Battleship Musashi – 24 Oct 1944

67 years ago today:

Battle of the Sibuyan Sea, 24 October 1944  Task Force 38 aircraft attack the Japanese battleship Musashi (foreground) and a destroyer in the Sibuyan Sea.  U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Battle of the Sibuyan Sea, 24 October 1944. Task Force 38 aircraft attack the Japanese battleship Musashi (foreground) and a destroyer in the Sibuyan Sea. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

The ship was hit by 17 bombs and 19(!) torpedoes. It sank later that day.

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  1. “The ship was hit by 17 bombs and 19(!) torpedoes. It sank later that day.”

    And today, unarmored ships reliant upon delicate electronics and software are the backbone of our surface fleet.

    Progress!

        1. Okay, that’s getting a bit extreme. I’ll bet the hull of the DD(X) can take as many as three or four syringes before sinking. Maybe more.

        2. The ship’s systems were running Windows NT, but someone in the engine room decided to divide by zero …

          Cheers

          1. No, thats when it gets lost at sea and has to be relocated by the fleet, satillites and AWACs from the carrier…like when the F22s crossed the international date line backwards and lost their navagational systems cause the software blue screened…

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