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Bilgerat
10-13-2015, 07:48 AM
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jimnyc
10-13-2015, 07:51 AM
Happy Birthday, Navy, and thanks for so many years of helping protect us! :salute:

http://www.navysealfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/navy-seal-photos-sea-assault__16_.jpg

Gunny
10-13-2015, 08:27 AM
Eh ... they're good for a ride ... if you want it to last forever at 25 knots. :laugh:

Happy birthday, squids. :)

CSM
10-13-2015, 08:48 AM
Happy Birthday US Navy! .... and thanks to all you mariners out there.

Voted4Reagan
10-13-2015, 09:48 AM
http://www.sonshinetours.com/wp-content/uploads/old-ironsides_firing-cannons.jpg

namvet
10-13-2015, 04:39 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs_9BTCZkmE&feature=youtu.be

salute :salute:

Elessar
10-13-2015, 06:49 PM
Eh ... they're good for a ride ... if you want it to last forever at 25 knots. :laugh:

Happy birthday, squids. :)

Ohh...Hand Salute anyway!:salute:

gabosaurus
10-13-2015, 06:59 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InBXu-iY7cw

Voted4Reagan
10-14-2015, 06:44 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InBXu-iY7cw

USS Reasoner (FF-1063) a Knox class frigate laid down in 1969, Decommissioned in 1993 and sold to Turkey. Sunk in a Live Fire exercise by Turkey sometime after 2005 in the Med.

http://michaeltnelson.com/FF1063.jpg

Gunny
10-14-2015, 07:30 AM
Just so you know, Marines are part of the Department of the Navy. We might pick at each other, try to outdrink each other and get in fights, but it's like picking on my brother. We'll close ranks so fast you won't even see it happening.

For the record, squids know their stuff. They put their asses on the line as much as anyone else. All anyone thinks about is a battleship gunfight. They provide landing and air support. You ain't seen no one happier when two FA-18 jocks come rolling in.

You want to go alternate scenario, think about jarheads driving the damned boat. We'd still be in Tahiti or some shit. That's IF we could even find it.:laugh:

They (begrudgingly of course) earned my respect.

Voted4Reagan
10-14-2015, 07:44 AM
My dad used to say... With out the Marines the Navy would not have anywhere to go, and without the Navy the Marines were just a bunch of guys in the water.....

Gunny
10-14-2015, 08:07 AM
My dad used to say... With out the Marines the Navy would not have anywhere to go, and without the Navy the Marines were just a bunch of guys in the water.....

I can actually swim better than most squids. But if you're asking me for directions you better have a map with grid squares on it. I'd end up at the South Pole. :laugh:

Voted4Reagan
10-14-2015, 09:59 AM
I can actually swim better than most squids. But if you're asking me for directions you better have a map with grid squares on it. I'd end up at the South Pole. :laugh:

Allowing for Magnetic Deviation and Variation I could reliably navigate you almost anywhere on the ocean with a chart, a stop watch and basic Navigation equipment...

Bilgerat
10-14-2015, 11:04 AM
Allowing for Magnetic Deviation and Variation I could reliably navigate you almost anywhere on the ocean with a chart, a stop watch and basic Navigation equipment...


Seeing Stars again; Naval Academy reinstates celestial navigation

http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/naval_academy/ph-ac-cn-celestial-navigation-1014-20151009-story.html

namvet
10-14-2015, 12:13 PM
I can actually swim better than most squids. But if you're asking me for directions you better have a map with grid squares on it. I'd end up at the South Pole. :laugh:

you cud be right. our test for swimming in boot was jump in a pool, swim a lap and pull yourself out. you'd be surprised how many boots had to be pulled out with a hook :laugh:

namvet
10-14-2015, 12:15 PM
USS Reasoner (FF-1063) a Knox class frigate laid down in 1969, Decommissioned in 1993 and sold to Turkey. Sunk in a Live Fire exercise by Turkey sometime after 2005 in the Med.

http://michaeltnelson.com/FF1063.jpg

and the village people went down with it. I hope

Gunny
10-14-2015, 04:32 PM
Allowing for Magnetic Deviation and Variation I could reliably navigate you almost anywhere on the ocean with a chart, a stop watch and basic Navigation equipment...

Like I said, that's why I don't drive the damned boat. :laugh:

I honestly do know how to navigate. Just trying to inject some Marine humor.

If you were REAL good, you could outrun a typhoon and keep the ship going with the water so ain't rocking and rolling the whole trip AND get where you're going. And what the crap is the stop watch for?:laugh:

Voted4Reagan
10-14-2015, 04:44 PM
Seeing Stars again; Naval Academy reinstates celestial navigation

http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/naval_academy/ph-ac-cn-celestial-navigation-1014-20151009-story.html

A compass, an accurate Chronometer, a Chart and a Sextant....

Worked well before the days of electronic Navigation...

Voted4Reagan
10-14-2015, 04:46 PM
And what the crap is the stop watch for?:laugh:

Elapsed time over a course between 2 sightings gives you your speed...

Gunny
10-14-2015, 04:56 PM
Elapsed time over a course between 2 sightings gives you your speed...

Again, now you know why I don't drive the boat. :laugh:

There's a joke about the rope on the anchor in the Marine Corps Eagle, Globe and Anchor ... it's called a "fouled anchor" because we're not allowed to drive the boat. :laugh: The squids actually prefer we not even touch anything on their boats. Was up to them, they'd haul us behind with a tow rope in a damned flatbottom trailer.

Bilgerat
10-14-2015, 05:54 PM
Like I said, that's why I don't drive the damned boat. :laugh:


https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4006/5164453051_59fef9a0f7_z.jpg

Voted4Reagan
10-14-2015, 06:07 PM
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4006/5164453051_59fef9a0f7_z.jpg


Yup... Coasties drove the Landing Craft in WWII

Gunny
10-14-2015, 06:25 PM
Yup... Coasties drove the Landing Craft in WWII

Did a lot of the river ops in Nam too. Here's the weird part .... the Coast Guard was part of the Department of Transportation until some time in the early 90s. Some things just can't be explained. :laugh:

Bilgerat
10-14-2015, 07:19 PM
Did a lot of the river ops in Nam too. Here's the weird part .... the Coast Guard was part of the Department of Transportation until some time in the early 90s. Some things just can't be explained. :laugh:


Uncle Sam's Confused Group has been "bounced" around for a LOT of years.

7 August 1789: The service, eventually to be known as the U.S. Lighthouse Service, was established under the control of the Treasury Department. This, the Revenue Cutter Service and the Lifesaving Service would be merged into the US Coast Guard later.

6 April 1917: With the declaration of war against Germany, the USCG was transferred (by executive order) to the Naval Dept.

28 August: Back to the Treasury Dept.

1 November 1941: Back to the Navy

1 January 1946: Back to Treasury

1 April 1967: Executive Order 167-81 transferred the Coast Guard to the newly formed Dept. of Transportation.

1 March 2003: The Coast Guard was formally transferred to the newly formed Dept. of Homeland Security.

Gunny
10-14-2015, 07:23 PM
Uncle Sam's Confused Group has been "bounced" around for a LOT of years.

7 August 1789: The service, eventually to be known as the U.S. Lighthouse Service, was established under the control of the Treasury Department. This, the Revenue Cutter Service and the Lifesaving Service would be merged into the US Coast Guard later.

6 April 1917: With the declaration of war against Germany, the USCG was transferred (by executive order) to the Naval Dept.

28 August: Back to the Treasury Dept.

1 November 1941: Back to the Navy

1 January 1946: Back to Treasury

1 April 1967: Executive Order 167-81 transferred the Coast Guard to the newly formed Dept. of Transportation.

1 March 2003: The Coast Guard was formally transferred to the newly formed Dept. of Homeland Security.

Damn. And I thought "we" were Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. :laugh: