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Resource ID: #22497
Subject: Boats
Source: Morning News (Savannah, Ga.)
Date: 4/24/05



Most U.S. Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carriers have a special chemically engineered shield between the ships' inner and outer hulls. The shield is meant to protect the carriers, but this investigation found that in many ships the shield is ineffective and flawed. The Navy contractor responsible for the shielding job says that it often cut corners and took shortcuts. As a result, many aircraft carriers are at greater risk for damage from attack.

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