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  • USS Arizona survivor laid to rest inside sunken battleship

    04/16/2017 4:23:59 AM PDT · by tje · 22 replies
    KITV Island News ^ | Apr 16, 2017 | Mackenzie Stasko
    A USS Arizona sailor who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor was laid to rest inside the ship he escaped. The remains of Retired Master Chief Petty Officer Raymond Haerry, 94, were interred inside the hull of the USS Arizona Saturday afternoon. More than 100 people gathered at the USS Arizona Memorial for the interment ceremony -- a symbolic military funeral only offered to shipmates who survived the attack.
  • Putin tells the world 'Attacking Syria again? You'll need to get through me':Russian battleship

    04/07/2017 8:56:48 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 120 replies
    daily mail ^ | 4/6/2017 | Hannah Parry and Francesca Chambers and David Martokso For and Julian Robinson and Mar
    Putin tells the world - 'Attacking Syria again? You'll need to get through me': Russian battleship is positioned between US warships and runway hit by Trump's air strike as Vladimir makes his move The US military fired more than 50 tomahawk missiles at al-Shayrat military airfield at 8.45pm EDT Thursday Moves comes just hours after Trump said 'something should happen' following Tuesday's gas-attack atrocity Trump took action after more than 80 were killed and many more were injured in the Sarin poison gas attack 'Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack,' he said after launching the...
  • Japan's Monster World War II Battleships Were the Biggest Ever

    03/12/2017 11:45:09 AM PDT · by DFG · 124 replies
    National Interest ^ | 03/11/2017 | Robert Farley
    Japan withdrew from the London Naval Treaty in 1936. The chief Japanese negotiator, Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto, feared that concessions on the part of his negotiating team would lead directly to his assassination upon return to Japan. Japanese nationalists believed that the Washington Naval Treaty system was holding Japan back and preventing it from becoming a first-rate power. Freed from the constraints of international treaties, they believed that Japan could build a world-beating fleet that would push the Western powers out of Asia and help usher in a new era of Japanese dominance.
  • Nazi Germany Had Plans to Build a Massive Super Battleship Fleet

    01/06/2017 6:50:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 6, 2017 | Robert Farley
    In the mid-1930s, the Nazi government began to plan in detail for the reconstruction of German naval power. The destruction of the German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow remained central to the mythology of German betrayal and defeat in World War I. Rebuilding the fleet would be a grand achievement worthy of the Nazis, but also in accord with long-term German foreign policy goals.
  • A Night on the Battleship [USS Iowa] Overnight Tour $125

    10/05/2016 11:19:15 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 57 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | 10/05/16 | Atlas Obscura
    The USS Iowa may have been the first of the Iowa-class battleships to be commissioned, but she was the last battleship to retire permanently. Once called the "Battleship of Presidents" (having hosted FDR, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush), the USS Iowa had the biggest guns on any U.S. Navy ship, used primarily for anti-aircraft missions: nine 16-inch guns mounted on three stacked turrets on the flight deck (capable of carrying 2000 tons of firepower). She was the lead ship of the last class of battleships in the Navy, having served in three significant commissions: World War II, the Korean War,...
  • Replica of U.S.S. Arizona to join in Pearl Harbor event

    09/22/2016 12:01:27 PM PDT · by Bubba Gump Shrimp · 19 replies
    Yuma Sun ^ | Sep 13, 2016 | James Gilbert
    Thanks to the generosity of many residents and businesses in Yuma, the 36-foot-long replica of the U.S.S. Arizona has been restored in time to be shipped to Hawaii for the National Park Service's commemoration ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. As a way of showing its appreciation, the Navy League of the United States (NLUS), took the recently refurbished model of the iconic battleship on a photo tour around Yuma Tuesday morning so residents could take pictures of it, making 15-minute stops at Yuma City Hall, the Yuma Quartermaster Depot, the Yuma Chamber of Commerce...
  • Japan's 114-year-old battleship Mikasa: A relic of another time

    08/05/2016 6:43:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    CNET ^ | August 5, 2016 | Geoffrey Morrison
    An hour south of Tokyo, on the edge of the bay is a piece of history unique in the world. Embedded in concrete just a few feet from the water is the 114-year-old battleship Mikasa. It's the only surviving pre-dreadnought battleship, not to mention one of the only Imperial navy vessels still intact from that era. After 21 years in service, the Mikasawas decommissioned, but not scrapped. Instead she was preserved at the request of the Japanese government, with her engines and armament removed, and her hull encased in concrete.
  • The Wreck of the HMVS Cerberus [Victorian Era Ironclad]

    06/03/2016 9:44:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Slate ^ | June 3, 2016 | Staff
    The HMVS Cerberus is a breakwater shipwreck that served as part of the Victorian Naval Forces when Australia was still a British colony and also as part of the Royal Australian Navy until 1924. It now rests just off the coast as a rusting scrap. Named for Cerberus, the ferocious three-headed dog that guards the entrance to Hades, this 225-foot-long warship was built for the colony of Victoria in 1870. It was the first "breastwork monitor," an innovation of designer Edward James Reed. As such, the ship included a central, armored structure that contained rotating gun turrets, the bridge, funnels,...
  • Bell of battlecruiser sunk 75 years ago in Royal Navy's biggest ever disaster retrieved from [tr]

    05/25/2016 5:47:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 24, 2016 | Sam Tonkin
    The bell from HMS Hood has been unveiled by the Princess Royal to mark the 75th anniversary of the Royal Navy's largest loss of life from a single vessel. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen - who funded the expedition to retrieve the bell from the seabed of the Denmark Strait between Iceland and Greenland - attended the event at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard where the bell has gone on display. Anne struck eight bells at midday during the ceremony, held with HMS Victory as a backdrop, watched by descendants of some of the 1,415 sailors who died when the battleship was hit...
  • USS Iowa to Fire Guns For Hawkeye Pep Rally

    12/24/2015 6:47:59 PM PST · by iowamark · 58 replies
    WHO tv ^ | December 23, 2015 | Roger Riley
    SAN PEDRO, California- The Battleship USS Iowa will welcome the University of Iowa Hawkeye fans to the Rose Bowl, by firing it's 5 inch guns in celebration. These are the small guns on the side of the ship. A pep rally will be held on the dock in front of the USS Iowa on Thursday December 31, from 12 to 5 p.m.. The guns may be fired around 4 p.m.. All Iowa fans are invited to the free rally. Food and drink will be available through local vendors. Because of the State of Iowa providing $3 million toward the restoration...
  • U.S. Navy's Lethal New Stealth Destroyer Is No 'Battleship'

    12/11/2015 11:09:59 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 39 replies
    National Interest ^ | December 12, 2015 | James Holmes
    8 Over the years it’s become commonplace for writers to sex up their descriptions of guided-missile destroyer (DDG) Zumwalt, the U.S. Navy’s newest surface combatant. Commentators of such leanings depict the ultra-high-tech DDG-1000 [4] as a battleship. Better yet, it’s a “stealth [5] battleship [6]”—a fit subject [7] for sci-fi [8]! Not so. And getting the nomenclature right matters: calling a man-of-war a battleship conjures up images in the popular mind of thickly armored dreadnoughts bristling with big guns blazing away at one another on the high seas, pummeling shore targets in Normandy or Kuwait, or belching smoke and flame...
  • LIVE Stream Donald Trump Rally USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, VA - Oct 31, 2015

    10/31/2015 8:57:28 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 125 replies
    Donald Trump 2016 ^ | 10-31-2015 | Donald Trump 2016
    Saturday, October 31, 2015 LIVE Stream Donald Trump Rally USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, VA - Oct 31, 2015
  • Trump calls for better health care for military vets, says 'illegal immigrants treated better'

    09/16/2015 11:53:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | September 16, 2015 | The Associated Press
    Republican presidential contender Donald Trump is promising subsidized private health care for frustrated veterans, charging that immigrants in the country illegally receive better care than the nation's wounded soldiers. The comments, delivered Tuesday aboard a retired World War II battleship in Los Angeles harbor, came on the eve of the second Republican presidential debate in nearby Simi Valley, where some of the billionaire businessman's GOP rivals are expected to challenge his fiery rhetoric on immigration. "We have illegal immigrants that are treated better by far than our veterans," Trump declared, the USS Iowa's massive 16-inch guns behind him. "It's not...
  • Trump wins veterans crowd aboard battleship

    09/16/2015 12:53:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 15, 2015 | Eli Stokols, national politics reporter
    His appeal was on full display as GOP rivals prepare debate assault.LOS ANGELES Master showman and Republican poll leader Donald Trump strode across a stage aboard a retired battleship on Tuesday night, reveling in the cheers and chants of Trump, Trump, Trump! I am with the veterans 100 percent, Trump declared when he took the podium on the USS Iowa, having just been endorsed by the group hosting the event, Veterans for a Strong America. Dubbed the battleship of the presidents for having hosted Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, the Iowa offered a useful backdrop...
  • Trump Lets It Rip on the USS Iowa

    09/16/2015 11:23:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush ^ | September 16, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Last night Trump offended everybody by showing up on the battleship USS Iowa standing in front of the three giant guns to make his speech at a rally. It bothered 'em that he dared show up on the Iowa. They thought he was gaming the system because of course the Iowa caucus, the Hawkeye Cauci, here's Trump speaking on the US Iowa which is a decommissioned battleship. By the way, Trump sent out a tweet. You know, I don't spend any time on Twitter so this was sent to me. I would have not known this had my brother...
  • Donald Trump 2016 : USS Iowa Battleship Speech Live Feed Link : 2015-09-15 @ 8:30 PM-EDT

    09/15/2015 4:40:53 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 124 replies
    TrumpSite ^ | 2015-09-15 | Patton@Bastogne
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  • Trump Picks WWII Battleship in L.A. for Defense Speech [LIVE THREAD]

    09/15/2015 1:05:58 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 151 replies
    Times of San Diego ^ | September 15, 2015 | Chris Jennewein
    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump picked a World War II-era battleship in San Pedro as a backdrop to share his views Tuesday about national security. Trumps appearance, organized by Veterans for a Strong America, is expected to draw more than 1,000 attendees to the top deck of the USS Iowa, which has been docked in Los Angeles as a nonprofit tourist attraction, community gathering space and educational museum since 2012. The Iowa was launched in 1942 and recommissioned in 1984 during the military build up at the end of the Cold War. In April 1989, an explosion of undetermined origin...

    09/16/2015 4:55:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies ^ | September 16, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    SAN PEDRO, CaliforniaGOP frontrunner Donald Trump rallied roughly 1,000 veterans on the USS Iowa battleship, declaring, the silent majoritybelieve meis back. Americans are pushing back against failed government, he said. Were doing something special. This is a movementwe are going to make our country great again.
  • Video: Donald Trump Speaks In Los Angeles Aboard USS Iowa

    09/15/2015 6:38:56 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 80 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 9-15-15 | Donald Trump
    In case you missed the live stream. Not as in depth as I would have liked him to particulars.
  • Donald Trump Hosting Rally on a Battleship Before Next Debate

    09/15/2015 6:28:01 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 72 replies ^ | September 14, 2015