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Friday, 16 June 2017

The USN Salutes Gynocology

Via Rodger Schlong (The Real King Of Fwance)

What the devil is this thing?

Rodge is in a snit and I don't blame him one bit! Aside from that, though - I am trying to get my head around this boat. I see a piddly 5" gun up front. Stealth construction, obviously. A flight deck the size of a postage stamp - you would have to be a crazed turd brained swabbie aviator to try and land on it - and what's all that water pouring out of it amidships? Is that a flow of Captain's logs pouring into the sea? Looks like a bunch of cowled ECM hardware in the antenna farm...

I know, 'a man of my obvious nautical expertise should know ALL about a ship like this...'. After all, for years I was the Captain of a 12 foot rubber boat with a mighty 9.9 HP outboard that was christened the 'HMCS River Pickle'.

Hmpfff. Memories:

During the christening, when the fat lady swung the champagne bottle against the hull, it bounced back off the pontoon and smacked her square between the eyes - and she was down and out like a light! My first officer, Fearless Flapz retrieved the bottle, drank it and then applied the booze to the hull after it had been filtered through his kidneys! Today I am a retired Rear Admiral, and Flapz and his son are in command of The Pickle. It is said the two best days of a fisherman's life is when he buys his boat, and when he sells it. I can attest to the truth of this first hand, HAR HAR HAR!

PS - if anyone knows what that boat above is for ... please let me know in the comments. Jeebers - that flight deck is too small for even a small BBQ party... perhaps they built that useless POS so that they could name it after some liberal dingle nut and not have to besmirch a real ship in such a way?


  1. Trimaran U.S. INDEPENDENCE
    The littoral combat ship (LCS) is a class of relatively small surface vessels intended for operations in the littoral zone (close to shore) by the United States Navy. It was "envisioned to be a networked, agile, stealthy surface combatant capable of defeating anti-access and asymmetric threats in the littorals."