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This Is How You Lift A Sunk Warship Off The Sea [PICS]
Gizmodo ^ | 24 May 2010 | Gizmodo

Posted on 05/24/2010 1:59:13 PM PDT by James C. Bennett

 

This Is How You Lift a Sunk War Ship Off the Sea

 

With huge chains and honking cranes, that's how. Example: This Republic of Korea Navy's corvette—half of it, actually—floating over the sea's surface. And before you cry "PHOTOSHOP!", check out the scene from a distance.

This Is How You Lift a Sunk War Ship Off the Sea

It's the Cheonan, a South Korean Pohang-class corvette that broke in two on March 26. According to an international investigation, the cause was a torpedo fired from a North Korean Yeono class miniature submarine, killing 46 crew members. A few weeks later, on April 15, the South Korean Navy recovered the stern part from the bottom of the sea using a giant floating crane. On April 24, the bow was recovered.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: korea; navy; ocean; ship

1 posted on 05/24/2010 1:59:13 PM PDT by James C. Bennett
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To: James C. Bennett

North Koreans are masters at the game of “I win or you lose”.


2 posted on 05/24/2010 2:00:53 PM PDT by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: James C. Bennett

Mighty impressive.

I saw mega barge cranes like that on “Build It Bigger” putting together bridges and ships in Korea.


3 posted on 05/24/2010 2:01:09 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: James C. Bennett

If the USS Nimitz sunk, they would need a bigger crane, or two, or three, or four, or etc.


4 posted on 05/24/2010 2:01:53 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (ZEROs FAVORITE SONG -- I, ME, MINE -- BY THE BEATLES)
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To: James C. Bennett

The second picture is of an intact vessel. The rudders are clearly visible as is the bow. Nothing is missing between them.


5 posted on 05/24/2010 2:07:55 PM PDT by em2vn
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To: NCC-1701

We’re going to need the biggest cranes imaginable to bring up our economy after this congress and President have waged their warfare on prosperity.


6 posted on 05/24/2010 2:10:12 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Racial Profiling: Anti-Caucasian Racism hidden under a politically correct term)
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To: em2vn

Yeah, the pictures we saw a week or so ago showed the two pieces. This doesn’t look correct.


7 posted on 05/24/2010 2:10:55 PM PDT by 1776 Reborn
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To: em2vn

First pic is of the forward part of the ship, the second of the aft. The green tarps cover the open areas in each.


8 posted on 05/24/2010 2:11:06 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: 1776 Reborn

No. There are two photos: One showing the bow getting lifted - broken in half at the engine room, the second lifting the stern (with props and rudders still attached.)


9 posted on 05/24/2010 2:12:47 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: em2vn

The second picture is of the back half only.


10 posted on 05/24/2010 2:12:51 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: em2vn

Nope, the second half is clearly the stern only. Note the green draping over the gaping hole on the rear of the bow half. It’s also found on the front of the stern section. Last, look at the size of those screws and shafts on the stern section. They would be out of all proportion were that the entire shift.


11 posted on 05/24/2010 2:15:20 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Yep, that is what I saw.


12 posted on 05/24/2010 2:20:28 PM PDT by 1776 Reborn
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To: Travis McGee
Here is a good one:

The USS Cole coming home.

13 posted on 05/24/2010 2:22:20 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: James C. Bennett

How deep was the water?


14 posted on 05/24/2010 2:24:52 PM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: James C. Bennett
That's not a photoshop - THIS is...


15 posted on 05/24/2010 2:32:10 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their ass at God while praying.)
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To: 1776 Reborn; em2vn

Here are the best source of photos for a reference, that I have found.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2517246/posts


16 posted on 05/24/2010 2:38:24 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: James C. Bennett

Cool


17 posted on 05/24/2010 2:47:14 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Travis McGee

So, S.Korea can lift half of a naval ship out of the sea, but we can’t plug up a pipe in the gulf of mexico? Hummm...


18 posted on 05/24/2010 3:01:35 PM PDT by virgil
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To: reagan_fanatic

You owe me a clean keyboard.. Puke particles are stuck between the keys now.... Thanks


19 posted on 05/24/2010 3:06:42 PM PDT by Waverunner ( "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too." Voltaire)
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To: reagan_fanatic

ROFLMAO!


20 posted on 05/24/2010 3:24:34 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists".)
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To: reagan_fanatic

OH God, please cut the chains.


21 posted on 05/24/2010 3:33:59 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Thanks


22 posted on 05/24/2010 4:15:43 PM PDT by 1776 Reborn
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To: virgil

Well, they are two very different problems of course.


23 posted on 05/24/2010 5:00:56 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: James C. Bennett

The NKs never thought the SKs would actually be able to salvage that ship (or rather its parts). They must be in full ‘oh sh!t’ mode right now.


24 posted on 05/24/2010 5:50:26 PM PDT by Moltke (panem et circenses)
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To: Moltke

Bookmark


25 posted on 05/24/2010 6:54:29 PM PDT by Publius6961 (10% of muslims, the killer murdering radicals, are "only" 140,000,000 of 'em)
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To: NCC-1701

I’d think I would use a floating ping pong ball factory to raise an aircraft carrier.


26 posted on 05/24/2010 6:56:53 PM PDT by bvw
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To: reagan_fanatic

Where is looter man?


27 posted on 05/24/2010 7:11:23 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Courtesy ping -- and you were first!

They are right, though: I was concentrating on hull damage -- and missed noticing the massive size of that crane...

28 posted on 05/24/2010 7:49:00 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: em2vn
"The second picture is of an intact vessel. The rudders are clearly visible as is the bow. Nothing is missing between them."

"Yeah, the pictures we saw a week or so ago showed the two pieces. This doesn’t look correct."

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You are both mistaken. The Cheonan was blown into three major parts: bow, stern and stack. Here are the three sections superimposed on a silhouette photo of a complete ship of the same class:


29 posted on 05/24/2010 7:57:16 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: 1776 Reborn; em2vn
Korean version of my reconstruction. (Lacks correction for foreshortening due to section rotation...)


30 posted on 05/24/2010 8:18:41 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
The South Korean computer reconstruction of the "explosion's eye view" really tells the tale of a slightly off-center blast coupled by a bolus of incompressible water:

The converging compression wrinkles on the bow section and the crumpled panels on the stern stabilizer planes speak volumes about the water-coupled overpressure...

31 posted on 05/24/2010 8:28:19 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: TXnMA
Yes, when I first heard that they were bringing crane ship for salvage operation, I did not realize that they are going to pick up the whole ship with a single crane. It was indeed impressive.

If you go through my earlier postings, you will see photos of salvaging its stern and bow(posted separately.) Do a title search on "salvaged." Many shots of crane can be seen.

32 posted on 05/24/2010 8:39:19 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: Moltke

No.

The Norks are in full panic mode because the South Koreans found the torpedo propeller and drive train.

With NK markings on the torpedo controls, and traceable warhead residue in the ship...


33 posted on 05/24/2010 9:12:53 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: TXnMA
I was wondering if there was a picture that showed the whole crane. This thing must be immense.
34 posted on 05/25/2010 2:32:30 AM PDT by 1776 Reborn
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Thanks for the additional info. Didn’t know about the torpedo parts. Just more physical evidence to make the NKs realize they screwed up big this time.


35 posted on 05/25/2010 5:14:34 AM PDT by Moltke (panem et circenses)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

I think there is definitely going to be a reprisal soon, out of the sake of national security I won’t speculate in any shape or form of what it could be.


36 posted on 05/25/2010 5:29:54 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: Eyes Unclouded

the NKs have already lost. Their people starve while S. Korea is a developed country.


37 posted on 05/25/2010 5:34:47 AM PDT by Cronos (Origen(200AD)"The Church received from theApostles the tradition of giving Baptism even to infants")
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To: reagan_fanatic

I thought it was a corvette, not a pig boat


38 posted on 05/25/2010 5:38:33 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: Cronos

This is a quite a good remark.


39 posted on 06/08/2010 6:24:28 AM PDT by Rummenigge (there are people willing to blow out the light because it casts a shadow)
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