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USS Saratoga -awesome-

Discussion in 'The War at Sea' started by Che_Guevara, Dec 4, 2006.

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    Yep thats her today

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    She does appear to be remarkably intact, considering she had a nuke go off near her. A tough old lady indeed.
     
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    Agreed, is it possible to raise her ?
     
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    After sixty years? Probably not. She does look to be in remarkably good shape, but she's been underwater a long time. That has likely enough weakened her structurally. Also, since she's probably still radioactive, who'd go near her for any length of time? Aside from Godzilla, that is? :wink: :cool:
     
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    hmm, it is essential to get her to the nearest dockyard, aside the financial aspect. This dockyard has to be in australia, so it will be a long and dangerous journey for her, but I´ve seen a mobile and floating dockyrad, which was in use in ww2, perhaps there is something comparable today ?

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    I found it in the "Pacific War Companion", published by osprey, it was calle d Advanced Base Sectional Dock,[...] which was capable of lifting 90.000 tons, allowed the US Navy to repair all but the most seriously damaged ships in the forward area[...]

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    It would be awesome to see her together with the USS Iowa and one of the remaining Essex-class carriers in a new naval memorial, all restored to their original condition of ww2.
    If I have the money, I will build a museum of the pacific war somewhere on the west coast :wink: I think I write a book and earn millions ^^
     

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