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Discussion in 'The OT' started by hdtvfan0001, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Those are really good points Rich.

    The writer indicated he/she travels alot - so I can really relate to those same kinds of observations from airports and other locations. I have actually seen several people walk into walls while texting..so the Zombie thing fits in some cases.
     
  2. Nick

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    After searching diligently throughout the known Universe, I finally found a somewhat suitable justification for the term 'sub-plant' to exist in the hidden recesses of the English language.

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    The decommissioned Bancroft (SSBN-643) guards the main gate of Kings Bay Naval Base, St, Marys, Georgia, home of the Trident submarine.
     
  3. Rich

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    I can't imagine what walking thru the City on a rainy day must be like. I'm a tad over 6'4'' (which I consider a normal height) and on a rainy day I get bashed constantly by umbrellas. Add cell phones to the umbrellas and you've got...chaos.

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  4. Rich

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    Nick, is that actually in the ground?

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  5. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Now that photo is hilarious. Thumbs up Nick!

    Wondering if the title of it is sub-grounded? :D
     
  6. Rich

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    Ever see one of them close up? Huge. Hard to believe they buried the whole thing. Guess Nick's gonna torture me for a while till he tells me how they got that monster in the ground. Bet it's just the conning tower and some of the decking.

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  7. hdtvfan0001

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    Based on how the photo was taken...if you look closely...it's possible the sub is sitting in water and only the top of it showing above the lawn horizon. The sign in front is common where these things are docked.

    Leave it to Nick to torpedo a discussion on an entirely different topic. :lol:
     
  8. Rich

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    Must be a pretty big dock if it's sitting in water.

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  9. David Ortiz

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    Google Maps shows that it is not sitting in water.
     
  10. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    That clears that up.
     
  11. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Grammar: It's the pits these days, but the article had only one egregious mistake, arguably a spelling error. Surplant! Replant! Explant. Subplant. Inplant.

    All get by my spil-chukker, as do: sub-plant ex-plant, sub-plot, sub plot, sub-sist, sub-city, sub-marine, sub-obnoxious-twit; all except: sub-xvloeiruwp. Both the prefix of sub and the hyphen seem to make anything go together as long as both sides are spelled correctly.

    It's a shame how often we encounter "it's" for "its".
     
  12. David Ortiz

    David Ortiz Save the Clock Tower!!

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    IMHO, the article was poorly written and hard to read. Words that should have been there were missing. Much of it didn't even make sense, e.g. "The bottom line – a wide range of users have desired the use of their mobile devices...." I'm not even sure what the blogger is trying to say and it's the "bottom line."
     
  13. Nick

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    Bingo!

    Didn't mean to pose a poser, but I enjoyed the speculation. The "sub", or the uppermost part, the conning tower and forward decking were 'planted' in front of the main gate when Kings Bay, a deactivated WWII Army munitions depot, which was re-activated as a sub base.

    Off the South Georgia coast of the Atlantic Ocean, the approach to Kings Bay is up the mouth of the St. Marys River between Cumberland (Ga) Island and Amelia (Fla) Island, hang a right (North) into the Cumberland River, then heave to Port (left) up Crooked River to the KB Trident submarine docks.

    In case you're (not your) wondering, I've been there, done that. :p
     
  14. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Well it's pretty cool Nick.
     
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    Thanks for the info! I have to admit that I am surprised the rivers are deep enough for a sub to travel upstream. I figured all sub docks (or would that be sub-docks :) ) would be on the coast.
     
  16. Laxguy

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    I don't think the sub draws more than 12 feet.... Mike?
     
  17. Nick

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    The subs are 'surfaced' (remember the end of "Hunt for Red October"), and are escorted into port by tugboats. Also, the rivers are dredged as needed.
     
  18. Rich

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    Aww, I was just gonna do that. Got coordinates?

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    We were tied up on the Thames River near New London, CT, at the sub station where we watched the Nautilus (the first nuke sub and the first nuke vessel) sail out, but we were pretty far up the river. I think a sub could also reach Annapolis as we anchored in the Severn River at Annapolis in our destroyer to ride out a hurricane. My point being, if you can get a destroyer up a river, a sub should be able to get there too (not submerged, of course). Subs ride pretty high in the water when they're not submerged.

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    Depends on the class of the sub.

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