May 02, 2012
FDM, CXT, you two have been moved to to "master-level," so you can't play on this one. Everybody else, take your best shot! The winner gets a post on a topic of their choice... but no cheating. If you cheat, you make little duckies cry, and big duckies angry.
Posted by: brickmuppet at May 02, 2012 06:00 PM (EJaOX)
Posted by: Siergen at May 02, 2012 07:14 PM (3/gGt)
Posted by: Wonderduck at May 02, 2012 07:20 PM (6CHh4)
Posted by: flatdarkmars at May 02, 2012 07:47 PM (I55Es)
Speaking of oddities, certain events over the last couple years had me re-reading some of the books in my collection, which fits in amazingly well with this particular ship. And it probably cover the same circumstance, or at least the period of time, FDM mentioned.
Interesting ship, that.
Posted by: cxt217 at May 02, 2012 07:56 PM (YFCvg)
Posted by: Siergen at May 02, 2012 08:00 PM (3/gGt)
Posted by: Wonderduck at May 02, 2012 08:36 PM (6CHh4)
The white paint job is curious. That isn't combat colors. I wonder whether it's part of the "Great White Fleet", before WWI?
Also, those are mighty small guns. Can't be a BB, and probably isn't a CA either. I'm guessing it'll turn out to be a CL.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 02, 2012 08:50 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Pete at May 02, 2012 08:51 PM (5OBKC)
Why do you have to run these on work night?
Posted by: Siergen at May 02, 2012 09:01 PM (3/gGt)
Siergen, I'm afraid you don't get two guesses. I declare this one to be a no-winner.
Posted by: Wonderduck at May 02, 2012 09:55 PM (6CHh4)
Posted by: David at May 02, 2012 10:29 PM (Kn54v)
The white-ish paint was used quite a bit on US Navy ships deployed in the tropics during peacetime - USS AUGUSTA had a white-ish hull color scheme when she was assigned to the Asiatic Fleet, for example. The PHOENIX spent some time visiting South American ports prior to the outbreak of the war, so the photo is probably from that time.
Posted by: cxt217 at May 02, 2012 10:42 PM (YFCvg)
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