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Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - Saga of the USS Franklin (CV-13)
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2019, 07:06:37 am »

I can only admire the way those brave young men stayed cool & calm enough to fight to save their ship &, in the face of incredible odds, to succeed.

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Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - HMCS Magnificent
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2019, 07:53:14 am »

I can only admire the way those brave young men stayed cool & calm enough to fight to save their ship &, in the face of incredible odds, to succeed.

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That's why I shared it and to show what happens when everything that can go wrong does, but the crew manages to save the ship, unlike HMIJNS Taiho.
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Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - HMCS Magnificent
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2019, 06:00:41 pm »

I can only admire the way those brave young men stayed cool & calm enough to fight to save their ship &, in the face of incredible odds, to succeed.

Same here

That's why I shared it and to show what happens when everything that can go wrong does, but the crew manages to save the ship, unlike HMIJNS Taiho.

I wonder if that was because of superior training and also more than likely all her damage was from the top down, rather than from the bottom up (and Franklin  had her watertight doors closed) and so the Franklin's hull was intact, whereas the Taiho's wasn't?
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Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - HMCS Magnificent
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2019, 12:02:21 pm »
US Navy film about the damage to the Franklin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn7EUyQ-pBA
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