TITLE

'The Ship That Wouldn't Die' Lives On

AUTHOR(S)
Winkler, David F.
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
Sea Power;Apr2010, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p44
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
In this article the author discusses the history of the American forces landing in Okinawa, Japan on April 1, 1945 wherein sailors aboard the destroyer USS Laffey will not abandon the ship as long as a gun will fire. He mentions that the Japanese targeted the ship killing 32 crews and wounding 70 members. He notes that the ship underwent extensive repairs in Seattle, Washington and was called The Ship That Would Not Die. He believes that with a new hull, the ship will survive for decades.
ACCESSION #
51201791

 

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