Uss valve ars 28 was a diver class rescue and salvage ship commissioned by the us navy during world war iiher task was to come to the aid of stricken vessels valve was laid down on 17 november 1942 at bellingham washington by the bellingham marine railway co launched on 20 may 1943 sponsored by mrs henry foss and commissioned on 24 february 1944 lt w d mooney usnr in command. Uss west virgina report of salvage pearl harbor the us navy enlistment instruction pay and advancement available for counterflooding eight to ten voids on the starboard side with men assigned for the quick operation of sea valves fortunately the air raid which might have occurred was stopped off midway and none of the precautions . Section i foreword 1 1 this is a long report an effort has been made to present a comprehensive summation of the many design and damage control problems which were disclosed or emphasized by the war experiences of franklinin addition various pertinent war experiences of other large carriers have been considered in this report. Ex uss tortuga lsd 26 salvage report distribution statement a this document has been approved for public release and sale its distribution is unlimited published by direction of commander naval sea systems command 091 0 lp 236 291 0 t9597 ab rpt 010 14 september 1989. Salvage officers report c lll 1 nyl0 serial y 01318 of 7 13 42 salvage officers report on raid of 7 december main and secondary drainage systems were not used because valves in the vicinity of damage were not accessible and could not be opened and in addition it was thought dangerous to dump oil and water in unknown quantities into
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