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USS California BB-44 Pearl Harbor Damage Report

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  1. ResearcherAtLarge

    ResearcherAtLarge Member

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    I was traveling on the 7th and busy enough that I wasn't able to post this here, but better late than never:
    USS California BB-44 Pearl Harbor Damage Report
    The big take-away from this, for those who haven't read it, is that California did not sink directly because of the torpedo and bomb damage - although it was definitely crucial. Her torpedo defense system wasn't actually compromised enough to sink her, but the access panels that had been removed or left loose enough to leak and the fact that she was abandoned for a while were what put her into the mud.
     
  2. belasar

    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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    An excellent addition, thanks!
     
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    Very nice find!
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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  5. ResearcherAtLarge

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    Also a good resource. "Resurrection" by Dan Madsen is a good read as well.
     

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