January 07, 2006

Can Collector

"Where does he get those wonderful toys? "

--The Joker, Batman (1989)

Ward Brewer has a thing for collecting tin cans. Really big "tin cans," like E-01 Cuitlahuac / DD-574 John Rodgers, a World War II Fletcher-class destroyer he picked up from the Mexican Navy in December.

Now he's found 50 MK-6 Depth Charges from 1942-43.

You kinda get the feeling if you send him to the scrap yard looking for a spare water tank, he'd come back with one of these, don't you?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 7, 2006 12:13 AM | TrackBack

Geez, I thought I was the only one up at this hour working...and actually, I didn't know there was any other kind of water tank.

Those depth charges are kind of cool, aren't they. I've always been a great fan of "big gun go boom". And yes, both you and Phin get a crack at the first ride on her. She'll do 42 knots.

As Glenn would say, "Heh..."

Posted by: WB at January 7, 2006 12:38 AM

really? 42 knots? I didn't think depth charges went that fast, though I'm not sure offering folks a ride on them is a way to keep your friends... literally.

Or, did you mean the destroyer? ;-)

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at January 7, 2006 01:16 AM

Weeeeellllllll, that would all depend.

You bein' fer us, or agin' us?


There may no longer be a Confederate Airforce (they changed the name to be politically correct), but you can rest assured there's gunna be a Confederate Navy...

Posted by: WB at January 7, 2006 12:56 PM

next nyt headline: "U.S. Heavy Losses at Battle of the Bulge would have been Less if Nukes Used."

Posted by: marquisdegallifet at January 7, 2006 08:33 PM

My, my. One could get into a bit of mischief with 50 Depth Charges!

Posted by: joe-6-pack at January 9, 2006 11:40 PM