By popular demand, the "Name This Mystery Ship" contest is back! Here's the rules: no cheating by using photo-matching programs or things like that. Otherwise? Free game. The winner gets a post on a topic of his or her own choosing (within limits: no pr0n, religion or politics). If it looks like nobody is going to get it, I may decide to post a hint or two.
To my land-lubber eyes, the rigging looks like some sort of radio gear. I searched for either a radio-navigation beacon ship, or perhaps an intelligence vessel performing radio direction finding/intercepts. Unfortunately, I could not find any vessels which both performed those missions and resembled your photo...
Posted by: Siergen at May 18, 2011 08:44 PM (ole2J)
Posted by: Wonderduck at May 18, 2011 09:00 PM (n0k6M)
Can duck's bill actually produce the sound "Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha"?
Posted by: Siergen at May 18, 2011 09:12 PM (ole2J)
My first guess was a SIGINT ship, or maybe a RADAR picket. But I can't come up with a matching profile. The hunt continues...
Posted by: David at May 18, 2011 09:15 PM (Kn54v)
Posted by: Brickmuppet at May 18, 2011 09:27 PM (EJaOX)
Oops. USS Anacapa, (I figured it was a Q ship)
Posted by: Brickmuppet at May 18, 2011 09:30 PM (EJaOX)
Darn, now that Brickmuppet gave the name, I found it right away. For some reason I figured you wouldn't choose a Q-ship again...
Posted by: Siergen at May 18, 2011 09:44 PM (ole2J)
Posted by: Brickmuppet at May 18, 2011 10:08 PM (EJaOX)
@Siergen: ...again? I haven't done a Q-ship before.
@Brickmuppet: I'm not going to ask how you knew this one.
There's a good story behind the Anacapa
, which I'll tell tomorrow (oooh, teaser
Posted by: Wonderduck at May 18, 2011 10:53 PM (n0k6M)
You haven't? I could've sworn you had...
Posted by: Siergen at May 19, 2011 12:16 AM (ole2J)
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