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  • Anonymous coward on 2004-May-06 12:02:07 Anonymous coward said

    mb
    If anyone has a larger/better quality version of this photo, please E-mail it or the link to matt@logan.com
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-May-18 02:00:22 Anonymous coward said

    TM
    HOLY @!%$*&
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Sep-04 22:57:12 Anonymous coward said

    Dan
    This can't be real?
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Sep-18 06:12:17 Anonymous coward said

    Foxfire
    I think this may be a 1950's underwater nuclear test. Looks like an old WW II vintage flat-top carrier floating next to it. They used to put ships at various distances from "ground zero" to see the effects of underwater nuclear blasts on ships.
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Sep-28 10:17:35 Anonymous coward said

    Flying Cabbage
    That's no WW2 Carrier. It's got the angled-deck, and from the layout, I'd say it's from the Constellation / Kitty Hawk Class, which weren't retired until the end of the Cold War.
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Oct-21 08:15:54 Anonymous coward said

    LTF
    Actually this is just a normal test that we conduct on all our ships. No big deal.
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Oct-21 09:14:33 Anonymous coward said

    Tom
    LTF is correct. It is called a shock test and all ships go through one to test for hull integrity and missile (things flying around loose) hazard.
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Jan-31 21:47:56 Anonymous coward said

    jhon
    I think it is a picture frome the "Baker" nuclear tests in Bekni
    (spelling?) atoll
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Feb-11 16:04:59 Anonymous coward said

    Nik
    Move along people, there's nothing to see OMG! Would you look at that!
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Jul-20 01:05:46 Anonymous coward said

    Vic
    See I told you that they served beans on Subs.
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Jul-28 20:04:28 Anonymous coward said

    kaptn
    HA HA, Ya missed!
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Aug-30 09:46:54 Anonymous coward said

    NAVCAD
    Simple Shock test. As said before ALL ships go through this. Still it's pretty intense when you're onboard.
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Sep-28 12:25:13 Anonymous coward said

    FFR-31_Driver
    Captain:"Cutting it a little bit close, aren't we Gridley?!"
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Dec-21 15:46:28 Anonymous coward said

    Guest
    Yeah, that's just our standard "Drop a nuke fifty feet from the ship and see what happens" test. If the ship sinks, we don't use it anymore. If it still floats, it passes the test.
  • Anonymous coward on 2006-Jan-23 12:58:04 Anonymous coward said

    Sean
    So that what happens when you put cans in a pressurized enviorment.
  • Anonymous coward on 2006-Mar-03 12:25:12 Anonymous coward said

    Ragav
    Captain:I Told Ya To Fire At The Goddamn Enemy Ya Numbskull Not 50 feet waya from us
  • Anonymous coward on 2006-Mar-23 23:05:13 Anonymous coward said

    eman_woods
    a-6. ha ha i sunk your carier...no wait
  • Anonymous coward on 2006-May-02 07:22:33 Anonymous coward said

    Vander Marquall
    Some-one didn't get the Memo
  • Anonymous coward on 2006-May-02 07:24:06 Anonymous coward said

    Vander Marquall
    Some-one didn't get the Memo
  • Anonymous coward on 2006-May-22 00:54:59 Anonymous coward said

    A2... miss A3.. miss B4...miss
    A2... miss A3.. miss B4...miss
  • Anonymous coward on 2006-Jun-13 14:49:16 Anonymous coward said

    Me
    It's not a nuke folks. Geez...
  • Anonymous coward on 2006-Jun-28 16:19:32 Anonymous coward said

    duh
    I don't think anyone on the ship is really splitting hairs over what type of bomb it was. Bottom line, it was BIG and it was CLOSE!!!
  • Anonymous coward on 2006-Aug-03 02:14:26 Anonymous coward said

    Spity
    Excuse me Sir - about that underwater volcano somewhere around here - I think we found it!
  • Anonymous coward on 2006-Aug-11 17:49:32 Anonymous coward said

    Squiff
    "BANZAI....Oh Bugger....Missed"
  • Anonymous coward on 2007-Feb-16 02:43:38 Anonymous coward said

    havicks
    ... and off to your right folks is... OMG!!!!
  • Anonymous coward on 2007-Feb-17 13:47:05 Anonymous coward said

    Chamberflyer
    This is called Shock Trials for the USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71 (Nimitz Class). Not all ships go through this, normally one ship of the class. The Roosevelt was the first of the Nimitz class to be built modularly and needed to be tested for it's ability to handle near misses.
  • Anonymous coward on 2007-Feb-17 15:53:40 Anonymous coward said

    Chamberflyer
    This looks like it was test 3 of 4. The charge was suspended 100 ft down and was the equivalent of 20,000 lbs of dynamite. And yes it was quite an experience.
  • Anonymous coward on 2007-Mar-08 00:21:51 Anonymous coward said

    thisplanetforsale
    A-3.. Miss, A-6.. Miss, C-4.. AGHHH you got the sub!!!
  • Anonymous coward on 2007-Mar-08 00:24:49 Anonymous coward said

    thisplanetforsale
    a. Sir! The're firing on us!
    b. Are you sure?
    BOOM!
    a. Pretty sure of it sir.
  • Anonymous coward on 2007-May-05 22:59:41 Anonymous coward said

    john
    just imagine the guy in sick bay getting a tetnus shot in the rear at that exact moment
  • Anonymous coward on 2007-Jul-26 23:02:36 Anonymous coward said

    mario the red baron
    Nothing about playing little battleship game.......IN REAL LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Anonymous coward on 2007-Oct-05 20:13:09 Anonymous coward said

    widey
    Fucking dumb ass test if you ask me, what if it failed and sank? Oh dear we'll have to build another one!!!!!
  • Anonymous coward on 2007-Oct-31 19:11:59 Anonymous coward said

    PDelta41
    That's why they didn't ask you. They already know that the carrier won't sink, and I'm sure all the hatches are closed to contain any leaks that do occur.
  • Anonymous coward on 2007-Nov-12 12:10:03 Anonymous coward said

    Me
    F-4.....Miss!
  • Anonymous coward on 2007-Nov-30 16:39:57 Anonymous coward said

    tchimbe raid
    "Lieutenant, allez voir si Popeye n'est pas encore en train de pêcher à la dynamite et amenez-le-moi!..."
  • Anonymous coward on 2008-Jan-12 13:53:38 Anonymous coward said

    randy trant
    told ya not to feed beans to the divers....
  • Anonymous coward on 2008-Jun-06 03:56:01 Anonymous coward said

    Tom
    I said NO BEANS FOR DINNER!!!
  • Anonymous coward on 2008-Aug-21 12:48:29 Anonymous coward said

    MOTO
    I think it is the USS AMERICA. Check out www.navsource.org/archives/02/66.htm
    USS AMERICA was..." Sunk in the Atlantic Ocean, off VA coast, on 14 May 2005, after 25 days of tests consisting of underwater and surface simulated attacks on the ship."
  • Anonymous coward on 2008-Sep-14 04:47:23 Anonymous coward said

    Copperbelt Jack
    US Navy - 1
    Fish - 0
  • Anonymous coward on 2010-Feb-25 08:49:33 Anonymous coward said

    Adreno
    Lol this is definately no underwaternuke, in those experiments the ships were either thrown in the air a good few hunred feet or partially vaporized.. i'd say this is either a custom bomb or an incredibly pumped up seamine or something like that
  • Anonymous coward on 2010-Jun-18 18:53:43 Anonymous coward said

    Homeslice.
    It's a routine shock test. They moor the ship a prescribed distance from a barge heavily laden with high explosives and light it off. Everyone aboard is at Battle Stations, and you grip something solid while standing on the balls of your feet with all of your joints flexed.
  • DrTracy on 2011-Dec-07 12:10:41 DrTracy said

    Fred, that was one of our ships! Really Bob? Yeah, Fred!! Well, Bob, I guess I'm due for another of the boss's famous chewing outs.
  • DrTracy on 2012-Apr-18 09:26:44 DrTracy said

    I've always heard that a Blowfish fart was awesome, but this is waaaay over the top!!!

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