Warships in Heavy Seas

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Warships in Heavy Seas

Postby DM » Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:40 pm

Someone sent me alink to a wonderful video on YouTube, showing british BBs and CVs in bad weather.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mwjrf0gZjIE

Looks like conditions that prevailed last time I went to sea!
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Postby Agis » Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:01 pm

DM wrote:Someone sent me alink to a wonderful video on YouTube, showing british BBs and CVs in bad weather.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mwjrf0gZjIE

Looks like conditions that prevailed last time I went to sea!
Fantastic, amazing how the Carrier went up and down. :shock:
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Postby Reaverman » Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:16 pm

Great, now I'm sea sick :P
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Postby Chernobyl » Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:31 pm

glad I never served on a small boy...
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Postby oggie x » Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:12 pm

Wow that is such a... gooooo......... sorry good cliiiiiiippppp.......ooommmppphhh excuse..........me (sounds of mad dash to nearest receptical).

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Postby Aramanthus » Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:51 pm

Those were AWESOME! Thanks for sharing that film. It certainly looked like the north sea during the winter. :D
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Postby oggie x » Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:12 am

Sorry to change the subject matter a bit but upon browsing various naval related you tube clips (including an impressive one of the Wisconsen firing 16" salvo) I found one entitled "Royal Navy does Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pHsZqqZ2XE

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Postby Lord David the Denied » Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:23 am

That was awesome... :P
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Postby Sgt. Brassones » Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:49 am

Holy crap. I never knew it could be like that. Those carriers were being tossed around like toys in the bath tub!
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Postby Chernobyl » Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:59 am

Older carriers weren't as stable as those now...they're bigger, and have hulls designed for even seakeeping. It takes a heck of a lot to rock a Nimitz.

back to youtube, here's one of the imperial japanese navy...cool music, nice drums

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5b4-iIp ... ed&search=
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Postby BuShips » Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:40 pm

Here is something I spotted that pokes a bit of fun at the vaunted navy of the US. Don't get me wrong, I'm a proud Yank, but one with a good sense of humor... :wink:
BTW, there ain't no such "USS Montana" in the current inventory...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZcRkWIo ... ed&search=
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Postby Jellicoe » Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:51 pm

BuShips wrote:Here is something I spotted that pokes a bit of fun at the vaunted navy of the US. Don't get me wrong, I'm a proud Yank, but one with a good sense of humor... :wink:
BTW, there ain't no such "USS Montana" in the current inventory...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZcRkWIo ... ed&search=
LOL. No and that's a RN ship.

But then the RN has managed to run a few ships and subs aground over the past few years.
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Postby admiral_tee » Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:44 am

This is an old joke redone for TV i think.
There was also a version that was told that had the USN Nimitz instead.

I can recall a story in the Vietnam (or maybe Korean) war of a particualy similar incident occured involving the US Navy.

A destroyer was on picket/scout/patrol duties, and on radar picked up a unknown ship signature on radar.
Having advised several times to identify itself, the DD Captain advised that further inaction would result in his DD opening fire.
The following reply was something like this (and please dont quote this, i can't find any source info at the moment...):
"This is the battleship New Jersey (or whatever Iowa class it was) responding to the destroyer "XXXXX" (again insert name), you may fire when ready."

I can only asume that the BB Captain had a sense of humour, and the DD captain realised the joke and the futility of a DD against a BB!

Now if only a could find the historical references to this...

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Postby DM » Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:47 am

Naval signals are an endless source of funny stories. There are severla books available, usually on signalling in general that also include humerous exchanges betwen ships. I've been a party to one or two myself, but not really for discussion here as they were a bit rude :)
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Postby Jellicoe » Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:38 am

DM wrote:Naval signals are an endless source of funny stories. There are severla books available, usually on signalling in general that also include humerous exchanges betwen ships. I've been a party to one or two myself, but not really for discussion here as they were a bit rude :)
As long as it is only a bit rude and not too rude. :)
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Postby BuShips » Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:05 pm

You chaps are heading into an area where I have a perfect reply. Many years ago I was reading a Readers Digest and there was a short story (about a third of a page was all). I've never ever forgotten this as it's true as well as a great joke. In the early 1960's the Russians were building up their fleet and transforming it into a real "blue-water" fleet, powerful to be sure. One of their newest destroyers was in the Indian Ocean and came up alongside an aging US diesel powered submarine that was in the area running on the surface. Using international signals passed between the two vessels, the Russian ship thought it would "show off" their spanky new ship by messaging to the US sub the following: "Am about to proceed to 30 knots. Can you accompany?" The message was decoded and delivered to the US sub Captain, and very quickly a reply was crafted and sent back. The reply was "Am about to submerge. Can you accompany?"... :wink:

I've always liked military humor, you know?
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Postby Jellicoe » Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:49 pm

BuShips wrote:You chaps are heading into an area where I have a perfect reply. Many years ago I was reading a Readers Digest and there was a short story (about a third of a page was all). I've never ever forgotten this as it's true as well as a great joke. In the early 1960's the Russians were building up their fleet and transforming it into a real "blue-water" fleet, powerful to be sure. One of their newest destroyers was in the Indian Ocean and came up alongside an aging US diesel powered submarine that was in the area running on the surface. Using international signals passed between the two vessels, the Russian ship thought it would "show off" their spanky new ship by messaging to the US sub the following: "Am about to proceed to 30 knots. Can you accompany?" The message was decoded and delivered to the US sub Captain, and very quickly a reply was crafted and sent back. The reply was "Am about to submerge. Can you accompany?"... :wink:


I've always liked military humor, you know?
A bit like the fact that Soviet subs were able to attain much higher underwater speeds …. But this was not so advisable.
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Postby Itkovian » Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:05 pm

A few signals I have heard of are

From Flagship British Battlecruiser squadron to squadron during an exercise.
"All right, who fired at that lighthouse and why?"

And from a destroyer (via signal lamp) to an armed trawler that was flying a large number of signal flags.
"What does that signal mean?"
"Don't know, flags smelled of fish."
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Postby Itkovian » Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:17 pm

BuShips wrote:Here is something I spotted that pokes a bit of fun at the vaunted navy of the US. Don't get me wrong, I'm a proud Yank, but one with a good sense of humor... :wink:
BTW, there ain't no such "USS Montana" in the current inventory...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZcRkWIo ... ed&search=
For what it's worth I have been told that particular story dates back to the Royal Navy in World war one.

Fun though...
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Postby oggie x » Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:07 pm

Found this on a site for the USS Pennsylvania association which date from the Vietnam War. Thought you might enjoy it:-

The USS Turner Joy, a destroyer with three 5"-38's spotted a target off the coast of North Vietnam.
Assuming it friendly, a radio call was put out:
"This is the USS Turner Joy, Please identify yourself."
No response.
Signal lights were used:
"This is the USS Turner Joy, identify yourself, friend or foe."
No response.
Signal lights again:
"This is the USS Turner Joy, identify yourself or we will commence firing"

Answer:

"This is the Battleship USS New Jersey, You may fire when ready!"

I thought it was quite funny (yeah right till the shells start flying).

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