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  •  There was value in the Iowa (4+ / 0-)

    they had been using the BB's in Korea and Vietnam,
    and the sheer fire support was impressive.

    My understanding was the wisconsin class ships ran low pressure steam 300 PSI, so even with the age of the
    boilers, they should have been fine.

    i've seen boilers from the 20's still functional.

    The problem was they weren't doing repairs on the turrets particularly for static control.

    Static in a turret or magazine is death around the
    powder bags.

    Can't say much about the daniels or Leahy class ships.

    George Bush is Living proof of the axiom "Never send a boy to do a man's job" E -2.25 S -4.10

    by nathguy on Mon Apr 19, 2010 at 09:35:25 AM PDT

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