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Discussion in 'The War at Sea' started by me262 phpbb3, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. me262 phpbb3

    me262 phpbb3 New Member

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    Very nice. I'll bet that was fun tour. :D

    If you ever find yourself up this way I'll take you to the USS Alabama.
     
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    Why can't i live in the USA? I mean, all the big gun battleships are in the USA. Why can't they never come to the port of antwerps for a day?

    PS: Me262, i don't know how old the kid is but i'm sure that he's under the minimum age for using ship guns. :D
     
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    thanks for the invitation, but i visited the bama in 92, ( time for another tour)
     
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    Have any of you guys been on a submarine?
     
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    There is a pretty good one at the National Maritime Museum in Sydney. There is also a destroyer, and a really good sailing replica of the "Endeavor", the ship in which Captain Cook discovered Australia in the 1700s.
     
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    when i visited the bama, there was a sub in exhibit too, but i do not remember the name of it, sorry, :oops:
     
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    I can't remember the name of the sub I went in either! :oops:
     
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    The U-Boat in chicago, went in that..
     
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    that is the U 505, the last man-o-war of the us navy!!!!!
     
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    You really went in that! Cool!
     
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    Yup. The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is home to the U-505. I've taken the tour. It is impressive.

    Muskegon, Michigan is home to the USS Silversides SS-236, a GATO-Class sub.

    USS Cobia SS-245 is berthed in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

    Tim
     
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    Well, for one thing, their engines either don't function or have been removed. Kinda hard to visit another country when you don't have a power plant. :wink:
     
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    I was just wishfull thinking. :D
     
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    The submarine here is the USS Drum.

    me262;
    Yeap, time for a re-tour. There have been some planes and an Iraqi T-55 added since then.

    What battleships are on public display now?

    USS Alabama, USS Texas, USS North Carolina, others?
     
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    BB59 - USS Massachusetts
    BB62 - USS New Jersey
    BB63 - USS Missouri


    Mikasa
     
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    I've been on all three of these.I checked out the U-505 again just last week.There are pics of the Cobia and U-505 somewhere around this forum.
     
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    The U.S.S. Cobia is fully fuctional as far as getting underway.Even the radar still works.
     
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    She's the exception to the rule, however. :wink:
     
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    When I was very young my dad took me on a tour of a sub docked in Cleveland. This would have been in the early to mid sixties. I really don't remember what kind of sub it was.

    BTW, the battleship Texas was nearly torpedoed 2 days before operation Barbarossa began. U203 sighted the battleship and her destroyers in the Denmark Strait. Kapitanleutnant Rolf Mutzelburg pursued the Texas for 140 miles but failed to get into firing position because of the zig-zagging course of the Americans.

    Hitler was furious when he found out that the Americans were almost drawn into the war at that point.

    tom
     

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