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Offline Darrin

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USS Batfish is safe currently
« on: May 28, 2019, 12:44:38 PM »
ALCON:

For those whom have been following the story of her refloating after all of these years and then the entrance of water into the people tank, her crew led by one of our own CTWilley has got the leaks stopped and she is now currently resting on the edge of the bowl and from all reports is safe and dry inside.

One thing that helped them out was this page created by our host Lance Dean and a small rag tag group of Vets who taught the "School of the Boat" if you weren't here at the time for that please review it because there is a lot of information in there

Now for the plans to move her?? That is in the works right now and if the crew and the museum can keep up this momentum it will be as good if not better then it was before.

Darrin

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Re: USS Batfish is safe currently
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2019, 11:09:12 AM »
Here is the latest video from News On 6.  She's listing about 15 deg to starboard.  At some point the weight will be resting on the stbd planes and a lot of strain put on the rudder. 

https://www.newson6.com/clip/14832839/update-uss-batfishmp4

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Re: USS Batfish is safe currently
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2019, 11:12:20 PM »
It seems it could have been much worse. Thank for keeping up on this, guys.