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Offline Chieftain

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Salvage of USS Oklahoma after Pearl Harbor
« on: December 08, 2013, 09:02:12 AM »
This is a fascinating .pdf file that shows what it took to right and refloat USS Oklahoma after it took 9 Japanese torpedoes and capsized in 10 minutes taking over 400 of her crew with her.  Amazing operation...


http://web.mst.edu/~rogersda/umrcourses/ge342/Salvage%20of%20USS%20Oklahoma.pdf



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Re: Salvage of USS Oklahoma after Pearl Harbor
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2013, 09:13:44 AM »
This is so fascinating!

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Re: Salvage of USS Oklahoma after Pearl Harbor
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2013, 09:25:15 AM »
Thank you, Chief! That was amazing. Sent it to Dad to look at.
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Re: Salvage of USS Oklahoma after Pearl Harbor
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2013, 06:20:03 PM »
Righting the Oklahoma set the standard for righting capsized ships such as the Costa Concordia.
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