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  1. OpanaPointer

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    "[1680X749] The last known photo of USS Astoria (CA-34), taken on 8 August, 1942, north of the Guadalcanal where she was covering US Marines landings."

    USS Astoria (CA-34) - Wikipedia
     
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    Meanwhile, somewhere in Italy.

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    I know it's not a WW2 pic, but I thought that it was funny cool pic nevertheless.

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    Thread says "Cool Pix!" Not "WW2 Cool Pix!" Smiles are where you find them, and I find 'em here.
     
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    HMS Resolution, HMS Queen Elizabeth, and HMS Barham circa 1936; from a magazine my father picked up over his 1937 USNA midshipman's cruise. He was assigned to USS Arkansas.

    Resolution-Q Elizabeth-Barham.jpg
     
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    Always thought this was interesting . . . a USS Arkansas ships boat checking out an iceberg in the north Atlantic

    Close up look at iceberg 1937 3-5w.jpg
     
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    The magazine mentioned above.
    The Kings Navy.jpg
     
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    With what appears to be another R-Class battleship, as well as Nelson & Rodney in the background.

    Had to take a closer look, because at first glance the combined Nelson & Rodney looked like on of the Empress liners.
     
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    Yeah, I couldn't make them out.
     
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    "TU-142MZ[1500x1007]"
     
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    "The British Devastation-class ironclad battleship HMS Thunderer, the first operational ship to be fitted with the ability to deploy torpedo nets. 1896-1897 [949x666]"
     
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    "The British Devastation-class ironclad battleship HMS Thunderer, the first operational ship to be fitted with the ability to deploy torpedo nets. 1896-1897 [949x666]"

    HMS Thunderer (1872) - Wikipedia

    Were torpedo nets ever used/useful?
     
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    Me too, at first thought N and R were one odd-looking ship!
     
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    "An American cargo ship, loaded with ammunition, explodes after being hit by a bomb from a German plane off Gela, on the southern coast of Sicily, on July 31, 1943."

    I've stood in that very spot. I saw the picture in a WWII magazine and hunted it down. (I was stationed in Sigonella NAF '72-'75.)
     
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    Lets give some context to this picture...


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    Before the States starts laughing...You still fly the B-52...
     
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