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The IOWA comes home to roost!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:50 am    Post subject: Re: The IOWA comes home to roost! Reply with quote

Looking forward to getting some pics of the Iowa soon...I'll post 'em up here boys!

Maybe if I'm really nice they'll let me fire up one of them 16"ers. Shocked

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:54 am    Post subject: Re: The IOWA comes home to roost! Reply with quote

You've got to love the efforts made in preserving at least some of our history.

www.battleshipnc.com/

I'm told that I saw them bring her home in Wilmington but since I was 4 years old I really don't remember it.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:07 am    Post subject: Re: The IOWA comes home to roost! Reply with quote

Gotta love a boat that when all guns are fired broadside she sideslips under recoil some 35'.....so I've read. Do the math...85,000t of displacement hull moving 30' = how much felt recoil?

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Not sure but I bet the consussive wave would snuff any living thing on deck at the time.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:31 am    Post subject: Re: The IOWA comes home to roost! Reply with quote

I started wondering how much the ship would move due to recoil and found this:

www.navweaps.com/index...ch-022.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:44 am    Post subject: Re: The IOWA comes home to roost! Reply with quote

Yep- I stand corrected, they don't move an inch! Or do they- I aint good with numbers et al.

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I also noticed no one is on deck. I wonder if the blast/overpressure wave is even survivable!

I'm amazed and the accuracy of these guns grouping too at insane ranges from 25,000 to 36,000 yards! That's around 20 miles shot from a boat!



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:42 pm    Post subject: Re: The IOWA comes home to roost! Reply with quote

When you visit the ship, post pics of the custom bathtub they made for FDR. Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:50 pm    Post subject: Re: The IOWA comes home to roost! Reply with quote

I feel lucky to do that good at 25 yards...

Bathtub? Ships are furnished with "rain lockers"...

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:13 pm    Post subject: Re: The IOWA comes home to roost! Reply with quote

Iowa has a custom tub for FDR on board! And if he was in it when they shot that practice fish at her I bet it turned to a bubble bath!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:59 pm    Post subject: Re: The IOWA comes home to roost! Reply with quote

Last I read it was NINE FEET to the side when all nine "guns" fired at the same time. my dad was on a carrier(V2 Arresting gear) and said when the Five inch "guns went off it would just about knock you down wiht the pressure wave. If she is fairly close I will go and visit as I am able. The Missouri will ALWAYS BE AROUND as it was on her deck where the Japanese officially surrendered to General McAurthur in Tokyo Bay as I seem to recall.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:22 pm    Post subject: Re: The IOWA comes home to roost! Reply with quote

stovepipe wrote:
Iowa has a custom tub for FDR on board! And if he was in it when they shot that practice fish at her I bet it turned to a bubble bath!

Haha Haha Haha


Actually from what I read, as back then they had radio silence and the destroyer that accidentally (they thought is was an assassination attempt) fired the torpedo was hesitant at first on contacting the USS Iowa for fears of breaking radio silence.

FDR was notified of this and demanded he be wheeled over to the side that the torpedo was coming from, meanwhile the capt of the Iowa ordered full speed and managed to out maneuver the torpedo.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:26 pm    Post subject: Re: The IOWA comes home to roost! Reply with quote

I would NOT have wanted to be the lad that launched that fish by mistake for anything...can you say KEELHAULED?
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