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.
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.)
To: Grampa Dave; Robert A. Cook, PE; Doohickey
Captain Cook's assessment sounds good. The explosion was near midships and engineering.....everything above is most likely secondary damage caused by an exploding power plant.
Too bad there isn't a clear photo of the hull below the waterline or any of the internal areas showing the cascade effect of the explosion.
I'll leave damage assessment to resident engineers and targeting to our resident Bubbleheads.
Meanwhile I'm going to check on the type of power plant on that ship.
posted on 04/24/2010 10:57:40 AM PDT
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