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#1 Mikel2

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 1740 PM

https://www.cbsnews....Mq_hzqh4HskpN4c

 

Somehow I thought the location of the wreck had been known for some time. Very nice that former crew member got to see his old ship again.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 1840 PM

Very nice for her to finally have been found. Maybe the finding will help persuade the 4th new carrier to adopt the name Hornet like how the 3rd got Enterprise.
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 2012 PM

Very impressive photographs. 

https://www.foxnews....e-south-pacific


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 2149 PM

I'm pleasantly surprised by the clarity of the water and how little debris and silt has fallen on the ship.


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 0212 AM

I'm pleasantly surprised by the clarity of the water and how little debris and silt has fallen on the ship.

 

The condition of the light AA guns is remarkable indeed.


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#6 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 0255 AM

https://www.cbsnews....Mq_hzqh4HskpN4c

 

Somehow I thought the location of the wreck had been known for some time. Very nice that former crew member got to see his old ship again.

 

So did I, but ive come to the conclusion I was mixing it up with Dr Ballards discovery of Yorktown in 1998.


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 0928 AM

Very nice for her to finally have been found. Maybe the finding will help persuade the 4th new carrier to adopt the name Hornet like how the 3rd got Enterprise.

I thought one of the gator carriers was named Hornet.  Wiki says I was wrong; the last Hornet was CV-12. https://en.wikipedia..._Hornet_(CV-12)


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 0934 AM

 

Very nice for her to finally have been found. Maybe the finding will help persuade the 4th new carrier to adopt the name Hornet like how the 3rd got Enterprise.

I thought one of the gator carriers was named Hornet.  Wiki says I was wrong; the last Hornet was CV-12. https://en.wikipedia..._Hornet_(CV-12)

 

Perhaps your thinking of the U.S.S. Wasp, LDH-1?


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 0942 AM

A gator carrier also carried the name Essex.


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 1103 AM


 


Very nice for her to finally have been found. Maybe the finding will help persuade the 4th new carrier to adopt the name Hornet like how the 3rd got Enterprise.

I thought one of the gator carriers was named Hornet.  Wiki says I was wrong; the last Hornet was CV-12. https://en.wikipedia..._Hornet_(CV-12)
 
Perhaps your thinking of the U.S.S. Wasp, LDH-1?

Ah. I was close; a stingy, flying bug...
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Posted 13 February 2019 - 1447 PM

1942 truly was a year of years, as USS Hornet was sunk just 6 weeks after the loss of USS Wasp to Kinashi's I-19, and just 6 months after a Washington in crisis felt compelled to risk it in launching essentially vengeance attacks on the Japanese homeland from its decks.

 

6 months later and it was the IJN and Japan facing the crisis of unobtainable victory after Midway.


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 1521 PM

 

 

 

Very nice for her to finally have been found. Maybe the finding will help persuade the 4th new carrier to adopt the name Hornet like how the 3rd got Enterprise.

I thought one of the gator carriers was named Hornet.  Wiki says I was wrong; the last Hornet was CV-12. https://en.wikipedia..._Hornet_(CV-12)
 
Perhaps your thinking of the U.S.S. Wasp, LDH-1?

Ah. I was close; a stingy, flying bug...

 

That would be the F/A 18 Hornet  :P


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 1715 PM

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#14 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 0300 AM

Was just watching this video on the rediscovery of the USS Grunion in 2008 this morning.


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 0322 AM

USS Hornet is certainly better than naming a vessel after some congress critter or not even dead yet president.


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 0326 AM

Yeah, I thought the same thing.

 

Supposedly Churchill wanted to name a Royal Navy warship after Oliver Cromwell, but the Admiralty fought a successful action to stop it happening. Perhaps they recognized it would be the slippery slope if they did.


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 0613 AM

He also wanted one named for0 Pitt, but former naval officer George V vetoed it on the grounds that sailors would turn Pitt into a naughty nickname.

He was probably right. Look up the nickname of USS Kitty Hawk.
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Posted 14 February 2019 - 0614 AM

Yeah, I thought the same thing.

 

Supposedly Churchill wanted to name a Royal Navy warship after Oliver Cromwell, but the Admiralty fought a successful action to stop it happening. Perhaps they recognized it would be the slippery slope if they did.

HMS Monty Python  :o


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#19 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 0626 AM

HMS Margaret Thatcher. HMS Harold Wilson. HMS David Cameron. :D No, I think the Admiralty had the right idea. Admirals and victories maybe, politicians no.


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 0640 AM

One has to admit the Royal Navy has the most inspiring names for their ships. The closes one for the U.S.N. would be the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan. I wonder if a certain German economist on this Grate Site would visit her. 


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