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What did attack this ship
#1
I don't know it this would be classified as a Cryptozoology attack, but I think so.


Quote:USS Stein Monster
 
Yes and what a Monster it must have been.

Quote:In 1978, the USS Stein - a United States Navy Knox-class destroyer escort which was named after Medal of Honor recipient Tony Stein - was running special operations in the Pacific Ocean somewhere between Acapulco and Ecuador, when it encountered something extremely large and entirely unseen in the water.

Completely out of nowhere, the ship began to experience severe technical issues and suffered the eventual failure of its SONAR system (a technique that uses sound propagation to navigate and detect objects under the surface of the water), a problem which required the ship to immediately return to port in California.
Upon arrival, the ship was dry-docked at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard and maintenance teams went to work to repair the damage of the system. As the teams approached the SONAR dome, they took notice of extreme visible damage to the rubber coating that wrapped around the dome itself. Over 8% of the surface was covered in deep cuts, gashes, and scrapes.

Within the deepest of these cuts, the repair team discovered large, curved hooks that were frighteningly similar to the kind of hooks found within the suction cups of large squid. The only problem though was that these hooks were almost five times larger than any known squid.

So after a few days of maintenance on the dome, the SONAR was repaired and the ship was sent back out to continue its mission.

The collected hooks were then sent out for analysis and study. Unsurprisingly the results of the study confirmed that the hooks were indeed from a large, unknown type of gigantic squid.

Official measurements of the hooks, as well as the gashes believed to have been created by the suction cups, revealed that the size of the creature they had come from had to be upwards of 150ft (45.72m) long.

This is startling to imagine because the largest squid known to man, the Colossal Squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni), only grows to upwards of 46ft (14m). The second-largest squid known to man, the Giant Squid (Architeuthis), has been estimated to reach the maximum size of 43ft (13m) for females and 33ft (10m) for males.
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#2
I was watching a documentary on Archeteuthys last night, and they told the tale of a ship's captain who saw a squid in the ocean that he said was as long as his ship - which was 175 feet long. Of course, it was a ship's captain's report, so the specific species of squid was not mentioned in it.

There's THINGS out in that deep, dark, water!

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#4
Alright!!! Love me some mysterious giant squid attack stories. 

Whenever those shows come on, I am there. There have to be some huge, weird things down in the depths. Here we are in 2020 and we are supposed to be all that. Yet we discover new species all the time. 

What fun would it be if we knew everything already and there was no exciting mystery in the sea?
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(11-17-2020, 03:18 AM)Mystic Wanderer Wrote:
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I think Jack Sparrow just shit himself when you posted that...

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(11-17-2020, 03:30 AM)ABNARTY Wrote: Alright!!! Love me some mysterious giant squid attack stories. 

Whenever those shows come on, I am there. There have to be some huge, weird things down in the depths. Here we are in 2020 and we are supposed to be all that. Yet we discover new species all the time. 

What fun would it be if we knew everything already and there was no exciting mystery in the sea?

Just wait until they rediscover a real megalodon!

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(11-17-2020, 04:47 AM)Ninurta Wrote:
(11-17-2020, 03:30 AM)ABNARTY Wrote: Alright!!! Love me some mysterious giant squid attack stories. 

Whenever those shows come on, I am there. There have to be some huge, weird things down in the depths. Here we are in 2020 and we are supposed to be all that. Yet we discover new species all the time. 

What fun would it be if we knew everything already and there was no exciting mystery in the sea?

Just wait until they rediscover a real megalodon!

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There are a lot of internet article about that Creature still being down there.
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(11-17-2020, 03:06 AM)guohua Wrote: (13m) for females and 33ft (10m) for males.

Somebody has a sweet tooth...
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(11-17-2020, 03:06 AM)guohua Wrote: I don't know it this would be classified as a Cryptozoology attack, but I think so.


Quote:USS Stein Monster
 
Yes and what a Monster it must have been.

Quote:In 1978, the USS Stein - a United States Navy Knox-class destroyer escort which was named after Medal of Honor recipient Tony Stein - was running special operations in the Pacific Ocean somewhere between Acapulco and Ecuador, when it encountered something extremely large and entirely unseen in the water.

Completely out of nowhere, the ship began to experience severe technical issues and suffered the eventual failure of its SONAR system (a technique that uses sound propagation to navigate and detect objects under the surface of the water), a problem which required the ship to immediately return to port in California.
Upon arrival, the ship was dry-docked at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard and maintenance teams went to work to repair the damage of the system. As the teams approached the SONAR dome, they took notice of extreme visible damage to the rubber coating that wrapped around the dome itself. Over 8% of the surface was covered in deep cuts, gashes, and scrapes.

Within the deepest of these cuts, the repair team discovered large, curved hooks that were frighteningly similar to the kind of hooks found within the suction cups of large squid. The only problem though was that these hooks were almost five times larger than any known squid.

So after a few days of maintenance on the dome, the SONAR was repaired and the ship was sent back out to continue its mission.

The collected hooks were then sent out for analysis and study. Unsurprisingly the results of the study confirmed that the hooks were indeed from a large, unknown type of gigantic squid.

Official measurements of the hooks, as well as the gashes believed to have been created by the suction cups, revealed that the size of the creature they had come from had to be upwards of 150ft (45.72m) long.

This is startling to imagine because the largest squid known to man, the Colossal Squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni), only grows to upwards of 46ft (14m). The second-largest squid known to man, the Giant Squid (Architeuthis), has been estimated to reach the maximum size of 43ft (13m) for females and 33ft (10m) for males.
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Shudder.  The kraken.
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#10
I love storys like this, if true the beastie attacked the destroyer and I would think it had a close and personal encounter with the ships propellers and that would mean, Destroyer -1  beastie - 0.
I wonder how many of these beasties have attacked ships not understanding that they would get chewed up by the propellers, and no one onboard would of noticed
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#11
Makes sense that it's a particularly giant squid, when you consider what squid try to do do whales.  They latch on to the face and the whale just starts eating.  This huge squid likely thought the ship was a whale.  Apparently they suffer from having eyes bigger than their stomachs lol
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Pictures of sucker marks on Sperm Whales.
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#13
Thanks for sharing this. I just love these kinds of mysteries.
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#14
Just imagine all the calamari you could make from a squid that big!
Now I just need to find some "Jack and the Beanstalk" sized tomatoes to make enough marinara for dipping!
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Was it a giant squid that attacked and ate this Marlin?


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#16
I found it!

I found the Kraken!

It was lurking in my living room, right next to my chair, the entire time! It was a close call, but I killed it!

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Release the Kraken!

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(11-18-2020, 08:51 PM)Ninurta Wrote: Release the Kraken!
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(11-18-2020, 08:51 PM)Ninurta Wrote: I found it!

I found the Kraken!

It was lurking in my living room, right next to my chair, the entire time! It was a close call, but I killed it!

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Release the Kraken!

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Well you just have to get kraken at it
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