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Post by DuncaninFrance » Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:38 pm

Robert,
I am sending you 3 copies of Ships Monthly which feature US warships that you might be interested in.
Let me know when you get then.........
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Post by Niner » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:23 pm

Are you addressing me or our friend Robert in Scotland?
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Post by DuncaninFrance » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:35 am

Watch the post :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Niner » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:21 pm

The package arrived today. Real surprise. Never seen such a magazine. I'll devote some time to them as I live in a Port City. Noticed one article showing a ship being built in Mobile by Austal . It's an American ship built by an Australian company with American workers in the US. Really futuristic looking ships for close to shore missions of some sorts. They have built several of them and continue to make more.

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Post by Niner » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:28 pm

Here are a few of the ships under construction by Austal.
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Post by DuncaninFrance » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:18 pm

Glad they arrived Robert and pleased they seem interesting.
I was so impressed with the 6 copies I was sent I have taken out a 12 month subscription. not sure i can afford to send you many more!!! :roll: :roll:
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Post by Niner Delta » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:56 pm

Those look like interesting magazines. Your photos of the shipyard reminds me of the time, in
1978 when I worked in a shipyard in Seattle building FFGs (Fast Frigates) for the Navy. Worked on
FFG-10, the USS Duncan. I installed pipe systems above the main deck, just below the white ball.
An interesting job for sure. Here is a photo of the Duncan, almost ready for sea trials, next to the
Australian Navy F-01 Adelaide. I remember our blueprints were blue (duh) and the prints for the Adelaide
were green, in case we were dumb enough to mix them up...... :mrgreen:
For some reason the steering wheel was on the wrong side of the Adelaide....... :lol:


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Post by DuncaninFrance » Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:38 am

The USS Duncan (FFG-10) was the fourth ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class of guided-missile frigates, and was named for Vice Admiral Donald B. Duncan. WOT! Not me?
Construction started: April 29, 1977
Launched: March 1, 1978
Draft: 6.71 m
Decommissioned: 17 December 1994
Homeport: Long Beach, California (former)
Builders: Vigor Shipyards, Todd Pacific Shipyards, Los Angeles Division

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Post by Niner Delta » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:31 pm

It was built at Todd Pacific Shipyards, later bought by Vigor, at the Seattle Division.
The first of her class to be struck, only in commission less that 15 years. Sold to Turkey
for parts. Guess I didn't build it right...... :mrgreen:


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