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Old 30-11-2009, 20:02   #1
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Most Days at Sea?

131 days straight for me in the Indian Ocean.....

Did I say I was aboard an Aircraft Carrier - USS Ranger - CV-61

Just watching Monday Night Football
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Old 30-11-2009, 21:22   #2
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Looks like NE got their a$$ handed to them LOL
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The carrier used to film "Top Gun" if my Wikipedia serves me correctly. Also the first carrier to be laid down as an angle-decked ship...
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The first carrier to be laid down as an angle-decked ship...

May be in USN - USS Ranger commissioned 1957

However, the concept was proven after the war with the modification of HMS Victorious.

The Carriers HMS Eagle commissioned in 1951, and HMS Ark Royal commissioned 1955 with angled flight decks.
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26 days, Zihuatenejo, Mexico to Fatu Hiva, Marquesas. Not fast, but fun and comfortable.
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19 days UNDER the sea on a sub...
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[QUOTE=Grasshopper;367629]The carrier used to film "Top Gun" if my Wikipedia serves me correctly. QUOTE]

Top Gun and one of the Star Trek movies.... I was aboard during both filmings - 84-88.....

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Was that interesting or annoying? Just curious :-)

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Was that interesting or annoying? Just curious :-)

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Do you mean being on a Carrier for 4 years or the movie crew on the ship?

I enjoyed every second on the carrier - its a floating "frat house, jail, cruise ship" all rolled into one.... Now I was young with no family - I would not have wanted to miss my children being gone at sea for 8 months at a clip... But back then it was great....

Regarding the film crew, it was fine.... We didn't see much of them and from what I recall they were only on board for a few days..... but obviously the Capt made a big deal of it and we had to polish the boat everyday and wear clean gear....

Worst part is that they don't give Ranger any credit - they changed the name to USS Constellation and USS Enterprise for the film..... Even painted over the numbers on the ship during filming...
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In 1973, I was on a destroyer, and we did 92 days at sea during the Arab-Isreali war of 1973. We pulled into Greece for some R&R, there was a revolution that night, we pulled out the next day, and 28 days later we were home in Mayport, Florida. The ship looked worn, but everything worked very well.
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20 days sailing Galapgos to Marquesas last year.

Thats about the longest leg a tropical cruiser does: 3,200nms aprox.

With good trades and in the current thats a reasonable time. Miss the wind or fall out of the current and another 10 days is common.


My longest time on a Navy ship was 8 hours on a TRV Torpedo Recovery Vessel. Great for insterting infantry onto beaches, but lousy punching into 30kts and seas from Broken Bay to Sydney. The only people not seasick were the sailors and me.
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47 days Spain to Fla.(longer than Columbus) on the worst of both worlds motorsailer, not enough fuel to motor, too heavy to sail. 20 mile days, out of beer, down to a few cans of food,chanting CHUCKS CHUCKS CHUCKS!---
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It appears columbus needed longer still.. (actually, not on the second voyage!)
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On 6 September he departed San Sebastián de la Gomera for what turned out to be a five-week voyage across the ocean.
Land was sighted at 2 a.m. on 12 October
I believe I still hold the record tho we went a bit farther.:-)
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19 days UNDER the sea on a sub...
94 continuous days underwater. When we finally did surface, it was through the Arctic icepack. I spent 18 hours walking on the ice.
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