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  1. Lord_Slayer

    Fire on USS BonHomme Richard

    Something tells me this ship is going to be considered a loss. Based on a previous article I read, the area that caught fire had cardboard, drywall, rags, and other flammable objects. It also says that there was still debris in the corridors which hampered the firefighters, not to mention the halon fire suppression system is offline. I understand it had just left a refit/repair period in the shipyard and had been brought back to the Naval base, but shouldn't that material have been removed by the shipyard? What is drywall doing on a Navy ship in the first place? There are just so many questions as to why a ship that they had just spent $250 million on in repairs is now basically scrap.
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    Caption the profile image above you.

    'A man might befriend a wolf, even break a wolf, but no man could truly tame a wolf.'
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    Special Commander effect question.

    while there is no sound (other then the whoosh of the flare) there is a pop-up on the screen indicating what ability had just activated.
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    Special Commander effect question.

    Based on the other captains with specials (I do not have the Pan-Euro), I would have to say yes. But all they will see is the flare, your ship will remain invisible as long as you are not in spotting range of anything. Other then the flare, there is nothing else to indicate to the other team an ability was activated. They would have to be looking in the right area for the flare to be seen.
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    Righting the USS Oklahoma

    Alot of things that could were cut away before they began the righting process. One such object has recently been recovered from the harbor bottom. Part of the tripod mast has been recovered. But yeah, after being righted. A cofferdam was built around it so they could patch the hull. The main battery guns, secondaries, as well as ammo was off loaded.
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    Damage Control and Repair of Warships?

    yes and no Yes, neither Oklahoma nor Utah which capsized were returned to service. Oklahoma sank under tow in '47 while on way to be scrapped. Utah remains where she sank, though now upright. Both had material removed an scrapped before being left. Now USS Ogala was a minelayer and seaplane tender. She capsized next to USS Helena She was recovered AND returned to service and eventually was scrapped in 1965.
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    Fire on USS BonHomme Richard

    She's got a list, and that foremast on the island is no longer vertical. They expect it to burn for another day or so. Oh and here is the kicker...... https://news.usni.org/2020/07/13/fire-fight-intensifies-on-uss-bonhomme-richard-5-sailors-still-hospitalized
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    Invisible Ships

    yeah, no one ever posts a reply anymore, because then they would be proved wrong. And they can't have that. ^ pretty much this.
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    Fire on USS BonHomme Richard

    Last I have read, there was some kind of over pressure followed by an explosion on one of the lower vehicle decks. It also said that the fire could burn for several days. This brings up a couple of questions then: I get that the ship was in-port and undergoing maintenance so she didn't have a full crew, but what kind of damage control/fire watch system was in place to let it get this bad? You'd think there would be some kind of fire suppression system in the vehicle deck areas. Also after burning for 3 days, what kind of condition is the ship in? Extreme heat can effect metal and change its properties. How much is going to have to be removed and replaced to restore structural strength to the ship?
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    Fire on USS BonHomme Richard

    no..not quite. Forrestal had a massive fire which included the cook-off of multiple 1000lb bombs that blew holes through the armored flight deck and allowed burning fuel deeper into the ship.
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    Damage Control and Repair of Warships?

    Alot depends on the exact situation. During combat, DC's primary concern was keeping the ship afloat and fighting. Active fires and Flooding would be the focus. Timber would be used to fill in shell holes. Why timber? as it becomes wet, it expands. Post battle, things are a bit calmer and you can now get a better idea on what damage your ship has taken. In cases of flooding, they would likely see if they can stop the source of flooding, and then pump the compartment free. In cases like the loss of the bow or larger torpedo holes, they are likely not going to be able to cover the hole with the material on board. In this case, the crew would shore up the bulkheads around the flooded compartment, again with timber, as when they get underway to return to base, the ships motion will put stress on those bulkheads. The picture of the Minnesota with the coconut wood bow is a perfect example of a crew being resourceful. They have shored up the damaged area of the bow as well as protected the bulkhead to a point. Did find this off the Historic Naval Ships Association page: the Damage Control handbook https://archive.hnsa.org/doc/dc/index.htm parbuckling. The most recent example of this is the Costa Concordia. Now the Oklahoma was similar, only it had massive towers on the side of the ship and the winches were on-shore as she capsized away from the land. In the Concordia's case, she capsized towards the land. Now in the case of the USS Utah, parbuckling did not work as well. The harbor bottoms condition wasn't the same as on the Oklahoma's side, and when they reached a point in righting Utah, she began to slide instead of rotate. As a result, and because she was not blocking any anchorage, she was left in place where she sits today. A very good book that covers damage control would be 'Sailors to the End' on the Forrestal fire
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    CV Planes Regen

    Pre-CV Rework Atlanta.......and I believe Texas could when set up right.
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    Lets Discuss Tone And Ise class Ships

    I could see them being a CV CA/BB hybrid had RTS CVs remained. But yeah, I agree. Bring in Ise as the BB she was. For Tone, alot of things could be done: She could carry a fighter consumable like the CV aircraft have, summoning an amount of fighters. Not a full CV squadron obviously, but some. She could also have a longer ranged, higher HP spotters. Most spotter planes only go out so far from the ship. In light of Tone's historical recon ability, perhaps her spotter planes could travel out further. In turn, give them a bit more HP to last longer against AA. Or they could get a better visual range then the average spotter. Or (and this will really annoy people) for the time her spotter is up, the entire 'fog of war' could be lifted for a certain amount of time, revealing all enemy locations, minus those in smoke of course. Yeah I know no one would really go for that one, but it would represent Tone's wartime ability to recon the enemy.
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    No 300????

    I seem to recall someone brought this up about a week ago. Maybe they only want 5 different badges?