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Charles Capps
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It's been a while since I've announced a TrekSunday.

For those of you that don't know, TrekSunday is a weekly IRC chat established by the Great Link well over a year and a half ago, taking place currently on the CastleNet IRC Network in the #Treknobabble channel.

It starts at 9 British / 4 Eastern / 1 Pacific time.

Be there.

If you don't have an IRC client, either get one or use the Java client.

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The First One
A lovely little thinker, but a bugger when he's pissed
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Won't be there. I'll be in Leeds - kewl! Never been anywhere that has a ship named after it. . . *thinks* Except for Sao Paulo. And Essex. And Exeter. And the river Ganges. But you see my point. Or not. *walks away*
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Sol System
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Wow, you've been to the Ganges? I've never even been to Satus Creek.

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The First One
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We could turn it into a game - how many places have you been that have a starship named after them? The only rule is, no-one can claim to have been to Wyoming, because we all know there's no such place really. . . 8)
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TSN
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Well, if they had ever bothered to have a USS Missouri or a runabout USS Mississippi, I'd have it made. But, as it is, I don't think I've ever been anywhere that has a starship named for it... :-(

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-commander of Napoleon's army, upon learning that the Duke of Wellington's forces had received assistance and were requesting his surrender

[This message has been edited by TSN (edited July 25, 1999).]


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Elim Garak
Plain and simple
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Uhm... Yukon?

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Kosh
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Got to see the USS Enterprise docked at Newport News, Virginia once. Doesn't count, but I was lovin it. Got a tour of the USS Hammerhead. The sub that my brother in law was stationed on.

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The First One
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Hammerhead? Don't know that one. . . I'm assuming it's not a Los Angeles or Ohio. Either a patrol sub, or one of the old Polaris boats, I'm guessing. . .
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Elim Garak
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Well, I hope this one was more of a success after I left than while I was there.

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Kosh
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It was a nuke. I believe it was a Polaris. Cramped on the inside.

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The First One
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Ahh, those were the days. . . it's a lot easier nowadays, if it's named after a state it's a boomer (the Ohio-class, actually a Type-624 or something) and if it's a city it's a Hunter-Killer (the Los Angeles-class, Type-772 or whatever). If it's named after a battle it's a Ticonderoga-class Aegis guided-missile cruiser. These names make sense! Just like all your battleships were named after states. . . the largest thing the Royal Navy have, Destroyers are named after cities.

Once, I found a 1979 Jane's Fighting Ships in a second-hand bookstore. It was so strange to see all the ships we lost in the Falklands listed there. . . and also to learn that the General Belgrano was originally the USS Phoenix, only ship to actually BE at Pearl Harbour and survive. So there you go - forty years late, the Royal Navy finished the job the Japanese started. 8)


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Kosh
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LOL!

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Saiyanman Benjita
...in 2012. This time, why not the worst?
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I may decide to grace you with my presence.

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HMS White Star
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When did the Royal Navy get rid of there Carriers? I knew the General Belgrano was a WWII era heavy Cruiser, but I didn't know it was in the Pearl Harbor attack. Also the only reason it was the last ship to survive is the fact it was sold the Argentin Navy instead of being mothballed (it likely was mothballed) and later sold for scrap, or sunk in a nuclear test, or in combat. Also it was the first ship to be killed by a hunter killer sub (other that the other subs killed by ramming enemy subs), of course it was killed by a dumb fire torpedo.

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The First One
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The main thing about Pearl Harbour was that most of the fleet were away, including, crucially, the carriers. As I understand it the Phoenix/General Belgrano was the only major ship still in port on that day not to be destroyed.

The Royal Navy carriers - or what would today be called Supercarriers, a la Nimitz-class, what we have instead (the Invincible-class) are what would be to the US Navy Marine Support Vessels - were discontinued in the mid-1960's under a Labour government, Dennis Healey then being Minister of Defence. It was a massive blunder that forever ended the great days of Britain's seapower. Plans are underway to bring them back, with construction planned on a new ship sometime after the Millenium. Think of it as Britain's own Excalibur (wouldn't it be cool if the first one was actually called the Victory?). 8)


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