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I had a neat idea, /k/.

What if (IF, please don't shit all over me immediately) a company based in Hawaii or California came out, managed to buy a decommissioned WW2 era ship and used it to give cruises of the pacific, focusing on sites of naval battles and stops along the island hopping campaign?

Would you want to go?
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>>28477738
Fuck yes
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>sites of naval battles
Yeah watching water after water will be super exciting and the experience will only improve from living in tiny, unsanitary quarters while rooming with /k/.
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Sure, if they could make it safe

God help them though
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>>28477859
>navies fight over open ocean
>not islands and atolls as valuable supply points
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>>28477924
>navies fight right next to islands and atolls
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>>28477982
>hating fun
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>>28477738
I'd sign up for it. Maybe do a Great White Fleet-themed cruise?
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>>28478021
But op's idea sounds like the exact antithesis of fun.
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>>28478057
Reconsider your sexuality, you're obviously heterosexual.
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>>28477859
This. Unless we get some kinda interaction or further entertainment, its not gonna be too thrilling. It'd be pretty awesome if said company ran a naval task force similar to that of Task Force 38. You could get the chance to stay on light cruisers, destroyers, troop transports or the carrier. Experience sailor duties, and if you're qualified, to fly some replica Hellcats or Corsairs. Of course something of this magnitude is likely not probable. Practically all of the remaining ships from World War 2 have been converted to museums and aren't exactly seaworthy to this extent. Replica planes aren't exactly hard to find or create, but people with experience in carrier borne operations in propeller aircraft are. Finding the personnel to man all these ships and perform maintenance would be even more so of a chore, and not to talk about the cost for all of this.

However the thought of boarding a Higgins in old Marine surplus and storming the islands we stop at to shoot at some nips with blanks or something as Hellcats fly over head while cannons from the fleet boom in the background would certainly be quite an experience.
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How about boatslut tour
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>pacific
>a million miles between naval battles that werent in the middle of nowhere.

would be cool in mediterranean or norwegian coast, were the battles happened close to land and there are wrecks and museums and shit close by.
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>>28477982
>what is every naval battle in the solomon islands
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>>28478133

>a million miles between naval battles
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>>28478402
Visual horizon on a battleship is like 10 miles. You think every naval battle in the solomon islands was fought within 10 miles of an island?
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>>28478402
Do you think they are photoshopping the evidence of islands and atolls to hide the truth from you?
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>>28477738
Depends on the price and accommodations. I'm not floating around in a room with 20 other dudes for a week on MREs.
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Do it at night and build a suite of expensive advanced projectors. Narrate naval battles while projecting lifelike holograms on the sea. Have a small fleet of boats with speakers for directional audio.
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>>28478708
I'm sure if this was actually a thing that they'd do a little remodeling, say turning each set of bunks into a single bunk with luggage space in the other 2-3.

Originally the ships kitchens had to handle much more than some tourists, they could probably handle good food with few changes.

Of course the biggest issue is space. Warships are meant to be small and dense (when they can be) and when you take out the dense part, it's just small. That puts space at a premium for an already pricy endeavor.
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>>28477859
This.

Going to boring places on a repurposed war ship doesn't sound appealing compared to going to Alaska on a ship built from the ground up so that no guest is ever more than 300ft. from a bar. This sounds like the kind of thing that only fags who wear /k/ patches to the range would be interested in.
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>>28477738
Fuel costs would be prohibitive. WWII Pacific battlesites are far-flung, and if you'd actually want to go ashore, you'd be looking at all kind of access restrictions. And a lot of these places don't look that impressive from the water.

I've seen Pearl Harbor, Wake, Iwo Jima, and Saipan in my travels.

t. Merchant Mariner
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>>28478877
Not a bad idea anon. You could even do old footage that may have been taken during that particular battle. Or even a rendering of a shipwreck beneath the water where you are.
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>>28478437
The pacific ocean is a really big place.
Even though you see 2 flags right next to each others in that pic, there are probably hundreds of miles in between them, irl.
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At least this idea is better than the modern battleships idea.
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Would I be willing to pay out my ass to spend months in a shitty WW2 era boat to see a lot of water and a few shitty islands?
I think I'm going to pass on that one famalam
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>>28478899
You do realize that not a single one of these ships had air conditioning, right? That alone would make the descriptors "rustic" and "historically accurate" for the accommodations almost tongue in cheek for the south Pacific.
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>>28483460
Even the Yamato had air conditioning.
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>>28483460
That said, it's a cool idea. I personally would be willing to endure some hardships to see how the ships worked, sail on them for a while and see a neat battle site or two. Surigao Strait would be neat to see. Any of the Leyte battles would be cool, in fact. It just might not be that cool for more than about a week, unless there were also R&R beach stops and copious booze about.
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>>28483470
Yamato and Musashi had the most luxurious climate control systems in the world. Almost all the living and berthing spaces were air conditioned. In the USN, only BBs had any A/C at all, and it was very limited - just about only the CIC and certain other combat command compartments.
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>>28483495
>In the USN, only BBs had any A/C at all, and it was very limited
Nope, at the very least US subs were air conditioned as well.
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>>28483553
C'mon, anon. Subs are a whole different ballgame. They're "air conditioned" by design necessity to keep the crew alive, but they were by no means temperature controlled for comfort. There's a reason they were all called pig boats, and a reason why one of the biggest joys of serving on nuke boats in the 60's for old bubbleheads was the power reserve to run A/C.
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>>28477864
>Sure, if they could make it safe

And affordable. Decommissioned WW2 stuff isn' going to be cheap to fix up or operate.
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>>28483593
>They're "air conditioned" by design necessity to keep the crew alive
No they are not air conditioned by necessity to keep the crew alive. Japanese and German subs were not air conditioned.
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>>28478122
>How about boatslut tour

Been there, done that. The WW2 ship tour may very well be less expensive (the sluts charge extra).
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>>28477864

THIS.

I worked on the Lexington (CV16) museum in high school.

The non public areas were unsafe as FUCK.

Not to mention the hauntings
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I rather get a small container ship and outfit it into a Q Ship. Then run cruises in pirate heavy waters. When the pirates come to try and take the ship. The passengers get to man deck guns or use rpgs.
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>>28483626
They absolutely had air circulation systems, anon. USN boats only ran temperature control systems while surface/snorkel cruising, when they had the power to spare to run them, and often not even then. This is fact.
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>>28483697
that totally wouldn't be an insurance and international law nightmare. nope.
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>>28483732
In other words, literally what I said. US subs had air conditioning, Jap and German subs didn't.
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>>28483737
Flag the ship out of the UAE. Use it to escort oil tankers.
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The idea is already in place with LST in Evansville.
http://www.lstmemorial.org/

Also, we looked at buying a old destroyer to do something like this. It was totally doable. Sevral years ago they weren't very difficult to get. But I don't know what it's like now.
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>>28483748
I took your definition of air conditioning to include air circulation and CO2 scrubbing. Temperature control is just icing.
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>>28477738
>decomissioned
Shame we haven't repealed the NFA yet so we could just have a fully functional tour battleship doing target practice inna international waters.
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>>28483797
>tourists losing arms to the loading mechanisms
>still at full fucking mast flying dicksnot streamers because mah 16"s
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>>28483826
Bingo.

More fun.

They don't bulldoze a roller coaster to the group whenever some guy loses his arms.
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>>28483495
>Yamato and Musashi had the most luxurious climate control systems in the world.

This is why we won WWII spoiled japs couldn't live the lifestyle needed to fight a real war, no they needed 'air conditioning'.
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>>28484572
Well that and neither ship was particularly good for much besides target practice because the Japs were either too afraid to use use it or couldn't afford to.
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>>28484687
Yamato-chan is so much better despite being the same class.
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