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    Would you like to know more? [x] Yes [ ] No

    Would you like to know more?
    [x] Yes
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    We all know why navy ships carry marines, right?...

    We all know why navy ships carry marines, right?

    sheep would be too obvious
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    Yes, the Navy does that to show off it's bling....

    It really is, not only is running an exercise like Valiant Shield well, an exercise, its also a way to show to the world that you have 3 carriers and you can afford to put them in the same place just...
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    Point taken :)

    It is slightly more than that. The crew gets on deck at attention. Failure to do so is [at the very least] considered a sign of disrespect.[/QUOTE]

    Never did that on the boats i was on, guess...
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    It is slightly more than that. The crew gets on...

    It is slightly more than that. The crew gets on deck at attention. Failure to do so is [at the very least] considered a sign of disrespect.
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    wat? it was an entire war.

    To be fair: It was one battle, for which the Russian fleet sailed all the way from St. Petersburg to get to, where the Japs were a couple of hundred kilometers from home.[/QUOTE]

    wat? it was an...
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    hahahah oh hahahaha They just take out the...

    hahahah oh hahahaha

    They just take out the spent core and replace it with an entirely new one. Subs taking ~2 years, carriers 3 at multiple billions of dollars per.

    ...
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    Sub plants are over 90% - they are TINY and...

    Sub plants are over 90% - they are TINY and produce in excess of 100MW (closer to 130 IIRC).

    Carrier plants (the ones I worked on) are surprisingly small physically while producing 550MW with 2x...
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    They could but naval nuclear power units produce...

    They could but naval nuclear power units produce relatively small amounts of power compared to civilian equivalents. Probably not worth the effort/cost.
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    lol

    >russia[/QUOTE]

    lol
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    Mostly right except this. An idled reactor isn't...

    Mostly right except this. An idled reactor isn't going to give anyone anything (let alone leukemia) who isn't sitting under the reactor core for a month or two. Assuming no leaks in the plant.
    ...
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    The actual shut down is very quick. I only have...

    The actual shut down is very quick. I only have experience in American Pressurized Water Reactors. With those, Xenon buildup would occur at a non-linear rate depending on the age of the core. Because...
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    Agreed. It's fairly obvious. They seem to be...

    Agreed. It's fairly obvious. They seem to be maintaining likely a reactor watch, little more.
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    Such disrepair. Much waste. So Russia. Wow.

    fyp.[/QUOTE]

    Such disrepair.
    Much waste.
    So Russia.
    Wow.
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    She was never that hot htb. content...

    She was never that hot htb.


    content (especially for you brits)

    http://i.imgur.com/wB8JQoCl.jpg
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    German U-boat crews for instance. The...

    German U-boat crews for instance. The pain/painlessness of drowning aside...try to imagine the fear as your boat slowly slips backwards due to taking on water, lack of propulsion, and a failed...
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    hahahaha aahhhhh hahahahahah

    hahahaha aahhhhh hahahahahah
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    This was a vehicle in the movie designed to imply...

    This was a vehicle in the movie designed to imply the pointlessness of it all (it being the nuclear arms race), not a strategic thought with merit. The movie portrayed this device before anyone...
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    The [admittedly subtle] difference is SSBNs are...

    Eh, maybe a subtle/autistic difference but my view was that SSBNs served as deterrent not final strike in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

    In other words, you can shoot down all our bombers, destroy...
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    Eh, maybe a subtle/autistic difference but my...

    Eh, maybe a subtle/autistic difference but my view was that SSBNs served as deterrent not final strike in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

    In other words, you can shoot down all our bombers, destroy...
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    Electric water heaters is a good move. I can...

    Electric water heaters is a good move. I can remember scowering Theodore Roosevelt for the source of steam plant contamination. Finally found it in the laundry...a washing machine was leaking into...
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    Yup. We weren't far from going home (a day or two...

    The collision with USS Leyte Gulf back in 1996?[/QUOTE]

    Yup. We weren't far from going home (a day or two out ITT) and then spent the next 4 days sitting idle while the reduction gears were...
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    Only twice could I feel my carrier (Theodore...

    Only twice could I feel my carrier (Theodore Roosevelt) move. Once while doing a flank speed turn the ship leaned a little, and then when we rammed the cruiser behind us going in full reverse. Even...
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanuchka_class_corvet...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanuchka_class_corvette

    Key fact:
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    Nah, Nimitz class have 2 reactor plants and 2...

    These things are basically just 1:1 replacements for boilers right? And our other carriers have eight boilers, so it shouldn't be a problem!

    -O[/QUOTE]

    Nah, Nimitz class have 2 reactor plants...
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