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2001-02-03

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The battle begins early on this day, the 3rd of February.
Photo Courtesy of Daniel Louwsma
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Ships maneuver for position awaiting the start of the battle.
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The Axis Admiral, David Asman, while in the middle of the battle wonders why the Axis keep snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
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Mike Aono's SMS Moltke is desperately trying to avoid Brian Eliassen's USS South Dakota with the help of David Asman's SMS Nassau.
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Mike O'Bannon's DKM Lutzow dances on the water with Mark De Antonio's USS Brooklyn.
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Mark De Antonio concentrates on his ship while the pond is being filled up in the background.
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Mike O'Bannon fixes his uniform as the DKM Lutzow awaits the beginning of the second sortie.
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Ships looking for the shot.
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Ships still looking for that shot.
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Mark De Antonio's USS Brooklyn uses her superior speed to skirt the furball.
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It looks like Mark De Antonio's USS Brooklyn is being shot by Mike Aono's SMS Moltke. Oh the humanity!
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The nearby Axis wonder what Brian Eliassen's South Dakota is going to do.
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Mike O'Bannon's DKM Lutzow finds itself in a very dangerous place...right behind the triple stern guns of Brian Eliassen's South Dakota. It sunk 60 seconds later.
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Mike O'Bannon's DKM Lutzow develops a severe list to port before the sink. The hole was 1"x3" and is now underwater.
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Mike O'Bannon checks his watch to see how soon he can take his ship off the water. There was just too much time remaining.
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Mike Aono's SMS Moltke decides to play bumper-boats with Brian Eliassen's USS South Dakota. Note the Moltke's list to port as it gets pushed aside.
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Brian Eliassen's South Dakota harrasing Mike O'Bannon's DKM Lutzow shortly before she sank.
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While only 12" deep, the water at the pond is very clear.
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Look at the bottom sparkle! The wonders of a concrete pond.
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Mikey Riese's TCG Yavuz sitting in the pit area after being sunk earlier. Note the ship retrieval dollies in the background. They really work well.
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Mark De Antonio's USS Brooklyn, Dana Graham's HMS Invincible and Daniel Louwsma's incomplete USS Honolulu sitting in the pits.
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Mike Aono launches the SMS Moltke while David Asman's SMS Nassau awaits the Allied menace.
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Ships waiting for battle to be declared.
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The white trashcan is our favorite. The metal cage is to prevent the Axis from accidentally launching it as one of their ships.
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Brian Eliassen's USS South Dakota breaks the tranquil scene awaiting more Axis victims after battle is declared.
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Ty Siouxpancic's HMS Invincible waits for battle.
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Yessiree, we have really clean sidewalks.
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2001-11-10

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The Allied captains own the lake so we had to break up the fleet and battle mixed fleets for the day.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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The English fleet assembled for battle.
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Forced to fight each other, Mark De Antonio's USS Brooklyn is forced to fire on Dana Graham's Prince of Wales during the first battle.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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David Asman's little German Z-boat Destroyer. A very beautiful ship and a very tough target but its battling time is limited with a single spurt cannon.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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Dana Graham's beautiful HMS Prince of Wales. Best of Scale winner for the third year in a row at the 2001 MWC National Championships.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic
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Mike Aono recovers his SMS Moltke after it was pushed under while attempting to get it back to shore after he lost control.
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Mike was just informed that an alligator was quickly approaching his position.
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Mark De Antonio awaits the start of battle with his USS Brooklyn.
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Mark De Antonio's USS Brooklyn underway.
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Ty Siouxpancic's HMS Inflexible (nicknamed RosePetal by his daughter) just avoids trouble in the form of Brian Eliassen's USS South Dakota.
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Ty Siouxpancic's HMS Inflexible sails away from the camera in glorious black and white.
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Ty Siouxpancic's HMS Inflexible birds eye view.
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Ty Siouxpancic's HMS Inflexible sails towards the camera in black and white.
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Ty Siouxpancic's HMS Inflexible sails towards the camera in color.
Photo Courtesy of Ty Siouxpancic