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Aaron February 26th, 2001 10:01 PM

Trivia #3
What was the heaviest vessel to transit the Panama canal?
Where is it now?

Mary Lou February 27th, 2001 06:52 AM

Re: Trivia #3
I think you' ve stumped me this time......

Mary Lou February 27th, 2001 10:10 PM

Re: Trivia #3
I give up......what is the answer? I looked everywhere and couldn't find it.

rsawick February 27th, 2001 10:44 PM

Re: Trivia #3
Possibly the USS Franklin, an aircraft carrier that was devastated by Japanese kamikazes off Okinawa in the last months of WW II. They had to strip the anti-aircraft gunmounts off the sides to get it to fit in the canal & locks. I believe it was towed to NYC.

Aaron February 27th, 2001 11:17 PM

Re: Trivia #3
On the Panama canal site it says that the USS New Jersey that was recently towed through the canal was the heaviest vessel ever to transit the canal. I would have to think that the difference between the Franklin and the New Jersey would be the armored hull on the battleship.

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