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Old 14-07-2009, 06:23   #16
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There is a very good book concerning the US Navy's encounter with a typhoon in the Pacific during WWII in which several battleships rolled to or slightly past 90 degrees. "Typhoon, the Other Enemy".

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Been in the North Sea (my cruising grounds) when it has been extremely playfull. lol very steep and breaking sea's due to the sand banks and the fact that is not very deep,even 30 miles offshore in places.

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So for those of you that have been to sea in large vessels, in say 30+ ft waves, big wind (not hurricanes, though), would you rather be on a small sailing boat, or that ship?

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The ship. Even if it's a 600' rowboat with sponsons (LCC-19). We used to enjoy having tin can vets come aboard - they're used to the most pounding, but the Blue Ridge *waddles*, and will make even good seasoned crew ill.

We also got a bridge slap on that boat in a typhoon. And the bridge is about 100' above the water line. We lost the forklift in that storm; it was chained on deck with 8 good chains, but it snapped at least one of them due to wave motion.



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