Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, June 5, 2015

"I Christen Thee...."

They're going to christen the latest Royal Spawn in July.

They probably won't do it this way:


The ship was HMS Vanguard, the last battleship built in the world. In her short career, she apparently never fired a shot in combat.

3 comments:

Deadstick said...

"They probably won't do it this way:"

At least not until the royal fontanelles close up...

S O said...

The Vanguard actually had a main battery of four 15" twin turrets that was recycled from late WWI-era ships and technically a modestly upgraded version of the gun of the first super dreadnoughts (QE and R classes, 1916). The British had designed one much more powerful 16" gun (Nelson & Rodney) and a much more accurate 14" gun (KGV class) later, so the Vanguard's main battery was obsolete.

Comrade Misfit said...

On the other hand, the RN did complete Vanguard because they used those surplus gun turrets. Ships of the Lion class never made it to completion.