Saturday, July 7, 2018

The battleship Washington and heavy cruiser Wichita


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  1. Elegant era from days gone bye.

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  2. I wonder what British carrier that is?

    Fairley Swordfish biplane towards the stern, and two Fairley Fulmar. Brit uniforms on the men on the flightdeck. Hmm.

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  3. Most likely HMS Victorious which served in the Pacific from 42-43 often with USS Washington as part of the Saratoga battle group she was attached to.

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    1. Thanks. It's always good to scratch an itch.

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  4. Washington was in the Atlantic in early 1942. Possibly with this pic.

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  5. Once upon a time, Britain had a navy. Now it doesn't. The product of socialism. The welfare state eats everything. Our navy will disappear one day, too.

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  6. In early 1942 A task group centered on the Washington was transferred to England to replace the British home fleet sent on an operation. The task group escorted convoys to Russia. Due to the German battleship Tirpitz (Bismarck's Sister ship) that was stationed in Norway as a commerce raider for details see the Book on the USS Washington Battleship at War. it is Good read on a Great Ship. IMHO the Washington and Enterprise should have been preserved at all costs both ships were in the war from beginning to end. The USS North Carolina is the only other Battleship of her class ever built and the Class lead.

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