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 Post subject: Re: Fitzgerald launch
Unread postPosted: October 3, 2017, 7:39 am 
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It looks like it hit the opposite wall of the launch basin. What that intentional or an accident ? Did it damage the ship ? TIA


There was no damage to the Fitz during launch. What happened is that the ropes used to keep the ship from hitting the far launch basin wall during launch, stretched more than expected. The later launches of Herbert C. Jackson and Arthur B. Homer used chains.


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 Post subject: Fitzgerald launch
Unread postPosted: October 2, 2017, 7:56 pm 
It looks like it hit the opposite wall of the launch basin. What that intentional or an accident ? Did it damage the ship ? TIA


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