This is based on my scenario Sinking A Battlewagon. The scenario itself is one of those “in ‘reality’ it’s just an exercise” ones, but I figured that, given the controversy over battleships, I’d do one where the score is ‘settled’.
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Never was a SINKEX more controversial than when the USS Iowa was chosen to be destroyed as a target. The ship was already hit from its infamous turret disaster, and post-USSR, it was an expensive surplus.
And no one wanted it as a museum.
But still, a battleship. There was a feeling that it should have been saved. But in the end, it wasn’t, a volley of submarine torpedoes bringing it down.