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  • n  the mast nearest the bow in vessels with two or more masts

  • Except for a few lights on her foremast, North Carolina was dark, as she and her destroyer escorts had been every night.
  • Domelike direction finders and "tropo-scattering" sensors (which can "read" signals bouncing from the troposphere) are mounted on the foremast to analyze those signals and to .
  • The subsequent blast gutted the ship, and the foremast and forward superstructure began to collapse.

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