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Hello! Concerning the rate of fire for the 8 inch 55 caliber guns like the USS Louisville CA 28 had - the USS Louisville #3 pictorial history book states 2.1 rounds per minute. Also, if you watch the Y-tube video it shows the USS Chicago CA 29 loading & firing the guns almost (3) rounds in a minute. Remember the guns have to be lowered to the load postion of about 15 degrees & then elevated to the fire position. (4) rounds a minute is pretty fast & the sailors in this video are really moving just to get (3) per minute. Take care! — Preceding unsigned comment added by TJATTROTTA (talkcontribs) 20:19, 7 May 2017 (UTC)




Mail call[edit]

I've dropped you an email. WormTT(talk) 12:25, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Naval Battle of Casablanca[edit]

Hi Thewellman. I know that U-173 sunk one transport while U-130 sunk three. The phrasing is a little strange. Apparently the "Final actions" section details the fate of ships first mentioned in the previous section, and I didn't pick up on that. I figured the sentence right after the one about U-130's attack should only deal with the ships hit by U-130, not those hit earlier by U-173. Howicus (Did I mess up?) 00:35, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

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Leachate article[edit]

I got this note on my talk page by Velella and I would equally like to invite you to take a look here: "I don't know whether your experience extends to landfill leachate, but if it does I would welcome an independent view on a recent flurry of edits at Leachate and also on the talk page there." EvM-Susana (talk) 21:10, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Maine VP-8 accident[edit]

Hi, I have tried several times to correct the write up on this accident. I was the safety officer at VP-30 (P-3 RAG) at the time of this accident and we received a through brief on it. Here is the correct sequence of events. During climb out the #1 engine separated from the the aircraft (passing up and over the wing). The Navy claims, (disputed by Lockheed) that this was due to a "whirl mode" event previously seen in several L-188 (the civilian ancestor to the P-3) accidents. This weakened the wing structure causing the piece outboard of that location to fold up and and in, thus separating. This piece struck the port horizontal stabilizer, which sheared off. The aircraft due to aerodynamic force pitched nose down, then violently nose up with such force that the 3 remaining engines were flung down off the aircraft. Without the weight of engine #3 and #4 to counteract the lift force of the wing, that starboard wing broke off at the wing root. The body of the aircraft (with the inboard port wing section and starboard horizontal and vertical tail sections rolled inverted and impacted the ground, killing everyone. This is consistent with the reference provided in your text which is why I haven't added anything. Neal P. Hesser Aeronautical Engineer, P-3 Instructor Pilot, USN LCDR Ret.

  • I remember the L-188 Electra incidents you describe from news reports at the time and from subsequent active duty with naval aviation units. Although I left active duty before you did, I was under the impression the Navy had concluded (both through prototype acceptance and subsequent service experience) the L-188 whirl mode failures had been satisfactorily addressed by structural improvements incorporated into the P-3 design. The event sequence appears to be: wing-tank over-pressurization -> #1 engine separation -> wing failure. Do you recall the way accident reports were prepared to deflect blame away from procedural errors which might damage future career opportunities for the (surviving) personnel involved? Can you provide a reference citation for your objection to fuel tank over-pressurization as a contributing cause of wing weakness allowing the engine separation and subsequent wing failure you describe? Thewellman (talk) 17:43, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

I have copied the above discussion to the 1978 Maine P-3 Orion crash talk page for easier access by interested parties. Thewellman (talk) 18:17, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

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Editor of the Week [25 June 2016][edit]

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Thanks again for your efforts! Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 15:27, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

Congrats and thanks for all you do! Buster Seven Talk 10:09, 6 July 2016 (UTC)

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Sewage farm[edit]

Hello Thewellman,

thanks again for your recent improvments on the Sewage farm article.

I wanted to inform you that I just did some re-wording of the article. Some sentences I initially found a little hard to comprehend as a non-engineer and non-native speaker of English. I tried to rewrite some of them to make it easier for a person with a similar background to grasp the meaning.

I would be grateful, though, if you would look at my changes and see that my comprehension was correct and I did not adulterate the content.

In particular it wasn't really clear to me, why the sewage farms are particulary suited to arid climate (other than the need for irrigation there). So I went ahead and changed some of the wording according to my understanding but I left this sentence intact: "Arid climates may allow temporary storage of sewage in holding ponds while the soils dry out during non-growing seasons, but such storage may cause odor and aquatic insect problems, including mosquitoes."

Maybe you could explain why temporary storage (and sewage farming in general) is a feasable option in arid climates rather than in colder regions where I would expect pathogens to be less likely to thrive.

I appreciate your effort, --KaiKemmann (talk) 10:42, 25 October 2016 (UTC)

In response to your recent question on my talk page about the preference for arid climates: Agricultural application of an engineering mass balance is called a water balance. The system is defined as the land growing crops. Water inputs to the system are sewage plus precipitation. Water outputs from the system are evaporation into the atmosphere, percolation into the soil, conversion to plant mass, transpiration from the plants to the atmosphere, and surface runoff. From a sanitary engineering perspective, optimum system performance is obtained when surface runoff is minimized, because runoff will carry sewage pathogens and pollutants into natural waterways. Residential sewage production (and input into the system) is expected to be relatively constant and percolation capacity is similarly constant unless the ground freezes; but plant growth, transpiration, and evaporation will vary with temperature and humidity. Arid climates are preferred because precipitation of sufficient intensity to cause runoff will cause pollution of the natural watercourses receiving that runoff. Arid climates seldom receive enough precipitation to cause runoff, so an engineer can measure evaporation, percolation, and plant uptake to determine the amount of land required to use the expected rate of sewage production. Thewellman (talk) 15:53, 25 October 2016 (UTC)
Ah, of course, that is the explanation. I really should have been able to guess it.
I will transfer our conversation to the article talk page as a reference and maybe put add your reasoning to the article itself. Best regards, KaiKemmann (talk) 00:12, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

Androscoggin River Watershed[edit]

I removed the list of towns on the watershed template because I think that is irrelevant. Feel free to revert and discuss it with me. Moxhay (talk) 20:11, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

Okay, thanks for pointing that out to me. Moxhay (talk) 21:15, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

UNESCO project to improve water articles on Wikipedia[edit]

Dear Thewellman

I saw you were a member of Wikiproject Water and thought you might be interested in a project I'm working on. I'm currently Wikimedian in Residence at UNESCO and running a project to copy text from open license UNESCO publications into Wikipedia as either new articles or to improve existing articles. One of these documents is the 2016 UN World Water Development Report, Water and Jobs. If you are interested in taking part please have a look at the project here and message me on my talk page with any questions.

Thanks very much

--John Cummings (talk) 15:35, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

Your source for "Prelude" section of Indian Ocean raid[edit]

Hey. You don't seem to pay attention to your talk page much, since you haven't answered here since May, but I do have a question about one of your edits. I am working on a top-to-bottom WP:TNT rewrite of Bengal famine of 1943 in my personal sandbox. Ceylon is important to that article, because rice was being exported from Bengal to Ceylon even as Bengalis were starving. Your addition of a new Prelude section (on 3&bsp;September 2015) to Indian ocean raid, diff here, sum up nicely why Ceylon was so important. However, though I have searched for a couple hours now (including in Churchill's The Hinge of Fate, which is the only listed source), I cannot locate your source... Ummm, do you remember what it was? Tks in advance.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 04:01, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

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Re:Water quality[edit]

Thank you for your revert.
I suppose you mean these symbols: ☃☃
Actually, I did not inserted them; they happened during editing through Visual Editor for some strange reason, probably a bug or some wrong procedure I did. --Daniele Pugliesi (talk) 22:53, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

Holiday card[edit]

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Wishing you a Charlie Russell Christmas,
Thewellman!
"Here's hoping that the worst end of your trail is behind you
That Dad Time be your friend from here to the end
And sickness nor sorrow don't find you."
—C.M. Russell, Christmas greeting 1926.
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Merry, merry![edit]

From the icy Canajian north; to you and yours! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 13:45, 24 December 2016 (UTC) Lights ablaze.JPG

Merry Christmas 2016[edit]

--Tito Dutta (talk) 19:56, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

March Madness 2017[edit]

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Merger discussion for USS Princeton (1843)[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Improved Military Rifle[edit]

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Your invitation: Bay Area WikiSalon series at Noisebridge[edit]

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Reminder: Tonight is Bay Area WikiSalon at Noisebridge[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Wednesday night you are invited! Bay Area WikiSalon[edit]

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Everybody is invited to the May 31 Bay Area WikiSalon series![edit]

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Merrimack watershed[edit]

Hey, thanks for putting together the watershed navboxes for the region (not just the Merrimack one)! I was also going to take a look at the towns listed in at least the Merrimack navbox, so I was wondering if you could tell me what criteria you're using for inclusion? For instance, I would recommend adding Ashland, New Hampshire, because it's right on the Pemigewasset, but wasn't sure whether other towns in the watershed that are farther from any major river would count. --Ken Gallager (talk) 19:05, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Connecticut River watershed navbox[edit]

Hi again - Do you know how to make templates collapsible? I tried using the Windham County, Vermont, navbox as an example, but did not succeed in collapsing the CT River navbox. This would be sufficient for the Barkhamsted Reservoir (Saville Dam) article, I think. --Ken Gallager (talk) 12:35, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

OK, figured it out. I was going to propose splitting the template into states if this didn't work out, but looks like that won't be necessary. --Ken Gallager (talk) 12:54, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

The Bay Area WikiSalon is an unSalon this month![edit]

Please stay where you are for an unSalon!
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We are taking July off! Please gather your thoughts for changes that you would like to see in the next 10 months and present them at our July 26 WikiSalon.

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