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#4500030 - 12/12/19 08:26 AM Re floating of the USS Oklahoma  
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I came across this on YouTube, a first hand telling with slides of the struggle to re float and salvage the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbour.

Amazing what the workers achieved, especially the divers, working in the dark with those big brass helmets and heavy metal boots, with no communication topside other than a rope to tug on, sheesh!

Really great to listen to the veteran telling his story.



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#4500143 - 12/13/19 03:10 AM Re: Re floating of the USS Oklahoma [Re: 3instein]  
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Funny, this video just showed up on my feed too. I must be lumped in with the warmongers group as well.

#4500145 - 12/13/19 03:28 AM Re: Re floating of the USS Oklahoma [Re: 3instein]  
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Post Pearl Harbor:

18 Navy ships repaired and returned to service [California BB 44, West Virginia BB 48, Maryland BB 46, Nevada BB 36, Tennessee BB 43,Pennsylvania BB 38, Cassin DD 372, Dowries DD 375, Shaw DD 373, Helm DD 388, Helena CL 50, Honolulu CL 48, Raleigh CL 7, Curtiss AV 4, Vestal AR 4, Oglala CM 4, Sotoyornd YT 9, Floating Drydock YFD 2]

#4500178 - 12/13/19 11:37 AM Re: Re floating of the USS Oklahoma [Re: 3instein]  
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Big brass helmets wasn't the only big brass things they had.


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