Vest is not new to such phenomena having experienced a typhoon at sea off of Sakishima Gunto March 31 1945 which in fact saved our bacon and kept us the BPF out of operations for 24 hours until the yanks landed the next day on Okinawa; Easter Sunday and all fools day.The next Typhoon was in Sagami bay Japan late Aug 1945 prior to entering Tokyo bay. quite a scene with many smaller ships losing their moorings and floating around perilously. However, the worst was yet to come when in 1962 living with my family of wife and three sons in the suburb of Laichicok New territories Hong Kong, the epicentre of Typhoon Wanda the mother of all typhoons arrived over the colony. I leave out my personal experiences because they would not match the horror and suffering of others at the time of this tragedy. Wikki will explain it better.
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Typhoon Wanda (1962)
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|Category 2 (Saffir–Simpson scale)|
|Formed||August 27, 1962|
|Dissipated||September 1, 1962|
|Highest winds||1-minute sustained: 175 km/h (110 mph)|
|Lowest pressure||953 hPa (mbar); 28.14 inHg|
|Areas affected||British Hong Kong, Portuguese Macau and China|
|Part of the 1962 Pacific typhoon season|