On Jun 30, 2013, at 4:01 PM, "TeoZ" <teoz at neo.rr.com> wrote:
You would have to be crazy to try and board a ship
with up to 16" of steel armor and a crew of thousands, even crazier with its original
?9 ? 16 in./50 cal Mark 7 guns
?20 ? 5 in./38 cal Mark 12 guns
?80 ? 40 mm/56 cal anti-aircraft guns
?49 ? 20 mm/70 cal anti-aircraft cannons
Very true, I sincerely doubt there ever will be another successful boarding of a modern
ship-of-the-line. (First world navies vs. first world navies)
At 11:35 AM -0700 6/30/13, Fred Cisin wrote:
On Sun, 30 Jun 2013, Alexander Schreiber wrote:
Yeah, if you have to throw the supply clerks
(alongside the cooks and
bakers) into combat, things are dire indeed.
So, . . .
"Under Siege" was fiction??
:-) Strange, I was thinking of that as well. :-)
Well, yes and no.
Steven Segal's non-sensical flick would be the resounding Yes. Fiction.
Seals have a "regular job", radioman, quartermaster, or... cook, in addition to
being a Seal. While very, very unlikely, it is possible a seal could transfer out of the
seal group and back to regular duty. And therefore be a cook on a ship that gets taken
over by aliens from the planet Hollywood.
And the statement isn't necessarily true, as both
rates could be part
of the ships self-defense force.
I dunno, I'd be worried if whoever made it through the ship's Marine contingent
and we were left with a gaggle of SKs and YMs.
Then again, knowing some of the marines I've known...