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After stumbling across this today while watching a video on rail guns I was stunned I had never heard nor seen this before.  If you haven't heard about it or seen the video, it's unreal! 

 

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Not as big an explosion, but here is the HMS Barhams rear magazine detonating after a German submarine attack.

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13 hours ago, _1204_ said:

Not as big an explosion, but here is the HMS Barhams rear magazine detonating after a German submarine attack.

That's a pretty big one as well.

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On 8/15/2019 at 11:03 AM, _1204_ said:

Not as big an explosion, but here is the HMS Barhams rear magazine detonating after a German submarine attack.

I've always wondered why magazines explode when a ship is capsizing. Hood dis the same when she sank, her front magazines blew along with the Yamato although the latter could have been caused by fires from the attack

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8 hours ago, Psycodiver said:

I've always wondered why magazines explode when a ship is capsizing. Hood dis the same when she sank, her front magazines blew along with the Yamato although the latter could have been caused by fires from the attack

I believe the Royal Navy thought that HMS Barnum exploded because the 4" magazines were on fire.  HMS Hood probably detonated her front magazines because of the sheer force of the rear magazine detonation.

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Probably same thing happened to Yamato.  She was hit by a lot of bombs and torpedoes and her damage control center had been destroyed.  There could have been any number of raging internal fires going on when the crew tried to abandon ship.

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