Bombing the WWII Enterprise

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“The photographer, Marion Riley, happened to snap the picture just as the bomb was detonating nearby. Although Riley’s camera equipment was damaged by the explosion, Riley was uninjured.”


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    MalcoveMagnesia

    Neat picture!

    According to the Wikipedia article, the Enterprise was repaired enough to be able to do flight operations only an hour after the battle ended.

    SimTek

    Apparently the starboard (port?) shields were inoperative that day.

    jediadept

    That would be Port (or Larboard for old salts).