Saturday, February 16, 2008

Salute Seals Ship's Fate

A mystery of history has been solved by the discovering of this old photograph from 1951.
It is not sure why the USS Marshall a Camano class light cargo ship sunk in the Pacific while taking Korean war dead back to the US but this photograph seems to point to the reason.

Michael Sadler a floatation expert said: " If you shoot numerous holes into the hull of a ship the chances are it may let in some water and disturb the floatation properties of the ship."
The last words of the ship's captain John G Bunday during his distress call suggested he had a slow leak coming from below.

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