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 Posted: Sun Jul 7th, 2013 04:35 am
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That might have knocked out Kearsarge's ability to maneuver. Which could have allowed Alabama the chance to escape. But I remember reading somewhere that the commander of the Kearsarge ordered chain put out on her sides to increase protection from Alabama's shells. Not that it would offer that much protection against exploding shells though.

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