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S. Korea: Cheonan's Bow Salvaged(many photos)
Yonhap News ^ | 04/24/10

Posted on 04/24/2010 8:05:46 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

S. Korea: Cheonan's Bow Salvaged



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: actofwar; bow; cheonan; nkorea; norkssunkthisboat; rememberthemaine; roknavy; rokscheonan; skorea
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To: bert
In the explosion were under the engine room it is likely the force of the explosion would have lifted the stack and surrounding structure.
21 posted on 04/24/2010 8:39:59 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: Loud Mime

“MegaMovers”, indeed.


22 posted on 04/24/2010 8:40:22 AM PDT by patton (Obama has replaced "Res Publica" with "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi.")
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To: patton

Do you know if they store any live ammo in the turrets, or is that brought up from the magazine when needed?


23 posted on 04/24/2010 8:43:25 AM PDT by Flag_This (ACORN delenda est)
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To: Flag_This

Both - a couple of rounds in the turret.


24 posted on 04/24/2010 8:46:20 AM PDT by patton (Obama has replaced "Res Publica" with "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi.")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Thanks, will look closer later.

At first glance, I thought they had brought up the whole ship.


25 posted on 04/24/2010 8:46:28 AM PDT by razorback-bert (So many questions, so few answers about Barry.)
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To: Spunky

Small pics aren’t much problem.


26 posted on 04/24/2010 8:46:43 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: Flag_This
"WTF happened to the Bofors?"

I was wondering the same thing...secondary ammunition explosion, maybe?


Or got damaged in the lift. Look at the size of those lifting chains. Drag one of those across the sheet metal or fiberglass housing of that turret and you are going to do some serious damage.
27 posted on 04/24/2010 8:50:23 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: BIGLOOK

It appears that there was an explosion on the starboard side with a lot of intense heat which burned the paint off beside blowing the ship apart a little aft of its mid point.


28 posted on 04/24/2010 8:54:53 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Use your $'s as weapons! Boycott Gay Frisco, since they keep Pelosi in congress.)
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To: GonzoGOP
"Or got damaged in the lift. "

I'm just speculating, but it reminded me - on a much smaller scale - of the turret explosion on the U.S.S. Iowa.

29 posted on 04/24/2010 9:01:13 AM PDT by Flag_This (ACORN delenda est)
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To: patton; CPOSharky; Doohickey

Ship was sunk by an explosion low and aft of midships, near or under the engine room. It sunk, rolled over and went down with the hull high up when it struck the bottom. (See the crushed superstructure flattened by the ship’s weight: a flattened squished surface, but no explosive damage.)

The fiberglass Bofors gun casing was likewise cracked open by a rock sticking up from the bottom (or the bottom itself) like an eggshell would be cracked between a flat book and a countertop.

May their gods have mercy on the sailor’s souls.


30 posted on 04/24/2010 9:02:06 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Fiberglass? Really? Talk about a paper tiger...


31 posted on 04/24/2010 9:05:10 AM PDT by patton (Obama has replaced "Res Publica" with "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi.")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

bump


32 posted on 04/24/2010 9:05:23 AM PDT by VOA
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The size of the crane is incredible!


33 posted on 04/24/2010 9:08:46 AM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: Flag_This
I'm just speculating, but it reminded me - on a much smaller scale - of the turret explosion on the U.S.S. Iowa.

There wasn't much external damage on the Iowa, aside from the weather boots being blown inside out. The gun houses on the old battlewaggons are tough.

As for this on the paint doesn't seem damage enough. If you had an ammo fire you would expect a lot of scorching and smoke damage. The turret appears to have been ripped apart by a giant version of Freddy Kruger.

The reason is suggested the lift chains is if you notice two of them are lined up just behind the turret. Prior to the lift those would be slack and laying across the ship. Then when they started lifting they would go taught and crunch anything in their path.
34 posted on 04/24/2010 9:10:02 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

So they were NOT hit by their own torpedo I guess?

Did they actually think that was a possibility?


35 posted on 04/24/2010 9:11:57 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: Spunky

LOL...if someone is on dial up these days, even using the Internet is nearly impossible.


36 posted on 04/24/2010 9:14:16 AM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
"The fiberglass Bofors gun casing was likewise cracked open by a rock sticking up from the bottom "

Maybe. But to me, it looks like the damage is more to the side of the turret, than the top of it. It seems like the damage would require a very convenient rock.

37 posted on 04/24/2010 9:15:56 AM PDT by Flag_This (ACORN delenda est)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I firmly believe the rat bastard Korean communists sank that vessel. No question. I believe those scumbags in their military and government have a long deserved beat down coming in their future.

In payback for the crew of the USS Pueblo (my father was an acquaintance of the skipper, CDR Bucher) and the murdered crew of the EC-121 that was shot down in 1969, I believe they have it coming.

I still think we should send in a B-1 with about ten MK84 JDAMS to put the poor USS Pueblo to rest.


38 posted on 04/24/2010 9:22:50 AM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

That is massive catastrophic destruction. That ship went down very fast.

And the blow came from below, there is no indication of fire on the upper surfaces of the ship indicating destruction from above, and destroyers don’t just cut themselves in half behind the conning tower.

Torpedo.


39 posted on 04/24/2010 9:34:28 AM PDT by Danae (Don't like the Constitution, try living in a country with out one.)
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To: Flag_This

I was thinking large debris falling through the water hitting after the Bow found the bottom.


40 posted on 04/24/2010 9:36:41 AM PDT by Danae (Don't like the Constitution, try living in a country with out one.)
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