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Post by TVA » Wed May 18, 2016 10:10 pm

Thanks, Jim!

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Post by TVA » Sat May 21, 2016 4:04 pm

CLAMAGORE one more step to becoming a reef:

http://www.charlestonbusiness.com/news/ ... -clamagore

A Cold War-era submarine that was decommissioned in 1975 and is now part of the Patriots Point fleet of attractions could become an artificial reef off the Florida coast.

The Patriots Point Development Authority voted today to give exclusive rights to Artificial Reefs International to find an entity that will convert the USS Clamagore into an artificial reef. The organization has until Dec. 1 to find, negotiate and finalize an agreement with an entity that will need to raise between $3.5 million and $6 million to clean, move and sink the vessel.

Patriots Point Executive Director Mac Burdette said Artificial Reefs International’s plan is to have the submarine converted to a reef by June 2017, but he thinks that’s an ambitious timeline since the U.S. Navy will have to approve the project in conjunction with the state’s Historic Preservation Office and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Burdette said he expects it to take at least a year once an entity is found. MORE AT LINK

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Post by TVA » Tue May 24, 2016 2:27 pm

On this day in 1941, HMS HOOD sank in one of the most famous engagements of the war. BISMARCK's shell hit the magazine and the ship exploded.

There were only 3 survivors.

The wreck has been found and the ship's bell retrieved. Today, it was rung for the first time since the ship was in service:

https://www.facebook.com/BBCRadioSolent ... 956069333/

For photographs go to:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... Royal.html

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Post by TVA » Thu May 26, 2016 6:37 am

HMS VICTORY "Collapsing Under Its Own Weight"

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-36254359

The ship, which featured in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, is undergoing a 13-year, £35m conservation project.
Measurements taken over 40 years show the structure in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is slowly bulging outwards. It is also suffering from water damage.
More than 130 metal supports are due to be fitted in the vessel's dry dock to stop the structure from buckling.
'Falling away'
Andrew Baines, head of historic ships at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, insisted the ship could "absolutely be saved".
"As the upper deck moves down, the ship's sides bulge out. She's falling very slowly away from the bows at the front end of the ship," he said.
A 3D scan of the ship had helped experts "understand what had been causing the ship to collapse" and 136 metal props would be inserted to stop the problem, Mr Baines said.

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Post by Paul » Sat May 28, 2016 8:53 am

Well, yeah. Ships are designed to be in the water where every square inch of the hull is supported by the buoyancy forces. Of course it's collapsing. It is one case where gravity is not your friend...
TVA wrote:HMS VICTORY "Collapsing Under Its Own Weight"

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-36254359

The ship, which featured in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, is undergoing a 13-year, £35m conservation project.
Measurements taken over 40 years show the structure in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is slowly bulging outwards. It is also suffering from water damage.
More than 130 metal supports are due to be fitted in the vessel's dry dock to stop the structure from buckling.
'Falling away'
Andrew Baines, head of historic ships at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, insisted the ship could "absolutely be saved".
"As the upper deck moves down, the ship's sides bulge out. She's falling very slowly away from the bows at the front end of the ship," he said.
A 3D scan of the ship had helped experts "understand what had been causing the ship to collapse" and 136 metal props would be inserted to stop the problem, Mr Baines said.

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Re: Museum News:

Post by Malcom » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:23 pm

Yeah, no kiddin'. Just like Torsk's torpedo tube seals 'adjusted' while up on blocks.

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Post by TVA » Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:58 am

Owners of Soviet Sub, SCORPION, accuse QUEEN MARY management of neglect:

http://mynewsla.com/crime/2016/06/09/cr ... y-neglect/

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Post by TVA » Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:22 am

Dinner under Cutty Sark:

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Post by TVA » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:54 am

Museum ships shares this terrific photograph of THORNBACK:

https://scontent.fphl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... 3463_o.jpg

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Post by TVA » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:20 pm

SILVERSIDES is going to fire up its engines:

http://fox17online.com/2016/07/06/uss-s ... -muskegon/

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Post by TVA » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:18 am

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Post by TVA » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:21 am

RAZORBACK guests can use the ladders:

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Post by TVA » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:11 pm

A woman's work is never done....

SLATER July 9th:

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Post by TVA » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:32 pm

The folks at USNI on the effort to save OLYMPIA:

http://www.usni.org/magazines/navalhist ... ve-olympia

The historic cruiser that led the U.S. Navy to victory at Manila Bay and heralded the United States’ arrival as a world power has faced an uncertain fate as a museum ship, but her future appears brighter.
Kevin Smith stood in the port-side main-deck compartment, opening valves on a bulkhead control manifold. Equipment roared to life, pistons rising and falling on a rotating crankshaft as a chain hoist unspooled overhead to lower an ash canister through a pipe deep into the bowels of the USS Olympia . More than 100 years ago, this hoist in the world’s oldest steel-hulled warship still afloat carried spent ash from coal used to power the vessel to the main deck for disposal overboard. “The ash hoist still works just as designed,” beamed Smith, the historic cruiser’s education and restoration specialist. “I’d say the Olympia is mostly in decent shape.”

Still, he and John Brady, president and CEO of Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia, say much work remains to keep the cruiser shipshape as a tourist attraction in the Penn’s Landing Marina on the Delaware River. After 124 years afloat, the former flagship of Commodore George Dewey outwardly looks great as the last vestige of the American “Steel Navy.” She’s the embodiment of an era that witnessed the U.S. Navy’s rebirth, rise in popularity, and arrival on the world stage. The exterior of the 5,500-ton, 344-foot cruiser attracts attention with a brilliant white hull, red-striped waterline, buff-colored topside, and knife-like bow for ramming enemy craft. The interior likewise is exquisite. The ship’s wooden main deck is painted a glossy magenta amid well-maintained compartments for enlisted men, with worn mess tables and hammocks as they appeared a century ago. The Victorian appointments in the admiral’s and captain’s staterooms and quarters make them seem more like an English manor house with a piano, porcelain bathtubs, fine china cabinets, and oak paneling.
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Re: Museum News:

Post by TVA » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:36 pm

Submarine HOUSTON, featured in previous articles here is scheduled to be decommissioned:

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016 ... awaii.html

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