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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Death Of The HMS Barham

 
I can't believe there are men still moving around after the main magazine goes...

What would have happened to the men in the water? An old slob-angler trick is to throw explosives overboard and the hydrostatic concussion kills or stuns the fish which rise to float on the surface to be netted. I would have thought the same would have happened to the men in the water when the ship exploded.

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  1. I think fish are more susceptible to the concussion because of their internal organs being at the same pressure and filled with fluid. Men in the water would be more pressurized against the concussion. Least I think I really don't know. Plus the explosion appears to have mostly blown up and out of the water.

    Neat gif though.

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    1. It has to be something like that PP. With that much ordnance going off - cripes, you can see her boilers and gun turrets flying!

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  2. As this video explains, the air spaces inside humans makes the compression damage worse. Although if you are on the surface and most of your lungs are at the surface, it may be more survivable. http://www.sciencealert.com/watch-how-to-survive-a-grenade-blast-according-to-science

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  3. As this video explains, the air spaces inside humans makes the compression damage worse. Although if you are on the surface and most of your lungs are at the surface, it may be more survivable. http://www.sciencealert.com/watch-how-to-survive-a-grenade-blast-according-to-science

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