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Here is another one for you all. What historical event does this ship and aviation unit share. :think:

 

This ship went back in time and almost stopped the Japanese surprise attack at Pearl Harbor.... Right?

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This ship went back in time and almost stopped the Japanese surprise attack at Pearl Harbor.... Right?

 

Folks, we have a winner!!

That is really funny and unfortunately some un-informed people actually believe the Hollywood versions of history. :lol: These people usually get their daily news from Entertainment Tonight.

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The last mission of this boat in US service is ironic considering current events. What mission was that?

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This ship went back in time and almost stopped the Japanese surprise attack at Pearl Harbor.... Right?

Folks, we have a winner!!

That is really funny and unfortunately some un-informed people actually believe the Hollywood versions of history. :lol: These people usually get their daily news from Entertainment Tonight.

I know it was kind of hokey but I like that movie.

It's one of the ones I'll stop and watch when I'm going through all the channels trying to find something good on TV even though it's half way through.

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Here's one that might throw people. What's famous about this ship?

 

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Dave, what's the hull number? My eye's arent as good as they used to be.

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That is a really cool lighter. Very impressive!! There can't be too many of those around.

Thanks, Yes, back in the days when alot more people smoked, matchbooks and lighters were made for every conceivable thing/subject.

Thank goodness for collectors that alot of these had military subjects.

Jon.

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Yup, Mush Morton went down with her. She's been found too. Russians, I think, found her a few years ago. There are photo's on the internet.

 

Quite a few subs that are still on eternal patrol have been found in recent years. I wish they'd find USS Tang. Hmm, now there's an interesting sub. What was interesting, and extremely sad, about her sinking?

Redleg, The first Tang (SS306) went down when her faulty torpedo circled around and sank her. When we went into that war we were at a disadvantage in that we had crappy torpedos. What made it worse the Japanese had really good torpedos.

So sad so many brave sailors died for no good reason.

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USS Memphis.

This is a dual topic: A ship and a boat, same name, different era's. Two clue words: Tsunami & Kursk.

I don't have any memorabilia but I found this picture of the bow of the earlier Memphis on the internet.

I wanted to wrap-up the Memphis topic: What I was getting at was the 3rd Memphis (CA-10) that was wrecked at Santo Domingo in 1916 (VirtualMariner got that part right) but also the 6th Memphis (SSN 691) that was observing a Russian naval exercise (along with the USS Toledo and the HMS Splendid) in the Barants Sea on August 12th, 2000. That was the day of the tragic explosions on the Russian Oscar II "Kursk" submarine which resulted in the loss of the entire crew.

There were alot of crazy conspiracy theories flying around that one of the NATO boats shot her but after she was raised it was found a series of internal accidents caused her loss.

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Dave, what's the hull number? My eye's arent as good as they used to be.

Oh, sorry Dave, I read on and caught the rest of the Frank Evans DD754 story. Shocking! What a sad story.

 

By the way, I don't think looking online is cheating, gotta find out somehow, right?

Let's just say these are all open book tests...

We got this big ole internet, might as well use it...

The main thing is to learn something interesting you didn't know before.

 

It's true though, be cautious with some of the sources.

Wikipedia can usually be very good but sometimes not so good.

Jon.

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Oh, sorry Dave, I read on and caught the rest of the Frank Evans DD754 story. Shocking! What a sad story.

 

By the way, I don't think looking online is cheating, gotta find out somehow, right?

Let's just say these are all open book tests...

We got this big ole internet, might as well use it...

The main thing is to learn something interesting you didn't know before.

 

It's true though, be cautious with some of the sources.

Wikipedia can usually be very good but sometimes not so good.

Jon.

Frank E. Eavan, what a sad story. I remember at the time, my father had just retired, so we still got "All Hands Magazine" and "Navy Times". There were a few guys that my Dad had known who went down. There was a Chief buddy of his who had 3 or 4 sons serving on the ship with him at the time. The sons were all lost. In ;73 I was in the club in Pearl. We were on our way to do a "RIMPAC" exercise with the Ausies, Canadians and New Zealanders. HMAS Melborne was in port with us at the time (I was on Kitty Hawk). There were a bunch of Ausies in the club, but they were seperated into two groups. One bunch were Tin Can Sailors, the others were Melborne. The Tin Can Sailors refered to Melborne as the "Can Opener" They said she had done the same to one of theirs, so no one would associate with the Carrier guys. Odd how Sailors are. We hung out with the Melborne Sailors that night and even ended waking up on her fan tail the next day, but that's another story. Pulled a few liberties with my Ausie Shipmates, always a great time, but also envolved waking up in strange places with a great head ache too. (Sorry, had to end with a smile, really sad story).

 

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Here's an old match book cover.

What is the most famous event associated with this ship (and why)?

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Here's an old match book cover.

What is the most famous event associated with this ship (and why)?

 

Pearl Harbor. She was tied up next to the Arizona on 7 December 1941 when the Arizona was destroyed.

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Just got a group of UIMs and was pleasently surprised by the USS Maloy. The Maloy DE-791 was used at D-Day (Omaha Beach) for shore bombardment and later part of the Cuban Missile crisis. Very interesting history. She was decommissioned in 1965.

 

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Pearl Harbor. She was tied up next to the Arizona on 7 December 1941 when the Arizona was destroyed.

That's right.

I had to lead into it with the Vestal because using this matchbook would have been too obvious.

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Just got a group of UIMs and was pleasently surprised by the USS Maloy. The Maloy DE-791 was used at D-Day (Omaha Beach) for shore bombardment and later part of the Cuban Missile crisis. Very interesting history. She was decommissioned in 1965.

 

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Nice UIMs! I like collecting those. Fairly inexpensive, easy to display and packed with history.

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The last mission of this boat in US service is ironic considering current events. What mission was that?

I'll wrap up this Tang topic:

Tang's last mission before decommisioning was to train Iranian submariners on the east coast. This was in the last few months in 1978.

The US was going to transfer her to the Iranian Navy. In early 1979 the Islamic revolution started in Iran changing the political situation.

Instead, the Tang went to the Turkish Navy and became the Piri Reis. I don't know if she is still in service with the Turks.

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Here's one for our British cousins. Let's see if I can catch them before they go to bed tonight:

 

What famous event do these three ships share?

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Just a guess, but carried their respective leaders to conferences such as the Yalta Conference? I know Roosevelt was aboard the Augusta at one point but not sure about the other two ships. Just guessing here.

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Just a guess, but carried their respective leaders to conferences such as the Yalta Conference? I know Roosevelt was aboard the Augusta at one point but not sure about the other two ships. Just guessing here.

Not correct. Sorry, no cookie (yet).

I understand your guess, actually, a very good guess indeed! President Roosevelt was transported to Argentia, Newfoundland to meet with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in August 1941. The two worked out the "Atlantic Charter". Roosevelt was taken via USS Augusta (escorted by USS Tuscaloosa). Churchill arrived via HMS Prince of Wales.

The key to the event I'm looking for is the British ship, HMS Orion.

A big clue: This event happened near where our most illustrious USMF member resides, General Apathy.

Jon.

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Here's one for our British cousins. Let's see if I can catch them before they go to bed tonight:

 

What famous event do these three ships share?

OK:

These three ships took part in the invasion of Normandy, France. D-Day 6 June, 1944. HMS Orion in the eastern task force supporting the British beaches, Tuscaloosa & Augusta the western task force supporting the American beaches. They provided shore bombardment.

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What about the USS Batfish, SS 310? What's special/unique about her service?

Wasn't she known for sinking enemy submarines?

I believe she ran aground in Oklahoma after the war as a museum.

Jon

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