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2022-06-29 3:09:57 PM  
Ok, boomer.
 
2022-06-29 3:12:06 PM  
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2022-06-29 3:17:09 PM  
Southern IN? just burn the place down, nothing of value will be lost
 
2022-06-29 3:18:03 PM  
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2022-06-29 3:18:07 PM  
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2022-06-29 3:18:47 PM  
Also, why the fark is there a naval museum there?
 
2022-06-29 3:19:42 PM  

chitownmike: Southern IN? just burn the place down, nothing of value will be lost


chitownmike: Also, why the fark is there a naval museum there?


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2022-06-29 3:20:42 PM  
What a naval explosion once looked like:

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Magazine explosions go boom.

Excuse me, that's KA-BOOM!

(HMS Barham explodes after taking U-boat torpedoes to the magazine, 1941.  862 of 1349 hands died.)

/colorized
//you think that's bad, read about British losses at the Battle of Jutland
 
2022-06-29 3:24:45 PM  

bughunter: What a naval explosion once looked like:


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2022-06-29 3:29:11 PM  
Can I blow up whoever designed the mobile site instead, cause fark
 
2022-06-29 3:30:35 PM  
bughunter:

(HMS Barham explodes after taking U-boat torpedoes to the magazine, 1941.  862 of 1349 hands died.)

Looks at picture

That's all?
 
2022-06-29 3:31:34 PM  

Ambitwistor: chitownmike: Southern IN? just burn the place down, nothing of value will be lost

chitownmike: Also, why the fark is there a naval museum there?

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I missed the US in the address and obviously didn't rtfa
 
2022-06-29 3:33:39 PM  
Ooh, ooh, can I play too?
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2022-06-29 3:34:05 PM  
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2022-06-29 3:37:10 PM  

bughunter: What a naval explosion once looked like:

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x601]

Magazine explosions go boom.

Excuse me, that's KA-BOOM!

(HMS Barham explodes after taking U-boat torpedoes to the magazine, 1941.  862 of 1349 hands died.)

/colorized
//you think that's bad, read about British losses at the Battle of Jutland


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-06-29 3:38:55 PM  

chitownmike: Ambitwistor: chitownmike: Southern IN? just burn the place down, nothing of value will be lost

chitownmike: Also, why the fark is there a naval museum there?

[Fark user image image 850x431]

I missed the US in the address and obviously didn't rtfa


UK, farking autocorrect!
 
2022-06-29 3:40:42 PM  

chitownmike: Also, why the fark is there a naval museum there?


Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower is by Portsmouth Harbor which is on the southern cost of England, which abuts the English Channel, which in turn connects to several fairly large seas and oceans. Seems like as good a place for a naval museum as any.

The real question is why do the tags on this Fark article refer to backpacking tents and lawn care?
 
2022-06-29 3:48:26 PM  

Arkkuss: bughunter:

(HMS Barham explodes after taking U-boat torpedoes to the magazine, 1941.  862 of 1349 hands died.)

Looks at picture

That's all?


Yeah.  Compared to typical WWI casualties, that's good.  After the battle of Jutland, the Brits stopped storing their powder charges willy-nilly in the turrets, passageways, etc., and practiced safer ordnance handling.

Plus, the crew of the Barham had 4 minutes between the torpedo hits and the explosion to abandon ship.  The casualty count might have been even lower if it hadn't immediately rolled 90° to port after being struck.
 
2022-06-29 4:05:33 PM  

bughunter: Yeah.  Compared to typical WWI casualties, that's good.  After the battle of Jutland, the Brits stopped storing their powder charges willy-nilly in the turrets, passageways, etc., and practiced safer ordnance handling.


Both sides also learned the valuable lesson that capital ships are farking expensive, and the risk of losing their own fleet outweighed the rewards of sinking the opposing one.
 
2022-06-29 4:36:41 PM  
I would think a museum would have people who were, like, experts and shiat about the stuff in the museum and would know better...

I make assumptions like that too often.
 
2022-06-30 12:51:27 AM  

nytmare: chitownmike: Also, why the fark is there a naval museum there?

Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower is by Portsmouth Harbor which is on the southern cost of England, which abuts the English Channel, which in turn connects to several fairly large seas and oceans. Seems like as good a place for a naval museum as any.

The real question is why do the tags on this Fark article refer to backpacking tents and lawn care?


There is a huge Royal Navy dockyard in Portsmouth so seems appropriate. My father was evacuated from the city during WWII because it was a prime target for German bombs.
 
2022-06-30 10:02:04 AM  

bughunter: Arkkuss: bughunter:

(HMS Barham explodes after taking U-boat torpedoes to the magazine, 1941.  862 of 1349 hands died.)

Looks at picture

That's all?

Yeah.  Compared to typical WWI casualties, that's good.  After the battle of Jutland, the Brits stopped storing their powder charges willy-nilly in the turrets, passageways, etc., and practiced safer ordnance handling.

Plus, the crew of the Barham had 4 minutes between the torpedo hits and the explosion to abandon ship.  The casualty count might have been even lower if it hadn't immediately rolled 90° to port after being struck.


I would not have expected anyone to survive that explosion.  I'm assuming the survivors were the ones lucky enough to have gotten off the ship and away from it before it rolled over and blew up.  I remember reading about the loss of HMS Hood and only 2 or 3 guys survived and it's only because they were thrown from the ship without hitting anything or anything hitting them.
 
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