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Re: Weird stuff you thought about ships, but then found was totally wrong?
I remember all of these. I think the remark about the Hood came from William L Shier's book, "The Sinking of the Bismarck." Read the covers off of that one. I also recall Falk's remarks about the Aurora Yamato. I remember reading somewhere that Aurora obtained the hybrid plan Falk referred to and stamped out their Yamato's based upon that plan.
As for me I had a copy of Revell's 1962 kit catalog. In that issue they transposed a few ship names with their pictures, to wit the nuclear cruiser Long Beach was transposed with the battleship Iowa and the destroyer John Paul Jones was transposed with the battleship Missouri. Boy was I confused when i came across the actual kits.
I'll start off- When I was a kid and first read about the loss of the 'Hood,' a phrase used was that a shell from the Bismarck 'found a chink' in the Hood's armor. When I first read that, I thought they meant there was a actual crack in the ship's armor, and wondered why they simply didn't fix it.
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