USS LONGBEACH

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USS LONGBEACH

Postby RussF172 » 12 Jun 2012 21:43

This one is for Bruce in Adelaide. A friend put these up on FB tonight. Thought you might like to see them. Aparently alongside at HMAS STIRLING in the mid 80's. DERWENT and SWAN berthed outboard.
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Re: USS LONGBEACH

Postby RussF172 » 12 Jun 2012 21:44

Found another one for you Bruce. What a monster she was (is).
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Re: USS LONGBEACH

Postby BsHvyCgn9 » 13 Jun 2012 08:14

Thx Russ!!

I had similar pic but in B/W!! Very cool....She is a sizable b#$%h!

Cheers Bruce (B2) :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke:
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Re: USS LONGBEACH

Postby MichaelB » 13 Jun 2012 16:28

I came across this one today.
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Re: USS LONGBEACH

Postby RussF172 » 17 Jun 2012 22:29

The lighting looks like that is off the West Australian coast. Something very distinctive about the sky. Big bugger isn't she. Not much of her left now. Saw a photo of her recently and she is just the hull with no superstructure at all left. Main deck is all that is left of her.

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