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Sunday, January 16, 2011
Ever wonder why Navy ships have steel superstructures?
Official USN photo taken on 23 November 1975, the day after her collision with USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).
Though essentially intact up to the weather deck, her
aluminum superstructure burned and melted; this significantly
influenced the decision to build the Arleigh Burke-class DDGs with
steel superstructures. Via Military Photos.net