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Photos of ships sinking

Postby José M. Rico » Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:38 pm

Let's make a thread with photos of sinking ships only. I think it can be fun. Simply attach a photo and a short description. I will start with a few pictures to get things going. Then it is up to you guys.

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The sinking of the British troop transport Orama on 8 June 1940 in the North Sea

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Aircraft Carrier Hermes sinking on the morning of 9 April 1942 in the Indian Ocean.

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The sinking of destroyer Mashona in the Atlantic on 28 May 1941 after attack by German bombers.

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Postby Ramius » Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:20 pm

:x Can't figure how to put it on the post. Here is the link of a mk48 USN torpedo, sinking the destroyer HMAS Torrens. (The torpedo is designed to detonate under the hull, which it obviously did :shock: )

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Postby Ramius » Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:32 pm

Here's another one. This one is a bulk carrier Seledang Ayu:
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Postby Ramius » Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:36 pm

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This is the British destroyer HMS Antelope in the Falklands war, she split in two and sank the next day.

PS: I figured out how to work the picture thing :dance:

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Postby Ramius » Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:44 pm

This one is interesting, icebreaker gets breaked by ice :lol: :
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Postby Ramius » Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:55 pm

:lol: This look familiar to anybody?
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HMS Barham, sunk by a U-Boat in the Mediteranean.

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Postby Ramius » Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:38 pm

OK, how about this one?
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You have three guesses :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Jack B. » Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:08 pm

Last 3 pictures are of the SS America/Australis which ran aground after her tow line broke.

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Postby Ramius » Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:12 pm

Yes, pity as she was a fine ship in her time :wink:

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Postby Ramius » Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:34 pm

OK, this is why the Arleigh Burke destroyers now have steel superstructures :lol: :clap:
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This is the USS Belknap after coliding with the supercarrier USS John F Kennedy. Fires caused the aluminum superstructure to flame and melt to the steel hull.

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Postby Ramius » Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:50 pm

Here is another, although she was technically scuttled, not sunk.
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The USS Oriskany was scuttled off of Florida in May 2006.
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Postby Jack B. » Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:00 pm

Fishing ship Vlad heading for the bottom

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Postby Ramius » Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:05 pm

SS Andrea Doria at dawn after the collision:
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The SS Stolkholm after hitting the Andrea Doria:
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Postby Ramius » Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:06 pm

The sad lady of France: SS NORMANDIE
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Normandie in her happier days:
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Postby Ramius » Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:44 pm

I have one that you guys would probably jump off a bridge to stand on her:
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The Yamato as her boilers and ammo magazines blow herself to smithereens after the three waves of USN aircraft :shock:


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