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robert goslin

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Posted - 04/04/2021 :  5:58:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The destroyer, USS Johnston, sank in battle back in 1944.
Now found at 21,180 feet.

Regards Rob

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Posted - 04/04/2021 :  6:14:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for posting this Rob. Always interested in Naval History. "Tin can" sailors like submariners are a special breed.


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Edited by - BurleyJim on 04/04/2021 6:15:08 PM

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Posted - 04/04/2021 :  7:45:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have a look at "The Last Stand of the Tin-Can Sailors,' by James Hornfischer for a good description of the action that caused this tragedy....

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Posted - 04/04/2021 :  8:15:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As an ex-Tin Can swab jockey, I love stories about the 'little boys' and their exploits. Would not have wanted to serve on anything else.


The V & T lives in my garage (soon)

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Ray Dunakin

Posted - 04/05/2021 :  12:32:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Amazing find!

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Posted - 04/05/2021 :  08:38:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Interesting piece of history. Quite a dive.

Mega Dittos

Karl Scribner
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