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Posted: November 12, 2011 11:38 am
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Footage showing a direct hit (but non lethal) on the deck by Japanese diver bombers. Moments later Japanese aircraft are shown burning on the surface of the ocean near the ship.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFXcnUtMT4A
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Posted: November 15, 2011 04:07 pm
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Wow thanks. That must have been quite intense to witness.
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Posted: November 16, 2011 12:22 am
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The most successful single torpedo salvo (all navies considered) was launched by the Japanese submarine I-19 on September 15, 1942.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_submarine_I-19

I-19 sighted and attacked the U.S. carrier Wasp, firing six torpedoes. Three of the torpedoes hit Wasp, causing heavy damage. With power knocked out due to damage from the torpedo explosions, Wasp’s damage-control teams were unable to contain the ensuing fires, she was abandoned and scuttled. The remaining three torpedoes from the same spread (torpedo salvo), often incorrectly attributed to a second Japanese submarine, hit the U.S. battleship USS North Carolina (BB-55) and the destroyer USS O'Brien (DD-415), which later sank en route for repairs on October 19 1942. Significant damage had been sustained by the North Carolina, which was under repair at Pearl Harbor until November 16, 1942.
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Posted: November 17, 2011 03:17 am
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This is about the heavy cruiser Maya:
"16 April 1944:
Departs Yokosuka for Kure. Embarks two E13A1 Jake long-range scout planes. Loads troops and material. A monkey, donated to MAYA by the Kure Zoo, is also embarked. During the voyage, the aircrew who care for it teach the monkey to smartly salute the senior officers - much to their annoyance."

Source: http://www.combinedfleet.com
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