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Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - HMVS Cerberus
« Reply #93 on: May 22, 2021, 05:52:35 am »
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Re: Drachinifel's Rum Ration - Guadalcanal Campaign - Tassafaronga
« Reply #94 on: May 22, 2021, 10:55:15 pm »
Like all RAN (adult entry) ratings, I went through my basic training at HMAS Cerberus, the land-based namesake of HMVS/HMAS Cerberus, the "monitor".

Saw the old girl once, sitting on the sea bed slowly rusting away, many, many years ago.


I'd like to see Drach do a spot on HMCS/HMAS Protector.
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Re: Drachinifel's Rum Ration - USS Hornet - A Tale of Two Carriers
« Reply #95 on: June 02, 2021, 04:57:35 am »
USS Hornet CV-8 & CV-12 - A Tale of Two Carriers

Done in cooperation with the USS Hornet Museum, in Alameda.  I was there once, after they had just opened but had really limited exhibits.
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Re: Drachinifel's Rum Ration - Guadalcanal Campaign - Tassafaronga
« Reply #96 on: June 02, 2021, 11:53:15 pm »
Like all RAN (adult entry) ratings, I went through my basic training at HMAS Cerberus, the land-based namesake of HMVS/HMAS Cerberus, the "monitor".

Saw the old girl once, sitting on the sea bed slowly rusting away, many, many years ago.


I'd like to see Drach do a spot on HMCS/HMAS Protector.

A fine old ship and if I am not mistaken, the first Australian ship to serve operationally during the Boxer Rebellion in China at the turn of the 20th century.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Drachinifel's Rum Ration - Guadalcanal Campaign - Finale
« Reply #98 on: July 08, 2021, 05:17:30 am »
Like all RAN (adult entry) ratings, I went through my basic training at HMAS Cerberus, the land-based namesake of HMVS/HMAS Cerberus, the "monitor".

Saw the old girl once, sitting on the sea bed slowly rusting away, many, many years ago.


I'd like to see Drach do a spot on HMCS/HMAS Protector.

She's still there.  If you look up "Half Moon Bay, Black Rock Victoria" on Google Earth you can see her.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMVS_Cerberus#Decommissioning_and_fate

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https://australiapostcollectables.com.au/stamp-issues/hmvs-cerberus-150-years
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Re: Drachinifel's Rum Ration - Guadalcanal: 1st Savo Island
« Reply #99 on: July 18, 2021, 10:01:31 am »
The first in a multipart series looking at the Naval Campaign of Guadalcanal: 1st Savo Island (IJN 1 : 0 USN)

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Re: Drachinifel's Rum Ration - The USN Mothball Fleet
« Reply #101 on: July 21, 2021, 06:30:10 am »
I can remember a trip to Portsmouth with my dad in the late 50's/early 60's and him explaining to me why a lot of the RN ships tied up were covered in "silver foil". Long gone now.
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