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hazegry

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USS Carl Vinson
« on: January 20, 2010, 01:10:10 AM »

Hi guys this is my ship I am on Beach Detachment in Norfolk Va sending parts and aid supplies to the ship. these were a few weeks before they left for haiti.



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hazegry

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Re: USS Carl Vinson
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2010, 01:27:33 AM »

one more

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Navy2000

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Re: USS Carl Vinson
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2010, 12:59:28 PM »

Hi Hazegray

By chance do you know if your ship had the bulbos bow added to her while you were in drydock for overall work. I have also noticed that the CIWS are missing in the few photos that I have seen since she came out of drydock both here and on the Navy site. I just whish that I had more info on the new mast for my model of the Nimitz CVN.

Duane
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hazegry

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Re: USS Carl Vinson
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2010, 10:27:36 PM »

for security reasons I wont talk about anything done below the water line. The ship has a facebook page and there are tons of pics of the ship up on it probably more than enough info for your mast. You guys need to understand these ships change weekly just because its not there in a photo doesnt mean its not there now or never was there. You can only build a naval model that is accurate to a certain time frame if its still active. I am sorry I cant help you out more but I have to protect my guys on the ship first.
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Colin Bishop

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Re: USS Carl Vinson
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2010, 11:08:49 PM »

Sounds like she has a bulbous bow then!

Qiuite right about depicting the ship as a model though. Naval vessels are a movable feast when it comes to trying to capture them at a specific moment in time.

Colin
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Wasyl

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Re: USS Carl Vinson
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2010, 11:41:24 PM »

Sounds like she has a bulbous bow then!

Qiuite right about depicting the ship as a model though. Naval vessels are a movable feast when it comes to trying to capture them at a specific moment in time.

Colin
Ah,now i get it,..hesitation means yes,..yes means No,...No means maybe.... O0

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hazegry

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Re: USS Carl Vinson
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2010, 11:45:59 PM »

not really I dont remember what they did to the bow and even if I did know if it had one or not I wouldnt put out the info
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Colin Bishop

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Re: USS Carl Vinson
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2010, 09:08:48 AM »

Otherwise they'd have to kill you presumably!
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Re: USS Carl Vinson
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2010, 09:27:43 AM »

Or all of us, Colin! :embarrassed: <:(

Danny
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Wasyl

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Re: USS Carl Vinson
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2010, 09:27:53 AM »

Old Habits die Hard!!!! ;D

Wullie
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Wasyl

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Re: USS Carl Vinson
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2010, 09:29:58 AM »

Or all of us, Colin! :embarrassed: <:(

Danny
Don,t be :embarrassed:..great minds think alike {-)

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Colin Bishop

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Re: USS Carl Vinson
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2010, 10:22:32 AM »

Actually, having a quick browse on the web suggests that the ship wasn't fitted with a bulbous bow although the newer ships of the class were designed with it. Retrofitting something like that would be a very major job as the basic stucture of the ship would be affected, probably not worth the cost in terms of likely benefits.

Colin
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Hobie21

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Re: USS Carl Vinson
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2010, 06:26:22 PM »

Nimitz class carrier - Awesome!!!! :-))
Thanks for the photos.
Ken
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Navy2000

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Re: USS Carl Vinson
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2010, 10:14:15 PM »

What the bulbos bow does for tye Nimtiz class is first it helps keep the bow of the ship in an more upward angle for luanching of aircraft it has also been told to me that the ship speed does improve slighly for the amount of power that is being used. As for the amount of time that it would take to do this while the ship is in drydock for it's overall is nothing.

Duane
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Colin Bishop

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« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2010, 11:20:54 PM »

I agree it would certainly do both of those but you can't just stick it on the front like a false nose as there would be a lot of stress in that area. You would have to rebuild the forefoot of the ship I would think. Not impossible but quite expensive for the benefit gained.

Colin
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emspaul

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Re: USS Carl Vinson
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2010, 01:25:54 AM »

hazegry,
If you are still on the East Coast come this October take a ride over to Rocky Mount N.C. .
We have an all War Ship event there over the Columbus Day weekend.
Here is a link to last years Event . http://www.wmunderway.8m.com/cgi/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1255226573
If you look you will see Duanes Carrier in the photos.
Paul
http://www.homeportmodels.com/
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hazegry

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Re: USS Carl Vinson
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2010, 04:40:58 AM »

Well all done she is in her new homeport and I have detached and I am on my way to my new command. May she have many more safe and productive years fair winds and following seas Chucky V
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