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" Five DesRon12 destroyers make formation S-turns in Iron Bottom Sound, off Guadalcanal. Savo Island is in the distance. They were returning from one of their raids on Rabaul in February 1944, and executed the high-speed turns as a salute to the three ships of the squadron that had been sunk in the vicinity of Iron Bottom Sound. This had become a custom whenever DesRon12 ships passed Savo Island after a successful raid against the Japanese. Commanded by Captain Rodger W. Simpson, the squadron raided Rabaul on 17-18 and 23-25 February 1944. His flagship was USS Farenholt (DD-491). Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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   Today's arrival of the Varyag missile cruiser and the large anti-submarine ship Admiral Panteleyev to the base in Vladivostok after nearly a four-month voyage in the Pacific and Indian oceans.

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On 1/22/2019 at 10:27 AM, Belesarius said:

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Des Moines and Roanoke, Barcelona 1952.

 

The Des Moines was 23,000 tons of steal throwing death Machine!  Maybe the coolest cruiser class ever made. 

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1 hour ago, Belesarius said:

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Animea Removal in progress, 1943, Rabaul. IJNS Haguro under air attack.

 

 

Nice, Simpson Harbor, I wonder what its like to SCUBA, or if the Volcana eruptions ruined it. 

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Re:  USS Roanoke.  It's too bad the Worcester class armament failed.  They were really cool ships.  I've read that the 6"/47 didn't work well for AA.  Supposedly they built it to reach German bombers dropping standoff munitions like Hs 293 and Fritz X but couldn't fire fast at high angles.

 

Des Moines class armament is cooler.  Evidently they had to decide between the destructiveness of 8" fire against cruisers and Kongo class BCs and the rate of fire needed to stop DD torpedo attacks.  Instead of one or the other they chose both, an 8" with 10rpm.

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3 hours ago, Domus Acipenseris said:

Re:  USS Roanoke.  It's too bad the Worcester class armament failed.  They were really cool ships.  I've read that the 6"/47 didn't work well for AA.  Supposedly they built it to reach German bombers dropping standoff munitions like Hs 293 and Fritz X but couldn't fire fast at high angles.

 

Des Moines class armament is cooler.  Evidently they had to decide between the destructiveness of 8" fire against cruisers and Kongo class BCs and the rate of fire needed to stop DD torpedo attacks.  Instead of one or the other they chose both, an 8" with 10rpm.

Yeah 90 rounds per minutes of 203mm HE will fuck all the things up.

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