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USS Johnston possibly found at 20,400 feet

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USS Johnston possibly found at 20,400 feet
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 1, 2019 2:00 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb_801AIhU0

Either Johnston or Hoel.

Looks like she tore apart on the way down and the hull is in the trench, probably never to be found.

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Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, November 3, 2019 1:36 PM

I just watched this video earlier this morning. Based on their observations it would definitely seem to be the Johnston. Agree that it tore apart on the long descent down. Amazing that they found it at that depth.

I also watched the video on the Chokai. That is some righteous video. Especially liked the footage of the rather intact bridge.

Amazing effort to find these sites.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, November 3, 2019 2:59 PM

Hi;

Although I couldn't comment there on that site. I will say the Strange wreckage with the Holes looks like it was the Wheelhouse and the Director wreckage above it.They commented there was glass in some of the holes. The Johnson, I believe was a Square Bridge Fletcher? May they always rest in Peace.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, November 3, 2019 9:05 PM

Tanker-Builder
The Johnson, I believe was a Square Bridge Fletcher?

Yes she was.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, November 3, 2019 9:14 PM

JOE RIX
I also watched the video on the Chokai. That is some righteous video.

Joe, where did you find this video, do you have a link, I can't seem to find it?

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Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, November 3, 2019 11:36 PM

Judging by the video, she was shelled to way past scrap before sinking.  No wonder she came apart on the way down.

It's a wonder that anyone survived with the pounding she took.  Her sacrifice along with that of the other escorts saved most of the rest of Taffy 3.

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, November 4, 2019 1:00 AM

Great history of the flying boats.  Thanks for posting.  

Thanks,

John

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Posted by tomwatkins45 on Monday, November 4, 2019 7:54 AM

I just finished rereading "Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors" by James Hornfischer not long ago.It's an excellent telling of the story of Taffy 3. I recommend it highly.

Tom

 

 

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 4, 2019 8:59 AM

tomwatkins45

I just finished rereading "Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors" by James Hornfischer not long ago.It's an excellent telling of the story of Taffy 3. I recommend it highly.

Tom

 

 

 

Ditto

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, November 4, 2019 11:33 AM

Tom; 

  That was a spell-binding book wasn't it? I also finished my third re-reading of it. T.B.

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Posted by Nino on Friday, November 8, 2019 8:50 AM

modelcrazy

 

 
JOE RIX
I also watched the video on the Chokai. That is some righteous video.

Joe, where did you find this video, do you have a link, I can't seem to find it?

 

Here is a 12min clip for the Chokai:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=706071753222186

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 8, 2019 10:24 AM

Thanks Nino, that is some awesome footage!!

Now I definitely need to get a 700 Chokai to do a wreck dio Stick out tongue

 

Actually, I do have a 1/700 Chokai

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