The battleship Oklahoma was attached at Pearl Harbor by Japanese dive bombers. The ship was hit by multiple torpedoes and capsized (rolled 180 degrees so the bottom of the hull pointed straight up). The final orientation of the ship had 20 percent of its height above the sea level. Approximate the ship dimensions as a box 50 feet tall, 80 feet wide, and 500 feet long. Determine the ship’s weight on the morning of the attack. The specific gravity of sea water is 1.03.
The Attempt at a Solution
For this problem, I don't know if there is actually a buoyant force. I know the air underneath the water is compressed, thus its pressure increases. I also don't know where the water line underneath the tank should be relative to the sea level.
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