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Aging U.S. Carrier Enterprise Heads For Final Deployment

 
 
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 13 Mar, 2012 07:58 pm
@JTT,
The previous poster was either spendi or JTT (two folks Ive again been ignoring so their "wisdom" and views shall remain unknown to me alas). You dont need to tell me who, I really give a rats ass and am enjoying the thread without eithers baseless interruptions
roger
 
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Reply Tue 13 Mar, 2012 08:08 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

A friend told me, and stop me if Ive said it before, but the modern navy is composed of submarines and targets.


Try to keep in mind that of Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force with all their divisions and special combat divisions, there is only one service that hasn't intentionally killed an enemy of the United States since 1945. I'll let you guess which it is.
panzade
 
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Reply Tue 13 Mar, 2012 08:22 pm
@georgeob1,
fascinating stuff george
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 13 Mar, 2012 08:34 pm
@roger,
gotta be the sub service. They cant shoot rifles through their screen doors. They only have two kinds of weapons

HOLY ****
and WORLD ENDING



subs bat last
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JTT
 
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Reply Tue 13 Mar, 2012 08:40 pm
@farmerman,
Farmer admits he's a coward.
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georgeob1
 
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Reply Wed 14 Mar, 2012 01:40 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

A friend told me, and stop me if Ive said it before, but the modern navy is composed of submarines and targets.


That is the standard line of sub pukes. I never met one I really liked. I had to go through Rickover's nuclear power training, just after a career in aviation and commanding a fighter squadron, surrounded by kids just out of engineering programs at Purdue & Cal Tech - sort of like going through another tribe's puberty rite in middle age. The experience left me with a lasting distaste for submarine pukes.

We almost always had an attack sub assigned to the battle group and it usually took about ten days after getting a new one before we got "the photo" - a shot of the carrier taken through the sub's attack periscope. Each one of these dumb bastards apparently thought he was being original. Once in the Indian ocean we finally got a new sub with a creative captain. When we got "the photo" it was a shot of the captain with his eye glued to the periscope and his arms draped over the folding arms. The caption was "thinking of you". I decided I might like that guy.
BillRM
 
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Reply Wed 14 Mar, 2012 05:37 am
Can you just picture the price China would paid for the Enterprise!!!

I do not know what the Russians was able to sell a small jump carrier for of their to the Chinese for but at a guess we would get a hundred times more for the big E.
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engineer
 
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Reply Wed 14 Mar, 2012 06:38 am
@georgeob1,
georgeob1 wrote:

I had to go through Rickover's nuclear power training, just after a career in aviation and commanding a fighter squadron, surrounded by kids just out of engineering programs at Purdue & Cal Tech - sort of like going through another tribe's puberty rite in middle age. The experience left me with a lasting distaste for submarine pukes.

If it's any consolation, every nuc on your carrier hated all the aviators with a passion as well.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 16 Mar, 2012 07:43 pm
I had temporarily dropped out of the thread, because I began to fear my memory was faulty, re operating with the Enterprise. I began emailing guys I served with, but most could not recall specific carriers from specific cruises. But this one guy was pretty close in his recollections. Here is his edited reply:
Hi Edgar, sorry for the misunderstanding. I do remember you - you were attending college in Long Beach when I went aboard McKean. My first trip to WestPac was in '64. We "escorted" the Enterprise to Subic Bay and then went into the shipyard for boiler repairs. We had set a record for crossing the Pacific as a convential powered destroyer. I never made it to the Aleutian's. Good hearing from you.

________--------------------------

I only went to the Philippines (as well as Japan and Hong Kong) one time, in 1964. He must have gone at the same time on his prior ship. We escorted the Enterprise by way of Dutch Harbor on the way home. It was an experimental set up and we were the sole escort ship. Later, on the way down the coast, we hit a submerged log and had to go into dry dock in Vallejo. The rats were so numerous and bold that people like me were stationed on the pier to try to keep them from jumping on the lines. The ones that challenged me easily outmaneuvered me and got on board.
BillRM
 
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Reply Fri 16 Mar, 2012 09:07 pm
@edgarblythe,
Quote:
The rats were so numerous and bold that people like me were stationed on the pier to try to keep them from jumping on the lines. The ones that challenged me easily outmaneuvered me and got on board.


The naval should keep ship cats as members of the crew it would seems. Wink

I had at one time five cats in my home and a neighbor would complain to me that he had a rat problem however I never did except very rarely removing a rat body.
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