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  1. RipNuN2

    No way! Thanks!

    So I decided to spend a little free xp to get through the Seattle and get the Worchester for one more shot at a SC before the mission ends. This is the result. My first ship from a super container. Thanks WG!
  2. anonym_auUiRfWCi1jI

    French Battleship Napoleon

    http://www.cityofart...leon_toulon.jpg (French Battleship Napoleon, 1852 portrait) The first purpose-built steam-powered battleship in the world, also known as "ships of the line", or commonly the "line of battle" would eventually be abridged to the now familiar "battleship". Severely frightened, the British Admiralty responded with major building of their own battleship to answer the French innovations. Career: Namesake: Napoleon I of France Ordered: 1847 Builder: Toulon Laid down: 1848 Launched: 1850 Commissioned: 1852 Struck: 1876 Specifications: Length: 234'5" Beam: 64'1" Draft: 24'6" Displacement: 5,120 tons Armament: 56 x 30-pdr 8 x 8.7" 14 x 6.4" muzzle-loading guns Hull construction: Pine and oaken plank on oak frame Iron bracing and transverse fasteners Propulsion: 2-cyl Indret geared engine (574 ihp) Shafted single screw Sale rig: Full 3-mast ship rig Maximum speed: 12.1 kts. Crew: 392 Endurance: 3 months worth of food 9 days worth of coal at full-speed Additional Ships: 8 more were built between 1851 and 1861. Steam Engines in a Wooden Battleship? The cutaway plan (Below) depicts how machinery was distributed in the bowels of a huge man-o'-war in the early days of steam. Those manning these boilers, known as engine room "monkeys" remained at the bottom of the shipboard hierarchy well into the 20th century. The Black Gang formed a kind of under-class in naval ships in those days, even the engineering officers being encouraged to form fraternities of their own and not to mingle with the deck officers. http://www.cityofart...r_louis_xiv.jpg
  3. anonym_auUiRfWCi1jI

    Vice Admiral Samuel L. Gravely, Jr

    http://www.visionary...uel/gravely.jpg Vice Admiral Samuel L. Gravely United States Navy Years of Service : 1942 - 1980 http://tcigblog.file...uss-gravely.jpg Biography Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. was the first African American officer to become an admiral in the United States Navy. During his 38 years in the military, Gravely distinguished himself as a naval communications expert, war and peacetime ship captain, and eventually commander of the Third Fleet. Born on June 4, 1922 in Richmond, Virginia, Admiral Gravely came from modest roots. What he lacked in economic privilege he compensated for with an intense work ethic. Working and studying straight through the summers, he managed to finish high school at age fifteen and still had enough time to spare to work odd jobs to save money for college and care for his terminally ill mother. After Pearl Harbor was bombed, young Samuel Gravely decided to per-empt the draft and joined the Navy. Gravely enlisted in 1942 during the Navy’s “experiment” to allow African Americans to serve in roles other than mess men. The Admiral’s tireless work ethic and his exceptional intelligence soon paid off when he and two white colleagues became only 3 of 120 seamen to pass a test granting them the passage to officer training school. He soon became the first black officer in the Navy serving on the first all black manned Navy sea vessel. In spite of his achievements, he was frustrated with the racism and discrimination so prevalent in the Navy. Seeing no room for advancement, Gravely resigned from his post after the War. His absence from the armed services lasted only four years. In 1949, he answered a call from the Bureau of Naval Personnel and embarked upon a Naval career that would span 31 years. Steep and arduous, the Admiral’s ascent to the top of the naval career ladder was nothing short of groundbreaking. In addition to being the first African American to command a U.S. Navy warship, he was also the first to command an American warship under combat conditions, the first African American to command a major naval warship, the first African American to achieve the rank of admiral—eventually climbing as high as a three star admiral, another first for African Americans—and the first African American to command an American fleet. As a civilian, the Admiral Gravely divided his time between high-powered consulting, college scholarship development and speaking engagements around the world. He lived with his wife on their farm in Virginia until his death in October, 2004. Final Rank Vice Admiral Commands held USS Theodore E. Chandler (DD-717) http://navy.memorieshop.com/DD746.jpg USS Taussig (DD-746) http://www.angelwind...fueled/cg29.jpg USS Jouett (CG-29) United States Navy Third Fleet Battles / Wars World War II Korean War Vietnam War Awards Legion of Merit (2nd) http://www.mymilitarymedals.com/images/medals_cropped/110FSM.png http://www.mymilitar...pped/180FSM.png Bronze Star Epitaph http://www.usni.org/...oyermans-legacy Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
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