Welcome back to the our channel for a fascinating feature on how the US Navy warships survive extreme natural calamities in the open waters. I still have the same nightmare of being in a bad storm while serving on USS Belleau Wood LHA-3. The ship rolled so far and stayed there at the edge of capsizing for so long that I was nearly paralyzed with fear. In the hangar bay, the chains holding down the harriers and helicopters creaked and groaned under the intense strain. When she recovered from that roll I never doubted her again. I was on USS Eisenhower running North from Hurricane Hugo (Cat4). We were taking waves over the bow. That storm chased us up the Eastern Seaboard to Nova Scotia. On an aircraft carrier that means 60-70ft swells. Every last hatch and door was secured, even the broken ones. Nothing was left loose, every object was a potential missile. Only critical watch stations were manned. The mess decks served box lunches. It was unsafe to operate the cooking equipment due to the pitching and rolling of the ship.