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Photos of aircraft carrier USS AMERICA sinking

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In 2005 the US Navy did a 'sinkex' to test the ability of a supercarrier to soak up damage.

These are some of first photos to emerge of the sinking - it took four weeks of damage, then intentional scuttling to sink a hulk without any defensive aids or countemeasures to protect her. While not a perfect simulation of combat, it is quite a good example of how resilient a modern carrier can be, particularly when fought effectively.

full article is here - This Is The Only Photo Of A U.S. Navy Supercarrier Being Sunk (Updated)
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#2
Saw the video of my first ship, The Brave, being “sunk” and turned into a reef. Was strangely emotional....I still had a set of tropics and shed loads of porn stashed on her.
 
#5
In 2005 the US Navy did a 'sinkex' to test the ability of a supercarrier to soak up damage.

These are some of first photos to emerge of the sinking - it took four weeks of damage, then intentional scuttling to sink a hulk without any defensive aids or countemeasures to protect her. While not a perfect simulation of combat, it is quite a good example of how resilient a modern carrier can be, particularly when fought effectively.

full article is here - This Is The Only Photo Of A U.S. Navy Supercarrier Being Sunk (Updated) View attachment 345074 View attachment 345075
That's impressive. It'd probably take a matelot with a ball-peen hammer thirteen seconds to sink ours.
 
#6
There are some great stories on that site Jim especially the one re the G.R.Ford carrier with (apparent) reliability problems with the equipment.
Shock Trials or No, the Navy's Newest Supercarrier Is Still an Unreliable Debacle
The service wants to put off critical testing for years, but a recent Pentagon report says the USS Ford barely works in optimal conditions.
BY JOSEPH TREVITHICKFEBRUARY 7, 2018
Shock Trials or No, the Navy's Newest Supercarrier Is Still an Unreliable Debacle
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God bless the Royal Navy.
The article maybe better suited to the QE carrier thread though.
 
#7
Saw the video of my first ship, The Brave, being “sunk” and turned into a reef. Was strangely emotional....I still had a set of tropics and shed loads of porn stashed on her.
That would explain the unnatural ships list then...
 
#8
That's impressive. It'd probably take a matelot with a ball-peen hammer thirteen seconds to sink ours.
Why is that your first response?

At the time I knew a former RN Warfare type who knew of the trial and suggested the data was shared with the UK. The fact that so few pictures have been released should tell us something.
 
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#9
Why is that your first response?

At the time I knew a former RN Warfare type who knew of the trial and suggested the data was shared with the UK. Te fact that so few pictures have been released should tell us something.
Because it's what is known as "a joke". Calm down.
 
#10
I read an article in Popular Mechanics the other week that explained what the USN had to do to a ship for a sinkex (can I find it now I look for it!!) in order to make it friendly for the fish.

I can help but think that the almost total lack of burny, bangy stuff on board will have extended its life somewhat.
 
#12
In 2005 the US Navy did a 'sinkex' to test the ability of a supercarrier to soak up damage.

These are some of first photos to emerge of the sinking - it took four weeks of damage, then intentional scuttling to sink a hulk without any defensive aids or countemeasures to protect her. While not a perfect simulation of combat, it is quite a good example of how resilient a modern carrier can be, particularly when fought effectively.

full article is here - This Is The Only Photo Of A U.S. Navy Supercarrier Being Sunk (Updated) View attachment 345074 View attachment 345075
Did they try dropping a nuke on it? I thought that was a likely scenario in WP days?
 
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In 2005 the US Navy did a 'sinkex' to test the ability of a supercarrier to soak up damage.

These are some of first photos to emerge of the sinking - it took four weeks of damage, then intentional scuttling to sink a hulk without any defensive aids or countemeasures to protect her. While not a perfect simulation of combat, it is quite a good example of how resilient a modern carrier can be, particularly when fought effectively.

full article is here - This Is The Only Photo Of A U.S. Navy Supercarrier Being Sunk (Updated) View attachment 345074 View attachment 345075
Hmmm. It may have taken four weeks, but it was hardly four weeks of continuous missile, bomb, shell and torpedo attack?

They should have set her on fire - she'd have been royally fucked in no time at all.

Warship + fire = deathtrap.....
 
#14
Best way to disable a warship....

Cut off the A4 paper supplies.
 
#15
I actually find the sinking of the USS Oriskany to create an artificial reef more interesting than a single photo and vague information released by the Pentagon about the end of the USS America.....
 
#16
I actually find the sinking of the USS Oriskany to create an artificial reef more interesting than a single photo and vague information released by the Pentagon about the end of the USS America.....

At least they got the music right. Watching ships sink makes me cry.
 
#17
At least they got the music right. Watching ships sink makes me cry.
I don’t get upset at ships sinking after decommissioning since I wasn’t a matelot, but I get it. The same can be said when your regimental colours are laid up for the last time, it’s a mark of finality....
 
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I actually find the sinking of the USS Oriskany to create an artificial reef more interesting than a single photo and vague information released by the Pentagon about the end of the USS America.....
There was a full documentary about the USS Oriskany on either Discovery or National Geographic that showed how much work went into getting her ready for the sinking.
 
#20
Hmmm. It may have taken four weeks, but it was hardly four weeks of continuous missile, bomb, shell and torpedo attack?

They should have set her on fire - she'd have been royally fucked in no time at all.

Warship + fire = deathtrap.....
Surely fire would be an effect of a weapon hitting? For the SINKEX she would have had no fire fighting or damage control teams or fire pumps running. In reality warships do experience fires, and survive them.

As far as I know the Americans expended a lot of ordnance, including torpedos from submarines, Harpoon missiles, and aircraft bombs. I assume she was instrumented so damage could be measured.
 

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