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Old 10-27-2017, 01:57 PM   #1
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A safe passing, port to port...

On our way to the last raft-up of the year with the Sicilian at the helm.

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Old 10-27-2017, 02:44 PM   #2
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Nice experience and great photos. USS Lexington. Where were those taken?
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With all the deck house on the starboard side I wonder what they offset it with?
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With all the deck house on the starboard side I wonder what they offset it with?
Lots of airplanes and a few bombs. Oh, and a nuclear reactor.
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Always thought the USS Lexington (CV2) was sunk in the Battle of Coral Sea in 1942.
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Old 10-27-2017, 03:50 PM   #6
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Me too.

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Looks like LHD 2. The USS Essex.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Essex_(LHD-2)
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Always thought the USS Lexington (CV2) was sunk in the Battle of Coral Sea in 1942.
Was followed by CV-16, an Essex class carrier which ended her days as the school ship at Pensacola.
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Old 10-27-2017, 07:33 PM   #9
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We were headed south towards the Coronado Bay Bridge at the narrowest part of San Diego Bay. The warship announced it's intentions when leavin' the 32nd Street Naval Station so the Sicilian was ready for the pass.
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Old 10-27-2017, 11:22 PM   #10
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I'm surprised she doesn't have an escort of a few small fast boats to keep you from getting too close.
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Cruise ships transiting SF Bay have two CG boats (25-feet LOA?) with 30 calibre machine-gun (as well as hand-carried semi-auto pistols, 12-gauge shotgun, and M-16 rifles) for escort. Single CG boats are similarly armed in the SF Bay/Delta area on their routine/emergency patrols. Larger CG boats are more heavily armed.
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Nice experience and great photos. USS Lexington. Where were those taken?
My bad. I googled "US Aircraft Carrier 2" and got the Lexington.
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Old 10-28-2017, 04:19 PM   #13
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Was followed by CV-16, an Essex class carrier which ended her days as the school ship at Pensacola.
What do you mean by "end of days"? If you are talking about CV-16 she became a Museum in Corpus Christi Tx .
https://www.usslexington.com/?utm_so...mpaign=General
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I think it is LPH 2, Iwo Jima
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Lots of airplanes and a few bombs. Oh, and a nuclear reactor.

Ummmm, nope. No reactors on the LHD's. While they are about the size of a WWII CV they are not anywhere close to a modern CVN. A bit less than 850ft and 40K tons vs a bit less than 1100 feet and 100K tons. While it's not inaccurate to consider a reactor a boiler, the LHD's use boilers not reactors to produce steam for propulsion.

Aircraft are limited to a few Harriers and a bunch of vehicles, boats and helo's.

Anyway...
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I think it is LPH 2, Iwo Jima
Why would the Iwo Jima LPH 2 have LHD 2 painted on the bow?
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