Thursday, August 25, 2011


The USS Mississinewa (AO-59).....all that knew her well she was nicknamed "The Miss."  Actually she was one heck of a ship....she had accumulated four....yep heard right...(4)  Battle Stars since her commissioning on May 18, 1944.

Now she was no 'Cork in the water' mind you...she was 553-ft long...25,425-ton auxiliary oiler....and she was manned by about 278 enlisted sailors...and 20 officers.

On the morning of November 20th, 1944 the "Miss" was in the waters of Ulithi a lazy manner swing  on her anchor......Well on that day she didn't swing at her anchor very this story unfolds it is apparent she was hit by one of Japan's new weapons.....

I'm going to leave the intro at that....if you wish to find out more I'll invite you to give my article a going over....this is not an extremely long article....but if you wish to relax just a tad this afternoon with a glass of wine...[well if your a slow reader...or a fast sipper....maybe two glasses is more like it]....I think you'll be entertained with an interesting story.

Just click on the title below and she'll jump right out at you...

Enjoy your day and your glass or glasses of wine

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