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  1. That and not every player spends a lot of time on the forums.

    Spotter/Fighter Planes?

    Well this should be...interesting. Ready On The Left Ready On The Right Ready On The Firing Line. Commence...Firing!
  4. Good thing you were never like that!
  5. Thank You That's what I thought, but I wasn't sure. I'm gonna give you an Attaboy ATTABOY
  6. Stupid question time...HOORAY! :-) These Commemorative Flags and Patches are they just cosmetic or do they provide bonuses?
  7. Premium Ship Review - VMF Murmansk

    It's on sale now!!! Gonna up this in the Good Thing column, fairly near the top.
  8. The Sinking of USS Indianapolis USS Indianapolis, a 9,800-ton Portland class heavy cruiser, was built at Camden, New Jersey. Commissioned in November 1932, she operated in the Atlantic and Pacific during the peacetime years. During the 1930s, she hosted President Franklin D. Roosevelt on several occasions, among them a voyage to South America in November and December 1936. Following the U.S. entry into World War II, Indianapolis operated with carrier task forces in the southwestern Pacific until Spring 1942, when she took up station in the Alaska area. She served there for over a year, sinking a Japanese transport in February 1943. Later in 1943, Indianapolis became Fifth Fleet flagship. In that role, into mid-1944, she took part in operations to capture the Gilberts, Marshalls and Marianas, plus strikes on Japanese positions elsewhere in the central Pacific. She also participated in the Peleliu invasion in September 1944. In February and March 1945, Indianapolis, again flagship of the Fifth Fleet, joined in attacks on Iwo Jima, the Japanese home islands and the Ryukyus. During the latter operation, on 31 March 1945, she was damaged by a Kamikaze plane. In late July, following repairs, Indianapolis made a high speed transit from California to Tinian to deliver atomic bomb components. She then sailed for the Philippines. Shortly after midnight on 30 July 1945 she was torpedoed by the Japanese submarine I-58 and sank quickly. Due to communications and other errors, her loss went unnoticed until survivors were seen from a passing aircraft on 2 August. Rescue efforts over several days saved only about a quarter of her nearly 1200-man crew. (Snip) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Make It Out Alive: USS Indianapolis (Full Episode)
  9. Premium Ship Review #107: Boise

    As good a reason as any.
  10. The wargamers who won a real war

    I feel it only fair o warn you...you Might learn something....I did and it was pretty scary.
  11. Do yourself a favor.............. South to Java The crew of an old U.S. Navy destroyer steaming toward a deadly battle in the Java Sea is the focus of this famous novel set at the outbreak of World War II as the Allies attempted to defend the Philippines and Dutch East Indies against superior Japanese forces. Thrust into conflict against the highly trained modern navy, the American sailors often had only their own courage with which to meet the enemy, and Admiral Mack's memorable description of those men as they faced overwhelming odds has assured the book's popularity since it first appeared in hardcover in 1987. Fiction, but as is said A Ripping Good Yarn!
  12. Where is Eagle/Shark prompt?

    WHAT That's just crazy talk! You keep this sort of thing and you'll find yourself.....In Trouble.
  13. USS Salem

    From The You Never Know What You'll Find file..............
  14. USS Helena

    As long as you're not over tiered TO much, she not bad. Downside she's a citadel magnet...so broadside is a big No No.
  15. David G. Farragut David Glasgow Farragut was born near Knoxville, Tennessee, and entered the United States Navy at the age of nine, not an unusual occurrence in that era. He served under David Porter on the Essex where the two established a lasting relationship. Farragut saw service in the War of 1812 and was captured briefly by the British. Farragut’s career followed traditional lines during peacetime in the 1820s and 1830s. During the Mexican War (1846-48) he was assigned blockade duty at enemy ports. In 1854, he established the Mare Island Navy Yards at San Francisco and remained there as commandant until 1858. In 1855, he was promoted to captain. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Farragut immediately announced his loyalty to the Union and moved his home from Norfolk to Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. Initially he was confined to desk duty since some of his superiors had doubts about his loyalty. However, in 1862 he was assigned the task of maintaining a blockade in the eastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico and, eventually, capturing New Orleans. In April 1862, Farragut’s fleet of approximately 50 ships and 200 cannon opened fire on two Mississippi River forts south of New Orleans. The bombardment failed to force surrender, so Farragut opted to sail his fleet past those points. Only three vessels were lost. He next defeated a small Confederate flotilla, which opened the way to New Orleans. The city surrendered on April 25, 1862, and was occupied by Union soldiers a few days later. Farragut received formal recognition from Congress for his contribution and was promoted to rear admiral (Snip)