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    Quote Originally Posted by reactan
    you can call the PR officer at the local US naval detatchment. The office is COMMANDER, LOGISTICS, WESTERN PACIFIC ( COMLOGWESPAC) if i recall correctly. The number is available at the US embassy website. If you manage to get tickets, must jio me ah... haha

    You can take ALL the photos you want at the flight deck, hanger state rooms etc... bridge, CIC, and, hehe, the nuclear plant is out of bounds..

    Man, I'm flying off today. Or else I'll give that number a try.Next carrier then..
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    Quote Originally Posted by LazerLordz
    Man, I'm flying off today. Or else I'll give that number a try.Next carrier then..
    actually, these stop by quite often, every 4 months or so. The pacific fleet CVs, enroute to the indian ocean/ persian gulf will stop by south east asia. They tend to alternate between Singapore, thailand and sometimes ,malaysia. . But sometimes, they hit all three countries as well, espacially on the way back to the west coast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack_Ryan
    I think i read somewhere reg " the USS Abraham Lincoln, an aircraft carrier " which was station at aceh will be heading to singapore today .....
    Yes, confirmed, it's the USS Abraham Lincoln that is coming in.

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    most probably it will go alongside at changi naval base.
    more security instead of anchoring off the east coast....

    tuas naval base not deep enough to accomdate a carrier.

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    anyone seen the carrier?

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    the US carriers have stopped over in Singapore for years. they used to anchor at the Man-of-War Anchorage before CNB was built. MOW Anchorage is just off the Marina reclamation near Benjamin Sheares Bridge. From my office at Gateway East I can see the carrier and some escorts, damn good view.

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    Had the privilege of going onto the KittyHawk when they called into port before heading to the gulf couple of years back. It was due to a friend's connection with an official within the carrier. We were introduced to the operations of the different departments of the ship, with the most interesting being the technology in which they catapult and receive planes off and to the carrier.

    If i recall correctly, they were docked at east coast (cannot remember where we disembarked when we headed to the ship). Photography is allowed on all parts of the ship that are included in the tour. There was even a 'shopping' session where we can purchase souvenirs such as tee shirts, caps and stuff (so singaporean huh).

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    Found this in my archive...Kittyhawk shot with my punny coolpix800


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    Quote Originally Posted by reachme2003
    anyone seen the carrier?
    Yes, it's docked at Changi Naval Base, together with 2 escorts that I could see.

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    the grey ship in front of the carrier looked like a landing ship, not a war ship.
    Last edited by reachme2003; 5th February 2005 at 10:44 PM.

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    If any of you visit Hawaii, make sure that you go to the Arizona War Memorial and the USS Missouri. I am no longer sure whether is photography still allowed, but where the memorial is located, you will be able to see the home base of the US Pacific Fleet.

    Sometimes, you can see carriers docked there too. There was this one time that I saw a Improved Los Angeles Class Submarine heading into the docks. What did you know, I had a Sigma 50-500 with me and was able to take the shot, but if you do, make sure that you do it very quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reachme2003
    the grey ship in front of the carrier looked like a landing ship, not a war ship.
    yes it's ours! what isn't it a warship? it does have offensive capabilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy
    yes it's ours! what isn't it a warship? it does have offensive capabilities.
    it has a flat landing facility with no anti-air offensive capabilities at the back. besides the structure of a landing ship is not the same as that of a warship. warship is more streamlined and for a good reason. a landing ship does not have the same manoeuvrability as a warship. it would be suicidal to deploy a non-warship as an escort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reachme2003
    it has a flat landing facility with no anti-air offensive capabilities at the back. besides the structure of a landing ship is not the same as that of a warship. warship is more streamlined and for a good reason. a landing ship does not have the same manoeuvrability as a warship. it would be suicidal to deploy a non-warship as an escort.
    we shall not discuss the capabilities of the Endurance Class LST (noot that I am qualified anyway). but I think you're reading the picture wrong, the LST just happens to be anchored there or passing by, clearly the US CV batter group does not need us to escort them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy
    we shall not discuss the capabilities of the Endurance Class LST (noot that I am qualified anyway). but I think you're reading the picture wrong, the LST just happens to be anchored there or passing by, clearly the US CV batter group does not need us to escort them.
    i am referring to ericp's comment about the escort. i cannot see any other 'escort' other than the 'landing ship'. on second look, the carrier was berthed. again, why would an escort be needed?

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    could be on the other side mah, don't forget this side is the "inside" of the harbour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy
    could be on the other side mah, don't forget this side is the "inside" of the harbour.
    yes, it could be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Kahuna
    Found this in my archive...Kittyhawk shot with my punny coolpix800

    The ship jus berthed behind the carrier(to the left of the LST), is it the Ageis Missile Cruiser, one of the escort in the Carrier Battle Group?
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    Quote Originally Posted by evq
    The ship jus berthed behind the carrier(to the left of the LST), is it the Ageis Missile Cruiser, one of the escort in the Carrier Battle Group?
    yah you can see the grey superstructure over the flight deck of the LST.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evq
    is it the Ageis Missile Cruiser, one of the escort in the Carrier Battle Group?
    The design seem likely to be.
    Wow...... The most capable air defence vessel in the world.
    War is one of the most regrettable human activities.

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