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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A SHIP THAT LOST HER BOW


Yes Sir...this ole gal was "one" of many that suffered extensive damage in WW II.  Her story is told by a crew member....Mr. Bill Foster a Boiler Technician 1c....  He enlisted in the Navy in 1937...and became an "old salt" on board the USS Selfridge (DD-357).
Well ....Mr. Foster has a very clear memory on just how his ship lost her "complete bow"...all the way back to the bridge....killing 13, wounding 11.....and 36 missing and presumed dead.

There is some pretty devastating pictures of this damage in the article....and you wonder how the crew even kept there ship afloat....well it was either swim or see if the unheard of could be accomplished.

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