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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Ship Ahoy!

THE US NAVY'S NEWEST SHIP:
THE USS RONALD REAGAN CVN 76
Seeing it next to the Arizona Memorial really puts its size into "Perspective!"

ENORMOUS!

When the Bridge pipes 'Man the Rail' there is a lot of rail to man on this monster shoulder to shoulder, around 4.5 acres. Her displacement is about 100,000 tons with full complement.

Capability:

Top speed exceeds 30 knots, powered by two nuclear reactors that can operate for more than 20 years without refueling

1. Expected to operate in the fleet for about 50 years
2. Carries over 80 combat aircraft�
3. Three arresting cables can stop a 28-ton aircraft going 150 miles per hour in less than 400 feet

Size:

Towers 20 stories above the waterline�

1. 1092 feet long; nearly as long as the Empire StateBuilding is tall
2. Flight deck covers 4.5 acres
3. 4 bronze propellers, each 21 feet across, weighing 66,200 pounds
4. 2 rudders, each 29 by 22 feet and weighing 50 tons
5. 4 high speed aircraft elevators, each over 4,000 square feet

Capacity:

Home to about 6,000 Navy personnel

1. Carries enough food and supplies to operate for 90 days
2. 18,150 meals served daily
3. Distillation plants provide 400,000 gallons of fresh water from sea water daily, enough for 2000 homes
4. Nearly 30,000 light fixtures and 1,325 miles of cable and wiring, 1,400 telephones
5. 14,000 pillowcases and 28,000 sheets
6. Costs the Navy approximately $250,000 per day for pier side operation
7. Costs the Navy approximately $25 million per day for underway operations.
(Sailor's salaries included)




CDN NAVY WELCOMES HMCS JEAN CHRETEIN.

Sunday July 2nd 2006 Leaving Vancouver , BC
The DND welcomed the latest member of its fleet today.
The ship is the first of its kind in the Navy and is a standing legacy to Jean Chretien 'for his foresight in military budget cuts' and his conduct while prime minister.
The ship is constructed nearly entirely from recycled aluminum and is completely solar powered with a top speed of 5 knots.
It boasts an arsenal comprised of one (unarmed) Seaking helicopter or one (unarmed) CF18 Hornet aircraft which, although they cannot be launched or captured on the 100 foot flight deck, form a very menacing presence.
As a standing order there are no firearms allowed on board. The 20-person crew is completely diversified, including members of all races, creeds, sex, and sexual orientation.
Don't ask-Don't tell.
This crew, the crew aboard the HMCS Jean Chretien, is specially trained to avoid conflicts and appease any and all enemies of Canada at all costs!
A Type One DNC Universal Translator can send messages of apology in any language to anyone who may find Canada offensive. The number of apologies are limitless and, though some may sound hollow and disingenuous , the Navy advises that all apologies will sound very sincere.

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

Visit the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Larry M., said...

And I thought Canada was wasting too much money on defense. That will certainly show me.

Friday, March 28, 2008 9:32:00 AM  

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