On November 24, 1943

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On November 24, 1943

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Post by Biglever » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:37 am

The USS Liscome Bay CVE - 56 sunk after being torpedoed by Japanese submarine I - 175 off Gilbert Islands.
At 05:33 , only 23 minutes after being struck the ship listed. To starboard and sank.
Of The 916 crewmen onboard only 272 were rescued.
And that's the way it was on November 24, 1943.
May those Seamen rest in peace.



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Re: On November 24, 1943

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Post by Sig » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:43 am

Interesting piece of American History.

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General Characteristics:

Awarded: 1942
Keel laid: December 9, 1942
Launched: April 19, 1943
Commissioned: August 7, 1943
Sunk: November 24, 1943
Builder: Kaiser Shipbuilding Co., Vancouver, Wash.
Propulsion system: four boilers
Propellers: two
Length: 512.5 feet (156.2 meters)
Flight Deck Width: 108 feet (32.9 meters)
Beam: 65 feet (19.9 meters)
Draft: 22.6 feet (6.9 meters)
Displacement: approx. 10,400 tons full load
Speed: 19 knots
Catapults: one
Aircraft: 28 planes
Armament: one 5-inch L/38 gun, 16 40mm guns, 20 20mm guns
Crew: 860


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Re: On November 24, 1943

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Post by Biglever » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:58 am

She still had all her bombs on board, and planes, the torpedo, struck right in the area of one of the magazine s, full of bombs, they didn't have a chance.



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