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Posted: 8/9/2005 1:16:05 PM EDT
I thought these were s'posed to be small? They're pretty damned large!
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 1:18:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By chapperjoe:
I thought these were s'posed to be small? They're pretty damned large!


Once upon a time they were supposed to be smaller and cheaper.

Neither happened.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 1:48:07 PM EDT
I guess I'm beginning to age. I saw 'USS Virginia' and automatically conjured up an image of CGN-38



NTM
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 1:49:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 1:50:24 PM EDT by Zaphod]
Very close friend of mine was the First Lieutenant aboard VIRGINIA back from 1992-1994. She was a grand thing.

I saw what was left of her in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in 1995. She had been razed to the main deck. All that was left was the hull.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 1:52:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 1:53:19 PM EDT by MrPink123]
I think he is talking about Virginia class subs, not the USS Virginia.....am I right?
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 1:58:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrPink123:
I think he is talking about Virginia class subs, not the USS Virginia.....am I right?

yup
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 1:59:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrPink123:
I think he is talking about Virginia class subs, not the USS Virginia.....am I right?


USS VIRGINIA is a sub now. The old CGN has been decommed, defueled, and scrapped.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 2:00:02 PM EDT
Nothing to add here.

Just that I can't seem to not click on a thread that has a "teh" in the title.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 2:46:38 PM EDT
<Pedant mode on>

One should not use the definite article when referring to a ship by name. It is analogous to calling your wife "The Kathleen"

You would thus say "I went aboard USS Enterprise", not "I went aboard the USS Enterprise"

<Pedant mode off>

NTM
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 2:48:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Manic_Moran:
<Pedant mode on>

One should not use the definite article when referring to a ship by name. It is analogous to calling your wife "The Kathleen"

You would thus say "I went aboard USS Enterprise", not "I went aboard the USS Enterprise"

<Pedant mode off>

NTM


Also proper USN writing gives the shipname in all caps, ie USS ENTERPRISE or ENTERPRISE vice Enterprise.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 2:51:56 PM EDT
I just watched it too. My son, who is a sonarman on the USS Cheyenne, happened to be home on leave (insert smiling, happy dad here). He says it is smaller than the Los Angeles class he is on. He is jealous of the fiber optics that replace the periscope, but is a LA man through and through.
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