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USS Washington as seen from HMS Victorious during operations in the Atlantic on May 3, 1942

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USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) steams towards the sunset while on deployment - March 14, 2021

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Northampton-class heavy cruiser USS Chicago underway off New York City, during the 31 May 1934 fleet review.

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The most decorated US Navy ship of WW2, the carrier USS Enterprise.

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Hi Mike,
Do you have a high resolution copy of this image. I am building a 1/72 scale model of this ship and I have not come across this photo before.
if you have one, or any more I would appreciate an email with it.
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USS Bunker Hill, looking rather the worse for wear at the end of a long deployment.

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Size comparison between a Burke and a Zumwalt.

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USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the Gulf of Alaska

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USS New Jersey (BB-62) at sea during her trials off the U.S. Pacific Coast, 25 September 1982, as part of her final reactivation.

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USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer coming into San Diego - March 7, 2022

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USS Roosevelt arrives in HMNB Devonport this morning.

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Task force manoeuvres, given the huge ensigns, I'd suspect its for a photo op.

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MikeJames wrote:USS Roosevelt arrives in HMNB Devonport this morning.

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USS Roosevelt, what a beautiful ship… :D
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MikeJames wrote:USS Roosevelt arrives in HMNB Devonport this morning.

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USS Roosevelt, what a beautiful ship… :D

Do I detect a hint of bias there Robert?

We see some brilliant images on this Forum, but it is easy to dismiss the relevance of some of the locations. Some detail regarding the third image which might interest some readers, noting that specific dates are hard to pin down and can vary depending on the source viewed:
The large 'shed' type structure in the background, just to the left of Roosevelts upper-works, has just a small smattering of history about it.
Located in South-Yard, the structure stands over No.5 Slip, which was built during the Devonport Royal Naval Dockyard (then known as Plymouth Dock) expansion beginning in 1761. The timber framed cover was added in approximately 1814 to protect the wooden Ships from the elements during their construction. When built, this and similar structures featured some of the widest span roofs in the World prior to the iron framed sheds and stations associated with the British railway age.
Later in its history, a floor base was constructed over the top of the stone Slip and the sides were completely covered in. Then re-purposed as the Yard Scrieve Board, it provided a drawing floor on which the lines of a vessel under construction could be scribed/drafted at full size as a master datum. In 1983, as a young spotty faced Apprentice, I was lucky enough to get a tour of this magnificent building. To the untrained eye, what must be thousands of overlapping, crisscrossing multi coloured scribed/routed lines would mean nothing. But each is meticulously marked with the Ship Class and I.D, purely for example, 'KENT FR24', referring to the Kent Class of Cruiser, Frame 24 (HMS Cornwall was built there). The newest markings, which I was shown, are for the Leander Class Frigates. HMS Scylla, commissioned in 1970, was the last Warship built at Devonport.
Whilst the roof and side sheeting is no longer original, the heavy and intricate timber frame inside that gives the building its distinctive shape is.
It is English Heritage Grade 2 Listed and survives as an amazing piece of history, despite receiving the attention of Herr Hitlers Luftwaffe who rather rudely dropped over fifty incendiary bombs on its roof during WW2.
To give some context to the dates, on 18th July 1814, Englishman Matthew Flinders published a map and book (named 'A Voyage to Terra Australis') describing one of the little trips he took to the other side of the World a few years previously. Unfortunately, he died the day after, aged just forty, probably as a result of gonorrhoea he contracted in Tahiti twenty years earlier.
As some of you will know, he was part of the expedition that included the first recorded circumnavigation of the Continent of Terra Australis in 1800/1803. The map he created was remarkably accurate considering the surveying instruments and methods of the time. It is said that he was the first to suggest the final name of Australia, and that his observations confirmed that New Holland and New South Wales were part of the same landmass. Also, that Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) was a separate island not connected to the mainland except by the stormy seas of the Bass Strait.
The delay in the publication of his findings was due to him being captured during his return voyage to England by the French on Mauritius in 1803.
Accused of being a spy, he was imprisoned there until 1810. What an extraordinary life, read his book if you get time.

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The swells in the entrance to the port of San Diego have been running high lately, as seen by this video of the carrier Theodore Roosevelt coming into port, it takes a lot to rock and roll 100,000 tons of super carrier.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1639000837375643692

If you thought that was fun, here's the Los Angeles class sub USS Scranton demonstrating why SSNs are creatures of the deep and don't like the surface swells, taken the following day in San Diego.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1639289033674182656

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"Do I detect a hint of bias there Robert?" Only a little Nige, only a little.... ;)

That was an interesting history lesson by the way

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Built by Newport News Shipbuilding in 1956, this 1/48th Scale Model currently resides in the National Museum of the U.S. Navy at Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.
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Posted on Navy Lookout, with the comment "Arleigh Burke's let himself go..."


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Former Tico class cruiser Mobile Bay being towed down Puget Sound, off to Bremerton for storage and later scrapping.
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A sad picture unfortunately.
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MikeJames wrote: 09 Nov 2023 09:05 Posted on Navy Lookout, with the comment "Arleigh Burke's let himself go..."



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Hi Mike, this is the new SEWIP Block 3/SLQ-32(V)7 onboard the Pickney, I believe Flight IIA Arleigh Burkes from USS Pickney onwards will get this upgrade and all Flight III's. So Churchill and Roosevelt may miss out, which is a shame.

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MikeJames wrote: 13 Nov 2023 21:07 Former Tico class cruiser Mobile Bay being towed down Puget Sound, off to Bremerton for storage and later scrapping.

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Sad to see the Tico's starting to go, I believe they will all be gone within a few years now.
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Oh they've been going for a while. The first five non-VLS ships went over a decade ago.

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