Boom, Boom, Shake the Ocean!

Check out the Full size image and its pretty amazing. Look at the shockwave on the water's surface. I read that when a destroyer fires off all cannons broadside at once, the entire ship will move a few inches in the other direction (or maybe more than a few inches). Think about the kind of pressures involved in pushing a destroyer sideways in the water. Now imagine being on the recieving end of a 2700 pound shell. For about a nanosecond before you and everything around you gets vaporized.
More shots of the Iowa in action. Me likee the boom, boom, boom!

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