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USS Zumwalt Time Lapse launch
facebook ^ | 11/01/13 | General Dynamics

Posted on 11/01/2013 2:21:19 PM PDT by maine yankee

A time lapse shot of the USS Zumwalt being moved from the pier to the drydock, and then to the water.


TOPICS: Government; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: biw; launch; zumwalt

1 posted on 11/01/2013 2:21:19 PM PDT by maine yankee
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To: maine yankee

Wow! Those are some of the fastest workers I have ever seen.


2 posted on 11/01/2013 2:24:40 PM PDT by RC one
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To: maine yankee

Way cool. I wish it had a cruiser designation.


3 posted on 11/01/2013 2:25:26 PM PDT by Jacquerie (An Article V amendment convention is our only hope.)
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To: maine yankee

Awesome. In these days of the littoral ship fiasco and F-35 cost overruns, it sure would be nice to see a cutting-edge American weapon system that works.


4 posted on 11/01/2013 2:28:22 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Jacquerie

I have no idea why they call it a destroyer. Its role (and size) clearly makes it a cruiser.


5 posted on 11/01/2013 2:29:18 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: RC one

They were told once she was in the water, the bar was open.


6 posted on 11/01/2013 2:30:09 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: RC one

They’re a whole lot faster than the ones who did Yarnell’s retrofit in the late 60s. :=)


7 posted on 11/01/2013 2:31:30 PM PDT by Bob
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To: maine yankee

Anybody want to add this to a ‘ping’ list, feel free to do so.

I didn’t get to see the launch, but did drive by her that day on my way south to Portland.

She is one sleek looking ship.


8 posted on 11/01/2013 2:32:17 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: maine yankee

I remember the Z Grams,let us Grow sideburns and Beards


9 posted on 11/01/2013 2:34:13 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: maine yankee

Captain James Kirk is going to get the first command.

Seriously


10 posted on 11/01/2013 2:34:29 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: maine yankee

Magnificent man work


11 posted on 11/01/2013 2:35:04 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: maine yankee

Probably cool, too bad it is on facebook and I will never see it.


12 posted on 11/01/2013 2:39:45 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: ballplayer

‘I remember the Z Grams,let us Grow sideburns and Beards’

***

I still have my beard from that era.


13 posted on 11/01/2013 2:49:10 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

Because congress in their wisdom deemed any future cruisers would be nuclear powered. So the Navy made a 610 foot destroyer. A Pennsylvania class battleship was 600 feet at the waterline and the Ticonderoga cruisers are 567 feet.


14 posted on 11/01/2013 2:52:58 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: ballplayer

Zumi also got us civis when leaving ship.

Got to give up my ‘locker’ at fleet landing, Norfolk.


15 posted on 11/01/2013 2:54:03 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Repeal The 17th

Same here. I don’t do facebook either. Son was in the navy - on a destroyer. Wish I could see the Zumwalt


16 posted on 11/01/2013 3:43:06 PM PDT by sneakers
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To: maine yankee

I used to play pool in the bars on the strip, outside the main gate.

https://picasaweb.google.com/JohnPizzuto/61stBirthdayPics#5941422225739194610

Was a Sonar Tech, served aboard USS Biddle DLG34 from 1/67 to 12/70. She was a beautiful ship:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/af/USS_Biddle_(CG-34)_port_bow_view_c1982.jpg


17 posted on 11/01/2013 4:02:41 PM PDT by JohnnyP
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

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..politically incorrect to call it a cruiser...such a term implies aggression to people with “sensitive feelings”...
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..destroyer implies a vessel with more limited offensive punch..
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god help us if we create a “battleship” again..
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18 posted on 11/01/2013 4:08:57 PM PDT by telstar12.5 (...always bring gunships to a gun fight...)
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To: sneakers
Wish I could see the Zumwalt



My question is...WHERE'S the friggin' ANCHOR?!
19 posted on 11/01/2013 4:11:06 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: RandallFlagg

Oops! Oh well, don’t need no stinking anchor!


20 posted on 11/01/2013 4:24:35 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: maine yankee

That was VERY impressive!


21 posted on 11/01/2013 4:41:09 PM PDT by moovova
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To: ballplayer

“I remember the Z Grams,let us Grow sideburns and Beards”

Remember when the paychecks doubled?


22 posted on 11/01/2013 4:43:15 PM PDT by moovova
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To: ballplayer

ME, too. I proudly served under Zummie. And don’t forget he’s the one who made Kerry get involved in actual combat. If it hadn’t been for Zumwalt Kerry wouldn’t have gotten his three purple hearts.


23 posted on 11/01/2013 4:52:47 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: RandallFlagg

Oh cool! Thanks!


24 posted on 11/01/2013 5:00:38 PM PDT by sneakers
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To: ballplayer

And beer in the barracks!


25 posted on 11/01/2013 5:29:21 PM PDT by Jumpmaster (Mitt said he will put America back to work. 53% said "Screw that"!)
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