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WikiProject Military history/Assessment/Tag & Assess 2008
"Core was stricken for disposal..."
What does 'stricken' in this context mean? In my dictionary 'stricken' is defined as "afflicted with disease, grief, etc". As it is unlikely that a ship is so affected, I wondered if it is an American-English expression. (I was curious as I do not possess an American-English dictionary, only a British-English version). If it means 'decommissioned', then that word might be a better fit.
I have seen the 'S' word on other pages and don't think it is right there, either.
What do other editors think?