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22 hours ago, NaptimeAgain said:

Is that a towing hawser off the bow?

Sure looks like its made to a bollard on the ass end of the sub. I have never seen a bollard on a sub though. Maybe some bubblebutt can shed some light on that one!:huh:

 I don’t remember how long ago it was....like 30 years or so but some tug towing a barge in the Catalina Channel (I think it was at night?) got the tow line hooked onto the conning tower of a sub and when it dove it pulled the tug backwards under the water. I think a couple crew below deck drowned.

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10 minutes ago, Rasputin22 said:

Willow Creek. That assembly line was over a mile long!

With a 90 degree bend to keep it in the county with the lower tax rate.

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Hell accompanies the apocalypse.

One of my favourite photos I ever found on the internet. 

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3 minutes ago, hobot said:

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There's something really off about the scale of the people in that photograph.

 

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Brasilia:  When politicians have grand ideas, but no sense of reality;  When urban planners are seduced by theory and ignore practicality; When architects have brilliant ideas about form but no sense of scale

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The Rifleman cap gun... I had one and it was a lot of fun!

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Is that an axe he's packing on his hip?

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1 hour ago, Snaggletooth said:

Birde shotte?

Maybe went hunting with Dick Cheney. Looks like poor doggie took a few pellets. 

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6 hours ago, hobot said:

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At first glance, I thought that was one going "boom," but it looks deal level heading out of the picture.  Sub launched cruise missile?  It's impressive.

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3 hours ago, Point Break said:

LAFD Truck 15 near USC. Probably late 60’s. 

That mustache says mid 70's

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4 hours ago, hobot said:

Is that an axe he's packing on his hip?

Prolly for protection against the folks he’s protecting. 

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34 minutes ago, warbird said:

A caricature  of an airplane?

"If they could make a washing machine fly, my Jimmy could land it."

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12 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

That mustache says mid 70's

Could be, but they went to different helmets earlier than that I think. The turnouts are also the older heavy treated “canvas like” turnouts with the corduroy collar. No flash hood.  The belt axe looks double bladed as well.......not sure what to even think of that. I never saw a double bladed truckers axe. The flash lite on the helmet is pretty 70’s though. So mid 70’s is certainly possible. I didn’t start till 1976. Don’t know if the mustache is all that reliable an indicator though. We likes our mustaches.........

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1 hour ago, warbird said:

A caricature  of an airplane?

gee bee model R

mostly engine   top speed 470knt.  9 cylinder 800hp pratt and Whitney radial engine.

 

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14 minutes ago, Marcjsmith said:

gee bee model R

mostly engine   top speed 470knt.  9 cylinder 800hp pratt and Whitney radial engine.

 

I am just guessing the tail touches first on landing......:lol:

Glide slope like am F4 Phantom

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2 hours ago, Point Break said:

Could be, but they went to different helmets earlier than that I think. The turnouts are also the older heavy treated “canvas like” turnouts with the corduroy collar. No flash hood.  The belt axe looks double bladed as well.......not sure what to even think of that. I never saw a double bladed truckers axe. The flash lite on the helmet is pretty 70’s though. So mid 70’s is certainly possible. I didn’t start till 1976. Don’t know if the mustache is all that reliable an indicator though. We likes our mustaches.........

That's a porn star mustache - after Deep Throat for sure. ;)

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10 hours ago, QBF said:

 

 

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Though for a moment that it might be Wiley Post and the Winnie Mae.   But nope, that was the Bee Gee on steroids.

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1 hour ago, Point Break said:

We've got our annual Stachtober fundraiser coming up. Gotta bushy up mine for the contest. B)

https://stachetoberfest.org

 

 Some see helmets, some see mustaches, I see a 72 Caddy.

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33 minutes ago, Bluto said:

 Some see helmets, some see mustaches, I see a 72 Caddy.

:lol:

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On 9/3/2019 at 11:10 AM, Point Break said:

Sure looks like its made to a bollard on the ass end of the sub. I have never seen a bollard on a sub though. Maybe some bubblebutt can shed some light on that one!:huh:

 I don’t remember how long ago it was....like 30 years or so but some tug towing a barge in the Catalina Channel (I think it was at night?) got the tow line hooked onto the conning tower of a sub and when it dove it pulled the tug backwards under the water. I think a couple crew below deck drowned.

Not a bubblehead - but subs have movable bollards/ winches that can be taken off when about to submerge.  I think I remember that some are even powered, and can be raised or lowered from inside the boat. 

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was at Italian restaurant, and saw these hanging on the wall.  figures it would be a nice share.

 

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13 hours ago, Charlie Foxtrot said:

Not a bubblehead - but subs have movable bollards/ winches that can be taken off when about to submerge.  I think I remember that some are even powered, and can be raised or lowered from inside the boat. 

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Generally the cletes/ bollards are hinged and flipped down to fair the superstructure while still on the maneuvering watch (the watch set for getting underway or entering port). There usually are capstans both fore and aft that are also retracted into the superstructure too.

On the diesel boat I was on, Dogfish, SS-350, we also had a torpedo recovery boom that was permanently mounted on the fore deck that we used frequently to recover Mark 37s we shot during  exercises.

I can't tell what class boat that is nor imagine why they would have the stern capstan up while underway. If I had to guess, I'd say the sailboat might have had a drogue/ sea anchor deployed that got snagged on the stern planes of the sub, but I'd also expect the sub to have a diver go out to clear it.

That's an awful small sub, there used to be two small diesel subs stationed out of Key West in the early 70s. T

It's a mystery to me. 

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3 hours ago, Marcjsmith said:

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A bit depressing to think that they are all grandmothers - or dead.

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6 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

A bit depressing to think that they are all grandmothers - or dead.

no one lives forever

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22 minutes ago, warbird said:

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I gotta agree with the Bird here........I’m pretty sure this guy will outlive us all......

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3 hours ago, Point Break said:

I gotta agree with the Bird here........I’m pretty sure this guy will outlive us all......

As long as he gets plugged into three-phase power every morning, and has all his vital fluids changed weekly, he'll be around until the apocalypse.

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