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Old 12-24-2006, 01:24 PM
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Just thinking. Any vetrans out there that can remember seeing any fish after a naval engagement ? I would think that with all of the ordinance expended there would be many fishes floating. Does any one remember and did any one collect these fish to eat ? I just finished a book about the USS Wahoo and USS Tang both WWII submarines and the skipper of the Tang and officers his dined on squid that were on the deck of the boat when it surfaced. I know this is a bizarre thread but what the heck The Hun
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Old 12-24-2006, 01:41 PM
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thehun - 12/24/2006 1:24 PM

Just thinking.
And what have you been told about thinking????? Nothing good ever comes of it.

But now that you mention it, there had to be a lot of fish floating after a few dozen
depth charges were launched. KA-BOOM!!!!!! Instant Chowdah!
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Old 12-24-2006, 09:23 PM
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a little off topic, but this reminded me of a thought I used to have. on the fourth of july the fireworks barge used to anchor up right on top of one of my favorite bass haunts. seemed the fishing was always off for a few days afterwards.they must wonder WTF is going on.

yea, never seen it, but I'd Imagine with any large ordinance in water you'd have fish floating. I remember seeing somewhere folks using dynamite to fish.
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Old 12-25-2006, 10:29 AM
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I would assume so....even in Saving Private Ryan, in the beach at Normandy scene, the depicted dead fish all over the beach.....
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Old 12-25-2006, 11:34 AM
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I probably read the same book a wile back I still have it in my collection. Written by Richard O'Kane. One of the lines I remember was a radio message from the Wahoo. Quoted "Wahoo in a running gun fight with Jap destroyer, Wahoo running -- Destroyer gunning."
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Old 12-25-2006, 03:46 PM
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That's the book Those men have my utmost respect. They took the fight to the Japanese when America was still trying to field an army and navy. They did it alone and in the most dangerous waters in the world. By the way the Wahoo was positively found in the La Perousa straights in August 2006 in 220' of water. One can do a search of the USS Wahoo and read all about it. Dudley Mush Morton would have been 100 yrs old in july 2007. I'll attach a link if anyone is interested. The Hun http://www.mackinnon.org/wahoo-home-frame.html
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I made two “around the world“ cruses on two US Navy Destroyers, USS Fox and USS Cotton between 1950 and 1954. It was common to go up on deck in the morning to find lots of dead flying fish laying about. This would happen in almost all the oceans of the world and especially off the coast of Korea.

I guess they were fleeing from night feeding fish and must have flown at least 8 feet or more above the water and hit the 0-1 deck which being three-eights inch thick steel killed ‘em deader than hell.

I don’t remember seeing any dead fish after depth charge runs. They might have been blown into small pieces, too hard to see?



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"Clear The Bridge" by Richard O'Kane
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