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Remove "+.+.+.+"[edit]

I do not see what "+.+.+.+" has got to do with zig-zags. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:43, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Vandalism. - (), 04:23, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

Word Origin[edit]

It would be nice to describe where the origin of this name comes from. Why 'zig', why 'zag'? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:09, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

The statement that 'zigzag' was printed "in French books in the late 19th century," does not explain "the origin of the word." Thus, the statement: "the origin of the word is -clear-" is unsupported, and appears to be vandalism of the text. Previously, the text read "unclear" and "18th century." According to the origin is "early 18th century: from French, from German Zickzack, symbolic of alternation of direction, first applied to fortifications." Shedsan (talk) 06:11, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

Court-martial of Captain McVay[edit]

Court-martial of Captain McVay

Captain Charles B. McVay III, who had commanded Indianapolis since November 1944, survived the sinking and was among those rescued days later. In November 1945, he was court-martialed and convicted of "hazarding his ship by failing to zigzag". Several things about the court-martial were controversial. There was evidence that the Navy itself had placed the ship in harm's way, in that McVay's orders were to "zigzag at his discretion, weather permitting". Further, Mochitsura Hashimoto, commander of I-58, testified that zigzagging would have made no difference.[26] Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz remitted McVay's sentence and restored him to active duty. McVay retired in 1949 as a rear admiral.[27] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Benjaminikuta (talkcontribs) 11:14, 11 January 2017 (UTC)