DISASTERS: Flank Speed

From the bridge of the racing, rolling destroyer-minesweeper Hobson, the air craft carrier Wasp was simply a dark bulk 3,000 yards off to the left, against the mid-Atlantic night. Like the destroyer, which was tearing through the rising seas with all hatches battened down, she was operating under simulated war conditions, and was completely blacked out save for a glimmer of light at her truck. The Wasp had planes in the air; when she began a sweeping 120° turn into the wind to pick them up, she came boiling through the darkness...

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