USS PITTSBURG (CA-72) & her lost bow.

January 2nd, 2009

From Wed Dec 31 18:03:04 1997
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>From: John Szalay
>Subject: RE: USS PITTSBURG (CA-72) & her lost bow.
>Date: Thu, 1 Jan 1998 00:34:33 +0000
>Precendence: bulk
>At 03:47 PM 12/31/97 +0000, you wrote:
> >The bow broke off during a typhoon owing to poor plate welds at the
> >Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co. at the Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Mass., in
> >April 1943. This was the third case for a U.S. Navy warship, the USS
> >Baltimore (CA-68) also suffered buckling of the bow plates but did not
> >lose the bow.
> >
>FWIW: recently a picture of the Pittsburgh minus her bow was posted to
>the REC.BINARIES.PICTURES.MILITARY usenet newsgroup, I captured it
>at that time for reference, since the current topic is the bow. I have
>posted again to the same group.

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