Random Picture Thread

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by kach22i, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. Tiny Turnip
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    Thanks Hoyt!

    So... lattice masts, radio, but also looks like possibly a couple of radar antenna, but surely too early?

    And what is the large clock looking thing on the mast that only goes up to 10? that doesn't appear to relate to watches or bells...

    How was the aircraft launched and recovered? No floats, tracks down the gun barrels but can's see any catapult arrangement. Crane? but none visible...

    Searchlights either side of the 'clock'?

    Full dress uniform - a ceremony for joining the Pacific fleet?

    A lighthouse in the background. What are the lamp standard looking things down both sides of the lock? Actual chonky lamp standards??

    And those amazing double-ended-mobile-capstan-winch-bollard-engines on the dock-of-the-lock!

    All fascinating. Great hi res picture too - thanks JA
     
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    Radar was for WW2. All I know.
     
  3. Jolly Amaranto
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    The "cage" masts were replaced with tripod masts during an overhaul in 1925. Not sure what the "Clock" thing was all about. The airplane did not have floats so probably had to fly to shore somewhere to land or had to ditch nearby and the pilot hopefully recovered. Later floats were added and it could be retrieved with the boat crane. Here shown with an anti-aircraft gun mounted.
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    "On 10 March, she became the first American battleship to launch an airplane when Lieutenant Commander Edward O. McDonnell flew a British-built Sopwith Camel off the warship at Guantanamo Bay. Later in 1919 Texas's captain, Nathan C. Twining, successfully employed naval aircraft to spot the fall of shells during a main battery exercise. The results were that aircraft-borne gunfire spotters were significantly more accurate than shipboard spotters. In testimony to the Navy General Board, Lieutenant Commander Kenneth Whiting attested that the increase in gunfire effectiveness with air spotting was likely to be as great as 200%. As a result of these first experiments, the Navy would add floatplanes to all of the fleet's battleships and newer cruisers."
     
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    Thanks JA!
     
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    Amazing, just amazing!
     
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    I'd hate to hear that chain "cutting".
    Anyone know of a video of the cutting?

    I would previously never believed that chain could cut.
    Shows what I know!!!!!
     
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    The chain is moving slow so it is just a series of bangs.
     
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