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Re: Wreckage of World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet found
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2019, 09:06:01 AM »
Incredible!
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Re: Wreckage of World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet found
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 09:10:56 AM »


Surprising how intact she is considering the amount of damage it took to send her to the bottom.

More photos here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/x4rjjnn54b7htz0/AAACCXspKm-WO0yDE9qJX78ta/Dive%20Photos?dl=0
« Last Edit: February 13, 2019, 10:15:45 AM by steve58 »
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Re: Wreckage of World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet found
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2019, 09:26:59 AM »
At 5400m (17,500 ft) down, at least it won't be ravaged by wreck thieves looking for cheap steel....
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Re: Wreckage of World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet found
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 09:45:07 AM »
Great story - thanks for posting
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Re: Wreckage of World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet found
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2019, 10:51:50 AM »
Nice!  Thanks!

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Re: Wreckage of World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet found
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2019, 12:56:30 PM »
That picture of the Hornet on the floor that Steve posted is incredible.
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Re: Wreckage of World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet found
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2019, 01:54:46 PM »
Next week's headline: "Japanese tech institute students drop replicas of 1941 'friendship medals', tied to weights and guided by small motors with onboard nav systems, straight down onto the wreck of the Hornet!"

Which would be insulting, but also an epic level of trolling.
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Re: Wreckage of World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet found
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2019, 06:35:22 PM »
Great pics, haunting really. Thanks for posting!
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Re: Wreckage of World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet found
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2019, 07:49:46 PM »
That was very interesting - thanks.

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Re: Wreckage of World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet found
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2019, 04:52:12 AM »
Carrier Strike, by Eric Hammel, is a really well researched book on the Santa Cruz battle.
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/carrier-strike-eric-hammel/1112011248/2680935717471?st=PLA&sid=BNB_Core+Catch-All,+Low&sourceId=PLAGoNA&dpid=tdtve346c&2sid=Google_c&gclid=Cj0KCQiAnY_jBRDdARIsAIEqpJ3kjD3qeKnBnUX9eQdHsvdCyfzO5wJ6E-USdUT0FD6KtMSrBpKdiDEaAnw0EALw_wcB

A curious factoid.  Erle Stanley Garner was starting his Perry Mason novels, and the captain of Hornet was Charles Perry Mason.
As an inside joke, the crew referred to him as Perry Mason, or the Lawyer.  Sailor humor.
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Re: Wreckage of World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet found
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2019, 08:42:05 AM »
She looks like she's ready to come back up and get back in the fight.  :clap:
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Re: Wreckage of World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet found
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2019, 05:43:29 PM »
A few billion ping-pong balls, a thousand gallons of naval jelly, and plenty of pluck should do it.
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Re: Wreckage of World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet found
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2019, 11:56:05 AM »
A few billion ping-pong balls, a thousand gallons of naval jelly, and plenty of pluck should do it.

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Re: Wreckage of World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet found
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2019, 01:14:42 PM »
Do what?
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