warships

anonymous asked:

One is hating God, one is not believing. One chooses to spread hate and sin in order to warship Satan. The other doesn't warship anything and chooses to do wrong or right. If u think satanism is more le acceptable than religion, that's quiet disappointing to hear.

You’re a fool if you think Satanism actually has anything to do with “hating god” or “worshipping satan”. LaVeyan Satanism has no belief requirements; you are not obligated to worship any deity. I guess theoretically speaking, you could actually follow any religion and still be a Satanist.

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The Turtle Ships of Medieval Korea,

In 1592, the de facto ruler of Japan, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, ordered the  invasion of Korea.  Hideyoshi, the successor to Oda Nobunaga, had grandiose plans which began with the conquest of Korea and ended with the conquest of Ming Dynasty China.  Little did he know that the Koreans would fiercely resist their invasion, nor did he know that the Koreans had weapons technology far more advanced than that of Japan.  Among that advanced technology was a heavily armed and armored warship called the “turtle ship”, a tough and mighty gunboat that better resembled a floating tank rather than a ship.

Invented by the Korean Admiral Yi Sun-sin, the turtle ship was named as such because it resembled a turtle.  Unlike other vessels of the day, the turtle was enclosed in an armored shell.  Around 100 to 120 feet long, the turtle ship featured a large armored roof to protect its crew from arrow or musket fire.  While some suggest the armor may have been iron plate, thus making the turtle ship the first ironclad, most historians disagree.  Regardless the roof was armored with strong materials as well as anti-incendiary materials.  The roof was also lined with metal spikes to prevent boarders from climbing on to it.  While the turtle ship had two sailing masts, primary propulsion in combat was from oar power.  Crew numbered to around 130, with 80 oarsmen and officers, and another 50 marines.

While the Japanese had firearms, Korean technology had developed far past Japan’s due to their contact with China.  The key to the turtle ship’s power were its heavy cannon, about a dozen mounted on each side.  The Japanese, who never mounted guns on a boat or ship, preferred to get in close and board the ship, fighting in hand to hand combat.  Against the turtle ship, this wasn’t a very good idea as the cannon, with a range of 300-600 yards, pounded away at the Japanese ships from a distance.  The front of the turtle ship also sported a dragon’s head, which typically concealed a flamethrower.  A sulfur gas thrower was also available to create a smokescreen to hide the ship from the enemy.

Toyotomi Hideyoshi invaded Korea with a force of 158,000 soldiers and Samurai.  However, all of his men and equipment had to be shipped across the Sea of Japan.  Thus, Hideyoshi needed tremendous naval power to support the invasion.  Although heavily outnumbered, Korea’s fleet of 40 turtle ships, as well as hundreds of other warships, harassed and decimated the Japanese fleet.  At the Battle of Hansan Island, Admiral Yi Sun-sin ambushed a Japanese fleet of 133 ships with his fleet of 3 turtle ships and 52 panokseons (a traditional battleship wihch was also armed with cannon).  In the ensuing battle, 60 Japanese ships were sunk.  The Koreans lost no ships of their own, with casualties numbering only 19 dead.

Despite the might of Korea’s fleet and the power of the turtle ships, eventually the Japanese were able to overwhelm the Koreans with superior numbers.  The Japanese invasion was a success, but a short lived one as the Chinese intervened, pushing out the invaders with a superior army.  Hideyoshi attempted a second invasion in 1597, but by then the Koreans had strengthened their defense and reformed their military.  The second invasion quickly ground down into stalemate, a stalemate which would be ended once against with Chinese interventions.

Time passages….

PHILIPPINE SEA (April 28, 2017) – The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Ashigara (DDG 178), foreground, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) transit the Philippine Sea.

From once bitter enemies, bent on total destruction of the other 75 years ago….

                            ….to fast and respected friends and allies….

                                      The United States and Japan.

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>>CLICK the photo for a much closer look….

>>Photo:  Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers, USN

John Finn is back….

PEARL HARBOR, HI (July 10, 2017) – The United States Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS John Finn (DDG 113), arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI in preparation for its formal commissioning ceremony into the Fleet on July 15, 2017.

Traditional hula dancers give a Hawaiian “Aloha” (Welcome!) pierside to the brand-new ready for duty warship….as she arrives in her new homeport….and the site of John Finn’s exceptional heroism almost 76 years before.

                                                    It’s all in the name

DDG 113 is named in honor of Lt. John William Finn, U.S. Navy….who, as a Chief Aviation Ordnanceman, was the first member of America’s military to earn the Medal of Honor during World War II….for heroism during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Finn was honored for machine-gunning Japanese warplanes for over two hours during the December 1941 early morning attack on Pearl Harbor….despite being shot in the foot and shoulder, and suffering numerous shrapnel wounds. He retired as a Navy lieutenant, after thirty years of service….and died at age 100 in 2010.

Another fitting tribute to a most honorable and deserving shipmate and patriot!

Welcome back to Pearl, John Finn!

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                          The 80-second movie version of this post

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>>Note: The United States needs to continue – and strictly adhere to – the tradition of naming our Nation’s warships after names/events that inspire pride, sense of belonging, teamwork, sense of mission and purpose…..perhaps, even heroism, when necessary. 

Unfortunately, in recent decades, the naming of America’s warships has often fallen victim to political correctness and, possibly, even corruption. 

The bottom line: our Sailors and Marines out there on the forward lines….on the other side of the world…..doing the dirty work of freedom and democracy….should be the primary consideration for naming a warship.

I mean, really….wouldn’t YOU rather serve on a “USS Awesome” rather than “USS Huh?”?

Portsmouth HMS Invincible excavation wins lottery support

A project to excavate a warship wrecked in the Solent in 1758 has won lottery funding support.

HMS Invincible - built by the French in 1744 and captured by the British in 1747 - is believed to be one of the most significant warships ever built.

Teams of archaeologists have already dived on the wreck and it is hoped hundreds of artefacts can be retrieved and put on public display.

Development funding of £16,400 has been awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The HMS Invincible 1744 Project plans to apply for a full grant of £425,900 to “excavate, record, conserve and display” the ship’s remains. Read more.

The birth of a supercarrier….

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (June 22, 2017) – A crane moves the lower stern into place on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) at Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding.

This will be the second Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier to join the Fleet – sometime in the early-2020s. (Yes, it takes a lot of years to build one of these….then outfit it….test it…..crew it….conduct endless training and drills….and, then, in theory, the huge warship will be ready for duty.)

As I discussed in a recent post, the first ship of the class, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), is ready for duty….and will be commissioned into the Fleet on 22 July 2017. You can find that original post HERE.

So, how far along is the Kennedy in this image?

The ship is now 50 percent structurally complete. That means 50% of the basic steel hull, decks and bulkheads are in place. But, in reality, this ship is only roughly 10% complete….when factoring in all the systems, cabling, nuclear reactors, etc….that go into the construction and preparation of the most-state-of-the-art capital warship ever built….with a price tag in the vicinity of USD$10 billion.

Kennedy will float out of the drydock in about a year (2018). The ship will look like this in 2022….

                  USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) – artist’s conception

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>>CLICK the top photo for a much better view….

This aerial photograph of Pearl Harbor was taken three days after the attack. The black streaks are oil leaking out of the sunken ships. The USS Arizona is on the bottom right.

(Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives)

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The villains of the week in Himitsu Sentai Goranger were almost unfailingly weird, being basically an object attached to a human head as a mask. Only two of them had a vehicle attached to their head and those were Locomotive Mask and Warship Mask.

 I just love these two because they commit all the way to their gimmick with Warship mask firing the cannons on his head and carrying a giant anchor for a weapon while Locomotive Mask looks like he’s got Thomas The Tank Engine’s pissed off cousin for a head.

We just don’t get monster designs like these anymore, for better or worse.