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Wow, what would happen to her if she ever took a tour of a Missouri class battleship? She'd probably have a heart attack at first sight of the main batteries!
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Seriously, she can't be serious. What kind of a life can you possibly lead being deathly afraid of an inanimate, inert object? I can just imagine that she cowers in fear every time she has to handle a kitchen knife to make dinner. Does she write the paper saying all foods must be prepackaged in a manner that makes sharp knives unnecessary? She may be an adult physically, but certainly not mentally.
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I could probably kill half the people I have ever met with a dog bowl half full with water, it's not what the object was intended for but it is more deadly than her 'killer cannon'...
USS Iowa BB-60
USS New Jersey BB-61
USS Missouri BB-63
USS Wisconsin BB-64
Not completed: USS Kentucky BB-65 and USS Illinois BB-66
The Kentucky and Illinois were being built when WWII ended and the contract was canceled. However, the unfinished ships sat in the Philly shipyard for many years.
In 1958 the Wisconsin had a collision at sea with the USS Eaton in fog off the East Coast. The Eaton was nearly destroyed (it was a destroyer escort, like a frigate) and the bow of the Wisconsin was heavily damaged. The Wisconsin was supposed to make a cruise in a month. So, the cut the bow off the unfinished USS Kentucky and welded it in place of the damaged bow on the Wisconsin. The repair took less than a month and the ship made her cruise date.
And, if you go to the chain locker, there is a brass plate that says USS Kentucky BB-65 with the date the keel was laid down and the date of completion is blank. The repair also makes the ship about a foot longer than the other 3 Iowa battleships.
Just a little trivia for you guys. For all kinds of cool pictures, some of them submitted by me, go to the Wisconsin Association home page at : http://www.usswisconsin.org/
Lots of great pictures of the guns firing too. Check it out.
Don't those who have kids carry "for the kids"??
It sounds to me like she has her head in the sand, which is a totally different animal.
I bet she'd freak out if you just pointed an empty paper towel roll at her and said, "bang".
It's not about the caliber you carry, it's about how you USE it.
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Let's not stray off topic here, guys.
We're talking about CW cannons, not battleships....
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And the women come out to cut up what remains,
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Somebody take her to Mobile, AL for a visit to Battleship Memorial Park. Imagine her reaction to the USS Alabama, submarine USS Drum, B-52 and other aircraft, and the tank and artillery display. She would be in a vegetative state after about 30 seconds.
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Wonder what she'd say if she ever saw the "bullet" for one of those 16" guns?
EOD - Initial success or total failure
When I was a child, the parks I always liked to go to had old cannons and tanks that the children could run around and play on, usually helped by toy firearms (yes, we had realistic looking metal and wood toys in public and nobody got shot, and this was a recent as the 90's)..
One park had a 5 inch gun pointed right at the softball diamonds. That park was cool, it was also right by the railroad tracks we played on.
One time I was crossing a street as a child, and way down the road was a parked car pointed right at me, I wish someone would have adjusted the angle of the parked car so that for a split second it wouldn't have been pointed at me, the deadly weapon that it was.
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Anyone ever hear of an AD of a cannon at a park?
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