Something something halberd but blueprints
The reduction gears and steam turbines under construction at the General Electric Plant, circa March 1942.
Based on the date and the fact USS Iowa (BB-61) and USS Missouri (BB-63) were the only Iowa Class Battleships to receive General Electric gears and turbines, these are most likely for USS Missouri.
There are four sets of double reduction cross-compound geared turbines, with each turbine set driving a single shaft. “They offered almost 10-1 reduction to allow the turbines to run at much higher and more efficient rpm. These are some of the most critical components of the powerplant and one of the things which allowed long ranges in US battleships."
A man is shown deburring the edges of teeth with a file.
Note that they are double helix which eliminates axial thrust while providing the quieter running and increased strength of helically cut gears.
Photographed by Dmitri Kessel of LIFE Magazine. Identify by Peter Deforest.
LIFE Magazine Archive: 121941, 121944, 121942, 121943, 121940, 121945, 121946, 121949
Imperial Japanese Navy
Iowa-class battleship firing her main guns.
View of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress from the deck USS Washington (BB-56), circa July 1942.
Photographed by Frank Scherschel for LIFE Magazine.
LIFE Magazine Archives: 116792839
Hello Carl. I want to play a game. A board game, in fact. As you can see, you are chained to a chair bolted to a boat. In front of you is a computer with Battleship installed and running. Even as an adult, you regularly attempt to cheat in Battleship by looking at your opponent’s board. But here? There is no other board to look at. You must use actual skill to win this game. Lose, and it won’t just be your battleship going down. Sink or swim. Live or die. Make your choice.
Lancer Battlegroup frigates
List of films turning 10 years old in 2022
- The Amazing Spider-Man
- Argo (Ben Affleck is an amazing director)
- The Avengers
- Battleship (based on the board game)
- The Bourne Legacy
- Brave (the Pixar movie)
- The Cabin in the Woods
- Chronicle (found-footage superhero movie)
- Cloud Atlas
- Cosmopolis (Robert Pattinson working with David Cronenberg)
- The Dark Knight Rises
- Dark Shadows
- The Dictator (Sacha Baron Cohen)
- Django Unchained
- End of Watch
- The Expendables 2
- Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
- The Grey (Liam Neeson vs. wolves in Alaska)
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
- Hotel Transylvania
- The Hunger Games
- Indie Game: The Movie
- Jack Reacher
- John Carter
- Killin Them Softly
- Les Miserables (the one with Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman)
- Life of Pi
- The Lorax
- Magic Mike
- The Man with the Iron Fists
- Men in Black 3
- Moonrise Kingdom
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower
- Pitch Perfect
- Premium Rush
- Prometheus (the prequel to Alien)
- The Raid
- Resident Evil: Retribution (wow, 2012 REALLY wasn't a good year for RE, was it?)
- Rise of the Guardians
- Rock of Ages
- Seven Psychopaths
- Silent Hill: Revelation
- Silver Linings Playbook
- Snow White and the Huntsman
- Taken 2
- Ted (Seth MacFarlane as a talking bear)
- 21 Jump Street
- Wrath of the Titans
- Wreck-It Ralph
- Zero Dark Thirty
a BIG rolling base/ fortress/ battleship
Queen’s Gambit 2 - Created by Glen Brogan
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“The heart of US fast battleships, the reduction gears! A man is shown deburring the edges of teeth with a file. They offered almost 10-1 reduction to allow the turbines to run at much higher and more efficient rpm. These are some of the most critical components of the powerplant and one of the things which allowed long ranges in US battleships."
"While steaming with HMS Duke of York, USS North Carolina (BB-55) was found to burn 39% less fuel at the same speed while her hull required more power to achieve that speed than the British ship. Note that they are double helix which eliminates axial thrust while providing the quieter running and increased strength of helically cut gears.”
These reduction gears are most likely intended for USS Missouri (BB-63).
Photographed by Dmitri Kessel of LIFE Magazine at the General Electric Factory, in March 1942.
Caption from Jeremy Rumbaugh: link
LIFE Magazine Archives: 121947, 121948, 121949
Japanese truckers sure have drip.
Le cuirassé USS Missouri (BB-63) de la classe Iowa.
Lancer Battlegroup Carriers