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    Here, from the USS Constitution Museum's blog is an article on "close calls" escaped by Old Ironsides:

    https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/20...s-close-calls/

    ALSO -- here is an eyewitness account by Rachel Bradford of the difficulties encountered in trying to launch the newly completed USS Constitution:

    https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/co...ember-26-1797/

    Happy reading!
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    This suggests an idea... maybe a series of campaigns built around tracing the careers of individual ships.
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    Maybe you chaps could do the same sort of thing for US ships as I am doing for the British Fleet with a biography of each ship and its stats.
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    I have fixed the link in my original post -- sorry about that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Maybe you chaps could do the same sort of thing for US ships as I am doing for the British Fleet with a biography of each ship and its stats.
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    Possible, but I'm thinking less "encyclopedia entry" than "string of game scenarios with complete setups and custom ship-cards as needed." :)
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    Launching the Conni sounds very reminiscent of Brunel trying to launch the Great Eastern Bill.

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    That sounds like a good idea, Diamondback. I think you should stick to the more famous ships because I believe most ships led pretty routine lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naharaht View Post
    That sounds like a good idea, Diamondback. I think you should stick to the more famous ships because I believe most ships led pretty routine lives.
    That's kinda the direction I'm envisioning, if I could get Ares to buy the idea; too bad they seem firmly locked in the throes of "N-I-H Syndrome."
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    Got me DB. N-I-H \s not one I have come across!
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Got me DB. N-I-H \s not one I have come across!
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    I bet you have: "Not Invented Here."
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    No you have me with that one DB.
    Not one I have ever run across before.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    I had not encountered that abbreviation before either, Rob and Diamondback.

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    Maybe not the acronym, but you've probably experienced the effect of "any idea that doesn't come from inside MY org is unacceptable." I should start a new thread rather than hijacking this one...
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