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Sunday, July 31, 2011

MARYLAND MY MARYLAND


She Rose From The Ashes Of Pearl Harbor
HER 16-IN GUNS KNEW NO REST UNTIL THEY HAD AVENGED THE ATTACK THAT SOUGHT TO DESTROY HER.

One of the ghosts of Battleship Row at Pearl Harbor in WW II, battleship Maryland (BB-46) lived
to strike at the Japanese again and again. Under attack a hundred times during the war, the famous
old ship was reported sunk by the Japanese on three different occasions. But, with indomitable spirit, “Old Mary” or “Fighting Mary” as she was affectionately called by her crew, could not and would not be deterred. Battle-damaged three times in the course of ten months, the heavy slugger was on her way to strike again when the Japanese surrender was officially announced.

She was certainly the "Fighting Mary"....and she lived up to that name....if there was a battle her and her crew were eager to take part and throw there weight around.....of which she was excellent in doing.

So...here is her story....somewhat of a long one....but after you get done with it...I'm sure you'll feel mighty proud.  Just click on the below title and up will pop the 13 page story that hopefully will keep your eyes glued to the ole computer.