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USS Nevada has been found

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USS Nevada, the only battleship to get underway at Pearl Harbor, repaired after sustaining damage and beaching during the attack, fired its guns in anger at German positions at D-day, purposely sunk in 1948 in gunnery tests, has been found.

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2 minutes ago, Lert said:

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USS Nevada, the only battleship to get underway at Pearl Harbor, repaired after sustaining damage and beaching during the attack, fired its guns in anger at German positions at D-day, purposely sunk in 1948 during the Bikini Atoll bomb tests, has been found.

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Nevada would also function well as a part of a battleship line split.

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14 minutes ago, Lert said:

Time for a premium, WG?

Imagine her as a tier VI premium, with her special camouflage being an all orange scheme due to her being the central target for the nuke testing, and the horn playing "Nuclear".

Not a big fan of BBs but would fork over money with ease :cap_cool:.

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I am game, I love the US standards.

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went through WW2, survived 2 nukes, Iowa and 2 other ship used her as target practice, still didnt sink, they used a aerial torpedo and thats what finally sank her, she really didnt want to leave us, did she?

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be nice to get a diagram or something to show how she currently sits

 

 

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25 minutes ago, Lord_Slayer said:

be nice to get a diagram or something to show how she currently sits

 

 

And also why a tank is on her. Did they place a sherman on her hull for some test?

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22 minutes ago, Y_Nagato said:

And also why a tank is on her. Did they place a sherman on her hull for some test?

The bogeys look wrong for a Sherman. 

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Might be a Patton

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27 minutes ago, Y_Nagato said:

And also why a tank is on her. Did they place a sherman on her hull for some test?

Not a Sherman. Torsion bar type suspension, boat shaped hull, more likely a Pershing.

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2 minutes ago, Lert said:

Not a Sherman. Torsion bar type suspension, boat shaped hull, more likely a Pershing.

Forgot about the Pershing.  Most likely.  The reason for the placement would be for testing the nukes against US armored vehicles.  Did some of that in Nevada as well.

 

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Picture of M36 tank destroyer on deck of Nevada from Reddit.

 

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A ship sinking approx 3 miles down doesnt go straight down so trying to find its exact position is not easy. i'm wondering what the radiation levels are from the hull

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Video shows 4600 meter down! Amazing!

 

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1 hour ago, monpetitloup said:

If they sank her on purpose how could they not know where she was?

They knew the approximate area. As someone else said, a ship sinking 3 miles doesn't go straight down. Plus, I don't know how much effort was put into finding her exact position before.

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7 minutes ago, Lert said:

They knew the approximate area. As someone else said, a ship sinking 3 miles doesn't go straight down. Plus, I don't know how much effort was put into finding her exact position before.

saratoga is at 165 feet depth (divide by 3 for meters) doesnt seem that difficult to find a bb sized shipreck in that type of depth...

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10 minutes ago, Lert said:

They knew the approximate area. As someone else said, a ship sinking 3 miles doesn't go straight down. Plus, I don't know how much effort was put into finding her exact position before.

actually it's your inital description which is wrong. she were sunk in gunnery tests,  not bikini atoll, that's why the depth and ease of discovery is not appropirate.

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6 minutes ago, monpetitloup said:

actually it's your inital description which is wrong. she were sunk in gunnery tests,  not bikini atoll, that's why the depth and ease of discovery is not appropirate.

Right, thanks for catching that.

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1 hour ago, monpetitloup said:

actually it's your inital description which is wrong. she were sunk in gunnery tests,  not bikini atoll, that's why the depth and ease of discovery is not appropirate.

65 miles south west of Pearl Harbor, in 15,400 feet of water or so. With navigation back then, they could have been some miles away from where they thought they were when they sank her as well. Not like they could check GPS.

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16 hours ago, Y_Nagato said:

And also why a tank is on her. Did they place a sherman on her hull for some test?

 

15 hours ago, Grey_Paladin said:

Forgot about the Pershing.  Most likely.  The reason for the placement would be for testing the nukes against US armored vehicles.  Did some of that in Nevada as well.

 

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Picture of M36 tank destroyer on deck of Nevada from Reddit.

 

 

Pershings and Chaffee Tanks sat on her decks for the nuclear tests.

They were never removed even after the tests.

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That is definitely cool!

I actually have a silver water pitcher that was given to a guest by the crew of USS Nevada.  It is in a special part of my naval collection.

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