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First video walkaround of USS Texas

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  • Member since
    August 2013
  • From: Michigan
First video walkaround of USS Texas
Posted by Straycat1911 on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 10:29 PM
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    January 2021
Posted by PFJN2 on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 11:17 PM

Hi,

Thanks for posting

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, September 17, 2022 10:38 AM

About time.  The Foundation has been long on promises and short on delivery.

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    May 2022
Posted by Eugene Rowe on Saturday, September 17, 2022 10:45 AM

Surprised that the water pressure would bend and dent the torpedo blisters. 

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    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Saturday, September 17, 2022 12:16 PM

The blisters aren't that thick, and probably thinning on the inside too. Doesn't surprise me a bit. And next time you watch it, listen to the sounds when he bangs on the hull or blisters or docking keels. That sound can tell you a lot.

The patches and Splash Zone™ brought back a lot of memories; a whole lot of 'been there, done that' stuff.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, September 18, 2022 1:47 PM

Eugene Rowe

Surprised that the water pressure would bend and dent the torpedo blisters. 

Not that much different than the "oil canning" on regular shell plating.

And the blisters were made with much wider frame spacing.

I'm still uncomfortable with the ntion of chopping off the blisters at the bottom of the boot topping.  When they move the ship to whatever carnival port they are intending (selling to highest bidder) there's going to be a lot more exposure to tropical weather.

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    September 2015
Posted by Silly_me on Monday, September 19, 2022 11:54 AM

I had no idea there was teak in the keel.

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    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Monday, September 19, 2022 3:27 PM

There's stypically heavy timber behind he armor belt, too.  It provided a solid backing which could be better shaped to the less-flexible heavy armor plate.  Which was better in the days of riveted ships.

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    April 2005
Posted by ddp59 on Monday, September 19, 2022 7:06 PM

according to the BOGP for the USS Arizona, there was 3" of cement between the armor belt & the hull. http://www.researcheratlarge.com/Ships/BB39/BOGP/RG19_ALPHA_Arizona_BB39_09.jpg

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