J.F.K.'s Floating White House

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  1. Photon440

    Photon440 Well-Known Member

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    I know we have a thread for shipwrecks but couldn't find one for regular non-sunk ships to put this one in. :)

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    I thought I'd throw this up: the USS Northampton. A converted Cruiser laid down in 1944, this ship was reconfigured to be used as a floating command center in case of a nuclear war. Complete with pressurized cabins and decontamination salt water washdown systems, it was packed with all the latest radio and command gear needed to direct military plans as needed. You're looking at what was the tallest communications mast in the navy. And at 38 mph. (33 knots) it could get to most places fairly quickly.

    http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/for...c-1-northamptonthe-floating-whitehouse-patch/
     
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      That was a great read!
       
    • WileERobby

      WileERobby Well-Known Member

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      And, by the title, I thought this would pertain to another purpose.
       
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      • Car Nut

        Car Nut Mopar Master FBBO Gold Member

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        Reminds me of the show called The Last Ship.

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