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Old 12-20-2010, 02:38 PM   #76
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Pic from a few years ago but still cool. Would love to see something like that under the lions gate bridge.

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Pic from a few years ago but still cool. Would love to see something like that under the lions gate bridge.
Lions Gate Bridge isn't tall enough for a modern aircraft carrier to fit under.
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Lions Gate Bridge isn't tall enough for a modern aircraft carrier to fit under.
Are you sure? According to Wikipedia, Lions Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge have clearances of 200 and 220 ft, respectively. If a cruise ship can fit, then an aircraft carrier should fit too, no?
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A number of years ago a US aircraft carrier (USS Enterprise? I'm sure it was a Nimitz Class vessel) visited Vancouver, and it had to be anchored in English Bay because it was too tall to fit under the bridge. I also remember something about Vancouver's ban on nuclear devices may have had something to do with it too...Greenpeace hippies were going crazy.

The clearances also depend on the tides, and you also have to consider the water depth at the bridges' mid-points. The water under the Lions Gate isn't very deep - IIRC it was a combination of the two which prevented the ship from docking at Canada Place.
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A number of years ago a US aircraft carrier (USS Enterprise? I'm sure it was a Nimitz Class vessel) visited Vancouver, and it had to be anchored in English Bay because it was too tall to fit under the bridge. I also remember something about Vancouver's ban on nuclear devices may have had something to do with it too...Greenpeace hippies were going crazy.

The clearances also depend on the tides, and you also have to consider the water depth at the bridges' mid-points. The water under the Lions Gate isn't very deep - IIRC it was a combination of the two which prevented the ship from docking at Canada Place.
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^The Enterprise is its own class.
Yes, you're right...forgot about that. I should have wrote that it was either the Enterprise or a Nimitz Class vessel. Either way, it was a (in the voice of Pavel Chekov) "nu-klee-are wessel."
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Yep.

I also remember all of the hookers on Seymour St were quite busy when the sailors were on shore leave.
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:18 PM   #86
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wow! that woulda been something to see! any pics of it in english harbor?
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wow! that woulda been something to see! any pics of it in english harbor?
English Bay.

No, I couldn't make it down to see it unfortunately.
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i remember an IOWA class battle ship visited vancouver a while back... i think it was early 90's late 80's... i remember my dad taking a pic from stanley park.

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English Bay.

No, I couldn't make it down to see it unfortunately.
I found a news story from a few years back of a Nimitz class carrier docking near Victoria. Haven't found anything re: Vancouver.
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Lions Gate Bridge isn't tall enough for a modern aircraft carrier to fit under.
http://vancouver.ca/Parks/video/index.htm

scroll halfway down to see the USS Coral Sea go under the bridge and if you say she isn't modern, than you will have to check her Wiki Page, in which she was only decommissioned in the 90s

also check that she draws 11.0M of water and the USS Nimitz only draws 11.3M of water, they both stand the same height from waterline to top of navigation mast. so i would assume this actually has to do more with the nuclear thing than the actual restrictions of the Lions Gate Bridge or the First Narrows of Vancouver Harbour
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The USS Ronald Reagan, a Nimitz-class nuclear carrier, was just in Victoria in June for the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Navy.
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EDIT - If you haven't seen it, check out the PBS 10 part series 'Carrier'. A crew documents a 6 month deployment of the USS Nimitz in '05 during Operation Iraqi Freedom and it is very interesting. You can find it on various torrent sites.
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The USS Ronald Reagan, a Nimitz-class nuclear carrier, was just in Victoria in June for the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Navy.
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EDIT - If you haven't seen it, check out the PBS 10 part series 'Carrier'. A crew documents a 6 month deployment of the USS Nimitz in '05 during Operation Iraqi Freedom and it is very interesting. You can find it on various torrent sites.
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funny how nobody seemed to have noticed the russians have a 5th gen fighter out..




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Too much technology in this thread, let's bring it back to Canada's level.

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