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Posted: 8/17/2005 10:31:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2005 10:34:35 PM EDT by M4-guy]
So I'm having lunch at Anthony's at Pier 66 and my buddy spots a couple of Navy patrol boats dock just 15 yards away. I happened to have my camera with me so...





One has a 50 up front and the other an M240:


Both have M240's on each side:


And Mark 19's on the aft.



ETA: Sorry for the big pics. It's my first time using a new photo server.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 10:33:22 PM EDT
Them thar guns would look mighty purdy in ma living room.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 10:38:35 PM EDT
thanks for the cool pics
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 10:40:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2005 10:41:08 PM EDT by SheepDog_556]
Edit: nevermind...din't scroll over far enough to see part of a sailor in the pic.


Sheep
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 10:45:11 PM EDT
Sweet pics and thank you

I be in my bathroom if anyone needs me.........
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 11:07:25 PM EDT
Were the latte drinking yuppie liberals shitting themselves when they saw "US NAVY" on the side of the boats and the machine guns and grenade launcher?


Nice pics though, thanks.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 11:14:28 PM EDT
Thanks for the pics...

I want to fire one of them mark 19's so bad.....those have to be a hoot to cut loose on.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 11:22:13 PM EDT
Oh no there are EVIL MACHINE GUNS in Seattle. Quick hide them before Gov. Greghore sees them she will confiscate them.

Link Posted: 8/17/2005 11:34:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yekimak:
Thanks for the pics...

I want to fire one of them mark 19's so bad.....those have to be a hoot to cut loose on.



I played with a MK 19 a few times. damn fun toys!
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 11:38:10 PM EDT
Yes. We have several major Naval Bases around the Puget Sound area. Some even have Nucs.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 11:43:26 PM EDT
Nice boats and nice weapons. I even like the Edge strobe bars on top of them. Hehe.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 11:56:16 PM EDT
Great pics! There's no opportunity for photo ops like that here.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 11:57:02 PM EDT
Couldn't pass up this opportunity.......





Link Posted: 8/18/2005 12:31:40 AM EDT
BTW, what type of boats are those and how fast can they travel in open water? They look pretty sporty.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 1:09:27 AM EDT
I'll bet 100 quatloos that this had soemthing to do with the Exercise Citizen Smash is engaged in -
www.lt-smash.us/
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 1:13:32 AM EDT
Those are 34 foot boats used by an Inshore Boat Unit (IBU). There are several reserve IBU's up there in the Puget Sound area and they all use the 34 boats. Those are really comfy boats compared to the 32 footers that my IBU uses over here in Fujairah, UAE. It's nice to see that they have the Mk-19's mounted too.

If anyone's interested, here's a link to some pix and videos that I've taken while I've been deployed here in Fujairah: IBU-14 in Fujairah, UAE
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 1:22:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Charging_Handle:
Nice boats and nice weapons. I even like the Edge strobe bars on top of them. Hehe.



If those guys turn those Edge bars on and command, "Heave to!" you damn well better listen!
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 2:07:07 AM EDT
Did they leave a man behind for gear watch?
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 2:24:32 AM EDT
I bet one is the 73.....McHale!!!!!
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 2:46:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ZitiForBreakfast:
Did they leave a man behind for gear watch?




I sure would hope so.

Don't leave them pretty little toys out in the open for just anyone (me) to touch
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 3:00:36 AM EDT
Sweet.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 3:02:33 AM EDT
The US coast guard has the exact same boat it looks like patrolling NY harbor. Except with m249's on the bow and stern
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 3:03:45 AM EDT
Probably staged for the U.N. invasion.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 3:30:31 AM EDT
We need a few of them babies patrolling our border with Mehico .


Seriously, nice pics, thanks AND we need some terra firma units down on the southern border.


Bomber
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 3:32:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 3:52:53 AM EDT

Some rodholders, outriggers and a big cooler and they'd be perfect.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 3:57:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 3:58:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 3:58:35 AM EDT
Good god!

(starts sketching plans for small boat interdiction/ski boat hybrid)

Those are hot.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 4:50:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ZitiForBreakfast:
Did they leave a man behind for gear watch?




That’s what I was thinking, cause........those thin cables and biners wouldn’t stop me from walking away with some toys!
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 5:01:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thebomber:
We need a few of them babies patrolling our border with Mehico .


Seriously, nice pics, thanks AND we need some terra firma units down on the southern border.


Bomber



+10000 Preach it brother!
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 5:50:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mattja:
Them thar guns would look mighty purdy in ma living room.

Gee, it looks like the sea lions, seals, and birds are keeping their distance.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 5:52:15 AM EDT
Whats with the tape on the barrels?
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 5:54:28 AM EDT
cool pics, thanks for posting
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:00:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FunYun1983:
Whats with the tape on the barrels?

It keeps the water and bird poo out. The first round will tear it off in case of emergency.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:01:01 AM EDT
what kind of maintenance do you need to do on those guns? how bad do they get from the salt water?
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:02:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BayEagle:
Some rodholders, outriggers and a big cooler and they'd be perfect.




It sure would cut down on people fish'n on your numbers!
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:44:58 AM EDT
That's some bad*ss boats. Dig the MK19
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 5:39:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ZitiForBreakfast:
Did they leave a man behind for gear watch?



Yea, you can see some of him in the 4th pic. I didn't want to post pics of his face without permission. He let us board and even handle one of the M240's.

Needless to say, I had a great lunch that day.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 5:46:13 PM EDT
Photoshop

­

j/k
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 5:48:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BayEagle:
Some rodholders, outriggers and a big cooler and they'd be perfect.


Keep that fishing crap off those beautiful boats.

Weapons Maint: The salt environment takes a heavy toll. I used to have my gunners mates check the weapons three or four times a day. That was on a PC, which is larger, but is at sea longer. I'd imagine the IBU guys get to take the guns off once in a while.

Link Posted: 8/18/2005 5:53:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SheepDog_556:
Edit: nevermind...din't scroll over far enough to see part of a sailor in the pic.

Sheep



You sure that's a sailor? I thought only Marines rolled their sleeves inside out and wore the pointy BDU covers.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 5:58:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/18/2005 5:59:47 PM EDT by cluster]
noticed there is no ammo any where to be seen..

is this a show of force to calm the sheep...


mohammed opens up on the river walk/dock and they have to pull ammo cans, load them onto the ammo holders, then load the weapons aim and fire..


sorry to be a kill joy... the boats are pretty but thats what i see.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:29:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ToyCop:

Originally Posted By SheepDog_556:
Edit: nevermind...din't scroll over far enough to see part of a sailor in the pic.

Sheep



You sure that's a sailor? I thought only Marines rolled their sleeves inside out and wore the pointy BDU covers.



We wear our CUU (Comat Utility Uniform) to slightly different standards than the Marines. We use sew on collar devices, for instance, while the Marines use pin-on.

Marines have a new uniform, with a different camo pattern. They can wear the old ones for a while yet, but most have the new stuff on.

How do I know? I have cammies on as I sit here typing.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:00:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Unknown1Sailor:
We wear our CUU (Comat Utility Uniform) to slightly different standards than the Marines. We use sew on collar devices, for instance, while the Marines use pin-on.

Marines have a new uniform, with a different camo pattern. They can wear the old ones for a while yet, but most have the new stuff on.

How do I know? I have cammies on as I sit here typing.



So what you're saying is.....the Navy doesn't know how to roll their sleeves either. Just some good natured harassment from a former Army guy.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:08:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ToyCop:

Originally Posted By Unknown1Sailor:
We wear our CUU (Comat Utility Uniform) to slightly different standards than the Marines. We use sew on collar devices, for instance, while the Marines use pin-on.

Marines have a new uniform, with a different camo pattern. They can wear the old ones for a while yet, but most have the new stuff on.

How do I know? I have cammies on as I sit here typing.



So what you're saying is.....the Navy doesn't know how to roll their sleeves either. Just some good natured harassment from a former Army guy.



More like that we have more important things to do, like, you know, actually do the job we're trained to do. Sadly, it's exactly the opposite, from what I'm seeing here at Iwakuni. Too many people walking around with perfect uniforms, while it's taking me 8 hours or more to get parts from the I level maintenance unit.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:12:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cluster:
noticed there is no ammo any where to be seen..

is this a show of force to calm the sheep...


Show of force? More likely a public relations deal after an exercise. The Navy does that from time to time. They let the taxpayers tour what they're paying for.



mohammed opens up on the river walk/dock and they have to pull ammo cans, load them onto the ammo holders, then load the weapons aim and fire..


sorry to be a kill joy... the boats are pretty but thats what i see.


Your quick. Would you like the guns to be locked and loaded with the public on the boat?
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:33:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/18/2005 7:38:35 PM EDT by voilsb]

Originally Posted By Unknown1Sailor:
More like that we have more important things to do, like, you know, actually do the job we're trained to do.

Well, real Army units tend to have a "sleeves down" policy, because we tend to do our jobs to a degree where putting your sleeves up at all is unimportant, if not dangerous (more skin to camo, more skin to expose to dangers, etc).
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:48:31 PM EDT
I'll say it, thanks for the info! Also for doing a good job for the folks back home. Don't let any diaper heads in rubber dingeys with tarps covering "stuff" get close to you bro!


Originally Posted By IBU-14_Gunner:
Those are 34 foot boats used by an Inshore Boat Unit (IBU). There are several reserve IBU's up there in the Puget Sound area and they all use the 34 boats. Those are really comfy boats compared to the 32 footers that my IBU uses over here in Fujairah, UAE. It's nice to see that they have the Mk-19's mounted too.

If anyone's interested, here's a link to some pix and videos that I've taken while I've been deployed here in Fujairah: IBU-14 in Fujairah, UAE

Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:52:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/18/2005 7:56:16 PM EDT by ChrisLe]

Originally Posted By ZitiForBreakfast:
Did they leave a man behind for gear watch?



Yes. There's a squid in the fourth pic.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 8:11:17 PM EDT
Thats sooo cool! where can I get one?!
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