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« Reply #2010 on: August 11, 2017, 10:40:15 AM »
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USS Colorado (BB-45), less than two months after her commissioning and before her maiden voyage to Europe. November 1923

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« Reply #2011 on: August 11, 2017, 10:41:35 AM »
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The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS California

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« Reply #2012 on: August 11, 2017, 08:11:13 PM »
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Japanese aircraft carrier Shinano underway during her sea trials.


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« Reply #2013 on: August 12, 2017, 05:59:57 PM »
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USS Bismarck Sea, underway, 24 June 1944

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« Reply #2014 on: August 12, 2017, 06:01:10 PM »
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

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« Reply #2015 on: August 12, 2017, 06:03:25 PM »
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HMAS Melbourne undergoing a damage control drill, March 3, 1960

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« Reply #2016 on: August 13, 2017, 08:30:07 AM »
HMS Queen Elizabeth

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2017 on: August 13, 2017, 08:33:55 AM »
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HMS Implacable. Her sister, HMS Indefatigable, shrugged off a direct hit by a kamikaze to her deck and resumed flight ops within 40 minutes





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From armouredcarriers.com:

At 0728, HMS Indefatigable was hit by the 550lb bomb-carrying Zeke.

The kamikaze slammed into the carrier on the forward crash barrier where the flight deck joined with the island. The exploding bomb and aircraft lashed out over the armoured deck and smashed the sickbay, briefing room and a second flight deck crash barrier..

Burning fuel ignited and washed over the steel deck and into the island in a sheet of flame. Some spilled into the hangar below.

But the 250kg (550lbs) bomb did relatively little damage, perhaps expending itself in forcing the deck armour down.

The island fires were quashed within four minutes.

Eight men had been killed immediately and 16 wounded. Six would die later. Among the dead were Indefatigable’s Lieutenant Commander (Flying), an Air Engineering Officer, the Flight Deck Medical Officer and many in the Operations Room.

The hangar fire (nothing more than a smoldering coil of rope) was quickly drenched and there was no need to activate the hangar salt-water spray systems.

Damage control parties worked furiously to restore the flight deck to operation.

Flight activity was suspended for only 37 minutes as the crew contained – then made good – the damage. At 0816, Indefatigable landed her first Seafire with only one crash barrier in place.

One of Indefatigable’s USN Liaison Officers famously (and anonymously) encapsulated his feelings of the experience in a media report from that time (several journalists were with the fleet) which has since been widely quoted:

“When a kamikaze hits a US carrier, it’s six months repair at Pearl. In a Limey carrier it’s a case of “sweepers, man your brooms”.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2018 on: August 13, 2017, 09:45:23 AM »
The supporters of the armored deck, ignore the long term effects of damage to the armored box, and it's limitations.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2019 on: August 13, 2017, 09:56:09 AM »
It's a topic of debate to be sure. The armored deck served a purpose in that the Brit carriers were often able to withstand kamikaze strikes and remain on station afterward.

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« Reply #2020 on: August 13, 2017, 06:26:49 PM »
well when you only build a few carriers instead of a few hundred certain upgrades are available.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2021 on: August 13, 2017, 07:27:36 PM »
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USS John C. Stennis pulling into Bremerton,Washington.Earlier this morning.

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« Reply #2022 on: August 13, 2017, 07:29:17 PM »
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Sailors conduct night replenishment at sea aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Cole

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« Reply #2023 on: August 14, 2017, 10:17:03 AM »
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USS Wichita (CA-45) riding out a storm off Iceland. 1941/42. Photo taken from a seaplane tender. PBY in the foreground.

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« Reply #2024 on: August 14, 2017, 10:22:32 AM »
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Footage from Typhoon Cobra. December, 1944.

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