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ojsdad

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Reply #1260 on: July 13, 2020, 09:42:11 AM

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Reply #1261 on: July 13, 2020, 11:35:32 AM
What a disaster!   :(

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Reply #1262 on: July 13, 2020, 12:07:40 PM
I read somewhere else that the ship will be almost a total loss. 

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Reply #1263 on: July 13, 2020, 12:54:36 PM
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Navy officials said the fire started in the lower parts of the ship where embarked Marines keep vehicles and equipment.

“There was a report of an internal explosion” in a lower stowage area, Rear Adm. Philip Sobeck, commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 3, told reporters during a Sunday evening press conference just outside the base. “We don’t quite understand yet the source of … the seed of the fire,” he added.

Wow. I hope nobody got hurt. I can't find any info other than a skeleton crew was on board.

And didn't they just spend about a quarter of a billion on her for upgrades and such?  :o



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Reply #1264 on: July 13, 2020, 02:13:24 PM

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Reply #1265 on: July 13, 2020, 02:15:16 PM
It looks from that shot to be very top heavy - just an optical illusion I guess due to the angle.

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Reply #1266 on: July 13, 2020, 02:18:16 PM
She was top-heavy. They reworked the keel and hull to compensate for it.

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Reply #1267 on: July 13, 2020, 02:21:56 PM
 :bigthumb:

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Reply #1268 on: July 13, 2020, 02:23:26 PM
Was this a battleship that was converted to a carrier?

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Reply #1269 on: July 13, 2020, 02:24:30 PM
Ah, Wikipedia says no.

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Reply #1270 on: July 13, 2020, 02:25:43 PM
You ninja'd me, Mike :-)

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Reply #1271 on: July 14, 2020, 10:35:21 AM

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Reply #1272 on: July 14, 2020, 06:35:11 PM



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Reply #1273 on: July 14, 2020, 11:52:58 PM
I believe I would also say, 'NO' to that.  :notme:

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Reply #1274 on: July 15, 2020, 01:56:12 PM
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/34832/veteran-sailor-on-why-navy-ships-can-be-most-vulnerable-in-port-and-how-to-change-that

Good recap on the Bon Homme Richard fire with description of how a stand down in the yard can be so dangerous.

When Farragut was in the Philadelphia yard in the winter of 1974, the base had a newsletter.  It listed all the calls for fires.  There were hardly any days without a welding fire somewhere.
The Yardbirds were totally unconcerned.  Many were ending their careers after starting during WWII.  Fires were just a normal thing to them.

During WWII, there was an Essex class carrier named Bon Homme Richard.
The crew were proud to sail on "the biggest Dick in the Pacific."
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