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  1. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    A-58 Cool Dude

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    Oooooo....
     
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    I want to take it when I get out of the rain locker.
     
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    When I got out of Boot Camp I still kept a very neat “gear locker”.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Insert dittoness here, ye lubbers.
     
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    Biak Boy from Illinois Staff Member

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    I'm not even going to attempt to show my insignificance in Navy speak.
    Okay, does it have something to do with propelling the boat ??
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Outboard motors and oars propel BOATS. And you can pick up BOATS and put them on SHIPS.

    Buncha boots around here...
     
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    Chief, does that apply to the pig boats?
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    "Pig boats" were so named because there were no showers on board the sub.
     
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    So, Chief, which turbine did you throw the Coke bottle in if you wanted to delay the Med Cruise? ;)
     
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    Rookie question. You dump the lube oil out of the sump while the turbines are running at speed.
     
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    They told us that if the turbine came apart, the blades would blow through the housing and it the blade didn't get you, when it hit the 1200 pound steam line that would. I believed them. ;)
     
  13. Biak

    Biak Boy from Illinois Staff Member

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    Those poor Vikings.
     
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    Weirdly enough, the turbine casings are built to withstand that kind of accident. The blades weigh less that a pound each. The casings would make a good tank shell.
     
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    Biak Boy from Illinois Staff Member

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    I'm trying to learn about Ships. Now I understand why Ships are Ships and boats aren't !
    The Complexity of these things is brain numbing. Double furnace boiler small.jpg
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    "You can pick up a boat and put it on a ship."
     
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    And there's almost no moving parts on that boiler. Try a 250 KW Ship's Service Turbo Generator. About the size of a minivan. When one of the Hawaiian Islands lost their power plant an LHA tied up to the pier and supplied the entire island with electricity.
     
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    Sub
     
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    Kinda like "motors" move things, "engines" move people and things.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Motors are static, engines are dynamic.
     

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