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16th Jun '17 11:31:08 PM morane
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* In the song ''Highwayman'' by The Highwaymen, the protagonist describes being a sailor on a schooner that sailed around the Cape Horn to Mexico and how he went aloft to furl a mainsail in a storm, and he got killed when the yards broke off. This is all bogus. Schooners were coastal vessels and not well suited for rounding Cape Horn, they have fore-and-aft rig, their mainsails are reefed from the deck, and they have no yards as they do not have square sails. A fore-and-aft rigged ship whose mainsail is furled aloft on a yard is not a schooner but a brigantine or a barkentine.
16th Jun '17 11:47:15 AM SwordOfMorrigan
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* Season 3 of ''Series/PeakyBlinders'' features a [[http://i.imgur.com/qpzet2Y.jpg brief shot of a Cunard Line ship docked in Liverpool]]. Likely meant to be the [[http://www.ssmaritime.com/Mauretania-1-1906.jpg RMS Mauritania]], the CGI model appears to be the hull and superstructure of the [[http://www.maritimequest.com/liners/titanic/photos/titanic_marschall_3.jpg RMS Titanic]] with the vents, forecastle, and colors of the Mauritania added.
2nd Jun '17 11:05:41 AM CV12Hornet
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** The Taiwanese navy actually had (and has) a number of WWII-era submarines in service at the time. Unfortunately, they were heavily-modified GUPPY boats, and it's likely the filmmakers simply couldn't get permission from the Taiwanese government.
2nd Jun '17 11:02:40 AM CV12Hornet
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** The grenades launched by the alien vessel [[OhCrap blowing up a turret]] and leaving the rest of the vessel intact. Main turrets are hardest and heaviest armored parts on a capital ship, to last even as the hull is reduced to a burning hulk and each weighs 1700 tonnes. If there is a hit strong enough to rip the turret off its mount, the entire ship blows up.

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** The grenades launched by the alien vessel [[OhCrap blowing up a turret]] and leaving the rest of the vessel intact. Main While the turrets are hardest and heaviest armored parts themselves could be (And with other real-life ships such as Seydlitz, were) safely destroyed, said grenades land on a capital ship, to last even as the hull is reduced to a burning hulk and each weighs 1700 tonnes. If there is a hit strong enough to rip deck around the turret and thus also wreck the barbette (the circular part underneath) in the process. Not only is the barbette a major structural component of the ship, the explosion would have almost certainly cooked off its mount, the entire ship blows up.any remaining ammunition, either of which would have been far more destructive than what is shown.
2nd Jun '17 10:56:24 AM CV12Hornet
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* Although much of it was filmed aboard the actual USS ''Nimitz'', with the participation of many of that carrier's crew, the scene in ''Film/TheFinalCountdown'' that showed the carrier sailing into Pearl Harbor, in the present, showed USS ''Kitty Hawk'', as at the time the movie was filmed, the ''Nimitz'' was part of the Atlantic fleet.

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* Although much of it was filmed aboard the actual USS ''Nimitz'', with the participation of many of that carrier's crew, the scene in ''Film/TheFinalCountdown'' that showed the carrier sailing into Pearl Harbor, in the present, showed USS ''Kitty Hawk'', as at the time the movie was filmed, the ''Nimitz'' was part of the Atlantic fleet. On the plus side, funnel aside the ''Kitty Hawk'' and ''Nimitz'' classes are fairly close in silhouette and flight deck layout.
19th Mar '17 10:16:40 AM CosmicFerret
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See also the UsefulNotes on NavalGazing. Not related to [[{{Shipping}} artistic ships]].

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See also the UsefulNotes on NavalGazing.UsefulNotes/NavalGazing. Not related to [[{{Shipping}} artistic ships]].
19th Jan '17 6:36:14 PM Solicitr
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* '''Film/ToraToraTora'' partly averted this trope, by constructing an accurate full-scale mockup of the main deck and superstructure of the battleship ''Nagato'', and another of the rear main deck and after turrets of the USS ''Arizona'' (doubling in some scenes as the ''Nevada''). However, the carrier ''Enterprise'' was played by the USS ''Yorktown'', a later, larger carrier which had been rebuilt in the 1950s with an angled flight deck and other modifications for operating jet aircraft. Moreover, the actual destroyer ''Ward'' was an old four-piper from 1918, nothing at all like the 1943 Edsall-class DE that portrayed her.
15th Jan '17 7:36:16 AM LentilSandEater
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** Partly averted elsewhere in the same novel, when the fires on the ship are licking at the walls of the missile magazines. The captain orders them flooded to prevent the ship from exploding, despite the fact that there are still men inside. This has been done in the World Wars, and would be done again if necessary. Whether the missiles would survive the dunking is another matter.

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** Partly averted Downplayed elsewhere in the same novel, when the fires on the ship are licking at the walls of the missile magazines. The captain orders them flooded to prevent the ship from exploding, despite the fact that there are still men inside. This has been done in the World Wars, and would be done again if necessary. Whether the missiles would survive the dunking is another matter.
6th Jan '17 1:50:03 PM Nautilus1
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** Firing [[{{BFG}} 16 inch guns]] like AK-47s in semi-automatic.[[note]]The best reloading time of the 16"/50 Mark 7 gun was 30 seconds. A well trained crew could do it in as little as 20 seconds at low elevation for a short period of time. The historic record for a 15"-16" naval gun was 20 seconds, the 15"/52 of the ''Bismarck''-class.[[/note]] Made even more unrealistic by the fact the ship is crewed by current Navy sailors, who would be entirely unfamiliar with a battleship's weapons, and retired sailors, who even if they remembered their training, are too few and 60+ years removed from their sailing days.

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** Firing [[{{BFG}} 16 inch guns]] like AK-47s in semi-automatic.semi-automatic, at least 4 times in 10 seconds.[[note]]The best reloading time of the 16"/50 Mark 7 gun was 30 seconds. A well trained crew could do it in as little as 20 seconds at low elevation for a short period of time. The historic record for a 15"-16" naval gun was 20 seconds, the 15"/52 of the ''Bismarck''-class.[[/note]] Made even more unrealistic by the fact the ship is crewed by current Navy sailors, who would be entirely unfamiliar with a battleship's weapons, and retired sailors, who even if they remembered their training, are too few and 60+ years removed from their sailing days.
9th Dec '16 2:47:25 PM LtFedora
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* ''Film/IndependenceDay'' features a submarine operating in the Persian Gulf while surfaced. First, US Navy submarine would be surfaced while patrolling close to a hostile country. Second, the Gulf is nowhere near deep enough for a submarine to operate (it's 90 meters at its deepest point).

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* ''Film/IndependenceDay'' features a submarine operating in the Persian Gulf while surfaced. First, a US Navy submarine would not be surfaced while patrolling close to a hostile country. Second, the Gulf is nowhere near deep enough for a submarine to operate (it's 90 meters at its deepest point).
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