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Thats funny, I lived on Keflavik NAS, Iceland for a year (1999-2000) and never knew about that place?

Went into that big metropolis (Reykjavik) a few times to go to the mall and such...had to break up my cabin fever!

Kinda doubt I'd a gone into the penile museum, but probably wouldve taken some pics outside! :laugh:
Likewise on all counts. '87-'88 for me.
 
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Miller a Wisconsin son. Offenhouser worked for him. A regular cabul of old school, seat of the pants engineering.
If you are ever in Jacksonville, Fl., check out the Brumos Collection. They have a nice display dedicated to Miller's. BTW, you have to make reservations.
 
There's a story here!
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Well, I can see a battleship. That has turned turtle, as navy types say. But not yesterday - looks like she is being used as a tender for those smaller ships. They have sheds/workshops, oil tanks, what looks like huge cotton reels. Don't know what the small vessels are - at first I thought tugs but not really. Maybe because the battleship is upside down, the mental association would be tugs to sort it out but clearly there is no urgency.

Again, first glance thought the vessel at top of image was towing the inverted ship, but she - the battlewagon - is staying put and there's a line out of picture at the bow.

So, has the capsized battleship been left where she was and pressed into use as a mole or has she been brought here for that purpose?

Just a vague thought, could this be Pearl Harbor? I somehow don't think so.

Gary, if you know more, pray tell.

PS crossed in the post with @Mikey, will watch the film. As a young child, visited Orkney where you could still see some wrecks of the German High Seas fleet which surrendered in 1918 and was interred at Scapa Flow. Eventually, the German senior officers decided the most honourable course of action was for the entire fleet to be scuttled. And that was done.
 
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Well, I can see a battleship. That has turned turtle, as navy types say. But not yesterday - looks like she is being used as a tender for those smaller ships. They have sheds/workshops, oil tanks, what looks like huge cotton reels. Don't know what the small vessels are - at first I thought tugs but not really. Maybe because the battleship is upside down, the mental association would be tugs to sort it out but clearly there is no urgency.

Again, first glance thought the vessel at top of image was towing the inverted ship, but she - the battlewagon - is staying put and there's a line out of picture at the bow.

So, has the capsized battleship been left where she was and pressed into use as a mole or has she been brought here for that purpose?

Just a vague thought, could this be Pearl Harbor? I somehow don't think so.

Gary, if you know more, pray tell.

PS crossed in the post with @Mikey, will watch the film. As a young child, visited Orkney where you could still see some wrecks of the German High Seas fleet which surrendered in 1918 and was interred at Scapa Flow. Eventually, the German senior officers decided the most honourable course of action was for the entire fleet to be scuttled. And that was done.
in video voiceover says v Der Tann was down for 13 years...
 
In a way there are, were, two Scapa Flow events, first right after the armistice in W #1 when the Krauts scuttled their own surrendered ships in the anchorage...a verybigfuckyou to Johnny Bull and His August Royalness. The second bigbigfuckyou (October 1039) to Johnboy was when Prien managed to get past the blocking wrecks, which had shifted just enough...and sink Royal Oak...
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Prien had major toolsteelballz.... The clearance was just a few meters, and the tides are heavy...and rocks sharp, bad for the casing, which is pretty thin...and really important! Long skinny boat hard to control...

I think maybe better if he had missed and departed in silence...the sinking contributed to the emotional energy that led to millions of bloody deaths, and the bomb, if you really do the reading...Churchill was informed of the possibility in March of '39 iirc... and he wanted the bomb to attack Russia, so the records show. Roosevelt seems to have also had aspiration associated with the damned things....it was obvious by then that "it" was possible, just not clear how big or how expensive...
 
I love submarine movies in German...dunnowhy, but they're hilarious...>>> Angriff auf Scapa Flow Deutscher Spielfilm v. 1958 , auf der kaltenkriegzeit!
(I miss the old cold war, it was much nicer than this not cold rodeo)
 
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