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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:53 pm 
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From the top of my head I'm throwing.. Yorktown. I just woke up, have mercy.


Nawp.

USS Hornet.

Actually, that's the last "Real CV" meaning a fleet carrier.

The last "anything with a deck carrier" was USS St. Lo .. a CVE (escort carrier... basically a merchant ship with a flight deck).

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From the top of my head I'm throwing.. Yorktown. I just woke up, have mercy.


Nawp.

USS Hornet.

Actually, that's the last "Real CV" meaning a fleet carrier.

The last "anything with a deck carrier" was USS St. Lo .. a CVE (escort carrier... basically a merchant ship with a flight deck).


USS Hornet...incorrect.

USS St. Lo....incorrect.

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CVL Princeton sunk at Leyte Gulf, 1944

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CVL Princeton sunk at Leyte Gulf, 1944



CVL Princeton....incorrect.

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Here is my entry: USS Bismarck Sea (CVE-95) sunk February 21, 1945 by two Japanese kamikaze aircraft during the Battle of Iwo Jima.

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Here is my entry: USS Bismarck Sea (CVE-95) sunk February 21, 1945 by two Japanese kamikaze aircraft during the Battle of Iwo Jima.


Your answer USS Bismarck Sea (CVE-95) is incorrect.

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For those that have been waiting for the correct answer to the question "Can you name the last aircraft carrier in U.S. military history to date sunk by enemy action?", it was the Card, a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier.

She was sunk by Viet Cong Commandos in Saigon on 2 May 1964.

I found out about this when I stumbled upon the following article:

Viet Cong Commandos Sank an American Aircraft Carrier

She settled in 20 feet (6.1 m) of water. She was patched and pumped out, and raised on 19 May, and towed to Subic Bay, and then Yokosuka for repairs. Card returned to service on 11 December.

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For those that have been waiting for the correct answer to the question "Can you name the last aircraft carrier in U.S. military history to date sunk by enemy action?", it was the Card, a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier.

She was sunk by Viet Cong Commandos in Saigon on 2 May 1964.

I found out about this when I stumbled upon the following article:

Viet Cong Commandos Sank an American Aircraft Carrier

She settled in 20 feet (6.1 m) of water. She was patched and pumped out, and raised on 19 May, and towed to Subic Bay, and then Yokosuka for repairs. Card returned to service on 11 December.
I was wrong with my Hornet so I say, 'Hang Chijohnaok from the highest.' (Or outhouse if that's available}

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Oh my......

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https://www.quora.com/Did-knights-ever-use-guns#!n=12

I'm finding Quora to be a great place for short history articles and for asking things. I stumbled upon "Did knights ever use guns", although I knew the answer I liked the answers written here.

The best writers always include pictures and they often have knowledge of less known source texts since many of the best people answering historical questions are actual historians or at least enthusiastic amateurs who've done their research.

Also, it's a great place for righting wrongs because of the way the place works. Of course there's some shit lying all over the place but at least people tend to point it out in the comments and downvote if the facts are wrong.

And for those interested in politics you can defend any political viewpoint there without getting banned so long you Be Nice Be Respectful. I think you lot would like the many great conservative writers there who aren't afraid to criticize Islam or socialist pipedreams. While Quora started in and around Silicon Valley's socialist progressive circles it's quickly spread across the globe and has many great writers from all spectrums of life. One of my favorites is a reservist USMC Jon Davis, his writings are always excellent and well informed and he also confirms that the liberals did try to shut him down and have him banned - to the merit of Quora they've failed every time while mr. Davis has offered invaluable insights to conservative mindset as well as contemporary USMC history and culture.

Among other interesting writers there are many long time HEMA practitioners - almost inclined to use the word 'masters' - some of whom are historians. Their no bullshit answers of medieval history and medieval weaponry and fighting are golden.

Even yours truly writes the odd piece where I think I can contribute to a question. Some of my recent bookmarks (staying on topic):

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-knights-and-Cataphracts/answer/Susanna-Viljanen?srid=zfqv

https://www.quora.com/What-were-some-of-the-worst-defeats-suffered-by-the-Royal-Navy-in-history/answer/Laurance-Kenneth-Robinson?srid=zfqv

https://www.quora.com/Why-isnt-fighting-with-two-swords-better-than-one/answer/Eric-Lowe-6?srid=zfqv

https://www.quora.com/In-medieval-warfare-will-horses-cavalry-charge-right-into-pikemen-or-other-blockades/answer/Pieter-Buis-1?srid=zfqv

https://www.quora.com/How-useful-was-a-dismounted-knight-with-Maximilian-plate-armor-and-a-two-handed-great-sword/answer/Eric-Lowe-6?srid=zfqv

https://www.quora.com/How-menacing-did-cavalry-charges-feel/answer/William-Sayers-1?srid=zfqv


There... Y'all're welcome :D

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