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About swampwater77

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  1. Hurricane Florence.

    I have zero intention of staying here in anything over a cat2. I have lived through enough of these things over the decades of living here to know better. I saw what happened to Charleston after Hugo tore through. It was very ugly. I could and still can not find my way around there, even after having been stationed at Charleston navy base in the 80's We already have plans to evacuate we have done it before. Just need to load up and then decide where we are going for the unplanned vacation.
  2. Hurricane Florence.

    I feel bad for the people in North and South Carolina. With that strong a storm it will be bad. At least in Wilmington, Nc. they have the battleship North Carolina as a museum ship. That seems to me a great place to hide from the storm. Weld some generators to her deck and put food aboard and ride the storm out behind 16 inches of armor. Now I am seeing where the storm is maybe going to stall just offshore of Wilmington, then drift south along the coast possibly all the way down to Georgia where I live. So much for believing I am out of the woods for this one. I hope this is not the case but I am going to have to get ready just in case. Glad I bought that RV just over a year ago. And now all of a sudden the other half likes the RV, imagine that. That stopped the bit... Err complaining about why did you buy that thing. Depending on what happens tomorrow, I may be off here for a bit. I have to get my parents ready as well for this. They live even closer to the beach than I do. What fun. I stayed here for Irma last year. It was not that bad, But a cat 4. I am out of here. Please wish me and all who are going to be affected the best. Any prayers will be welcomed as well. Everyone take care, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
  3. T 61 now on sale.

    Do not know if anyone has posted this already. The ship is now on sale. The bundles start at 26 dollars for just T 61, and go up to 48 for the top bundle.
  4. Nueve De Julio and Boise

    Both ships are now on sale in the premium shop.
  5. The boys soccer team and coach

    All 12 boys and the coach have been safely rescued from the cave in Thailand. Only need to get all the support divers out and the rescue will be complete.
  6. Server switched back

    Yes I am aware. I was just stating that the game is working. I know that none of the prior battles played show up. I am also aware that all premium consumables were not credited, and no xp was added.
  7. Server switched back

    The server has switched back to the original one. Just played a match and the game now works.
  8. Monaghan and Massachusetts

    Look under the ships tab in the premium shop. It is not on the featured tab. I had to look to find it this morning and found it by accident.
  9. Monaghan and Massachusetts

    Do not know if it has been mentioned yet. Both ships are now in the premium shop.
  10. Trouble logging in/Getting any help to do so

    It may not be your email that is causing the problem. I ran in to something like this when trying to log in after a new patch. It ended up being my password, and that I forgot to capitalize one of the characters in it. Once I got the password right it let me in. If that fails, see if you can log in using Facebook, Google or Twitter accounts. I have had to do that on occasion as well. That is all I can think of right this minute. Good luck and hope you get in.
  11. You are penalized for afk/tk, unsporting conduct in coop, just as you are in randoms. You can turn pink and or orange, no difference.
  12. I would also like to see a story of the SS Steven Hopkins put to film. The Steven Hopkins is the only merchant ship to sink a surface combatant in WW2. She ran in to the surface raider Stier, and her tender Tannenfels, in thick fog in the south Atlantic. After a short brutal fight Hopkins would sink with most hands lost. The Stier was so badly damaged she had to be scuttled. The Steven Hopkins was awarded the Gallant ship award for her action. Several of her crew were also awarded medals. It is a very interesting story very much worth a read.
  13. On this note. I would like a movie about the first battle of the Falkland Islands. When Admiral Von Spee's squadron of Imperial German Naval ships. The armored cruisers SMS Scharnhorst, and Gneisenau plus several light cruisers led an attack on port Stanley, Falkland Island. Sitting in wait were a squadron of Royal Navy ships Including battle cruiser HMS Invincible and Inflexable, plus several other cruisers and support ships led by Admiral Sturdee. The Royal navy was victorious in the battle. It is still celebrated in England as a holiday each December 8th.
  14. It has been awhile ago, but I was having one of those days when MM was being especially brutal. It did not matter what I tried I was always the bottom tier ship. It did not matter even if I tried to take out my tier 10 ships. At tier 9 and 10 no one to battle would show up. but go down to tier 8, then low and behold I would be up against those tier 9 and 10 ships. Totally frustrating day. Well the final match before I pulled the plug I was in New Mexico, On the teams were North Carolina, and 2 Tirpitz plus other ships, all but 1 other are higher tier than me. As soon as the battle starts I am placed on the far right side of the map, alone. Several ships from the center of the map start my way to assist me. I start moving forward to head to the only place I could and that was to head for c cap. I make it 2km from where i started when up pops the enemy North Carolina right in front of me. He is well out of my gun range. Almost as soon as he is spotted I go boom. 9 16" shells from long range and I am done for. Total time in combat a little over 2 minutes, total distance traveled 2 km's and had zero kills zero damage. Decided it was then a great time to go watch tv, and try again the next day.
  15. Not sure if the tactic is still used, but at one time they used what was known as a bomb toss. The attacking aircraft would come in low and at high speed towards the target. At a certain range the aircraft would pull up at a 45 degree +/- angle. They would then roll upside down at whatever altitude was calculated to get the bomb on target then dive toward the ground releasing the bomb at the apex of the maneuver. The bomb would then continue up and away and begin to fall back to the target. In the mean time the attacking aircraft has pulled a modified loop and is speeding away at low level in the opposite direction from which it came. I also believe it may have been called a popup attack. This could be done by almost any bomb carrying attack, or fighter aircraft however It is probably only used against lightly defended targets.