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SS American Victory cruise - 3/25/2012 4:08:33 AM   
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Just took a cruise around Tampa Bay on the SS American Victory. www.americanvictory.org

Took my grandmother and some family. Had a blast. Period reenactors made for a great show. Here are some pics.

And yes, I did buy some war bonds to get those kisses!






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RE: SS American Victory cruise - 3/25/2012 4:09:09 AM   
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Shifting colors.




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RE: SS American Victory cruise - 3/25/2012 4:09:55 AM   
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Live music!




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RE: SS American Victory cruise - 3/25/2012 4:10:25 AM   
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With a Tommy gun!




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RE: SS American Victory cruise - 3/25/2012 4:11:40 AM   
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Did I mention they had reenactors on board!?




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RE: SS American Victory cruise - 3/25/2012 4:12:17 AM   
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Rosie the rivetter and her sister!




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RE: SS American Victory cruise - 3/25/2012 4:13:00 AM   
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Lots of Marines.




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RE: SS American Victory cruise - 3/25/2012 4:13:38 AM   
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She was selling war bonds.




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RE: SS American Victory cruise - 3/25/2012 4:14:14 AM   
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Did I mention I bought a few?




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RE: SS American Victory cruise - 3/25/2012 4:14:58 AM   
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And one for the other side!




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RE: SS American Victory cruise - 3/25/2012 4:16:34 AM   
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My wife caught up with me soon after.






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RE: SS American Victory cruise - 3/25/2012 4:17:29 AM   
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I forgot my cell phone or I would have more pictures of the actual ship!

All in all, a very good experience. I hope they made some money with the donations to keep this sort of thing going.

If you ever get to do something like this, its well worth it.



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RE: SS American Victory cruise - 3/25/2012 5:21:20 AM   
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Hey Bro,

I hope you made an extra-extra donation considering that poor girl had to kiss all that barbed-wire on your face.

Glad you guys had fun. From 10-4, for how long were y'all actually out?

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RE: SS American Victory cruise - 3/25/2012 6:54:33 AM   
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Another Knavey thread showing AE is borked, albeit this time done very sneakily.

I tell y'all, the game is borked because there are no War Bonds on sale. Nor is there a device slot to cover the , ahem, war bond sellers.

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RE: SS American Victory cruise - 3/25/2012 7:09:56 AM   
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Shoot, wish I'd have known this was happening today. I'd have gone as well. Know a buddy and his kids who would have loved it as well.

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RE: SS American Victory cruise - 3/25/2012 12:05:16 PM   
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Darn it all!  The game is borked!  Imagine if a war bond drive fails (bad die roll) and production drops due to lack of funding.  Why, if it happened 2 quarters in a row the WC might learn Japanese! 


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RE: SS American Victory cruise - 3/25/2012 12:13:00 PM   
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Thanks for sharing, that sounds really cool.

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RE: SS American Victory cruise - 3/25/2012 12:57:42 PM   
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Darn it all!  The game is borked!  Imagine if a war bond drive fails (bad die roll) and production drops due to lack of funding.  Why, if it happened 2 quarters in a row the WC might learn Japanese! 



Actually, it would be "no effect". The real purpose of "War Bonds" was to soak up all the extra currency caused by the massive "full employment" of war production and hold down inflation. That the "savings" would fuel a massive post-war economic boom was just "gravy".

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RE: SS American Victory cruise - 3/25/2012 5:26:25 PM   
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Of course War Bond drives were to minimize the inflationary pressures.  The US gov't has never been bashful about red ink, especially during war.  The fact that the US was the only country to come out of the war smelling like roses enabled it to rebuild it's friends (forgiving debts) and former enemies so that American goods could be sold there. 

I've said enough before this gets political.


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RE: SS American Victory cruise - 3/25/2012 7:36:54 PM   
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Hey Bro,

I hope you made an extra-extra donation considering that poor girl had to kiss all that barbed-wire on your face.

Glad you guys had fun. From 10-4, for how long were y'all actually out?

-F-


I was probably the best looking guy there! She should have been paying ME! I was one of the younger ones...lots of WW2 vets. Only guys younger were probably the Sea Cadets helping out.

Got onboard about 10. Left the pier around 11, and got back right at 4pm. Didn't quite go all the way to St. Pete. Was hoping we would have gotten closer to the Skyway, but we didn't. Sunburns all around since the weather was FL perfect.

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RE: SS American Victory cruise - 3/25/2012 9:11:43 PM   
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I never worked on a liberty or old victory ship, by the end of the Vietnam War they were pretty much all gone. However I did sail to India on the Alex Stephens, a WWII era C-4 troop carrier that had been converted back to a general cargo ship. She was pretty old and creaky but a fine ship. For me, the old boom ships were the most fun to sail on. Odd thing is that the C4s had a forward and rear house but when they converted this ship they literally cut the forward house out and welded it to the top of the rear house.




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