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Name This Ship!

Oldgateboatdriver

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Rafael Typhoon Mk38 Mod2 developed for the US Navy, onboard a Ticonderoga class cruiser (possibly the USS Vella Wood for the original testing?)

BTW, I wish I could put up images to keep this thing going, but I have an old Mac and for some reason, I just can't load pictures to the Milnet site. Sorry.
 

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Oldgateboatdriver said:
Rafael Typhoon Mk38 Mod2 developed for the US Navy, onboard a Ticonderoga class cruiser (possibly the USS Vella Wood for the original testing?)

BTW, I wish I could put up images to keep this thing going, but I have an old Mac and for some reason, I just can't load pictures to the Milnet site. Sorry.

If you locate pictures online,  you should be able to link them into a post. That way you don't actually have to update anything.
 

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That's what I do for regular threads, Lumber. But in a thread such as this one where the point is to challenge other people on ship identification, pasting the link to the picture tends to give away the answer  [:D.
 

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Perhaps I can join ...

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Name that ship ...

But, more important where? when? and why?

(Since it's me, there's obviously a political/strategic factor ...)
 

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All right ERC, I'll give it a go:

The ship is the PLAN (Chinese Navy) medical ship PEACE ARK, and the where is in Bangladesh, in August 2013, and it constituted the Chinese government first use of "medical aid diplomacy" to effect relations in what it considers it's next area of influence: The Indian Ocean.

How am I doing?
 

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Oldgateboatdriver said:
All right ERC, I'll give it a go:

The ship is the PLAN (Chinese Navy) medical ship PEACE ARK, and the where is in Bangladesh, in August 2013, and it constituted the Chinese government first use of "medical aid diplomacy" to effect relations in what it considers it's next area of influence: The Indian Ocean.

How am I doing?


Ship is right, OGBD, mission is right, too: Chinese "soft power" projection.

But the image I posted is, according to Xinhua, the "official" Chinese news agency: "The Chinese navy hospital ship "Peace Ark" (front) sails with "Lanzhou" missile destroyer and "Weishanhu" supply ship in the Gulf of Aden, Sept. 16, 2010. The Chinese navy hospital ship Peace Ark joined Thursday the sixth Chinese naval escort flotilla, which shelters Chinese merchant ships in the pirate-infested gulf. The ship will also travel to Djibouti, Kenya, Tanzania, the Seychelles and Bangladesh, and provide medical treatment for locals."

MARS may have more insights into the PLAN's activities in the Gulf: he was there back about then with the Combined Force HQ.
 

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I'll try another, if I may ... again, then when, where and why (still being debated in some circles) matters more:

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Name this ship, please ... and explain her significance, too
 

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USS Liberty (AGTR-5)

A "Technical Research Ship" (i.e. spy ship) that was attacked by Israeli fighter aircraft on 8 June 1967 during the Six Day War (5-10 June 1967).  The Israelis said they mistook the identity of the ship for a belligerent and apologized for the error, the US government "agreed", though a number of the crew (and many in other government agencies) said otherwise.


From a USS Liberty Veterans website (though they may be understandably a little bitter and prejudiced)
ON JUNE 8, 1967, while patrolling in international waters in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, USS Liberty (AGTR-5) was savagely attacked without warning or justification by air and naval forces of the state of Israel.  Of a crew of 294 officers and men (including three civilians), the ship suffered thirty four (34) killed in action and one hundred seventy three (173) wounded in action.  The ship itself, a Forty Million ($40,000,000) Dollar state of the art signals intelligence (SIGINT) platform, was so badly damaged that it never sailed on an operational mission again and was sold in 1970 for $101,666.66 as scrap.

At 1400 hours, while approximately about 17 nautical miles off the northern Sinai coast and about 25 nautical miles northwest of El Arish, USS Liberty’s crew observed three surface radar contacts closing with their position at high speed. A few moments later, the bridge radar crew observed high speed aircraft passing over the surface returns on the same heading.  Within a few short moments, and without any warning, Israeli fighter aircraft launched a rocket attack on USS Liberty. The aircraft made repeated firing passes, attacking USS Liberty with rockets and their internal cannons. After the first flight of fighter aircraft had exhausted their ordnance, subsequent flights of Israeli fighter aircraft continued to prosecute the attack with rockets, cannon fire, and napalm.

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Yes, indeed, Blackadder.

It's important to remember that the very close American-Israeli alliance didn't start until after 1967.

In 1948 many, in the State Department and in the commentariat, advised against American support for the new state of Israel and President Truman was, indeed, less than enthusiastic. In fact, in 1948, Russia was more friendly towards Israel than was America. In the 1950s Israel grew closer and closer to France and France became, until deGaulle, a major source of Israeli arms. (In the late 1960s deGaulle began to cut support for Israel and, in 1969, he stopped delivery of some patrol boats being built in Cherbourg. On Christmas Eve, 1969, Israeli navy commandos snuck into the shipyard and stole the three patrol boats and sailed them home ~ the French almost ordered air strikes.) Anyway, President Eisenhower had somewhat stormy relations with Israel over the Anglo-French-Israeli attack on the Suez Canal. But, after 1967, and despite the USS Liberty incident, relations thawed.

The Liberty still gets mentioned, a lot, by social media commentators who oppose the close Israeli-American relationship.

Your turn, I think, Blackadder ...
 

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FP-344, an 850-ton general purpose supply vessel built at Kewaunee, Wisconsin, was delivered to the U.S. Army Transportation Corps in July 1944. She was later renamed FS-344 and served in the Philippines area. Laid up in 1954, she remained in reserve until April 1966, when she was transferred to the Navy, which converted her into the environmental research ship USS Pueblo (AGER-2).


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/uss-pueblo-captured



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Larry

 

larry Strong

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As others....name of the vessel, and it does have a place in history as well...

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http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=1942294&CategoryId=12395

The ship that fired the first shots of WWI...

The Bodrog.

 

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Ok, here's one back at you.

It's a historically known ship as well.
 

AlexanderM

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Bismark? That guess was wrong, I thought she settled upside down.

Might be HMS Royal Oak.
 
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