Charge of the Light Brigade

Category : General Posted by : hoop
Posted on September 30, 2009 | Viewed 51 times

Charge of the Light Brigade

Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
‘Forward, the Light Brigade!
Charge for the guns’ he said:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

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A League of their Own

Category : Movies Posted by : hoop
Posted on September 22, 2009 | Viewed 27 times

A League of their Own
I just love this movie. Set during World War II in the American Homeland, it tells the tale of a Women’s Baseball League that was setup to fill the void formed by the professional baseball players going off to war.

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Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, the father of the Nuclear Navy and owner of the lucky Nose

Category : General Posted by : hoop
Posted on September 4, 2009 | Viewed 29 times

Hyman Rickover

Admiral Hyman G. Rickover played a great part in the development of nuclear power in the US Navy. Just to prove to you how ground breaking their work had been, imagine the impact of the technology they had created, which allowed a nuclear reactor (that usually gets housed in a large building) to be fitted inside the confines of an undersea ship.

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Run Silent, Run Deep….

Category : General Posted by : hoop
Posted on September 3, 2009 | Viewed 26 times

Run Silent, Run Deep

Run Silent, Run Deep…. the age old motto of submariner’s everywhere… great photo above of a US Los Angeles 688 Attack submarine running on periscope depth, probably taken just right after the order for diving had been given…

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