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Old 09-30-2022, 18:02   #1
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Sailor acquitted in USS Bonhomme Richard fire

The Navy's USS Bonhomme Richard was destroyed in a fire while docked in San Diego to undergo millions of dollars in maintenance.

I kind of thought the guy may have been a scapegoat. Now some officers up the chain of command might start feeling some heat. It's still baffling how a large ship made entirely of steel could be destroyed in a fire.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/naval-sai...hard-san-diego
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Old 10-01-2022, 06:46   #2
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It's still baffling how a large ship made entirely of steel could be destroyed in a fire.

There were similar questions as to the fall of the twin towers.

The fire softened and melted large sections. From some of the pictures, I think other soft meltable metals were used to save weight.


In one of the articles, the defense, in closing, shaded the prosecution by implying they ignored the "real" evidence. I wonder if there will be a second trial.
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Structure is an interesting study. Fire in a wood structure is burning the gas within the wood , basically charring the wood, failure is more predictable, if you will.

In a steel structure fire creates a sudden failure within the bonds of the metal, the structure generally under greater stress fails suddenly.

https://internationaltimber.com/reso...-and-concrete/
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I kind of thought the guy may have been a scapegoat.
Now, the Navy would never do something like that, ... cough, Iowa.
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Now, the Navy would never do something like that, ... cough, Iowa.
Precisely.
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Now, the Navy would never do something like that, ... cough, Iowa.
Pearl Harbor, USS Indianapolis, USS Pueblo, gawd the list is endless...
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