Monthly Archives: October 2016

Interesting facts about the new DDG1000

8 Interesting Facts About DDG1000 – US Navy’s Ship From The Future

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Some more random pictures from the Dockyard

Originally posted on Chatham Historic Dockyard unofficial visitors guide:
Hole in a wall, probably for rope ? probably about 2 ft square Another small wooden door? This is a trackway made of metal strips , there’s arrows pointing both to…

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Ship that saved 7 during ‘Perfect Storm’ to be sunk off N.J.

The USS Zuni survived the submarine-infested waters of the Pacific during World War II as it towed torpedoed warships to safety and aided in the Battle of Iwo Jima. A half-century later and renamed the Tamaroa, it overcame gale force … Continue reading

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There is still a shipbuilder in the Dockyard

Originally posted on Chatham Historic Dockyard unofficial visitors guide:
Turks carry out their repairs and builds in one of the remaining covered slipways. This fully operational dry dock was used to build second world war submarines. After the war, the…

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The reason Chatham became a Naval Dockyard

Originally posted on Chatham Historic Dockyard unofficial visitors guide:
At the time ships were still built from wood and many suffered from attacks of a species of clam called Teredo Navalis.? Chatham and the River Medway at this time were…

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Littoral Combat Ship Damaged

The U.S. Navy’s newest littoral combat ship USS Montgomery has suffered a crack in its aluminum hull after being hit by a tug as the ship sortied from Mayport, Florida ahead of Hurricane Matthew. The incident occurred October 4 and … Continue reading

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One Down, Two To Go 

Originally posted on amateur airplanes:
It’s back to the grindstone with the Hs-129 and Ju-86 now that the F-18 is all wrapped up. I spent a little time addressing a few needs today but not enough to make a huge…

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