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Broke up and sank due to structural failures.
Posted by George Elder on September 18, 2017, 16:59:09
I recall reading an utterly fascinating story about one of the T2 tankers, IIRC. It spontaneously broke apart due to welding flaws, with its stern actually passing its bow. There were quite a number of such structural failures during WWII, mostly due to poor welding control/understanding. But I have never seen a list. And although these structural failures also occurred in many different types of warships, I don't know if any were fatal. I read that war-produced US DDs had some of these problems, but I know of no US DD that was lost because of them. I do not even know what the nature of the problem was. The history is very unclear to me, so I await the advice of my betters--which are minion.
George/who forgets a whole lot now.
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