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To: shove_it

Just a note: Back in WWII a US destroyer received "ping" off a submerged vessel and dropped depth charges on the Monitor.

10 posted on 03/08/2013 2:35:34 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (CLICK my name. See the murals before they are painted over! POTEET THEATER in OKC!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Excellent addition to the thread, thanks. Did your mural get painted over?


11 posted on 03/08/2013 2:55:17 PM PST by shove_it (Long ago Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about 0banana's USA.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

“The battle between those two primative iron ships marked the end of the world’s wooden navies”. It’s too bad, actually. It was a romantic era; whole forests sacrificed for a fleet of ships that depended on the wind, the direction of it meaning more than the number of cannons placed in the hull. The old sailing ships were sort of a dichotemy between old and new technology. The cannon itself was a catalist for new weapons that made others obsolete. The change was inevitable. The torpedo became the next catalyst, and so on.


12 posted on 03/08/2013 2:59:40 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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