June 11, 2013

Ships, Nothing But Ships

So I've been spending time looking at warship photos as of late, and I've come up with a bunch of good ones for display over at Reddit's r/warshipporn subsite.  I don't think I'm tooting my own horn when I say I'm the most clever as far as picture titles go, but this post isn't about that... no, it's about my favorite pictures that I've put up.  To start with, I was using my "mystery ship" competition shots, but I've spread out since then.  Like this one:

Right in the ol' spud locker!  I'm pretty sure that the Hellcat just rolled off the end of the USS Charger's flight deck, but that's not what it looks like!

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Really, how often do you see a photograph of a battleship firing a missile?  I'm sure there's others, and we've all seen video of it happening during the Gulf War, but a picture?  Well, now you have.

Nothing much happening here... it's just the USS Halibut launching a Regulus missile in front of the USS Lexington.  Everyday stuff, that.

The Drottning Victoria. 11-inch guns on a 7000ton hull.  Looks a helluva lot bigger than that... until you see the crewman on the bow.  Either that, or a Swedish Giant has joined the Navy.

This one is easily my favorite picture that I've posted.  It's the HMS Albion, just looming out of the fog.  Just so much happening here... just wonderful.

Right, that'll do y'all for a while.  Thanks for lookin'!

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At little bit grim but a photo that has been memorable for me was taken at the moment USS SAVANNAH was hit by a German Hs 293 guided bomb.


Posted by: cxt217 at June 12, 2013 02:46 PM (gm+TM)

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