There's not nearly enough love for the Gator Navy on this sub. So, I give you the USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2), lead ship in her Class of Amphibious Assault Ships. [2404x1831]


Real - but you do come across some real gems in there if ya poke around enough. I was very saddened to learn that the last LSM that is intactmaybe not sliced and gutted for use as a barge) was only scrapped ...



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  • True - but if ya poke around enough you do come across some real gems in there.
  • I was very saddened to learn that the last intact LSM (not chopped and gutted for use as a barge) was only scrapped a couple years ago. So close to being permanently preserved in a good museum. Would have loved to have seen her when she was in the Midwest.
  • I suppose these days the closest you can get to an intact LSM is the USS LCS(L)-102 , another former member of the Thai Navy which is now a museum in Vallejo,CA.
  • Yep. Although they're actually quite a bit smaller, 50' shorter and 10' narrower.
  • <--- USS New Orleans (LPH-11) 1988-1990
  • USS Inchon LPH-12 1990-1993
  • I also just texted a Marine friend of mine and he was on the New Orleans in 1988 long enough to go from Okinawa to Korea.
  • West Pac '88, good times man.
  • I always wanted to do one of those. I did 2 Med Cruises and a trip to the North Atlantic.
  • Unfortunately, we were just discussing this ship in a quality control class.
  • Unfortunately?
  • Quality control, or lack there of in this case?
  • I'm unfamiliar with the problems this ship had, so I was just hoping for more elaboration with its troubles.
  • The front fell off... Which was surprising, because they're not supposed to do that.
  • Oh you.
  • http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/wingsoffirefanon/images/3/3d/3890-oh-you-dog.jpg
  • Oh no, not the front! We need that.
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