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Quiz on the IJN Carrier Akagi

A6M2 Zero fighters prepare to launch from Akagi as part of the second wave during the attack on Pearl Harbor

Quiz on the IJN carrier Akagi    The history of the Carrier Akagi was interesting not only from the operational view point but also from the initial engineering design because she was initially laid down as an Amagi-class battlecruiser at Kure, Japan, on 6 December 1920. The name of the vessel refers to the Mount Akagi, but […]

Asbestosis and mesothelioma in the navy: The I-400 ?

Scientific evidences were linked mesothelioma with asbestosis in the navy vessels until this material was finally banned from vessel and even building construction during the 1970s. however, from 1930s, many vessels were constructed with this material in many key rooms and facilities. Large quantities of the mesothelioma-causing mineral were therefore present in many different rooms such as […]