Many years ago we were sailing back from bermuda
heading to Norfolk. We were in a Nor easter that swept a large "propane" tank like object that was about 40 ft in length off of a Navy
ship. We hit it at night, it rose up and came across the deck
taking out stantions along the way. Oh yea we were on a 43 ft steel ketch
doing about 7 knots. In November!! Still here to talk about it!! Presently doing a major refit
on the boat because I cant give her up.