Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, February 16, 2019

After 77 years, the wreck of the USS Hornet has finally been found, lying more than three miles deep in South Pacific waters. The storied aircraft carrier -- sunk by Japanese torpedoes in 1942 with the loss of 140 men -- played a critical role during the Second World War, most famously in the Doolittle Raid and the Battle of Midway. Videos taken by remote vehicle showed the aircraft carrier's 5-inch guns still pointing upward, along with a gaping hole in the ship's hull. Incredibly, an aircraft tug can still be seen sitting upright -- a scene that's all the more unbelievable given the ship plummeted some 3.3 miles before settling on the seafloor.

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#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-02-16 04:02 AM | Reply

My Dad sailed on the replacement Hornet in the sixties out of Long Beach and off the coast of Vietnam. I was aboard it myself several times. On the big hanger deck below the entire wall was a mural showing all the ships and planes that the Hornets were responsible for sinking or shooting down. It was quite impressive.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2019-02-16 10:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Amazing what being in an anaerobic environment coupled with lots of pressure can do to preserve a ship.

#3 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-02-16 11:34 AM | Reply

Wow... tough crowd. I thought a lot of people would have a lot to say about this. But it looks like America has been hit by a wave of depression and has lost interest in interesting things... like history and stuff.

Oh well.

#4 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-02-17 09:16 AM | Reply

Definitely a great post! Thanks for sharing here

#5 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-02-17 09:24 AM | Reply

-I thought a lot of people would have a lot to say about this

You need to put Trump in the headline to get these TDS cases to pay attention.

#6 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-02-17 09:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Richard Nowatzki, 95 now, was an 18-year-old gunner on Hornet when enemy planes scored several hits, reports CBS News' Mark Phillips. CBS This Morning" was able to share the discovery in real time with Richard Nowatzki in California – even finding the gun he was on during the attack.
"If you go down to my locker, there's 40 bucks in it, you can have it!" Nowatzki joked.
Nowatzki has enjoyed a long life since that day. Seeing the Hornet again and the evidence of the men who served – a jacket hung on a hatch, somebody's wash kit complete with toothbrush – naturally made him reflect on those who hadn't been as lucky.

#7 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-02-17 09:39 AM | Reply

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