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Who is going to NRG 2016-San Diego?


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Kurt Van Dahm

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Mark:

If you take the trip be sure to stop at Sherline too and see their museum.

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Thanks for the pictures, Brian.  It's been probably 10 years since I visited the Berkeley.   I think at some point a road trip is in order as it looks like a lot of models have been added.

 

For all but the first photo, the models pictured are from a temporary exhibit that will only be on display until.. January I think?   So you better make the road trip soon!

 

There are a lot of other models on permanent display in the museum, but these ones are all the current 'special' display.

 

There are normally a lot of models on display in the Star of India also, but due to the re-decking in progress, those models are quite limited at the moment, probably only a dozen or so.


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That fire on the 7th floor was started by someone smoking a cigarette. (I guess he/she couldn't wait to get outside the hotel to go for a smoke). I will follow up with some pictures of the actual ships in the museum and the aircraft carrier 'America', coming real close to the Californian'.
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USS AMERICA is an LHA.  Technically, yes, it CARRIES AIRCRAFT, but it is not an aircraft carrier.  The aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) was decommissioned in 1996 and sunk in 2005.


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Chuck Seiler
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Current Build:
Continental Sloop PROVIDENCE
Continental Gunboat PHILADELPHIA (1/2" Scale Model Shipways Kit)
Colonial Schooner SULTANA (scratch from Model Expo Plans)


On Hold:
Colonial Pinnace VIRGINIA (1607)(scratch)
18th Century Longboat (Model Expo Kit)
 
Completed:
Missouri Riverboat FAR WEST (1876) Scratch
1776 Gunboat PHILADELPHIA (Scratch 1/4 scale-Model Shipways plans)


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Marcus Botanicus

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Chuck,

Please explain what LHA stands for.  So this one does not hold airplanes?  Would it then be helicopters?

I have no clue.

Thanks.

Marc


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Commission for my sister: Cape Cod Catboat

On hold: Fairing the frames Statenjacht 'Utrecht'
Research, CAD drawings of the The Ships of Abel Tasman; the yacht 'Heemskerck'
Future: 17th Century Dutch Merchant Ships; Boyer, Galliot, Kaag, & Pink (1:48)

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Landing, helo, amphibious
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It is a large deck Amphibious Assault Ship.  It is capable of carrying both helos and fixed wing aircraft of the short take off/landing variety (Harrier, Osprey and F35B).  It is used almost exclusively for amphibious operations.  Measuring out at 844 feet length, 106 feet beam and 26 feet draft.  Gas turbine engines (like most of the other non-carrier surface ships).  Unlike some of the other LHAs, it does not have a well deck to carry amphibious landing craft

 

The USS AMERICA aircraft carrier (CV 66) was 990 x 248x 38.

 

The USS Gerald Ford (CVN 78) weighs in at 1106 x 256 x 39 with a compliment of 75 fighter, attack, ASW and surveillance aircraft.

 

 


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Chuck Seiler
San Diego Ship Modelers Guild
Nautical Research Guild

 
Current Build:
Continental Sloop PROVIDENCE
Continental Gunboat PHILADELPHIA (1/2" Scale Model Shipways Kit)
Colonial Schooner SULTANA (scratch from Model Expo Plans)


On Hold:
Colonial Pinnace VIRGINIA (1607)(scratch)
18th Century Longboat (Model Expo Kit)
 
Completed:
Missouri Riverboat FAR WEST (1876) Scratch
1776 Gunboat PHILADELPHIA (Scratch 1/4 scale-Model Shipways plans)


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  Unlike some of the other LHAs, it does not have a well deck to carry amphibious landing craft

 

 

Interesting, I did not know that.

 

I was on both the LHD-2 (USS Essex) and LHD-4 (USS Boxer) for family days when by brother deployed on those ships, and I just figured that the LHA's were a variation on the theme and had well decks and amphibs.  Learn something new every day!


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    Apparently the Essex class LHDs were a variation of the Tarawa class LHAs.  The America class LHA is, in turn, a modification of the last of the Essex class.  They made AMA with no well for landing craft so they could make the aircraft hanger larger. 

 

    Why is one and LHA and the other an LHD?  I dunno.  To me they look the same...gator freighters with a parking lot on the roof <sez a destroyer  sailor>


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Chuck Seiler
San Diego Ship Modelers Guild
Nautical Research Guild

 
Current Build:
Continental Sloop PROVIDENCE
Continental Gunboat PHILADELPHIA (1/2" Scale Model Shipways Kit)
Colonial Schooner SULTANA (scratch from Model Expo Plans)


On Hold:
Colonial Pinnace VIRGINIA (1607)(scratch)
18th Century Longboat (Model Expo Kit)
 
Completed:
Missouri Riverboat FAR WEST (1876) Scratch
1776 Gunboat PHILADELPHIA (Scratch 1/4 scale-Model Shipways plans)


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LHD has a well hole landing dock, entered in the stern. LHA doesn't.


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Ken

 

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USS BELLEAU WOOD-LHA 3

 

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Chuck Seiler
San Diego Ship Modelers Guild
Nautical Research Guild

 
Current Build:
Continental Sloop PROVIDENCE
Continental Gunboat PHILADELPHIA (1/2" Scale Model Shipways Kit)
Colonial Schooner SULTANA (scratch from Model Expo Plans)


On Hold:
Colonial Pinnace VIRGINIA (1607)(scratch)
18th Century Longboat (Model Expo Kit)
 
Completed:
Missouri Riverboat FAR WEST (1876) Scratch
1776 Gunboat PHILADELPHIA (Scratch 1/4 scale-Model Shipways plans)


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As promised some more pictures of the conference. The other ones are from 2 weeks after the conference my wife I spent in California. We rented a car and drove up the Pacific Highway (RT 1) towards Eureka. Stayed at several Bed & Breakfast and did a lot of sight seeing (Vineyards, Monterey Aquarium). RT 1 can be hairy at times. We also visited the Montgomery State Woods Natural Reserve and saw some of the largest and tallest Redwoods known to man.

Relaxing in the sun.
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While on the Californian this ship was pretty close.
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The Californian Topsail Schooner
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Russian Sub.
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Star of India
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HMS Surprise
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Commission for my sister: Cape Cod Catboat

On hold: Fairing the frames Statenjacht 'Utrecht'
Research, CAD drawings of the The Ships of Abel Tasman; the yacht 'Heemskerck'
Future: 17th Century Dutch Merchant Ships; Boyer, Galliot, Kaag, & Pink (1:48)

Unofficial motto of the VOC: "God is good, but trade is better"

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San Diego Zoo and the Safari Park were very impressive.
Kuala Bear
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Panda eating all day
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Lemurs from Madagascar.
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Pacific Highway
Afternoon nap
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The beach was full of them.
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Monterey Aquarium. These are sea otters swimming in and around the kelp.(This was on my Bucket List).
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Commission for my sister: Cape Cod Catboat

On hold: Fairing the frames Statenjacht 'Utrecht'
Research, CAD drawings of the The Ships of Abel Tasman; the yacht 'Heemskerck'
Future: 17th Century Dutch Merchant Ships; Boyer, Galliot, Kaag, & Pink (1:48)

Unofficial motto of the VOC: "God is good, but trade is better"

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I know the previous post and this one is not really ship related. Well maybe the Redwoods are. It is wood, but don't think it used for ship building.

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Commission for my sister: Cape Cod Catboat

On hold: Fairing the frames Statenjacht 'Utrecht'
Research, CAD drawings of the The Ships of Abel Tasman; the yacht 'Heemskerck'
Future: 17th Century Dutch Merchant Ships; Boyer, Galliot, Kaag, & Pink (1:48)

Unofficial motto of the VOC: "God is good, but trade is better"




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