That reminds me of Operation Windbreak. Our Guided Missile Cruiser was caught in the North Atlantic in a late Autumn storm during the operation and we ran through an occluded front. It took 4 days to get out of that weather!
We experienced 60 kts winds and 50 ft seas. We had 9 kts rung up on the EOT but made only 3 kts good through the water. Any more speed than that caused us to pound, and we didn't want to break her back. We regularly rolled 45 degrees and pitched 15. The biggest roll we took was a shade short of 50 degrees. The fire control radars were designed to detach at 53 and fall overboard to help the ship right itself, and to this day I'm still amazed we didn't lose any of them. Sadly, that ship (and the whole class, now) is no more, having been turned into razor blades.
T. P. Donnelly
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