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Old June 16 2012, 03:23 PM   #27
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Re: Registry meanings?

My most recent bash, the Chaffee, uses the year of the Apollo 1 fire, in which astronauts Grissom, White and Chaffee perished. The name also ties in with the USS Grissom, whose pod I stole for the bash:
http://www.inpayne.com/models/kitbas...e_chaffee.html

The Sultana's number is the date of the riverboat Sultana's catastrophic sinking:
http://www.inpayne.com/models/kitbas...e_sultana.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Sultana

USS Saipan's number is the date of the invasion of Saipan in WWII:
http://www.inpayne.com/models/kitbas...ge_saipan.html

The Preble was built to bust on a coworker who served on the destroyer USS Preble in the 1980s. Preble was DD 46:
http://www.inpayne.com/models/kitbas...ge_preble.html

The Artemis' number is.. the year I built the model:http://www.inpayne.com/models/kitbas...e_artemis.html
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