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divemaster
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posted 03-16-2009 04:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ejectr:
That's a ship Shalene, not a boat.
And a person who lands jets on a ship is a Naval Aviator. A pilot is the person who guides that ship into the harbor.

[Boy, I remember getting THAT lesson.]

divemaster
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posted 03-17-2009 11:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Spoke to the good folks at NASSCO about the Latin translation and got the following response:

"It means "we were going to do it right" which I explain that were and determined are the same."

And that's from the people that know the best.

Dave Clow
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posted 03-17-2009 11:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Clow   Click Here to Email Dave Clow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice. Thanks Tracy.

By the way, people, the commemorative mugs are a bargain.

divemaster
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posted 03-17-2009 11:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Dave Clow:
Nice. Thanks Tracy.
You're welcome. That was my only Latin lesson for this century. Sorry to those of you missed it.

Robonaut
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posted 04-13-2013 03:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robonaut   Click Here to Email Robonaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On Friday, the Secretary of the Navy announced the naming of the R/V Sally Ride (AGOR 28), a Neil Armstrong-class auxiliary general oceanographic research ship.

onesmallstep
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posted 04-15-2013 11:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In the third paragraph of the DoD announcement, there are two obvious errors: Ride was not the first woman in space, Tereshkova was; and she was not the youngest to fly, that honor goes to another Russian, Gherman Titov. But she was the 'first' and 'youngest' American on both counts.

dogcrew5369
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posted 05-01-2013 06:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting. As great as Ride was and not to be disrespectful, but she was not in the Navy, much less the military. What was the reasoning other than her obvious greatness?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-01-2013 07:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Per the Navy's release:
Traditionally, AGORs are named for nationally recognized leaders in exploration and science.

dogcrew5369
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posted 05-06-2013 10:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay. Didn't know that. Ride certainly qualifies in that category.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-29-2014 08:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
USNS John Glenn (MLP 2) is to be christened at General Dynamics NASSCO on February 1, 2014.
On edit: Did any collectSPACE members (or readers) attend?

golddog
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posted 02-02-2014 05:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for golddog     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know why the USNS John Glenn is not painted battleship grey?

JBoe
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posted 02-02-2014 08:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's a good question. I would venture a guess that operational security to blend in more with commercial vessels. The paint scheme suggests to me that there's more a commercial role even though it's part of the Military Sealift Command (MSC).

Typically MSC vessels are the "battleship grey" scheme with the characteristic blue, yellow, and black funnel stripes (which USNS JOHN GLENN has).

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-02-2014 08:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is only uninformed speculation, but I wonder if the red deck is to give contrast to the (presumably) battleship gray landing vehicles that will ride on and off it when the USNS John Glenn is partially submerged (when at full depth, 15 feet of water covers the middeck).

Also possibly a factor, the ship is also intended for humanitarian missions.

JBoe
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posted 02-02-2014 08:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This paint scheme and the offset of the landing vehicles would offer good denial and deception.

JBoe
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posted 02-02-2014 08:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The ship will be part of the Maritime Prepositioning Force under the Montford Point Class that are strategically positioned throughout the world and carries this paint scheme. The Maritime Prepositioning Force falls under the Military Sealift Command.


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