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Re: Ping Pong Balls?
Posted by RogerJ on Nov 29, 2004
Well Mac Dad's ship, an old flush deck, four stacker, got blown aground on Adak Island in the Aluetians in 1944. The storm generated 140 knot winds, honest, I read that in a book on U.S. Naval History. Two sea going tugs, a battleship anchor with hawsers to both for' and aft capstans, and two bulldozers with pallets against thier blades (to shield the hull) took two and a half days to "walk" her off the beach. A nervous time was had by all. RogerJ
In Response to: Re: Ping Pong Balls? by Mac on Nov 28, 2004