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Personal logo optional field Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2014 9:46 a.m. PST

It occurs to me that many TMPers have little experience with warships and yet many of us play games where such vehicles are central to the conflicts involved.

Additionally I wanted to demonstrate my knowledge of the alphabet has improved since last week.

I thought of posting this earlier (as well as separate polls for surface ships and submarines) but given the relatively few naval conflicts in the past 70 years I expect the answers will be far more predictable than the similar polls suggested last week.

So, what is your experience with warships?

A) none
B) I have seen a replica(s)
C) I have been inside a replica(s)
D) I have been inside a real one(s)
E) I have have served as a crew member on a real one(s) but not in combat
F) I have been a passenger in a real one(s) but not in combat
G) I have have served as a crew member on a real one(s) in combat against opponents without them & without anti-ship weapons
H) I have been a passenger in a real one(s) in combat against opponents without them & without anti-ship weapons
I) I have have served as a crew member on a real one(s) in combat against opponents without them but with anti-ship weapons
J) I have been a passenger in a real one(s) in combat against opponents without them but with anti-ship weapons
K) I have have served as a crew member on a real one(s) in combat against opponents with them
L) I have been a passenger in a real one(s) in combat against opponents with them
M) I have served in combat against them but my side possessed no warships of our own & our side possessed no anti-ship weapons
N) I have served in combat against them but my side possessed no warships of our own but our side did possess anti-ship weapons
O) I have served in combat against them and my side possessed warships of our own but I was neither a passenger nor crew

MajorB15 Dec 2014 9:48 a.m. PST

So, what is your experience with armored military vehicles?

Are you asking about tanks or ships?

Personal logo optional field Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2014 9:55 a.m. PST


Are you asking about tanks or ships?

At least my alphabetic knowledge has improved, even if my other editing skills have. I knew I would miss something.

In any case it has been fixed.

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2014 9:58 a.m. PST

E/ Did a short time in the RNR.

x42

GarrisonMiniatures15 Dec 2014 10:18 a.m. PST

D. Navy open days.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian15 Dec 2014 10:33 a.m. PST

D

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2014 10:35 a.m. PST

I think they sink.

MajorB15 Dec 2014 10:36 a.m. PST

D

Hamilton15 Dec 2014 10:51 a.m. PST

D (if you count museum ships) – I've been to the USS Intrepid in NYC and USS Yorktown in SC.
If you've never been to Patriot's Point in SC, it is wonderful. In addition to the Yorktown, they have a destroyer and sub, lots of planes, and the Medal of Honor Museum (worth a visit even if you don't like ships).
They also have programs to spend the night on the Yorktown, something I was not able to do on my visit. My brother and nephews have done it and gave it rave reviews.

Repiqueone15 Dec 2014 10:52 a.m. PST

K

Dynaman878915 Dec 2014 10:58 a.m. PST

A

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2014 11:06 a.m. PST

D

Thorfin1115 Dec 2014 11:17 a.m. PST

D HMS Belfast twice and a sub in Sydney harbour.

wrgmr115 Dec 2014 11:26 a.m. PST

E, served time on the HMCS Columbia, DDE.

Privateer4hire15 Dec 2014 11:27 a.m. PST

F. My specialty has no shipboard billets, only ride ships when we're assigned to USMC units who are going shipboard.

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2014 11:39 a.m. PST

D and F

Also

P) Designed them, and
Q) Sunk a few

vtsaogames15 Dec 2014 11:40 a.m. PST

I have been inside real warships that are now museums, USS Intrepid, USS Yorktown, Growler and I forget the name of the tin can that used to be moored with the Intrepid. Also the USS Constitution and the HMS Belfast.

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2014 11:47 a.m. PST

E) I have have served as a crew member on a real one(s) but not in combat.

D) I have been inside a real one(s)

You need to define "anti-ship weapons" do you consider aircraft as anti-ship weapons? I certainly do.

Allen57 Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2014 12:48 p.m. PST

B) I have seen a replica(s)
C) I have been inside a replica(s)
D) I have been inside a real one(s)
G) I have have served as a crew member on a real one(s) in combat against opponents without them & without anti-ship weapons (I don't count VN torpedo boats and styx missiles.)

Mako1115 Dec 2014 1:03 p.m. PST

D) been inside them, and on them. The aircraft carrier USS Ranger.

R) my father served on them, in the US Navy.

S) I've commanded them in battle, on the game table.

Woollygooseuk15 Dec 2014 1:56 p.m. PST

E. G at push, if you count pirates, drug smugglers and few tense moments with the IRGCN.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Dec 2014 2:35 p.m. PST

Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy (back when ships were made of wood and men were made of iron). B through O, and then some.

if you count pirates, drug smugglers

Damn straight you do!

and few tense moments with the IRGCN

I would be more afraid of KinderEgg smugglers from Nova Scotia, but I guess they count, too…

William Warner15 Dec 2014 3:48 p.m. PST

E in the USN (Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club) but saw no action.

jdpintex15 Dec 2014 4:14 p.m. PST

Yes

Finknottle15 Dec 2014 4:25 p.m. PST

Does K) include being between a Soviet sub and it's target and hoping the practice torpedo doesn't hit you?

jgibbons15 Dec 2014 5:21 p.m. PST

How about an option for being crew on a replica?

Otherwis A-D

rmaker15 Dec 2014 5:21 p.m. PST

D

Lascaris15 Dec 2014 7:06 p.m. PST

E: USS John F Kennedy for 4 years

Charlie 1215 Dec 2014 9:13 p.m. PST

D and F. Did a stint as a civilian tech on the first AEGIS cruisers.

Westmarcher16 Dec 2014 5:41 a.m. PST

D. HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, HMS Belfast, HMS (Leander class frigate), HMS Alliance, HMS Bangor, USS Constitution – only one of which is currently in service (unless you count the two flagships of the Royal and US navies).

J Womack 9416 Dec 2014 6:15 a.m. PST

B
C
and
D

Personal logo optional field Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2014 9:33 a.m. PST

To:
Finknottle, etotheipi, David Manley, & Repiqueone

Please, would you share the details?

I cannot be the only person who's curiosity was piqued.

Timotheous16 Dec 2014 7:18 p.m. PST

E) Chemistry/Radcon officer aboard a USN fast-attack boat in the early 90's.

D) I have been aboard probably a dozen warships converted to museums, from USS Constellation to the Japanese Mikasa, USS Olympia, and some Ww2 submarines and one Soviet diesel-electric boat. Also went aboard an Arleigh Burke DDG and a PRC destroyer visiting San Diego.

C) I have been aboard HMS Surprise, a replica used in the film "Master and Commander"

MarescialloDiCampo16 Jan 2015 11:29 a.m. PST

E) I have have served as a crew member on a real one(s) but not in combat (Destroyer Tenders and a Sub Tender)
D) I have been inside a real one(s) – mostly fixing hydraulics and pneumatics on FFGs, DDGs CLGs and couple patrol craft, and SSN SSBN and slow attack submarines (including the HMS Conqueror). A couple Amphibs and carriers as well as two in-commission BBs.
K) I have served as a crew member on a real one(s) in combat – but not in Naval combat – Ship to shore support Beirut 1983.
D) I have been inside a real one(s) USS Texas, USS Wisconsin, the laid-up fleet in Philly and the one in Alameda, back in the day…

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