In the below video, you can see an incident When S-2E Tracker Plane Launched Directly Into sea Wave
In 1971 an S-2E Tracker anti-submarine aircraft accidentally flew right through a wave.
The USS Ticonderoga was an Essex-class aircraft carrier
The main anti-submarine aircraft of the time, the S-2E Tracker, was a prop-driven airplane with a crew of four.
A Tracker from VS-38, “The Red Griffins”, was lined up on a bow catapult waiting to take off.
As carrier Launch Officers typically time catapult launches between waves, for the safety of the aircraft and the aircrews.
This time, however, a rogue wave surged just as the Tracker was taking off.
The plane disappears from view, hidden by a wall of water, and loses altitude before finally re-emerging into the view of the camera and flying on.
The plane and crew were safe, although the Tracker probably needed a good hosing down to remove corrosive seawater from…pretty much everywhere.
There’s a video of a Grumman C-2A Greyhound having the almost exact same type of problem on takeoff (can’t find the link at present)