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Battleship X: The USS South Dakota BB-57

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A short video on the ship dubbed, "Battleship X" or "Old Nameless," the South Dakota.

 

Because of the World War II exploits against the Japanese in the South Pacific, this mighty battleship became a legend before she was a year old. She caught the fancy of the American people when her heroics were reported in newspapers under the titles of "Battleship X" and "Old Nameless". "Old Incredible" would be an equally appropriate name for her.

 

Life aboard the South Dakota was filled with moments of terror followed by days of restless uncertainty. The men who called the South Dakota their home knew she could take a beating and still get them back to port. They also recognized that their captains were experienced sailors who knew how to handle the mammoth ship through the fiercest of battles and how to weather the mightiest of storms.

 

Most warships are built for an active career of 20 or 30 years. The USS South Dakota was in commission less than five. In that short lifetime she covered herself with more honors and glory than most ships realize in much longer periods of service. She truly was a legend before she was a year old.

 

This is a class of BB I'd love to see in this game be it a premium ship or put in the battleship line.

 

 

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lol, the south dakota was also an unlucky bottlesheep wasn't she, the only bottlesheep to get hit during Phillipines sea, heavily damaged during Guadalcanal, Hit a coral reef, blablabla blehblehbleh

but yup that would be interesting, bit more armour than NC, but slower than Iowa, hard to place, like the big E

 

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Really unlucky that this modern ship of her time had to suffer an electrical failure when facing the Kongo class Kirishima in 1943, if it wasn't for that the South Dakota would have blown the WW1 vintage ship out of the water

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Really unlucky that this modern ship of her time had to suffer an electrical failure when facing the Kongo class Kirishima in 1943, if it wasn't for that the South Dakota would have blown the WW1 vintage ship out of the water

 

Quite true. I imagine that the crew of the South Dakota would've preferred to being assigned to the Alabama...who earned the name 'Lucky A.' They never lost one life on that ship in all the battles she fought in.

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yeah, Washington got the kill but SD also reported kirishima as one of it's kills, and tensions got high between the crews of those 2 ships after that. there was a barfight so bad between the crews once when they were  on leave that they had to shift shore leave so the crews wouldn't meet.

the crew of the Washington called the SD sh**ty d*ck, rage over kill steal perhaps? 

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yeah, Washington got the kill but SD also reported kirishima as one of it's kills, and tensions got high between the crews of those 2 ships after that. there was a barfight so bad between the crews once when they were  on leave that they had to shift shore leave so the crews wouldn't meet.

the crew of the Washington called the SD sh**ty d*ck, rage over kill steal perhaps? 

 

To be fair, it wasn't the fault of anybody but the chief electrician of the SD who got them in that position

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No it wasn't a design flaw a Chief welded a couple of circuit breakers closed so when they took a hit causing a short instead of just being able to re-close the breakers it overloaded a lot of things rather than just the affected system.  Like if you overload the plugins in your living room and the lights in that room go out but the rest of the house is still lit.  You reset the breaker and all good.  Instead he bypassed that and now your house is on fire from the 15 power strips you have plugged in.

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