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Old 05-11-2019, 05:12 AM   #181
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USS Arizona and the Brooklyn Bridge...
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Old 05-11-2019, 01:06 PM   #182
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The Arizona must have been an older ship with those tall towers.
I don't remember seeing them before and Wikipedia tells me they are "lattice masts,"phased out before WWII.
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Old 05-12-2019, 12:01 AM   #183
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USS Arizona
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Length: 608′
Construction started: March 16, 1914
Launched: June 19, 1915
Weight: 29,630 tons
Cost: $16,000,000
Builder: Brooklyn Navy Yard
So it was probably designed around 1912.

That's $402 million 2019 dollars.
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:51 PM   #184
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Big bada boom:

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Ship-sized ship on the left, for size comparison.

Maybe a perspective thing. Maybe.
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:54 PM   #185
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Oh, ship!

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Old 05-18-2019, 11:16 AM   #186
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Almost capsized.
Gotta hate it when that happens.
I can't find another photo of that event.
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Old 05-18-2019, 11:16 PM   #187
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French liner Normandie seized by the US, caught fire while being converted to the USS Lafayette, then capsized.
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Old 05-19-2019, 12:05 PM   #188
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Half capsized.
Amazing story here:

http://www.americasfireboat.org/ss-normandie-fire/
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Old 06-17-2019, 01:35 PM   #189
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The Swedish destroyer HSwMS Småland in one of the underground docks in Muskö naval base (1960).
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Old 06-18-2019, 01:08 AM   #190
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Old 06-18-2019, 10:06 AM   #191
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