic Ocean (July 28, 2006) – An F-14D Tomcat, aircraft number 100, assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Fighter Squadron Three One (VF-31) makes a near supersonic fly-by above the flight deck of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The F-14 will officially retire in September 2006, after 32 years of service to the fleet. Theodore Roosevelt is completing Joint Task Force Exercises with USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Laird (RELEASED)http://i44.*******.com/2mxfima.jpg
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tlantic Ocean (July 27, 2006) - An F-14D Tomcat assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Fighter Squadron Three One (VF-31) sit on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Roosevelt is currently underway conducting exercises as part of the Fleet Response Plan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randall Damm (RELEASED) http://i40.*******.com/2aihp36.jpg
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Virginia Beach, Va. (March 10, 2006) – F-14D Tomcats from Fighter Squadron Two One Three (VF-213) and VF-31 conduct a flyover of Naval Air Station Oceana airfield. VF-213 and VF-31 are completing their final deployment flying the F-14 Tomcat. For the past 30 years, the F-14 Tomcat has assured U.S. air superiority, playing a key role in ensuring victory and preserving peace around the world. The F-14 Tomcat will be removed from service and officially stricken from the inventory in September of 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Jason R. Smith (RELEASED) http://i43.*******.com/2zyie7r.jpg
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Persian Gulf (Dec. 4, 2005) - An F-14D Tomcat, assigned to the “Blacklions” of Fighter Squadron Two One Three (VF-213), conducts a mission over the Persian Gulf. VF-213 is assigned to Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8), currently embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). U.S. Navy photo by Lt.j.g. Scott Timmester (RELEASED) http://i42.*******.com/nv3zfl.jpg
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Indian Ocean (Sept. 26, 2004) - The sun sets behind a pair of F-14D Tomcats assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Fighter Squadron Three One (VF-31) as they are prepared to be sent down to the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis and embarked Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) are currently participating in a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Mark J. Rebilas (RELEASED) http://i40.*******.com/2ppew3o.jpg
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Naval Air Station Oceana, Va. (Sept. 25, 2004) - An F-14D Tomcat assigned to the "Grim Reapers" of Fighter Squadron One Zero One (VF-101), conducts a high speed flyby during the tactical air power demonstration at the 2004 "In Pursuit of Liberty," Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show. The demonstration showcased multiple F-14 Tomcats and F/A-18 Hornets displaying various maneuvers and simulated bomb and staffing passes in front of the crowd. The air show, held Sept. 24-26, showcased civilian and military aircraft from the Nation's armed forces, which provided many flight demonstrations and static displays. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain (RELEASED)http://i42.*******.com/289hcu8.jpg
Download HiRes (http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/030201-N-4142G-004.jpg)


At sea aboard USS Constellation (CV 64) Feb. 1, 2003 -- An F-14D Tomcat assigned to the Bounty Hunters of Fighter Squadron Two (VF-2) launches from the ship's flight deck. Constellation is on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Felix Garza Jr. (RELEASED) http://i44.*******.com/xcuqup.jpg
Download HiRes (http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/040322-N-6213R-211.jpg)


Pacific Ocean (Mar. 22, 2004) - An F-14D Tomcat assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Fighter Squadron Three One (VF-31) sits poised for launch on one of four steam-powered catapults aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis and her embarked Carrier Air Wing One Four (CVW-14) are currently at sea conducting training exercises. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Mark J. Rebilas. (RELEASED)

Hump
01-05-2009, 09:22 PM
Thanks Popeye, it only took 5 months (a bit thick) lol glad you liked the pics mate.
You haven't told me how to post a Power point show Popeye can you get back to me please mate, as I've done the carriers as a slide show for people to download and keep if they want.
Thanks EJ I will have a look and let you know.
God I love this stuff!!!!!!!

bd popeye
01-05-2009, 10:14 PM
You haven't told me how to post a Power point show Popeye can you get back to me please mate

Honestly I have no Idea what powerpoint is. I really don't.

Hump
01-06-2009, 12:14 AM
Microsoft office Powerpoint, it a program for making slideshows with your photos.
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One Man Gang
01-06-2009, 11:15 AM
What a sad sight the last photo, I would prefer to see a ship like that sunk and used as an artificial reef or a dive wreck than be totally removed from the face of the earth.
Thanks for the pics mate.
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Hey EJ here are a few of the CV 2 Lexington just as they were abandoning ship, I would like to know the whole story if any one knows please post.


http://i40.*******.com/29c5ufq.jpg



****, this is not USS Lexington (CV-2) this is USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) after being hit by a pair of kamikazes off Okinawa on 11 May 1945.

Eugene Schmidt
01-06-2009, 05:29 PM
Essex being tugged in to Hamburg harbor Jan 5, 1962 during the Berlin crisis.http://s715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/?action=view&current=scan0011_800x540.jpgEssex tied up to pier at Hamburg.http://s715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/?action=view&current=scan0009_800x540.jpgTaking on stores in Hamburg, January 6, 1962http://s715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/?action=view&current=scan0007_800x526.jpg

Eugene Schmidt
01-06-2009, 05:44 PM
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/scan0011_800x540.jpghttp://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/scan0009_800x540.jpghttp://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/scan0007_800x526.jpg

Eugene Schmidt
01-06-2009, 05:45 PM
I'm giving up. I just can't post this stuff right. I'm unable to format the layout so it can be viewed correctly.

Hump
01-06-2009, 07:29 PM
Sorry mate you are right it was the Bunker Hill, my mistake. Hey EJ, when I posted all my pictures, I started from the last picture to the first, that way when I copied the Image location to my reply it was in the right order. Hang in there mate, if I can do it a trained monkey can do it maybe even an untrained one lol.
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Hump
01-07-2009, 12:19 AM
I'm not sure if we've had these pics already but I thought I would post a couple more Bunker Hill pics.

http://i40.*******.com/icss60.jpg

http://i42.*******.com/npjtcg.jpg

http://i39.*******.com/156wvhg.jpg

http://i44.*******.com/2dkfeox.jpg

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A tragic day, this from Wikki:
On the morning of 11 May 1945, while supporting the Okinawa invasion, Bunker Hill was hit and severely damaged by two kamikazes . A Japanese zero fighter appeared from a low cloud, dived toward the flight deck and dropped a 250-kilogram bomb, which went through the vessel and exploded in the sea. The Zero then crashed onto the flight deck, destroying parked planes full of fuel, causing a huge fire. The remains of the Zero went over the deck and dropped into the sea. Then, a scant 30 seconds later, a second Zero, piloted by Ensign Kiyoshi Ogawa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiyoshi_Ogawa), plunged into a suicide dive. The Zero went through the AA fire, dropped a 250-kilogram bomb, and crashed into the flight deck near the control tower as Kamikaze were trained to aim for the island superstructure (as was the case with the Sangamon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Sangamon_%28CVE-26%29)Template:WP Ships USS instances (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Template:WP_Ships_USS_instances&action=edit&redlink=1)). The bomb penetrated Bunker Hill’s flight deck and exploded. Gasoline fires flamed up and several explosions took place. The ship suffered the loss of 346 men killed, 43 missing, and 264 wounded. Although badly crippled, Bunker Hill managed to return to Bremerton via Pearl Harbor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_Harbor).

santana
01-07-2009, 01:47 AM
****, amazing photos god jobwoot

Hump
01-07-2009, 01:53 AM
Thanks mate, I am now collating all the histories of all the Carriers I have posted over the last few days, it's a bloody brilliant read and I'm only up to CV-11 so far. I won't be posting them though as this thread is Photos only. But if anyone wants a copy just give me a yell.
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santana
01-07-2009, 02:10 AM
http://i43.*******.com/2zyie7r.jpg
Download HiRes (http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/051204-N-5088T-001.jpg)


Persian Gulf (Dec. 4, 2005) - An F-14D Tomcat, assigned to the “Blacklions” of Fighter Squadron Two One Three (VF-213), conducts a mission over the Persian Gulf. VF-213 is assigned to Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8), currently embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). U.S. Navy photo by Lt.j.g. Scott Timmester (RELEASED)

Wow my Favorite Picture of the Tomcat, thanks bd popey for sharing this and all Tomcast pictures

Hump
01-07-2009, 02:39 AM
These are the plans for the HMAS Melbourne, any one wanting to build a scratch model of a Majestic class carrier should jump at these. They are pretty large probably use Photo shop to open them.

Hump
01-07-2009, 02:46 AM
http://i43.*******.com/i704rb.jpg

http://i41.*******.com/35a4snb.jpg

http://i44.*******.com/2i26g7p.jpg
These ones may be a bit smaller

santana
01-07-2009, 04:18 PM
Another Airborne F-14 Tomcats pictures

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/3576/f14a1024we6.jpg


http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/2829/169522092ejcrbjfsfilterft3.jpg

Hump
01-07-2009, 08:37 PM
Here are a few photos of the last minutes of her life above sea level.

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Hump
01-07-2009, 08:42 PM
Hey Popey, why is there a small boat on the flight deck, I have seen this before with other sinkings but couldn't figure out the reason for it.

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santana
01-07-2009, 09:00 PM
Any sumerged pictures from the CV-34 USS Oriskany?

Hump
01-07-2009, 09:07 PM
Just downloading video now of divers on the wreck, I will post it today mate.
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Hump
01-07-2009, 09:44 PM
Here are a couple of Dive pics of her. I will post the video in about an hour.
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http://i39.*******.com/2h31udv.jpg

http://i39.*******.com/33c7k1e.jpg

http://i40.*******.com/315zmzl.jpg

http://i40.*******.com/x6jz2b.jpg

http://i43.*******.com/2nlwf8x.jpg

Hump
01-07-2009, 10:16 PM
Here you go Santana have a look at this I have another one but it's a bit long.
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View My Video (http://*******.com/usermedia.php?uo=A7X%2BJLzyrVmewdgQ702NqA%3D%3D)

I-Tankman
01-08-2009, 02:29 AM
it saddens me to see a ship sunk like that... even if they can't use it anymore... it just seems like they throw away a piece of history

Hump
01-08-2009, 04:17 AM
It's better this way at least people can dive on the wreck and still get some enjoyment from her. If she was scrapped there would be nothing left at all.

domokun
01-08-2009, 07:42 AM
Expending a warship as practice or test target is probably most dignifying way to end career, besides making ship an museum. Another good use is as artificial reef.

Cornerstone
01-08-2009, 02:57 PM
Hey Popey, why is there a small boat on the flight deck, I have seen this before with other sinkings but couldn't figure out the reason for it.

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It carries the computer that controls the detonations

HawkeyeHB
01-08-2009, 04:59 PM
http://i43.*******.com/2zyie7r.jpg
Download HiRes (http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/051204-N-5088T-001.jpg)



Wow my Favorite Picture of the Tomcat, thanks bd popey for sharing this and all Tomcast pictures

awesome pic, tks for sharing
tomcats by choice - hornets by mandate

bd popeye
01-08-2009, 05:09 PM
Wow my Favorite Picture of the Tomcat, thanks bd popey for sharing this and all Tomcast pictures

Thank you! That's what I do..POST PIX!!



Hey Popey, why is there a small boat on the flight deck, I have seen this before with other sinkings but couldn't figure out the reason for it.

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****..great PIX!! That smalll boat housed all the equipment to monitor the sinking. I think the remote links for the explosives were in there also.

In the US National Geographic Channel had an spiecal on the sinking a couple of years ago. Great show. Here's a video clip.

http://video.yahoo.com/watch/162094/898752

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Hump
01-08-2009, 06:18 PM
Thanks Popeye, it would be a bugger if the ship rolled, the boat containing all the data would be shot.lol Have a good one mate.

santana
01-08-2009, 09:10 PM
thanks bd Popeye, excelent to find good underwater images from the Oriskany

santana
01-08-2009, 09:15 PM
http://i39.*******.com/2h31udv.jpg


Wow, thanks **** amazing Photos, now I am a PADI Advance Diver, so one of my dreams is to dive in this amazing place. I think it is every diver dream.

Hump
01-08-2009, 10:20 PM
I really hope you get a chance to dive on her Santana and I look forward to the pictures I know you will post. lol I would really like to see a side view of the whole ship as she is resting on the bottom. Also found this site with some great WWII pictures also has a couple of the Bunker Hill and a few others. http://www.taringa.net/posts/imagenes/1232118/202-Fotos-de-la-Segunda-Guerra-Mundial-1%C2%BA-Parte.html Have a look it's not bad.
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santana
01-09-2009, 04:36 PM
This is a Question for Carrier experts, Does this was True???

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/1966/b52oncarrierns5.png

and the Story is this:



Here is an unusual shot!




True story...



bet the bad guy's satellites went berserk looking at this one...!



( and it wasn't the Navy paying off a bet against AF!)

While this may look like a gag shot, it is actually a "transport of a transport" necessity.

The B-52 was in Beirut, Lebanon undergoing routine fuel tank cleaning. Workmen accidently damaged the bladder system and had to install the bladders from smaller C-130s temporarily. The plane was flown to nearby McCollough air base where it was lifted upon a barge bound for Tyre on the Mediterranean. Once there it was off-loaded onto the carrier deck for transport to Crete where the appropriate tank bladders were installed. It was then flown back to Beirut.
Military cooperation in action.

fox_111
01-09-2009, 05:26 PM
^ Nice

I wonder why they left the other planes on deck.

domokun
01-09-2009, 05:58 PM
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg241/762rk95/b52oncarrierns5_lol.png

Notice those little color changes... smells like photoshop. And for transporting for change of bladders via ship? It doesn't make sense to me as aircraft mechanic, changing tanks in Beirut (what in world would B-52 do in Beirut?) to different planes tanks doesn't also make any sense, if they could replace those there why in world they would not fly correct spares there. USAF has plenty of C-130's or C-5's to assign to deliver parts and crew for that. How would they lifted that B-52 to carrier? If large planes are transported by road for anything but very short ranges removing wings is done always.

Balnk
01-09-2009, 06:01 PM
No f**king way. Total bull****!

The B-52 has a wingspan of 185 feet (56 metres)
The USS NIMITZ' BEAM is Overall: 252 ft (76.8 metres)

The picture shows them equal.

xav
01-09-2009, 06:25 PM
No way. There would have been A LOT more pictures around the net.

Plus there is no practical way to lift a B52 like that and put it on a deck. Have you ever seen a B52 in real?

Plus why would they have left all the navy jets on the deck like this?

philbob
01-09-2009, 06:32 PM
it is still a good peice of shop work then

bd popeye
01-09-2009, 08:09 PM
Repair the bladder? No way. That sort of work is done at the depot level of maintenance stateside.

How old is that pic? That's the Nimitz. A west coast ship. It has not been in the Mediterranean in nearly 20 years. that photo could be as old as the mid 90s or older judging by the aircraft on deck. S-3's & Tomcats.


No f**king way. Total bull****!

The B-52 has a wingspan of 185 feet (56 metres)
The USS NIMITZ' BEAM is Overall: 252 ft (76.8 metres)

The picture shows them equal.

Correct..NFW..What he said!^^^^


No way. There would have been A LOT more pictures around the net.
You said it!


Plus there is no practical way to lift a B52 like that and put it on a deck.True. Ever see a BUFF take off? Those wings flap a lot.


Plus why would they have left all the navy jets on the deck like this? Exactly.

The way the USAF operates they would have sent in a maintenance crew to repair that aircraft no matter where it was.

Hump
01-09-2009, 11:03 PM
You guys need to take a break, chill out. Santana just asked the question tongue in cheek, I'm positive he knows it's a fake, the world has a lot of "**** Heads" in it but I don't think there would be one that would order a B52 to be loaded onto a flat top for transportation, even if he is an Officer or Politician.
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Hump
01-09-2009, 11:06 PM
Hey Popeye, Just finished watching an AVI of the History of the Yorktown, excellent footage and all genuine. Brilliant piece of work. The series is called "Hero Ships Yorktown" it's the 13th and last in the series, great to watch if you can get it.
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bd popeye
01-10-2009, 07:40 PM
Hey Popeye, Just finished watching an AVI of the History of the Yorktown, excellent footage and all genuine. Brilliant piece of work. The series is called "Hero Ships Yorktown" it's the 13th and last in the series, great to watch if you can get it.
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Thanks ****. I'll watch it if it is on TV here in the US.

The USN has Just commissioned its 10th Nimitz class CVN.

http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/04a1f51d82c5adaf3fa09a8fb02207d6.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#04a1f51d82c5adaf3fa09a8fb02207d6.jpg)
Download HiRes (http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/090110-N-4669J-125.jpg)


NORFOLK (Jan. 10, 2009) Crewmembers of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) keep with the Navy tradition of running to man the rails for the first time to bring the ship to life during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. George H.W. Bush is named after the 41st president of the United States. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jennifer L. Jaqua/Released)http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/02f4e71a4044cd8e18e9d0f35c3f1f41.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#02f4e71a4044cd8e18e9d0f35c3f1f41.jpg)
Download HiRes (http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/090110-N-4669J-107.jpg)

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(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joel S. Kolodziejczak/Released)
Download HiRes (http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/090110-N-4543K-324.jpg)


NORFOLK (Jan. 10, 2009) The audience gathers for the commissioning ceremony for the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. George H.W. Bush is named after the 41st president of the United States. (U.S. Navy (top) photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jennifer L. Jaqua/Released)

bd popeye
01-10-2009, 07:57 PM
USS Yorktown CV-5.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/05.htm




Named after a town in Virginia, where the climactic battle of the American Revolution (http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/05.htm#020538) was fought in the autumn of 1781. Two previous US warships had borne this name.
Authorized under the National Industrial Recovery Act of 16 June 1933.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/helpers/flags/usa.gif Fate: Disabled by Japanese carrier aircraft bombs and torpedoes, 4 June 1942 (Battle of Midway) (read War Damage Report No. 25 (http://www.dcfp.navy.mil/cgi-bin/WarGallery.cgi?category=25&cols=3&PgConst=7)). Torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-168, 6 June. Sunk on 7 June 1942.
A number of her crew were lost with the ship and remain on active duty.




Specifications
(As built, 1937)
Displacement: 19,800 tons standard; 25,500 tons full load
Dimensions (wl): 761' x 83.25' x 25' 11.5" (full load) / 232 x 25.4 x 7.9 (full load) meters
Dimensions (max.): 809.5' x 109.5' / 246.7 x 33.4 meters
Armor: 4"-2.5" belt; 60 lbs protective deck(s); 4" bulkheads; 4" (side)-2" (top) conning tower; 4" (side) over steering gear
Power plant: 9 boilers (400 psi); steam turbines; 4 shafts; 120,000 shp
Speed: 32.5 knots
Endurance (design): 12,500 nautical miles @ 15 knots
Armament: 8 single 5"/38 gun mounts; 4 quad 1.1"/75 machine gun mounts; 24 .50-cal machine guns
Aircraft: 90+
Aviation facilities: 3 elevators; 2 flight-deck and 1 hangar-deck hydraulic catapults
Crew: 2,217 (ship's company + air wing) (1941 figure)

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Ships logo/seal

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USS Yorktown (CV-5) at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Newport News, Virginia, in June 1937, while preparing for sea trials. Note her chrome yellow flight deck markings, applied over maroon-stained douglas fir deck planking. USS Enterprise (http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/06.htm) (CV-6) is fitting out in the drydock in upper center. USS Boise (CL-47) is two piers over from Yorktown, also fitting out. Several merchant ships are also present.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo # 80-G-462977).


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Yorktown making 17.5 knots, astern, during preliminary standardization trials, run # 41, off Rockland, Maine, 12–21 July 1937. She is pushing up a handsome "moustache" stern wave.
Carriers of this class were required to make good speed astern, to allow landing planes over the bow and launching over the stern if necessary.
National Archives photo # 19-N-17422.


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Yorktown, Starboard bow, underway, July 21, 1937.
Image # 19-N-17424.


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At Naval Air Station, North Island, San Diego, California, in June 1940, embarking aircraft and vehicles prior to sailing for Hawaii. Aircraft types on her flight deck include TBD-1, BT-1, SBC-3, F3F-2, F3F-3, SB2U, JRF, J2F and JRS-1. Some of these planes were on board for transportation, while others were members of the ship's air group. Three Torpedo Squadron Five (VT-5) TBDs at the after end of the flight deck are painted in experimental camouflage schemes tested during Fleet Problem XXI.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph (NHC photo # 80-G-651042), now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.


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Brazos (http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/19/19004.htm) (AO-4) refueling Yorktown (CV-5) mid-Pacific, July 1940. US National Archives, (Seattle Branch) RG-181.


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In Dry Dock # 1 at the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, 29 May 1942, receiving urgent repairs for damage received in the Battle of Coral Sea. She left Pearl Harbor the next day to participate in the Battle of Midway.
Note the raised 20-mm/70-cal Oerlikon AA mounts beneath the forward edge of the flight deck. The CXAM radar antenna is in the "down" position, and is therefore out of sight. (Thanks to Robert Hurst, who provided additional info).
USS West Virginia (http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/48b.htm) (BB-48), sunk in the 7 December 1941 Japanese air attack, is being salvaged in the left distance.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives (photo # 80-G-13065)

HawkeyeHB
01-10-2009, 08:21 PM
Thanks ****. I'll watch it if it is on TV here in the US.

The USN has Just commissioned its 10th Nimitz class CVN.

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(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joel S. Kolodziejczak/Released)
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not directly pics of the commissioning ceremony, but the offical navy video...:

http://www.navy.mil/media/multimedia/bush/bush.htm

Rapier55
01-10-2009, 08:44 PM
Not photos but here's some stuff from the John C. Stennis from a few months ago.

http://www.youtube.com/v/tGISka5DYlo

redvand
01-10-2009, 09:33 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3479/3185751049_d4ff5499be_b.jpg
This is the latest photo for my USS Sable and USS Wolverine Flickr set.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8991847@N02/sets/72157604981849635/

It is supposed to be a plane crashing while taking off from the USS Sable, the coal-fired paddlewheel WWII training aircraft carrier.

The Paddlewheel Aircraft Carriers (http://ix-carriers.blogspot.com)

Hump
01-10-2009, 10:16 PM
No problem Popeye, If you can't find it drop me a personal email and I will arrange to post it to you mate.
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Hump
01-11-2009, 08:19 AM
Here are a couple of pics I've had for a little while. enjoy

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bd popeye
01-11-2009, 04:08 PM
Excellent photos of CVN-77 under construction..That pic second from the bottom appeared on severl Chinese PLAN "fanboy" sites. It was photo shopped to appear to be the first Chinese aircraft carrier.

santana
01-11-2009, 08:35 PM
excellent photos ****, thanks for sharing

Hump
01-11-2009, 08:54 PM
Thanks mate, glad you enjoyed them, I am waiting for a few more of the Ford (CVN 78) but it will be a while yet. I posted a picture of one of the first panels being lifted in the carrier list a couple of pages back, have a look. Rest assured as soon as I find them they will be POSTED HERE!!!
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Now that they are building the Ford does that mean General Motors will bring one out - CVN 79 USS Pontiac Firebird. lol

I kill myself sometimes HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

bd popeye
01-11-2009, 09:45 PM
Thanks mate, glad you enjoyed them, I am waiting for a few more of the Ford (CVN 78) but it will be a while yet. I posted a picture of one of the first panels being lifted in the carrier list a couple of pages back, have a look. Rest assured as soon as I find them they will be POSTED HERE!!!
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Now that they are building the Ford does that mean General Motors will bring one out - CVN 79 USS Pontiac Firebird. lol

I kill myself sometimes HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I'm happy that you mentioned that mate. As a naval traditionalist I cannot fathom the thought of these CVNs named after politicians. I abhor it.

I wish the USN would go back to names like..Midway, Coral Sea, Yorktown, Bunker Hill, Valley Forge, Philippine Sea, Intrepid, Wasp, Ranger, Saratoga, America....Yes I know the USN will name the first ship of the new class of LHA America...Not enough for me.

How about these names?

Yankee Station
Da Nang
Khe Sanh
Fallugah
United States
Patriot
Reprisal
Shangria La
Princeton
Liberty
Vengance

I think you gents get my point.

Hellfish
01-11-2009, 09:47 PM
I'm happy that you mentioned that mate. As a naval traditionalist I cannot fathom the thought of these CVNs named after politicians. I abhor it.

I wish the USN would go back to names like..Midway, Coral Sea, Yorktown, Bunker Hill, Valley Forge, Philippine Sea, Intrepid, Wasp, Ranger, Saratoga, America....Yes I know the USN will name the first ship of the new class of LHA America...Not enough for me.

How about these names?

Yankee Station
Da Nang
Khe Sanh
Fallugah
United States
Patriot
Reprisal
Shangria La
Princeton
Liberty
Vengance

I think you gents get my point.

Right on. WWII naming conventions FTW!

bd popeye
01-11-2009, 10:12 PM
Right on. WWII naming conventions FTW!

Amen..

You see I threw in a couple of "New" names from 'Nam...

We Americans should not forget our history to honor politicians.

Hump
01-11-2009, 11:07 PM
I agree whole heartedly mate, you could almost compare Vietnam to the Korean conflict under the title of "The Forgotten Wars" it's not good enough and if I was an American I would certainly vote to name all the new ships and Carriers in memory of these conflicts at least their Names would mean and stand for something. "LEST WE FORGET"

santana
01-11-2009, 11:58 PM
http://www.dezh.de/imghosting/5af38c9713382ec84ced35eaddb11249.jpg (http://www.dezh.de/#5af38c9713382ec84ced35eaddb11249.jpg)
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 8, 2009) Lt. Cmdr Stephen Hartman observes the launch of an aircraft during flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8 composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX is a training exercise to test capabilities and ensure readiness prior to deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Bradley Evans/Released)
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 8, 2009) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Adrian Burnett operates a nan cart(nitrogen) for flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8 composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Bradley Evans/Released)
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 7, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 2nd Class Christopher Madsen signals for the launch of a C-2A Greyhound assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squardron (VRC) 40 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8 composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Bradley Evans/Released

philbob
01-12-2009, 12:05 AM
I'm happy that you mentioned that mate. As a naval traditionalist I cannot fathom the thought of these CVNs named after politicians. I abhor it.

I wish the USN would go back to names like..Midway, Coral Sea, Yorktown, Bunker Hill, Valley Forge, Philippine Sea, Intrepid, Wasp, Ranger, Saratoga, America....Yes I know the USN will name the first ship of the new class of LHA America...Not enough for me.

How about these names?

Yankee Station
Da Nang
Khe Sanh
Fallugah
United States
Patriot
Reprisal
Shangria La
Princeton
Liberty
Vengance

I think you gents get my point.


Right on. WWII naming conventions FTW!


I agree whole heartedly mate, you could almost compare Vietnam to the Korean conflict under the title of "The Forgotten Wars" it's not good enough and if I was an American I would certainly vote to name all the new ships and Carriers in memory of these conflicts at least their Names would mean and stand for something. "LEST WE FORGET"


i have some more for you,

Fallujah
Ramadii
Kandahar
Tora Bora
to name just a few

Hellfish
01-12-2009, 12:27 AM
Amen..

You see I threw in a couple of "New" names from 'Nam...

We Americans should not forget our history to honor politicians.

Yeah. Carriers should be named after famous old ships (Intrepid, Enterprise, etc) or important battles (Fallujah, Saratoga, etc).

I still wanna know why Carl Vinson warrants a carrier being named after him.

philbob
01-12-2009, 12:34 AM
Yeah. Carriers should be named after famous old ships (Intrepid, Enterprise, etc) or important battles (Fallujah, Saratoga, etc).

I still wanna know why Carl Vinson warrants a carrier being named after him.

or John Stennis... to be fair though i really like that ship :P and the name for somereason does suit it

T-5 Killer
01-12-2009, 12:35 AM
Yeah. Carriers should be named after famous old ships (Intrepid, Enterprise, etc) or important battles (Fallujah, Saratoga, etc).

I still wanna know why Carl Vinson warrants a carrier being named after him.

Agreed, it hurts that political figures get ships named after them when we should be honoring post WW2 battles. :-(

brett
01-12-2009, 01:45 AM
I'm surprised the name 'USS Shanksville' was not considered. If there were to be a departure from naval tradition, there
could be no better motivation for those on mission, than the example of bravery displayed by passengers on United 93.

Hadamar
01-12-2009, 03:48 AM
I'm happy that you mentioned that mate. As a naval traditionalist I cannot fathom the thought of these CVNs named after politicians. I abhor it.

And because they are named after male politicians, there is a question of anthropomorphic gender. Men anthromorphically identify their vehicles, crafts and weapons as female. Naming a ship after a male politician is completely unnatural. There is a minority of females on any given ship, of course, but I think the views of the male majority is paramount in this case.

Hump
01-12-2009, 04:36 AM
I agree " A place for everything and everything in it's place" "Get back in the kitchen".

Hump
01-12-2009, 04:36 AM
Only Joking, REALLY only joking

Hump
01-12-2009, 04:54 AM
Speaking of the John C. Stennis

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Hump
01-12-2009, 07:22 AM
Hi guys,
on a serious note can some one tell me what the Arizona Memorial building is supposed to represent, is it the roll of an ocean swell, a ship or sails. I had a quick google on it but I thought it would be more interesting hearing what you all had to say.
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Would any one mind if I posted a few pictures of December 7th, 1941, I know this thread is Carrier orientated but I think you might be interested.

redvand
01-12-2009, 09:34 AM
Yeah. Carriers should be named after famous old ships (Intrepid, Enterprise, etc) or important battles (Fallujah, Saratoga, etc).

I still wanna know why Carl Vinson warrants a carrier being named after him.

Looking at his bio, naval aviation was where it was on Dec. 7, 1941 was because of Carl Vinson. It makes it seem like if it wasn't for him there wouldn't be any aircraft carriers in the Pacific in 1941.

brett
01-12-2009, 09:42 AM
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bd popeye
01-12-2009, 04:23 PM
I'm surprised the name 'USS Shanksville' was not considered

The future USS Somerset (LPD 25) is named after the county in PA where Shanksville is located. LPD 21 will be named New York.

Why are there CVNs named after Carl Vinson & John C Stennis? They were very powerful members of the House defense committe for many a year. In my opinion no ship shoould be named after either man. Read entire their bios..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Vinson

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Stennis

santana
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