[Beowulf] Re: HVAC and room cooling... wires

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Mon Feb 9 18:31:18 EST 2004


On Tue, 10 Feb 2004, Chris Samuel wrote:

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> On Tue, 10 Feb 2004 05:13 am, Robert G. Brown wrote:
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> > argue that the HMS Sheffield (sunk by a single exocet missle in the
> > falklands war) went down in large measure because it was an aluminum ship
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> A quick correction, the Sheffield was an all steel ship, as I believe were all 
> the Royal Navy's Type 42 destroyers. There was a major fire, which IIRC was 
> not brought under control because the exocet (which failed to explode) took 
> out a large chunk of the fire fighting system. She finally sank under tow on 
> May 10th 1982, six days after being hit.

I stand corrected.  Obviously one can't believe everything one
googles...;-)

   rgb

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