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Dugan
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Member PageMember Page January 12 at 09:25
Where Am I? #3

I wanted to take a ride on the big battleship here but they wouldn't let me :(

Where am I?

Lynda and the Minkies
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Member PageMember Page January 12 at 13:22
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Hehehe, you HAVE been busy !!
XXX.
Jodi,Logan & Katie
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Member PageMember Page January 12 at 14:59
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Since you have been heading South, I'm going with the USS Alabama in Mobile. Don't think you can sail out of the museum.
john / irene TOBY
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Member PageMember Page January 12 at 17:33
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We think Mobile To Battleships are one of my hobbies

Facts about USS Alabama:
Length: 680 ft
Width: 108 ft, 2 in
Draft: 33 ft
Displacement: 35,000 tons standard, 42,000 tons full load
Crew: 2500 officers and enlisted
Powerplant: 8 oil fired boilers, providing steam for four turbines
Total horsepower: 130,000
Propellors: two 4-bladed, two 5-bladed
Max speed: 28 knots
Armor: 18in on turrets, 16in on conning tower(right), 12in on hull
Armament:

9 16-inch guns in three triple turrets

20 5-inch guns in ten twin mounts

48 40mm guns in twelve quad mounts

52 20mm machine guns

Sister ships: USS South Dakota (BB-57), USS Indiana (BB-58), USS Massachusetts (BB-59)


John / irene TOBY

Lynda and the Minkies
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Member PageMember Page January 13 at 13:37
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Hehehe..you're turning into a "train-spotter",John !!
XXX.

john / irene TOBY
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Member PageMember Page January 13 at 17:22
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One of my dreams is to Visit HMS Belfast Royal Navy Battle cruiser She Fired the opening salvo on D Day

HMS Belfast Specifications
Standard
displacement:
11,553 tons

Length overall:
187 m (613 ft 6 ins)

Beam:
21 m (69 ft)

Draught:
6.1 m (19 ft 9 ins)

Armament:
Twelve (4 x 3) 6-inch

Eight (4 x 2) 4-inch HA/LA

Twelve (6 x 2) 40mm Bofors AA

Max Speed:
32 knots (58km/h 36 mph)

Armour:
side: 114mm (4.5 inches)

deck: 76mm ( 3 inches)

Complement:
750 - 850 (as flagship)

John / irene TOBY

Lynda and the Minkies
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Member PageMember Page January 14 at 03:01
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We get the USS Enterprise moored off our beach every year, John, cos' it's too large for Portsmouth Harbour !!! THAT is big !!
XXX.

john / irene TOBY
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Member PageMember Page January 14 at 06:55
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It sure is big


Designation: USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
Keel Laid: February 4, 1958
Launched: September 24, 1960
Commissioned: November 25, 1961
Overall Length: 1,123'
Width (at widest point): 257'
Height (from keel to mast): 250'
Area of Flight Deck: 4.47 acres
Area of Hangar Bay: 216,000 sq. feet
Displacement: 93,000 tons fully-loaded
75,000 tons without airwing, jet fuel, or ordnance
Crew: 5,500 (airwing + ship's company)
3,500 (ship's company only)
Nuclear Reactors: Eight
Horsepower: 280,000
Top Speed: 30+ knots
Propellors: Four, each measures 18' diameter
Rudders: Four, each weighs 35 tons
Anchors: Two, each weighs 32 tons

John / irene TOBY

john / irene TOBY
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Member PageMember Page January 14 at 08:39
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Largest Battleships Ever built Were Japanese

Yamato

Displacement: 65,027 tonnes (empty, including 21,266 tonnes of armour); 72,800 tonnes (estimated, full load)
Length: 256 m (water-line)
Beam: 36 m
Draught: 11 m (maximum)
Propulsion: 12 Kanpon boilers, driving 4 steam turbines, 150,000shp (110MW) (estimated) =
Speed: 27 knots (50 km/h)
Range: 11,500 km at 16 knots (30 km/h)
Complement: 2,750
Armour: 650 mm on front of turrets, 409 mm side armour, 198 mm armoured deck
Armament: In 1941: nine 18.1-inch (460 mm) guns (33); twelve 6.1-inch (155 mm) guns (43); twelve 12.7 mm guns (62); twenty-four 25 mm AA guns; eight 13 mm AA guns.
By 1945 six of the 6.1-inch and all 13 mm guns had been removed and the AA defences had been boosted to a hundred and forty-six 25 mm guns.

Aircraft: 7


Are we having Fun Yet tehehe
John / irene TOBY

Lynda and the Minkies
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Member PageMember Page January 14 at 15:59
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Hehehe...you are funny !! I'll email you a photo.
XXX.

Stephanie & Dugan
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Member PageMember Page January 13 at 00:20
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I'm impressed! I have no idea what most of that means though!

And you are correct - it's the USS Alabama in Mobile.
Mary
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Member PageMember Page January 12 at 18:25
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got me, not sure where the big battleship is....
Jack
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Member PageMember Page January 12 at 21:02
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i don't now about Alabama....battleships are what mom saw when she lived in San Diego and the only thing south of there is Tj and Baja....but the clues don't sound like that so we're probably about 2000 miles off coarse!!!....but we're looking for sunshine we're tired of drizzly, foggy, cold, nasty, gunky weather!!!
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