Friday, January 12, 2007

Fullbore Friday

What is this ship doing?

That is thinking on your feet for the crew of the USS New Orleans (CA-32) after Battle of Tassafaronga.
In the Battle of Tassafaronga, off Guadalcanal at the end of November, New Orleans was severely damaged by a Japanese destroyer torpedo that sliced away her bow between the two forward gun turrets.
Read more here. A good lesson in that if you are not prepared to win, even a victory can be a loss.

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