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Old 01-14-2012, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Dave View Post
They can re-float it. Even at Pearl Harbor, ships that were submerged or capsized were salvaged and repaired. In fact, I'd say this isn't even going to be especially challenging. You essentially just pump the water out, perhaps also force it out with air pumped into the hull, while using a cofferdam over the damaged hull area.
Thanks Dave, you must have briefly seen my original post that I posted then deleted - on the grounds that it may not be appropriate under the tragic circumstances.

I had asked if the ship was salvageable if it rolls over in shallow waters or a total loss.

I remembered that a good chunk of the fleet at Pearl Harbor was repaired and put back in service.
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