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How much water does it take to put out a ship fire.

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However much it takes; but hopefully not so much you get this;

USS_Lafayette_1942.jpg

SS Normandie, burned and capsized, NY Harbor, (Pier 88?) 1942.

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27 minutes ago, Estimated_Prophet said:

However much it takes; but hopefully not so much you get this;

USS_Lafayette_1942.jpg

SS Normandie, burned and capsized, NY Harbor, (Pier 88?) 1942.

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30 minutes ago, Estimated_Prophet said:

However much it takes; but hopefully not so much you get this;

USS_Lafayette_1942.jpg

SS Normandie, burned and capsized, NY Harbor, (Pier 88?) 1942.

Liners have a high center of gravity which made this happening more likely and The Roger Blough being a bulk freighter still had about 60% of her load capacity left if the pumps were not able to be used.

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I wonder how much they pumped into Bonhomme Richard?

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Remember that it's not just about putting out the fire but cooling down all those tons of hot steel too so whatever is burning won't re-ignite. 

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