What Ship ?

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What Ship ?

Postby TR4 » Sun April 26, 2015, 3:10 pm

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Re: What Ship ?

Postby Bruce Osburn » Sun April 26, 2015, 3:50 pm

I think the 1st launch was from a converted collier (coal ship)
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Re: What Ship ?

Postby lynnsteen » Sun April 26, 2015, 7:45 pm

OK, I'll show my stupidity ................ USS Hornet.
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Re: What Ship ?

Postby TR4 » Sun April 26, 2015, 10:07 pm

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Re: What Ship ?

Postby dcrooke » Mon April 27, 2015, 10:00 am

USS Mississippi

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Re: What Ship ?

Postby Bruce Osburn » Mon April 27, 2015, 10:23 am

Okay, I gave up and did a little googling. This is what I found on Wikipedia: U.S. naval aviation began with pioneer aviator Glenn Curtiss who contracted with the Navy to demonstrate that airplanes could take off from and land aboard ships at sea. One of his pilots, Eugene Ely, took off from the USS Birmingham anchored off the Virginia coast in November 1910. Two months later Ely landed aboard another cruiser, USS Pennsylvania, in San Francisco Bay, proving the concept of shipboard operations. However, the platforms erected on those vessels were temporary measures.
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Re: What Ship ?

Postby TR4 » Mon April 27, 2015, 10:54 pm

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Re: What Ship ?

Postby Bruce Osburn » Sun May 31, 2015, 11:23 am

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