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Name This Ship!
« on: January 18, 2016, 12:24:07 »
Thread similar to the one on AFV's, only for naval vessels, including ships, submarines, tenders, landing craft, naval missile systems, specialty naval aircraft not used by other branches of the service, EW gear, naval radars, radio masts, guns, turrets and other weapons mountings. NOTHING OPSEC is to be posted.  If you see something that is OPSEC, beadwindow the post straight to the mods. 

I will start:
Name this ship, what weapon system was it famous for and what was it's fate?


   

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Re: Name This Ship!
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2016, 12:40:02 »
The French submarine Surcouf.  Apparently sunk by "colliding" with an American freighter in 1942.
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Re: Name This Ship!
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2016, 12:41:10 »
Sorry forgot the weapon...now it had an 8in gun however it also had an observation plane...so either are unique for a submarine.
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Re: Name This Ship!
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2016, 12:57:51 »
Looks like a single 12" gun as opposed to twin 8".

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Re: Name This Ship!
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2016, 13:04:59 »
The French submarine Surcouf.  Apparently sunk by "colliding" with an American freighter in 1942.

Sorry, incorrect>> wrong country and class.

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Re: Name This Ship!
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2016, 13:05:40 »
Sorry forgot the weapon...now it had an 8in gun however it also had an observation plane...so either are unique for a submarine.

not an 8" gun, no airplane either.

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Re: Name This Ship!
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2016, 13:06:25 »
Looks like a single 12" gun as opposed to twin 8".

12 inch gun is correct.

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Re: Name This Ship!
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2016, 13:12:30 »
British HMS M1, sank 1925 after collision.

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Re: Name This Ship!
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2016, 13:22:42 »
Correct. The 12 inch gun could be fired under water and lob a 600 pound HE projectile 850 feet. 

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Re: Name This Ship!
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2016, 13:44:13 »
I can't begin to imagine how hard that would have been on the crew when the pulled the lanyard.

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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2016, 14:26:30 »
Correct. The 12 inch gun could be fired under water and lob a 600 pound HE projectile 850 feet. 

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Re: Name This Ship!
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2016, 16:04:38 »
This is supposedly a one of a kind system, although it has many brothers and sisters. What is the name and function of the system and what ship is it allegedly only to be found on?

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Re: Name This Ship!
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2016, 16:32:19 »
The weapon is the Russian point defence system called the AK630M1-2 "Roy" tested on the missile boat "P-44".

It is the ancestor of the current AK-630M-2 "Duet". 

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Re: Name This Ship!
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2016, 17:26:50 »
Correct. Your turn.

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Re: Name This Ship!
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2016, 14:22:26 »
Here's another one...

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Re: Name This Ship!
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2016, 14:40:19 »
To start, I think it's US and the antennae array seems a tad overdone (at least to me). Perhaps an EW ship?
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Re: Name This Ship!
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2016, 15:00:53 »
I'm guessing it is the USS Canberra.
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Re: Name This Ship!
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2016, 15:16:09 »
I'm guessing it is the USS Canberra.

Well, I'M guessing that it's the USS Boston.
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Re: Name This Ship!
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2016, 15:20:11 »
It's the Boston alongside the USS Franklin D Roosevelt...
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Re: Name This Ship!
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2016, 16:04:50 »
It's the Boston alongside the USS Franklin D Roosevelt...

Is that you on the flag deck?  ;D
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Re: Name This Ship!
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2016, 16:18:55 »
It is indeed the Boston alongside the Roosevelt

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Re: Name This Ship!
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2016, 21:34:33 »
It is indeed the Boston alongside the Roosevelt

crap, not even close. I know bubkis about things that float. :not-again:
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Re: Name This Ship!
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2016, 13:09:58 »
Should be very easy ...

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Re: Name This Ship!
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2016, 13:17:57 »
Rafael Typhoon Mk38 Mod2 developed for the US Navy, onboard a Ticonderoga class cruiser (possibly the USS Vella Wood for the original testing?)

BTW, I wish I could put up images to keep this thing going, but I have an old Mac and for some reason, I just can't load pictures to the Milnet site. Sorry.

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Re: Name This Ship!
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2016, 13:44:16 »
Rafael Typhoon Mk38 Mod2 developed for the US Navy, onboard a Ticonderoga class cruiser (possibly the USS Vella Wood for the original testing?)

BTW, I wish I could put up images to keep this thing going, but I have an old Mac and for some reason, I just can't load pictures to the Milnet site. Sorry.

If you locate pictures online,  you should be able to link them into a post. That way you don't actually have to update anything.
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