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    Even the Midway had a leak. I'm not sure if it has been fully fixed or not. I know the Hornet's Chief Engineer was going down there quite a bit to help locate the leak. All boils down to a little bit of poor planning by the Midway Association. First they forgot to have the ship hooked up to the sewer system when she opened. Then her berth was not fully dredged or not dredged at all. At low tide her front half was still free floating but her stern was in the bay mud and so there is stress in her middle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBattleship View Post
    I think there is a Destroyer down by the mouth of the Missippi that is sitting on docking blocks. When the annual mean low-low tide goes out, it is high and dry allowing inspection and repairs.
    Yep, Its the Kidd.
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    Just learned more info about the Midway. As I said the back half of the ship sits in mud when the tide goes out. She still has her rudders and props on her. These sink into the mud and put stress on their respective shafts. Previously 7-01 and 7-04 had flooded completely while 7-05 partially. They drained the compartments and installed baffles to prevent future flooding so to speak. They are also now monitoring the shafts for leakage. I asked why they were not getting the area under dredged for a long term solution all our engineer could do is shrug his shoulders. They made $4 million in profit last year so I don't understand their delay either.

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    Bound for Louisana with a GPS on my knee

    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Grape View Post
    Yep, Its the Kidd.

    Very strong prospect for a tour of the USS Kidd this fall.
    Directions are simple, get on the river and go downstream.
    Thank you for the picture.

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    I was planning on going to see the Kidd this last 2 weeks. Family and other problems kept that from happening.

    But on a happier note she isn't that far from me. About 400 miles. I can do that on a long weekend.

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    A cofferdam is being installed around the Showboat.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7YTwV563Ffk

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    The May update on the new cofferdam.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-Flk5wNG5os

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