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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2019 10:29 p.m. PST

Nice model.




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d88mm194021 Sep 2019 11:29 a.m. PST

Trivia time: Why does the Sara have a black stripe painted on her stack? (I know.)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2019 12:04 p.m. PST



21eRegt22 Sep 2019 10:15 a.m. PST

I assume the stripe was there because of striking physical similarity to the USS Lexington.

skipper John24 Sep 2019 8:19 a.m. PST

In the 70's I worked with a fellow that was on the Saratoga. Wish we had talked more about it. He was the only survivor from his gunnery crew.

Ammianus10 Mar 2020 3:27 p.m. PST

Because she was visually identical to Lexington, a large black stripe was painted on her funnel to help sailors differentiate her, and it led to her nickname Stripe Stacked Sara.

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