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USS Hornet Found
« on: February 12, 2019, 14:16:18 »

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Re: USS Hornet Found
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2019, 14:40:13 »
Very cool!  Almost perfectly preserved - not much oxygen down at 17,000’ depth.

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Re: USS Hornet Found
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 15:25:00 »
USS Hornet sunk at Battle of Santa Cruz Islands in Oct. 1942 (http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_santa_cruz_islands.html ). That was last carrier vs. carrier engagement in Pacific until Battle of Philippine Sea June 1944 (AKA "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot", http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_philippine_sea.html ); in 1943 before arrival of Essex Class carriers USN not strong enough to risk one.

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Re: USS Hornet Found
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2019, 21:30:07 »
Very cool!  Almost perfectly preserved - not much oxygen down at 17,000’ depth.

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