11 October 2019

CVE-63 Has Been Located

USS St. Lo was located back in May.

She's something of a confirmation of the idea of it being bad luck to rename a ship.

She was laid down as USS Chapin Bay then USS Midway then USS St. Lo.

Then she was murdered by a kamikaze.

Speaking of bad luck names, Samuel B Roberts is only running at 1/3 success for avoiding catastrophic damage, but interestingly 2/3 for making it to decommissioning.

FFG-58 had terrible and excellent luck.

4 comments:

  1. I'm surprised that you didn't hold onto this post until 25 October 2019, the 75th anniversary of the Battle off Samar.

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    1. That would have been better. It was a topic that came across the bottom of the screen at Fox News and for a change wasn't celebrity gossip so I looked up the ship.

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  2. I hope they find the Sammy B and Johnston soon. A case could very well be made for the Battle off Samar as the Citizen Sailor's finest hour

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    1. agreed, Taffy 3 comported themselves well and as the Johnson was sinking the Captain of the Japanese cruiser saluted his opponent for fighting well.

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