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(The Drive)   Warbirds heading to Hawai'i to help celebrate the 75th anniversary of WWII's end got a ride from the US Navy's amphibious assault ship USS Essex   (thedrive.com) divider line
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2020-08-12 6:53:15 AM  
That P-51 is just drop-dead gorgeous.
 
2020-08-12 8:00:33 AM  
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2020-08-12 8:08:02 AM  
That's pretty cool.
 
2020-08-12 8:11:48 AM  
Hopefully this amphibious landing ship doesn't burst into flames and burn for a week like the other one.
 
2020-08-12 8:15:07 AM  
Catalina is likely my all time favorite aircraft.  Up there with a Grumman Goose.
 
2020-08-12 8:24:48 AM  
Very cool- just as a comparison, here's the layout of the WWII Essex class carriers with the modern Wasp class Essex.  They look fairly similar and are roughly the same size, although obviously the modern Essex isn't a pure aircraft carrier.

WWII Essex: 30-36400 tons, modern 40500
WWII Essex: ~860 feet long, 93 foot beam, modern 843x104

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2020-08-12 8:28:08 AM  

Permanent Solutions For Permanent Problems: Hopefully this amphibious landing ship doesn't burst into flames and burn for a week like the other one.


Well, since they aren't doing yard work on it, I doubt it will.

https://news.usni.org/2020/07/13/wars​h​ips-in-maintenance-always-face-increas​ed-risk-for-fire-damage
 
2020-08-12 8:41:18 AM  
I don't get it?  Why are they sending warbrides to Hawaii on a Navy ship?  Can't they just fly commercial?
 
2020-08-12 9:01:54 AM  

Webulator: I don't get it?  Why are they sending warbrides to Hawaii on a Navy ship?  Can't they just fly commercial?


US Army used to issue every military member a wife.

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2020-08-12 10:29:44 AM  

wingnut396: Catalina is likely my all time favorite aircraft.  Up there with a Grumman Goose.


I love the Catalinas too.  If the border ever reopens, I'd like to book a ride on the one in Hamilton, ON.
 
2020-08-12 11:10:56 AM  

Webulator: I don't get it?  Why are they sending warbrides to Hawaii on a Navy ship?  Can't they just fly commercial?


I was wondering why the Romulans were celebrating the end of an Earth war.
 
2020-08-12 11:23:24 AM  
I've heard that's the only way, frankly.
 
2020-08-12 11:47:22 AM  
Navy CSB: The first ship I was on was home ported in San Diego, since we had a decent size flight deck but no embarked aircraft we would sometimes get used to transport helicopters to Hawaii.

So at the start of one deployment we had a helo on deck...and a 60' Hatteras fishing yach. Apparently it belonged to an admiral who was transferring to Pearl Harbor and wanted to bring his personal fishing boat out.
 
2020-08-12 12:07:20 PM  

Gleeman: Navy CSB: The first ship I was on was home ported in San Diego, since we had a decent size flight deck but no embarked aircraft we would sometimes get used to transport helicopters to Hawaii.

So at the start of one deployment we had a helo on deck...and a 60' Hatteras fishing yach. Apparently it belonged to an admiral who was transferring to Pearl Harbor and wanted to bring his personal fishing boat out.


Same. I was on the USS Tarawa LHA-1 for my first ship. It was in dry dock pretty much the entire time. And it was like High School. The people really sucked, and the command was... just not that good. When it started to finally go back out to sea, we did a RIMPAC to Pearl Harbor and back, taking some harriers with us (they are loud AF landing no matter where you are on the ship). And it was also a fun a shore leave to get away from everyone and go swimming on the beaches of Hawaii. Then they went on deployment, and I went off to Sonar A School, and that's when I really began to actually enjoy being in the Navy. Got stationed in Yokosuka after that on a DDG, met people who are still my friends today. I still miss it, honestly. Great times.
 
2020-08-12 12:40:42 PM  
Warbirds heading to Hawaii is a clear violation of the neutral zone
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2020-08-12 12:57:33 PM  

Gleeman: So at the start of one deployment we had a helo on deck...and a 60' Hatteras fishing yach. Apparently it belonged to an admiral who was transferring to Pearl Harbor and wanted to bring his personal fishing boat out.


If he was really a sailor, he'd have sailed it there.
 
2020-08-12 10:27:28 PM  

dittybopper: Gleeman: So at the start of one deployment we had a helo on deck...and a 60' Hatteras fishing yach. Apparently it belonged to an admiral who was transferring to Pearl Harbor and wanted to bring his personal fishing boat out.

If he was really a sailor, he'd have sailed it there.


We have a stream of 45-55m yachts being ferried on yacht express between south florida and the Mediterranean each year. Lazy bastards.
 
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