Heavy seas of Typhoon Connie as seen from the cruiser USS Pittsburgh looking aft down her starboard side, dawn 5 Jun 1945 in the Philippine Sea. Pittsburgh lost 110-feet of her bow in this storm.USS Attu, an escort carrier with a replenishment group, the morning after enduring Typhoon Connie in the Philippine Sea, 5 Jun 1945. Note at least three TBM Avengers tossed onto their backs by the storm.USS Hornet (Essex-class) taking white water over the bow in heavy seas during Typhoon Connie off Okinawa, 5 Jun 1945. Hornet would soon take green water over the bow that collapsed the forward 24 feet of her flight deck.USS Platte war diary page for 5 Jun 1945 that includes her barograph trace showing how quickly and how deeply the barometer plunged as the ship passed through Typhoon Connie, including the eye. USS Platte was a fleet oiler.
Heavy seas of Typhoon Connie as seen from the cruiser USS Pittsburgh looking aft down her starboard side, dawn 5 Jun 1945 in the Philippine Sea. Pittsburgh lost 110-feet of her bow in this storm.USS Attu, an escort carrier with a replenishment group, the morning after enduring Typhoon Connie in the Philippine Sea, 5 Jun 1945. Note at least three TBM Avengers tossed onto their backs by the storm.USS Hornet (Essex-class) taking white water over the bow in heavy seas during Typhoon Connie off Okinawa, 5 Jun 1945. Hornet would soon take green water over the bow that collapsed the forward 24 feet of her flight deck.USS Platte war diary page for 5 Jun 1945 that includes her barograph trace showing how quickly and how deeply the barometer plunged as the ship passed through Typhoon Connie, including the eye. USS Platte was a fleet oiler.
After 110 feet of USS Pittsburgh’s bow broke off during Typhoon Connie, she made her best speed of 8.5 knots for Guam with the sea pressing against the blunt end of an interior bulkhead and water-tight doors, 6-9 Jun 1944.After the leading edge of USS Hornet’s flight deck was collapsed in Typhoon Connie, F6F Hellcats were launched over the stern as the carrier steamed in reverse at 18.5 knots, 6 Jun 1945.USS Hornet (Essex-class) with 24 feet of her flight deck collapsed over the bow after being damaged 5 Jun 1945 in Typhoon Connie in the Philippine Sea. 120 knot winds and 60 foot seas caused the damage.Escort carrier USS Windham Bay with a collapsed flight deck from Typhoon Connie five days earlier. Photo taken at Apra Harbor, Guam, 10 Jun 1945.
After 110 feet of USS Pittsburgh’s bow broke off during Typhoon Connie, she made her best speed of 8.5 knots for Guam with the sea pressing against the blunt end of an interior bulkhead and water-tight doors, 6-9 Jun 1944.After the leading edge of USS Hornet’s flight deck was collapsed in Typhoon Connie, F6F Hellcats were launched over the stern as the carrier steamed in reverse at 18.5 knots, 6 Jun 1945.USS Hornet (Essex-class) with 24 feet of her flight deck collapsed over the bow after being damaged 5 Jun 1945 in Typhoon Connie in the Philippine Sea. 120 knot winds and 60 foot seas caused the damage.Escort carrier USS Windham Bay with a collapsed flight deck from Typhoon Connie five days earlier. Photo taken at Apra Harbor, Guam, 10 Jun 1945.
After 110 feet of USS Pittsburgh’s bow broke off during Typhoon Connie, the floating bow section was towed to Guam by fleet tugs USS Munsee and USS Pakana, Jun 1944. Photo 1 of 2.After 110 feet of USS Pittsburgh’s bow broke off during Typhoon Connie, the floating bow section was towed to Guam by fleet tugs USS Munsee and USS Pakana, Jun 1944. Photo 2 of 2.Damage from Typhoon Connie to the forward flight deck of USS Bennington as seen after the ship’s arrival in San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines, 12 Jun 1945. Photo 1 of 3.Damage from Typhoon Connie to the forward flight deck of USS Bennington as seen after the ship’s arrival in San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines, 12 Jun 1945. Photo 2 of 3.
After 110 feet of USS Pittsburgh’s bow broke off during Typhoon Connie, the floating bow section was towed to Guam by fleet tugs USS Munsee and USS Pakana, Jun 1944. Photo 1 of 2.After 110 feet of USS Pittsburgh’s bow broke off during Typhoon Connie, the floating bow section was towed to Guam by fleet tugs USS Munsee and USS Pakana, Jun 1944. Photo 2 of 2.Damage from Typhoon Connie to the forward flight deck of USS Bennington as seen after the ship’s arrival in San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines, 12 Jun 1945. Photo 1 of 3.Damage from Typhoon Connie to the forward flight deck of USS Bennington as seen after the ship’s arrival in San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines, 12 Jun 1945. Photo 2 of 3.
Damage from Typhoon Connie to the forward flight deck of USS Bennington as seen after the ship’s arrival in San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines, 12 Jun 1945. Photo 3 of 3.As seen from the repair ship USS Ajax, repairs underway to the forward flight deck of USS Bennington following damage during Typhoon Connie, San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines, mid-Jul 1945.
Damage from Typhoon Connie to the forward flight deck of USS Bennington as seen after the ship’s arrival in San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines, 12 Jun 1945. Photo 3 of 3.As seen from the repair ship USS Ajax, repairs underway to the forward flight deck of USS Bennington following damage during Typhoon Connie, San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines, mid-Jul 1945.
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