The bell was likely removed from the ship before the war began, which is why it wasn't damaged, said Jay Thomas, of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
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He tells me: "Very simply put, where there is smoke there is, or was, fire. Smoke is a byproduct of combustion. There are three stages of fire: smoldering, incipient and free burning. Each one [emits] smoke."
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