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One guy said 60' seas. :))eek:)) Could they have been that big??
 

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One guy said 60' seas. :))eek:)) Could they have been that big??
105 feet from water line to deck on a carrier that's in calm water. Figure the ship is pitching and rolling so it's coming down to meet the wave. If the wave is 60' high that means this thing pitched 45' or more! I mean put that into perspective. Ships rolling over 4 stories up and down. CRAZY! I'd guess the waves were bigger.
 

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You don't mess with Mother Nature! I've been in 25' seas on a cruise ship and they couldn't feed us and requested we stay in our rooms. What a trip this must've been.
 

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We did that on the Midway in the late 80's. I was stationed onboard homeported in Yokosuka, Japan, and we zigged when we should have zagged around the typhoon. Some said the Admiral didn't trust the weather guessers. Anyway, we took green water over the bow, tore off several fueling stations, one of my electronics spaces ripped open and dropped stuff out the bottom, and two guys got swpt into the nets on the side of an elevator. Oh, and an EA-6B got filled with seawater (electronics aircraft + seawater = bad).

We spent months in port getting it fixed. One more time that I missed liberty in Australia:mad:
 

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1974, Cape of Good Hope, Africa. Green water over the bow of a DE (Destroyer Escort). It was real ugly.

Later, through the 70's coming from and going to the Med. we played "Hide the Bow" in an AOE.

Blue Water Navy, just not always on top of the blue water!
 

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We did that on the Midway in the late 80's. I was stationed onboard homeported in Yokosuka, Japan, and we zigged when we should have zagged around the typhoon. Some said the Admiral didn't trust the weather guessers. Anyway, we took green water over the bow, tore off several fueling stations, one of my electronics spaces ripped open and dropped stuff out the bottom, and two guys got swpt into the nets on the side of an elevator. Oh, and an EA-6B got filled with seawater (electronics aircraft + seawater = bad).

We spent months in port getting it fixed. One more time that I missed liberty in Australia:mad:
Just watche good Ole Huell Howser do the tour of the Midway on KCET last night what a ship and what great stories, i never knew there was an escalator onboard , to get the pilots with all the gear up to the flight deck without them getting too tired....great show
 

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Is That an S61 Sikorsky up there on the bow end of the deck? What is that doing there i'm sure they had been salt water tested prior to being sent into service.... and that cant be good for that helo , i'd hate to be the the crew chief of MX on that bird......or on that crew
 

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When leaving from Seattle to Korea in 1953 we traveled the Bering sea. Encountered a terrible sea off the coast of Russia, the troop ship with 8600 troops. We were tossed out our hammocks, the heads had barricades across the opening to hold the fluids. The ship went down as far as the wheel house the storm was so voilent. Took us 14 days to get to Japan. I never forgot that ride, that ship was 1000 ft long.
 

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Just watche good Ole Huell Howser do the tour of the Midway on KCET last night what a ship and what great stories, i never knew there was an escalator onboard , to get the pilots with all the gear up to the flight deck without them getting too tired....great show
I was ship's company, so I didn't know there was an elevator, either;-) Pilots were special, and not always in a good way.
 

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I was thinking the same thing....helicopter on the bow? And why is that F-18 doing on deck?

Those are huge waves! Damn!!
The AC were on deck in case they were needed for an emergency flight. We had to always be ready to launch - always, no matter what. More than once we put a bird in the air in less than 30 minutes from a dead sleep, in my rack. Back in my "prime" I could go from fast asleep in my skivvies to full uniform battle dress, and in my work space 800 feet away in less than 4 minutes. There is nothing like a Russian bomber inbound to get you motivated.....
 

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Thanks so very much for your service. It blesses my life every single day! I'll never take it for granted!
 
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You don't mess with Mother Nature! I've been in 25' seas on a cruise ship and they couldn't feed us and requested we stay in our rooms. What a trip this must've been.
Same here, through a hurricane on our way to Mexico July 5, 1992.
 

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I'VE BEEN in some pretty big $hit going up to alaska from pearl harbor. 350' dive boat and had GREEN water hit the top deck.

I kept telling the captain to "punch it" so we can get on TOP of the waves.:D

He relieved my from steering the boat.

I wasn't part of ships compay. We need a ride through the bering straight up to a island owned by US and Russia. Had to repair a few things that i can't talk about.
 
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