History RealLife / CoolBoat

31st May '16 8:39:38 AM Doug86
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* Speaking of the RMS Olympic, she was a badass LongRunner in her own right too. Launched in 1910 with her maiden voyage in 1911, the Titanic's elder sister seemed to have all the luck in the world compared to the RMS Titanic and Britannic. While not built for speed compared to the Cunard Line's Lusitania and Mauretania, the Olympic and Titanic oozed luxury from every rivet and every plate. The Olympic also had the mishap of smacking her stern into the HMS Hawke, but proved to the world that her revolutionary watertight compartments could hold her from sinking. It got better for the Olympic going into WorldWarI, serving as a dazzle-painted troop transport that not only was able to rescue the sunken crew from the mine-struck HMS Audacious but [[CrazyAwesome RAM A GODDAMN U-BOAT]] in her war service! It's no wonder the elder White Star Sister came to be known as "Old Reliable" and lasted in regular service until 1935, when Cunard and White Star were forced to merge.

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* Speaking of the RMS Olympic, she was a badass LongRunner in her own right too. Launched in 1910 with her maiden voyage in 1911, the Titanic's elder sister seemed to have all the luck in the world compared to the RMS Titanic and Britannic. While not built for speed compared to the Cunard Line's Lusitania and Mauretania, the Olympic and Titanic oozed luxury from every rivet and every plate. The Olympic also had the mishap of smacking her stern into the HMS Hawke, but proved to the world that her revolutionary watertight compartments could hold her from sinking. It got better for the Olympic going into WorldWarI, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, serving as a dazzle-painted troop transport that not only was able to rescue the sunken crew from the mine-struck HMS Audacious but [[CrazyAwesome RAM A GODDAMN U-BOAT]] in her war service! It's no wonder the elder White Star Sister came to be known as "Old Reliable" and lasted in regular service until 1935, when Cunard and White Star were forced to merge.
24th May '16 12:33:36 PM oakleaf
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* The Russians have the Alfa class, the fastest military subs built. Their compact reactors were cooled by molten lead (no, really), and they could do up to 50 mph submerged.
5th May '16 8:27:45 PM atatatat4
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*** Also of the four, the ''Missouri'' or as it's known "[[AwesomeMcCoolName Mighty Mo]]" or "[[AwesomeMcCoolName Big Mo]]" actually saw use in the 21st century. In ''Film/{{Battleship}}'', the ship used to portray the ''Missouri'' is the actual ''Missouri'', which is a real life museum and, prior to filming, had not sailed in over a decade. The reactivation we see onscreen is her actual reactivation and first voyage in years, crewed entirely by actual veterans.

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*** Also of the four, the ''Missouri'' or as it's known "[[AwesomeMcCoolName Mighty Mo]]" or "[[AwesomeMcCoolName Big Mo]]" actually saw use in the 21st century. In ''Film/{{Battleship}}'', the ship used to portray the ''Missouri'' is the actual ''Missouri'', which is a real life museum and, prior to filming, had not sailed in over a decade. The reactivation we see onscreen is her actual reactivation and first voyage in years, crewed entirely by actual veterans. [[note]]Except that it's been stated that the shots were actually captured with the help of three tugboats.[[http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2012/05/21/battleship_movie_and_the_u_s_s_missouri_is_the_u_s_s_missouri_really_still_seaworthy_.html]][[/note]]
12th Mar '16 1:02:29 AM SSJMagus
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* The carrier [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Yorktown_%28CV-5%29 USS Yorktown (CV-5)]] surely has to qualify. She sustained three bomb hits, one of which punched right through the flight deck armor and killed sixty-six of her crew, and another twelve damage-causing near-misses at the Battle of Coral Sea -- the first battle in which aircraft carriers directly opposed one another, and for that reason also the first in which neither side's ships sighted or fired directly upon the other. Initial repair estimate: three months. Upon arriving in Pearl Harbour 18 days later the estimate had shrunk to two weeks in drydock. The yard dogs turned her loose [[ScottyTime 48 hours later]] to participate in the Battle of Midway. At Midway on June 4, she took three severe bomb hits but was back underway in a hour, just in time to receive two torpedo hits. With a 26 degree list, she was deemed unsafe and abandoned. A salvage party arrived June 6 to right the ship and were making good progress when two more torpedoes struck. Finally, a sinking destroyer's magazine exploded, blowing equipment off the ship, sending internal fixtures flying about, and breaking bones among the salvage party. The USS ''Yorktown'' [[RasputinianDeath finally sank on June 7, 1942]] at 7:01 am before a second salvage attempt could be made. The near miraculous recoveries [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat convinced the Japanese they had sunk a different, undamaged carrier three times]] (thus actually believing at first that Midway was at least a stalemate, and reporting home that ''Yorktown'', ''Enterprise'' and ''Hornet'' had all been sunk[[note]]In fact, this would've made Midway something of a strategic victory for Japan had it been true, since it would've left USS ''Saratoga'' as the entirety of the US Pacific Fleet's carrier force.[[/note]]); once at Coral Sea and twice at Midway. "The Fighting Lady" was one tough mother.

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* The carrier [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Yorktown_%28CV-5%29 USS Yorktown (CV-5)]] surely has to qualify. She sustained three bomb hits, one of which punched right through the flight deck armor and killed sixty-six of her crew, and another twelve damage-causing near-misses at the Battle of Coral Sea -- the first battle in which aircraft carriers directly opposed one another, and for that reason also the first in which neither side's ships sighted or fired directly upon the other. Initial repair estimate: three months. Upon arriving in Pearl Harbour 18 days later the estimate had shrunk to two weeks in drydock. The yard dogs turned her loose [[ScottyTime 48 hours later]] to participate in the Battle of Midway. At Midway on June 4, she took three severe bomb hits but was back underway in a hour, just in time to receive two torpedo hits. With a 26 degree list, she was deemed unsafe and abandoned. A salvage party arrived June 6 to right the ship and were making good progress when two more torpedoes struck. Finally, a sinking destroyer's magazine exploded, blowing equipment off the ship, sending internal fixtures flying about, and breaking bones among the salvage party. The USS ''Yorktown'' [[RasputinianDeath finally sank on June 7, 1942]] at 7:01 am before a second salvage attempt could be made. The near miraculous recoveries [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat convinced the Japanese they had sunk a different, undamaged carrier three times]] (thus actually believing at first that Midway was at least a stalemate, and reporting home that ''Yorktown'', ''Enterprise'' and ''Hornet'' had all been sunk[[note]]In fact, this would've made Midway something of a strategic victory for Japan had it been true, since it would've left USS ''Saratoga'' as the entirety of the US Pacific Fleet's carrier force.force...and she was out of commission for repairs until six months later.[[/note]]); once at Coral Sea and twice at Midway. "The Fighting Lady" was one tough mother.
3rd Mar '16 3:38:15 PM TheD3rp
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** Both qualify for "Awesome but impractical". It took the firepower of an entire fleet to take out the immobilized Bismarck, and bombs specifically designed for this purpose to sink the Tirpitz.
17th Feb '16 7:17:42 AM DarthWalrus
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** It's awesome is somewhat dampened by the fact that [[WhatAnIdiot it's engines literally can't power it properly]] leaving it suffering rolling blackouts.
23rd Jan '16 3:02:42 PM Herbieriffer
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*Speaking of the RMS Olympic, she was a badass LongRunner in her own right too. Launched in 1910 with her maiden voyage in 1911, the Titanic's elder sister seemed to have all the luck in the world compared to the RMS Titanic and Britannic. While not built for speed compared to the Cunard Line's Lusitania and Mauretania, the Olympic and Titanic oozed luxury from every rivet and every plate. The Olympic also had the mishap of smacking her stern into the HMS Hawke, but proved to the world that her revolutionary watertight compartments could hold her from sinking. It got better for the Olympic going into WorldWarI, serving as a dazzle-painted troop transport that not only was able to rescue the sunken crew from the mine-struck HMS Audacious but [[CrazyAwesome RAM A GODDAMN U-BOAT]] in her war service! It's no wonder the elder White Star Sister came to be known as "Old Reliable" and lasted in regular service until 1935, when Cunard and White Star were forced to merge.
12th Jan '16 9:10:38 AM onyhow
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** [[http://www.amazon.com/The-World-Wonderd-Really-Happened-ebook/dp/B00KN1I09O Some]] had argued that the ''Yamato'' actually had the crown of the longest range gunnery hit, or at least damaging shot, to another moving target, with its salvo damaging the escort carrier ''White Plains'' (the very same same that would eventually defeat the heavy cruiser ''Choukai'' in gun duel) from ''31 kilometers away''. While technically it's not a direct hit, the shell end up causing damage by detonating under the ''White Plains''' keel, which means that it's one of the few times where her Type 1 shell, which were designed for diving shot (and thus has less than stellar performance on direct hit), works ''perfectly''.

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** [[http://www.amazon.com/The-World-Wonderd-Really-Happened-ebook/dp/B00KN1I09O Some]] had argued that the ''Yamato'' actually had the crown of the longest range gunnery hit, or at least damaging shot, to another moving target, with its her salvo damaging the escort carrier ''White Plains'' (the very same same that would eventually defeat the heavy cruiser ''Choukai'' in gun duel) from ''31 kilometers away''. While technically it's not a direct hit, the shell end up causing damage by detonating under the ''White Plains''' keel, which means that it's one of the few times where her Type 1 shell, which were designed for diving shot (and thus has less than stellar performance on direct hit), works ''perfectly''.
12th Jan '16 9:09:29 AM onyhow
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** [[http://www.amazon.com/The-World-Wonderd-Really-Happened-ebook/dp/B00KN1I09O Some]] had argued that the ''Yamato'' actually had the crown of the longest range gunnery hit, or at least damaging shot, to another moving target, with its salvo damaging the escort carrier ''White Plains'' (the very same same that would eventually defeat the ''Choukai'' in gun duel) from ''31 kilometers away''. While technically it's not a direct hit, the shell end up causing damage by detonating under the ''White Plains''' keel, which means that it's one of the few times where her Type 1 shell, which were designed for diving shot (and thus has less than stellar performance on direct hit), works ''perfectly''.

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** [[http://www.amazon.com/The-World-Wonderd-Really-Happened-ebook/dp/B00KN1I09O Some]] had argued that the ''Yamato'' actually had the crown of the longest range gunnery hit, or at least damaging shot, to another moving target, with its salvo damaging the escort carrier ''White Plains'' (the very same same that would eventually defeat the heavy cruiser ''Choukai'' in gun duel) from ''31 kilometers away''. While technically it's not a direct hit, the shell end up causing damage by detonating under the ''White Plains''' keel, which means that it's one of the few times where her Type 1 shell, which were designed for diving shot (and thus has less than stellar performance on direct hit), works ''perfectly''.
12th Jan '16 9:07:44 AM onyhow
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** [[http://www.amazon.com/The-World-Wonderd-Really-Happened-ebook/dp/B00KN1I09O Some]] had argued that the ''Yamato'' actually had the crown of the longest range gunnery hit, or at least damaging shot, to another moving target, with its salvo damaging the escort carrier ''White Plains'' (the very same same that would eventually defeat the ''Choukai'' in gun duel) from ''31 kilometers away''. While technically it's not a direct hit, the shell end up causing damage by detonating under the ''White Plains''' keel, which means that it's one of the few times where the Type 91 shell, which were designed for diving shot (and thus has less than stellar performance on direct hit), works ''perfectly''.

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** [[http://www.amazon.com/The-World-Wonderd-Really-Happened-ebook/dp/B00KN1I09O Some]] had argued that the ''Yamato'' actually had the crown of the longest range gunnery hit, or at least damaging shot, to another moving target, with its salvo damaging the escort carrier ''White Plains'' (the very same same that would eventually defeat the ''Choukai'' in gun duel) from ''31 kilometers away''. While technically it's not a direct hit, the shell end up causing damage by detonating under the ''White Plains''' keel, which means that it's one of the few times where the her Type 91 1 shell, which were designed for diving shot (and thus has less than stellar performance on direct hit), works ''perfectly''.
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