tpratch
(Moderator)
Tue Sep 14 2004 04:02 PM
Re: Ivan Weakens Slightly and Tropical Storm Jeanne Forms

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Be interesting to see if the USS Alabama is still there Thursday afternoon.




Sorry, but my money's on the Alabama.

At least one of the South Dakota/Iowa class battleships survived through a typhoon that sank several destroyers. Granted, the Alabama is moored, sunk 20 feet into the sea bed and therefore not quite as likely to be pointing in the best direction, but it's ~35,000 tons unladen. Add a few million gallons of water to her and she'll sit and laugh (although the rigging and superstructure might be in jeopardy).

So Jeanne is finally named - she going to scare the fishes, or should Florida really be worried?

Thoughts?



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