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jlyons97 wrote:HMS Courageous.......USS Wasp (CV-7)Courageous was of course converted from one of Fisher's large crusiers. She was given a TDS visible in photos. She was lost to three submarine torpedoes, and went down fairly quickly with heavy loss of life.Wasp was disabled by three torpedoes. For a full account of this incident, see her CO's After Action Report here: http://davidmclellan0.tripod.com/id20.htmOf note Wasp lost a lot of electrical power (but not all propulsion), but still retained the ability to counter flood and take off some of the list. After abandonment the ship continued to float and had to be finally sunk by three torpedoes by destroyer Lansdowne.Note the irony of the 14000 ton ship without a TDS finally requiring six torpedoes in total to put it under.
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seasick wrote:USN torpedoes at that time of the war were defective.
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Mar 17 17 4:18 PM
jlyons97 wrote:The CO of the carrier in question (and future CNO if IIRC correctly) is not to trusted in this matter.The CO of the DD (future flag officer and father of a flag officer I worked for) is not to be trusted in this matterBoth of whom witnessed the event in question.You got any other comments from close to a century after the event??
Capn Carl wrote:I want to know if you believe that 2, 3, 4, or 5 torpedoes would have been insufficient.
jlyons97 wrote:Capn Carl wrote:I want to know if you believe that 2, 3, 4, or 5 torpedoes would have been insufficient.
I'm only reporting what happened and what was documented.
I do note Wasp's DC effort was better organized and executed than, say RN or IJN carriers. Neither of these navies took DC seriously early on, at least wrt carriers, as the evidence proves.
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