The Short Life of a Valiant Ship: USS Meredith (DD434)

The Short Life of a Valiant Ship USS Meredith DD On October Japanese carrier planes attacked and sank the destroyer USS Meredith off Guadalcanal Island in the South Pacific Meredith had been escorting USS Vireo a sea going tug towing a ba

  • Title: The Short Life of a Valiant Ship: USS Meredith (DD434)
  • Author: BarryFriedman
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  • Page: 189
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  • The Short Life of a Valiant Ship: USS Meredith (DD434)

    On October 15, 1942, Japanese carrier planes attacked and sank the destroyer USS Meredith off Guadalcanal Island in the South Pacific Meredith had been escorting USS Vireo, a sea going tug towing a barge laden with much needed fuel and ammunition for the planes on Guadalcanal When the attack became imminent, the crew of Vireo was taken aboard Meredith Only 96 of the 329On October 15, 1942, Japanese carrier planes attacked and sank the destroyer USS Meredith off Guadalcanal Island in the South Pacific Meredith had been escorting USS Vireo, a sea going tug towing a barge laden with much needed fuel and ammunition for the planes on Guadalcanal When the attack became imminent, the crew of Vireo was taken aboard Meredith Only 96 of the 329 men aboard both ships survived For four days they struggled, combating immersion in the oil coated ocean, dehydration, injuries, burns, shark attacks, and strafing by enemy planes The account makes for one of the most gripping tales of World War II.

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