This Is How You Lift a Sunken Warship Out of the Sea

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With huge chains and honking cranes, that's how. Example: This Republic of Korea Navy's corvette—half of it, actually—floating over the sea's surface. And before you cry "PHOTOSHOP!", check out the scene from a distance.

Illustration for article titled This Is How You Lift a Sunken Warship Out of the Sea

Click to viewIt's the Cheonan, a South Korean Pohang-class corvette that broke in two on March 26. According to an international investigation, the cause was a torpedo fired from a North Korean Yeono class miniature submarine, killing 46 crew members. A few weeks later, on April 15, the South Korean Navy recovered the stern part from the bottom of the sea using a giant floating crane. On April 24, the bow was recovered.

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Cheonan sinking information from Wikipedia

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Desu-San-Desu

Oh hey, I've seen that crane before. It's how Sally Struthers gets her pants on in the morning.

BTW, does the torpedo count as an act of war?