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(WTKR)   The Navy christens its first Mobile Landing Platform ship today, and based on the photos the builder was just like subby's kid when he ran out of Legos before they could finish the middle section   ( wtkr.com) divider line
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2013-03-02 01:38:56 PM  
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So it's... a ship that's a dock?

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2013-03-02 01:04:23 PM  
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FTA:...the ship's size allows for 25,000 square feet of vehicle and equipment stowage space and 380,000 gallons of JP-5 aviation fuel storage...

USNS Montford Point (T-MLP 1) is named for the approximately 20,000 African-American Marine Corps recruits who trained at the North Carolina facility from 1942 to 1949.

So, the boat that has to schlep around all the heavy crap gets named for the black guys?  That's farkin' typical.

(this post closed-captioned for the hard of sarcasm.)
2013-03-02 01:40:11 PM  
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vpb: and also holds LCACs

"My LCAC is full of eels" just doesn't have the same ring to it.
2013-03-02 02:19:22 PM  
1 vote:
A ship that sinks itself, I'm sure your enemies are cowering now US Navy!

/any ship can be a minesweeper...once
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