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https://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/s-file/S-584-110.html
 

An 80,000 ton battleship proposal, meant to be the maximum size that could still use the Panama Canal. 
 

this one in particular is my favorite out of all the 80,000 ton proposals because she is armed with sextuple, 16 inch turrets, for a broadside of 24 shells, or 3 times that of the Colorado class (or all 3 Colorado’s combined). Also has 18 inch belt armor and a claimed maximum speed of 25 knots. 

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   Preps for Navy parade in St.Petersburg (will take olace on 26th). Saw most of those ships yesterday, they were parked between Liteiniy and Bolshoy Okhtinskiy bridges near Smolniy embankment

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   Project 903 Lun' ekranoplan is being moved from Kaspiysk to Derbent (Dagestan), where it will became part of local Patriot Park.

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   Kuznetsov during modernisation, 2019

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   Navy Day parade in St.Petersburg from few days ago.

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   Ships moving to city, Finish Gulf, near Kronshtadt.

 

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   In the city, Neva river.

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Following a very productive use of my time in an extensive investigation, I have made a discovery that could very well tear apart our beliefs concerning Frank Roosevelt's true allegiance during the Second World War.

 

Below is a photo of the bathtub meant to help accommodate the President aboard the battleship USS Iowa as he traveled to Tehran Conference in 1943.

 

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A harmless enough scene.  Sudsy water, various toiletries, some reading material, and a few bath toys to play with. Let's take a closer look at that plastic boat though.

 

 

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It appears to be a fairly realistic-looking design, a warship of some type for sure.  It does not look like the Iowa or any other ship used by the US Navy though.  Perhaps it could be a vessel of another nationality?

 

 

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This here is an Admiral Hipper-class heavy cruiser (taken from World of Warships for the sake of a similar viewing angle).  These ships were constructed in the late 1930's by Nazi Germany and saw use during the Second World War.  With the exception of the main battery gun count, you will notice that the cruiser shares several details with the toy boat from above.  A fair number of details really...

 

 

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What was the president of the United States doing with a model of an enemy cruiser floating in his personal bathtub, and of such a relatively modern (at the time) vessel at that?

 

 

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