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Old 07-11-2002, 11:02 AM
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Thought this was kind of a interesting story. I started searching out World War 2 stuff after my grandfather and I had a talk about it and I realized I knew just about nothing.

Hear is the link about Ballards find. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...2_pt109_1.html

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I heard it on the news a month ago but positive ID hadn't been confirmed.
WOW, that's cool.
National Geo. is producing a documentory on his find and it will air sometime later this year.
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..there can't be a whole lot of the boat left??..they were pretty much all plywood, right?

Very cool though...look forward to seeing the show..
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Actually, I thought that there was quite a bit left. It was hard to make out anything from the pics they were showing this morning though...
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..there can't be a whole lot of the boat left??..they were pretty much all plywood, right?
The plywood was realy two 1/2 inch mahagony boards with a fiber mat glued between them.
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And as we all know, mahogony doesn't rot!! Not even in salt water. At least not very fast anyway.
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Foul,
Wood rots faster in Fresh water than it does in Salt. That's why timber is actually stored in salt water.
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Well, you learn something new every day!! Thanks Jim.

See, aren't you glad you stayed on OSO? Teaching us something all the time!!!
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I should've included this yesterday.
It's a cool link for PT Boat info.

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