Sunday, September 27, 2015

Preview of Coming Attractions

Battleship Cove
An awesome weekend, The Nuke was in town the whole weekend, my blog buddy Murph was in town Sunday. I am just a bit tired.

Check that.

I am exhausted.

Running all over the rocks at Brenton Point, climbing all over ships and submarines wears a fellow down it does. Tough keeping up with the young'uns!

After the Juvat-Tuna interlude I'll have a post jam packed with photos. I have so many it's going to take time to go through them.

I'll have a Sarge-on-the Rocks.

I had a great time.

Qu'est-ce qu'un sergent sur les rochers?

Rochambeau had a great time.

C'est bon!

10 comments:

  1. It does this old sailor's heart good to see all that haze gray paint. :) Looking forward to the pix!

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    1. Today I realized that in addition to enjoying the smell of an old aircraft, there's something to be said for the smell of an old warship as well!

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  2. I was gonna sneak back and delete my comment from yesterday, but since you already corrected me... ;)

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    1. From the aerial photo how could you possible tell that she was 14-feet longer than Laffey?

      A pretty good eye for ships you have, my sailor friend!

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    2. Kennedy is a Gearing class DD, which were made into FRAM I conversions (DASH Deck and ASROC) losing one 5" mount, Laffey is a Sumner class which were made into FRAM II conversions (VDS, no DASH Deck, No ASROC ) and kept two forward 5" mounts.The Gearing class followed the Sumners, and were pretty much identical except for the addition of a 14 foot hull plug which provided extra fuel tankage and thus steaming range.

      Of course he might have measured.....;-)

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    3. Thanks for that technical detail Cap'n.

      I'll be sharing some photos of that ASROC launcher you mention in a soon-to-be-published post.

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  3. How's your head?

    Was a great day. Thanks for meeting up and coming out to play.

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    1. Got a nice scratch but I think I'll live.

      It was an awesome day.

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  4. Can't tell for sure, but seems to me there is less sarge on the rocks than there used to be.

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    1. Truth be told, I have dwindled a bit. Intentionally.

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