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Naval Academy's football helmets are pretty cool.

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Each different helmet corresponds with a different position. 

Linebacker: Cruiser- Provides anti-air defense and packs the biggest punch of Naval surface ships representative of the linebackers on the Navy football team

 

Defensive Back: Destroyer- Known for significant fire power, speed, and anti-missile defense as are Navy's defensive backs

 

Wide Receiver: Submarine- Predominantly utilized as blockers, wide receivers play a key role in driving the Navy rush attack, taking on a stealth-like persona as they blend into the rhythm of the offense but bring significant fire power when called upon, just like a Naval submarine

 

Lineman: Amphibious Assault Ships- Just as a lineman's job is the create a hole for a running back or linebacker, these ships are utilized to establish the "beach head" that enables the invading force to gain access and ultimately accomplish their objective

 

Quarterback: Aircraft Carrier- The QB of the Naval Fleet, the aircraft carrier is the ultimate decision maker; the "quick strike" weapon of the Naval fleet

 

Running Back: Littoral Combat Ship- Like running backs, these fast and nimble ships can navigate through both crowded shallow and deep waters

 

Kicker/Special Teams: Minesweeper- Much like the specific task of the Navy special teams, this small ship has a unique mission of identifying and eliminating mines

Eh, I guess these explanations work. 

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Not a photo, but the Zumwalt finished first 7 days of sea trials. Only incident of note is the rescue of a medical casualty aboard a fishing boat.  Not all that exciting, but not inauspicious start to her career.

 

http://www.navytimes.com/story/military/tech/2015/12/14/stealthy-destroyer-back-at-bath-iron-works/77310000/

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Project 22800 Corvette. 8 VLS Kalibr Cruise Missiles, a 76mm gun and a 30mm air defense system.

 

"Two new Project 22800 guided missile corvettes were laid down for the Russian Navy by the Pella Shipyard in St. Petersburg on December 24th, TASS reported from the shipyard on Thursday."

 

 

Another artist impression of the ship:

 

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USS Minneapolis (CA-36) painted to resemble a DD-421 class vessel. Note large fake windows, false raised quarterdeck, and false raft attached to the side.

 

Also worth noting: The New Orleans-class is easily one of the nicest looking heavy cruisers in history.

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