Hmmmmm... a “Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship”?
Apparently the Bonhmme Richard has been burning for a couple days now. Knowing what I do about structural steel... this ship is doomed. Can you imagine the courage it takes to be a fire fighter on that ship? It’s gotta be filled with thousands of gallons of av gas and Gawd only knows what munitions must be on board. If I was the admiral of the navy I’d get the men off that tub right now and let Posideon and Davy Jones have it!
Fires on ships are real buggers and no bones about it! I know years back, a Canadian Navy submarine had a similar incident: some fwench pipe-polisher left a hatch open in high seas, an electrical compartment got flooded, the fire started... and the boat was dead in the water.
So - it’s not a regular aircraft carrier I guess; they keep calling it an amphibious assault ship...so I’m guessing the birds are all VTOL? With maybe a few platoons of Marines? I wonder why they don’t just use a regular aircraft carrier? I wish I knew more about naval operations....
Best of luck you guys! Don’t be heroes, and God bless!