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Search: Posts Made By: cshortridge73
Forum: Histories 30th November 2016, 15:55
Replies: 5
Views: 2,479
Posted By cshortridge73
Sir if the second link did not work for...

Sir if the second link did not work for you....I'll be more than happy to send a PDF attachment to your e-mail address. Sorry....can not understand what went wrong.
Forum: Histories 29th November 2016, 17:39
Replies: 0
Views: 1,466
Posted By cshortridge73
I - 17's war on california

I - 17'S
WAR ON CALIFORNIA
Here is an article that actually holds two articles. It is about a group of Japanese cruiser submarines that carried a certain type of aircraft. The Subs were "long...
Forum: Histories 24th November 2016, 18:20
Replies: 5
Views: 2,479
Posted By cshortridge73
Sinking the shinano

SINKING THE SHINANO
Yes, the "Super Carrier" did take place. The Japanese always had an infatuation with size, and had this idea that "bigger was always better".
So this is what this article is...
Forum: Histories 13th November 2016, 16:05
Replies: 0
Views: 1,458
Posted By cshortridge73
Pig-nosed Laker

PIG-NOSED LAKER
McDOUGALL'S PIG-NOSED LAKER
SS CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
[CENTER]Now folks over the many years I've been writing nautical articles....this is the first time I've heard of a "Pig-Nose"...
Forum: Histories 7th November 2016, 15:31
Replies: 6
Views: 1,494
Posted By cshortridge73
Thanks for the picture.......much appreciated.

Thanks for the picture.......much appreciated.
Forum: Histories 7th November 2016, 13:55
Replies: 6
Views: 1,494
Posted By cshortridge73
As far as stating "maritime friends who are...

As far as stating "maritime friends who are unaware of the Malta" I submitted this article to a "Young American Group" and it was appropriate for that group....and actually was going to change that...
Forum: Histories 7th November 2016, 13:49
Replies: 6
Views: 1,494
Posted By cshortridge73
Hi Chris.....you are correct there were many...

Hi Chris.....you are correct there were many other ships....and that could be an article as well. So I apologize for not taking the time to mention them all...but I will say "listing" all the ships...
Forum: Histories 6th November 2016, 22:23
Replies: 6
Views: 1,494
Posted By cshortridge73
Operation "pedestal"

OPERATION PEDESTAL
THE END OF THE BEGINNING
I don't have a clue if any of my readers know about "Malta"....a very small island....and in the beginning of WW II they had a population of about...
Forum: Histories 31st October 2016, 21:17
Replies: 0
Views: 948
Posted By cshortridge73
Dolphins Discover Howell Torpedo

NAVY TRAINED DOLPHINS DISCOVER HOWELL TORPEDOThis article of mine is something that you would not expect in the US Navy, but I think it provides the Naval History buff some insight on the beginning...
Forum: Histories 31st October 2016, 16:26
Replies: 0
Views: 840
Posted By cshortridge73
Queen Of The U-boat Killers

QUEEN OF THE U-BOAT KILLERS
USS CARD...REMEMBERED

Yes readers she was "one" of the first....hastily converted escort carrier, CVE-11
She had to prove herself....and she did with a "fighting...
Forum: Histories 5th November 2015, 19:03
Replies: 3
Views: 2,250
Posted By cshortridge73
Dd's For Mister Churchill

YANK DESTROYERS UNDER THE WHITE ENSIGN

In a controversial swap of 50 Great War destroyers for the right to use British bases, the Royal Navy gained a legendary warship that became exceptionally...
Forum: Histories 29th October 2015, 15:30
Replies: 2
Views: 2,361
Posted By cshortridge73
Type Xxi: The Sub That Might Have Saved Nazi Germany

The past has always been an interest of mine, especially the past World Wars and how fate inter-acted with "Chance" on who won the War.
Well here is an article that provides some insight on how...
Forum: Histories 21st October 2015, 21:04
Replies: 0
Views: 1,002
Posted By cshortridge73
Chuck Downey Youngest Naval Aviator In Wwii

Ok so a lot of us know that former President H.W. Bush was the youngest Naval Aviation Pilot in WWII.......Well folks it has been learned that ....that is not the case at all.
Come to find out by a...
Forum: Histories 20th October 2015, 18:42
Replies: 0
Views: 991
Posted By cshortridge73
Can someone advise me

Hi All........[I'm writing this here because I don't know where to direct this type of statement] as some of you know I've donated several articles to this site, and this was through a "blog" that I...
Forum: Histories 20th October 2015, 15:24
Replies: 1
Views: 936
Posted By cshortridge73
Bad Beef=mvtiny

Now folks here is a tad of history that you may have heard of if you are somewhat interested in some of the early wars of our time..
Actually this article describes "How the lowly maggot and...
Forum: Histories 4th August 2015, 17:00
Replies: 0
Views: 922
Posted By cshortridge73
Borie's Duel To The Death

Here is one of many of a "strange sea battle." You know it is strange when it is referred to as "Battle of the Treacherous Tubers"This battle involves the USS Borie and U-405.
If you wish to give...
Forum: Histories 20th March 2015, 00:23
Replies: 3
Views: 1,457
Posted By cshortridge73
Flight Of The L.59

Some would call this " ON THE WINDS OF AFRICA"...but actually it is a flight of a blimp from point A to point B.
Some claimed trying to supply a German bush army 2500-miles away in East Africa by...
Forum: Histories 14th March 2015, 16:32
Replies: 5
Views: 1,946
Posted By cshortridge73
Oh Yes.....mistakes Were Made!!!!!

Did you ever think of "how in the world did we ever get to where we are now with the design of war ships?"
Well you have to chuckle about it but actually poorly conceived ships were built to...
Forum: Histories 2nd March 2015, 17:58
Replies: 1
Views: 1,155
Posted By cshortridge73
"wee Vee:" The Battleship That Rose From The Ashes

[CENTER]Not often do you get the chance to read about detailed history of one of US Navy's devoted battleships. They are "no more"...during their sea life, and during WW II these ships were "larger...
Forum: Histories 27th February 2015, 18:57
Replies: 1
Views: 785
Posted By cshortridge73
The Stonington Night Boat

THE LEXINGTON
You know folks, when you really think about it, at least in 'nautical history' not much in the "safety" aspect to passengers only comes about due to a disaster.
Well this is the case...
Forum: Histories 17th February 2015, 20:16
Replies: 2
Views: 1,132
Posted By cshortridge73
Ss Elihu B. Washburne

THE SS ELIHU B. WASHBURNE
AND THE U-513
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She was a Liberty ship freighter, and she didn't have a "long ship's life". She didn't get a lot accomplished due to her...
Forum: Histories 31st January 2015, 16:17
Replies: 1
Views: 955
Posted By cshortridge73
It's All A Matter Of Luck

Folks every once in awhile there happens to be a first hand accounting of a WW II adventure that comes to light.
This is an accounting of an Ensign, as wet as the gray paint of the ATR he was...
Forum: Histories 27th January 2015, 20:52
Replies: 1
Views: 903
Posted By cshortridge73
Ss Elias Howe

This is about a Liberty Ship that was put down by a Japanese Submarine. The name of this ship was the Elias Howe, of which I do not have a picture of this particular Liberty Ship. [if anyone of the...
Forum: Histories 22nd January 2015, 21:41
Replies: 0
Views: 1,104
Posted By cshortridge73
Ss Josiah G. Holland

This particular Liberty ship I always wanted to see what she actually accomplished during the war years, but other than the convoys she was involved in....I never found out a great deal.
But I did...
Forum: Histories 21st January 2015, 19:08
Replies: 27
Views: 5,744
Posted By cshortridge73
I wish to post a "general" comment. I marvel at...

I wish to post a "general" comment. I marvel at what "one" small article can generate as far as discussion on this site....that is the "one" main reason I do post articles [such as they are] and...
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