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    Official file photo of the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) while underway in the Persian Gulf.

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    Note the adversary paint scheme.
    An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron One Zero One (VMFAT-101), prepare to be launched off the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

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    The Oriskany was sunk as a reef on 17 May 2006.
    The 888-foot decommission aircraft carrier Oriskany arrives in Pensacola on Dec. 20, 2004 from Corpus Christi, Texas.

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    Persian Gulf (Dec. 29, 2004) – Aircraft shooter, LT Lamar Bradley, quickly recovers after shooting an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the “Gunslingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron One Zero Five (VFA-105) off the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

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    Pacific Ocean (Dec. 16, 2004) - An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Flying Eagles" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Two Two (VFA-122) prepares to be lowered to the hangar deck aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) for routine maintenance. Reagan is currently underway in the Pacific Ocean conducting carrier qualifications for the west coast Fleet Replacement Squadrons (FRS). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Chad McNeeley (RELEASED)

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    Persian Gulf (Dec. 10, 2004) - An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the "Gunslingers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA-105), launches from the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Currently aircraft from Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) embarked aboard Truman are providing close air support and conducting intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions in ongoing operations over Iraq.

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    After a successful combat deployment to the Persian Gulf, thousands of friends and family members greeted the crew of the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) when she returned to her homeport of Mayport, Fla.

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    The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the Elizabeth River after spending eleven months in the Norfolk Naval Shipyard for repairs. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Larry Hess (RELEASED)

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    The conventional aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) is relieved by the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

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    The superstructure aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman is reduced to a silhouette during a sunset in the Arabian Sea. Truman and embarked Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) are currently on a scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Kristopher Wilson (RELEASED)

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    USS Nimitz (CVN 68) underway in the early morning hours off the California coast.

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    The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) sails out of Souda harbor in Crete, Greece, following a four-day port visit to Greece's largest island.

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    What are the "antena like" things we see in this photo, hanging horizontaly above the water?

    I see them in almost all carrier pics but I didn't figure out their use.

    BD can help for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by flanker7 View Post
    What are the "antena like" things we see in this photo, hanging horizontaly above the water?

    I see them in almost all carrier pics but I didn't figure out their use.

    BD can help for sure
    They are indeed antennas..It's that simple. Thanks for the kind words!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RANEW View Post
    For pics of HMAS Melbourne (II) check out page 2 post #26 in this thread. Just clarifying, she was decomissioned in 1982 and sold for scrap. The current HMAS Melbourne is an Adelaide class FFG.
    That's why I uncluded pennant number R21 and not FFG 05 and didn't list it under "in service today with wealthy countries".

    But I was hoping someone had colour pics of her.
    For the dutch Karel Doorman those are not easy to find, since in 1968 black&white was still the norm. At least in the Netherlands.

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    uss lexington cv16[the blue ghost]
    my granfather served on cv16 during ww2

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR. SPADE View Post

    my granfather served on cv16 during ww2
    Great! The Lady Lex is now a musuem ship in Corpus Christi TX.

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    Bow view, starboard side, Puget Sound Navy Yard, 16 February 1944 (just a year after she was commissioned.) Lexington had been under repair for torpedo damage (see [*******#0000ff]NS021618[/COLOR]) and addition of more quad 40mm mounts to upgrade her AA capability.
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    USS Lexington (AVT-16) arriving in Pensacola, near the end of her career as a training carrier. Circa 1990

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    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Sept. 22, 2007) - Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) sits pierside in Pearl Harbor. Nimitz Strike Group and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 are returning home after a scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel P. Lapierre (RELEASED)

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    INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 4, 2007) - A Sea Harrier takes off from the flight deck of Indian Navy aircraft carrier INS Viraat (R 22) during Malabar 2007. Malabar is a multilateral exercise that includes naval forces from India, Australia, Japan, Singapore, and the United States. It is designed to increase interoperability among the navies and to develop common procedures for maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dustin Q. Diaz (RELEASED)

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    SAN DIEGO (Aug. 27, 2007) - The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits Coronado Bay as she arrives at Naval Air Station North Island. Stennis will disembark Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 before continuing on to her homeport of Bremerton, Wash. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group returned after a 7.5-month deployment promoting peace, regional cooperation and supporting the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul J. Perkins (RELEASED)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 6, 2007) - The Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) connects span wires and fuel hoses from the Military Sealift Command (MSC) fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) during a replenishment-at-sea (RAS). Bridge is part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group on a scheduled deployment to promote peace, regional cooperation and stability. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Logico (RELEASED)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 29, 2007) - The Royal Navy Invincible-class aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious (R 06), and Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transit in formation during a multi-ship maneuvering exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. The three carriers are currently participating in Operation Bold Step where more than 15,000 service members from three countries partake in the Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFX). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jay C. Pugh (RELEASED)

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    MAYPORT, Fla. (July 26, 2007) - Decommissioned aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CV 67) departs Naval Station Mayport en route to Norfolk, Va. Homeported at Naval Station Mayport since 1995, the ship will be towed to Hampton Roads until the ship can be transferred to the Navy Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility in Philadelphia. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Susan Cornell (RELEASED)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 10, 2007) – An MV-22 Osprey prepares to land aboard the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious (R 06). This was first time that an Osprey has embarked in a non-U.S. ship. U.S. Navy photo by Darby Allen (RELEASED)

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    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (May 9, 2007) - Tugboats assist USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as she transits down the James River while moving from dry dock to a nearby pier at Northop Grumman Newport News shipyard. Carl Vinson is currently undergoing her scheduled refueling complex overhaul (RCOH) at Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard. The RCOH is an extensive yard period that all Nimitz-class aircraft carriers go through near the mid-point of their 50-year life cycle. During RCOH Carl Vinson’s nuclear fuel will be replenished and the ship’s services and infrastructure will be upgraded to make her the most state-of-the-art aircraft carrier in the fleet and prepared for another 25 years of service. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Campbell (RELEASED)

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    BAYONNE, N.J. (May 28, 2007) - Decommissioned aircraft carrier Intrepid (CV 11) sits at Bayonne Dry Dock and Repair Corp. to have her hull water blasted, primed and repainted. Intrepid is scheduled to return to a brand-new, state-of-the-art Pier 86 on Manhattan's west side in the fall of 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth R. Hendrix (RELEASED)

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    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (April 25, 2007) - As line handlers keep USS George Washington (CVN 73) centered in the dry dock, tugboats assist the carrier move from dry dock to wet slip. The Norfolk-based Nimitz-class aircraft carrier is currently undergoing Planned Incremental Availability and Docking (PIA+D). The availability will prepare George Washington to relieve USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the fleet's forward deployed carrier in 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Peter D. Blair (RELEASED)

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    San Francisco (Oct. 7, 2006) - The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) enters San Francisco Bay during the Parade of Ship, a key event during San Francisco Fleet Week 2006. Since 1981, San Francisco Fleet Week has been an annual opportunity for northern Californians to honor the men and women serving in the United States Navy, Coast Guard and Marines. This year approximately 9,000 crew members on visiting ships will arrive in the city to participate in Fleet Week. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Roland Franklin (RELEASED)

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    Newport News, Va. (Sept. 10, 2006) – Pre Commissioning Unit (PCU) George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) shown in dry dock. The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is under construction at Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard. CVN 77 is the tenth and last Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and is scheduled for christening on Oct. 7, 2006 with delivery to the U.S. Navy in 2008. Photo by Mr. Chris Oxley courtesy Northrop Grumman Ship Building (RELEASED)

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    I can state with absoulte certainty that no other nation on Earth can do what is depicted in the above photo. No one.
    Philippine Sea (June 18, 2006) – Aircraft Carriers USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) sail in formation at the start of Exercise Valiant Shield 2006. Valiant Shield 2006 is the largest joint exercise in recent history. Held in the Guam operating area June 19-23, the exercise includes 28 naval vessels. Nearly 300 aircraft and approximately 22,000 service members from the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard are participating in the exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Spike Call (RELEASED)

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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 photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jeffrey P. Kraus (RELEASED)

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    ARABIAN SEA (March 9, 2007) - Sailors assigned to supply department aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) work diligently to transfer supplies from the flight deck to the hangar bay during a replenishment at sea with Military Sealift Command (MSC) fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10). Stennis Carrier Strike Group is on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jon Hyde (RELEASED)

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    NORFOLK, Va. (March 7, 2007) - Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) makes her transit down the Elizabeth River from Naval Station Norfolk to Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Roosevelt is undergoing a Planned Incremental Availability period for maintenance. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Laird (RELEASED)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 24, 2007) - Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) arrives in Sasebo, Japan, for a scheduled port visit. While in port, the Sailors will have a chance to participate in friendship-building and goodwill-generating activities, as well as cultural exchanges. Reagan is currently in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) as part of a deployment to promote peace, cooperation and stability in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sarah Foster (RELEASED)

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    Atlantic Ocean (Feb. 8, 2007) - An MH-60S Seahawk assigned to Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Two Six (HSC-26) transfers ordnance from the flight deck of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) while another Seahawk approaches for its lift during an ammunition cross-deck with USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is currently underway conducting operations in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristopher Wilson (RELEASED)

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    San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2007) – Sailors arrive in the early morning hours to board the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as the ship prepares to depart on deployment. Ronald Reagan and attached ships of the Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG) surge deployed to the 7th Fleet Area of Operations from Naval Station North Island on Jan. 27. 2007

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    An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the Golden Hawks of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One One Two (VAW-112) performs a "touch and go" maneuver on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74

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    An aircraft flight deck director guides an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the Golden Hawks of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One One Two (VAW-112) onto a steam propelled catapult for launch off the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

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    Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) steams through the Atlantic Ocean.

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    Naval Historical File Photo 80-G-290628: (Nov. 24, 1944) – The 11,000-ton fast aircraft carrier USS Monterey (CVL 26) at anchor in the Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, with a group of F-6F fighter aircraft on deck. Lt. Gerald R. Ford Jr., who later became the 38th President of the United States (1974-1977) served as ship’s navigator, athletic officer, and antiaircraft battery officer during several actions in the Pacific until Dec. 1944. He later earned the rank of Lieutenant Commander, and was eventually released from active duty under honorable conditions in Feb. 1946. President Ford, 93, passed away on Dec. 26, 2006 at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. U.S. Navy photo

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    E-2C Hawkeyes and C-2A Greyhounds from Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One Two Zero (VAW-120), and an F-18C Hornet from Test Squadron Twenty Three (VX-23), prepare to launch from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).

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    An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, assigned to the “Dragon Whalers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two Eight (HSC-28), transfers ordnance to the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) at sea. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Miguel Angel Contreras (RELEASED)

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    Everett, Wash. – Senior Chief Navy Counselor Stephen Rogers is embraced by his son after returning from deployment aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72).

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    U.S. Navy aircraft carriers USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) sail in a 15-ship formation.

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    Families and friends greet Sailors aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73). The George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) returned from a deployment to the Caribbean Sea, supporting exercise Partnership of the Americas

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    All pictures (on board) of HNLMS Karel Doorman (R81), except the last one.


    Grumman Avenger on it's way to the catapult (photo:Arnold Faber)

    Grumman Avenger landing (Photo: Arnold Faber)

    Landing of a Sikorsky S-55 (Photo: Arnold Faber)

    Getting the Hawker Seahawks ready for take-off (Photo: Arnold Faber)

    Hawker Seahawk ready for take-off (Photo: Arnold Faber)

    A bolter of a Hawker Seahawk (Photo: Arnold Faber)

    Arrival in Fremantle in 1960 (Photo: Arnold Faber)

    With the Grumman Avengers in Biak in 1960 (Photo: Arnold Faber)

    Hawker Hunters in the hangar. They are being transported to the air force of Netherlands New Guinea in 1960 (Photo: IMH)

    Hawker Hunters being off loaded in Biak (Photo: Arnold Faber)

    Papuan people doing a dance in Manokwari in 1960 (Photo: Arnold Faber)

    Festivities in Manokwari (Photo: Arnold Faber)

    Crash of a Grumman Avenger in 1954 (Photo: Geert Haas)

    With the Sikorsky S-58's in Tenerife in 1964 (Photo: www.vlaggeschipsmaldeel5.nl)

    With the Grumman Trackers in Tenerife (Photo: www.vlaggeschipsmaldeel5.nl)

    The Hawker Seahawk on deck (Photo: Stichting Neptune Association, Prudent Staal)

    Testing the catapult in Portsmouth (Photo: www.vlaggeschipsmaldeel5.nl)

    With HNLMS Amsterdam (D819) in Curacao (Photo: Roel van Hoorn)

    In 1961 she went to Stockholm (Photo: A.C. Dekker)

    Arriving in Las Palmas (Photo: Piet Admiraal)

    Arrival in Port of Spain (Photo: Piet Admiraal)

    In 1952 in Casablanca (Photo: Herman ter Stege)

    The French aircraft carrier Foch (R99) in 1963 as seen from HNLMS Karel Doorman (R81) (Photo: Joep Fraats)
    Alls pics: www.vlaggeschipsmaldeel5.nl

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    great post, great link, great photo's

    thanks for that one ... Smaldeel V was the coolest

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 3, 2008) An E2-C Hawkeye assigned to the "Bluetails" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 Taxies onto the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). GW is undergoing carrier qualifications and flight deck certification in preparation for its homeport change to Yokosuka, Japan. GW will relieve USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the Navy's only forward deployed aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Roderick Barclay.



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    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 9, 2008) An EA-6B Prowler launches off the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is underway conducting routine carrier operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique M. Lasco (Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 10, 2008) Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) wrap a blanket around a rescued sailor after McCain responded to an emergency assistance request from the Republic of Korea commercial fishing boat M/V Je 2 Bong Ho. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Byron C. Linder (Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (Mar. 9, 2008) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Flying Eagles" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122 lands on the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is underway conducting routine carrier operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Dominique M. Lasco. (Released)

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    PERSIAN GULF (March 8, 2008) The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) approaches the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) for a nighttime replenishment at sea. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman David A. Brandenburg (Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 10, 2008) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Casey Richards, assigned to the "Wallbangers" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117, performs corrosion control on an E-2C Hawkeye aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is operating as part of the U.S. 7th Fleet, in the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Matthew J. Lanese (Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 10, 2008) Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class David Hooshmandi, assigned to the "Sunliners" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81, performs a monthly face inspection on a F/A-18C Hornet in the hangar bay aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eduardo Zaragoza (Released)


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    PERSIAN GULF (Feb. 22, 2008) Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) watch boats pass the ship. Tarawa is assigned to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel A. Barker (Released)
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    Quote Originally Posted by sp2c View Post
    ... Smaldeel V was the coolest
    Yep. The good ol' days, when we had a carrier and could send 4 ships to escort it and still have ships in New Guinea, the Antilles and at "home".

    I say we could use the Spanish Buque de Proyección Estratégica and buy F35B's to go with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingswat View Post

    HMCS Bonaventure
    the unoffical name for my lav III at work
    she was a beaut. they've got a few pics at the legion back home of her. definetely a nice lookin boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeoman View Post
    the unoffical name for my lav III at work
    she was a beaut. they've got a few pics at the legion back home of her. definetely a nice lookin boat.
    She is a Majestic Class carrier laid down in Britain and a sister ship to my old carrier HMAS Melbourne



    She is carrying Grumman Trackers (Fwd) and a Seaking Mk50 (Aft). She would also have had A4 Skyhawks below decks



    She was decommissioned in 1984

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    Quote Originally Posted by gvg View Post
    Yep. The good ol' days, when we had a carrier and could send 4 ships to escort it and still have ships in New Guinea, the Antilles and at "home".

    I say we could use the Spanish Buque de Proyección Estratégica and buy F35B's to go with it.
    I'd go for something similar to the Italian old carrier, just a pure light strike/escort carrier (12 to 15 or so aircraft on board including F35B) ... get two, don't buy JLSS, don't call either of them Karel Doorman either because naming an Aircraft carrier after him is way too sarcastic for my taste

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