+10 to the first comment that tells the tale !
@0rangeFever, USS Johnston was a Fletcher-class destroyer in the service of the United States Navy in World War II, the first Navy ship named after Lieutenant John V. Johnston. The ship is known for her action in the Battle off Samar. The small "tincan" destroyer, armed with torpedoes, and guns no larger than 5-inch, led an attack by a handful of light ships which had inadvertently been left unprotected in the path of a Japanese fleet with battleships and cruisers. The actions of Johnston—sunk in the action—and the lightly armed and lightly armored Escort Carrier Task Unit 77.4.3, of which she was a member, helped stop Admiral Kurita's Center Force from attacking the U.S. landing forces and inflicted greater damage on the Japanese attackers than they suffered. Johnston's wreck is the deepest surveyed shipwreck when rediscovered and identified in March 2021
@dildos for africa, + 10 my freind. Awesome !
@dildos for africa, I was the lucky #10 and it was honor doing so, sir. *salutes
@dildos for africa, I hit 21, anything past that is a bust
@dildos for africa, I just love a good historically accurate story about Seamen.
@dildos for africa, also they knew Japanese radar was non existent and they had to re calibrate for every salvo while the Johnston knew and they chased the splashes of enemy rounds to close the distance with out getting hit. I believe the crew received received rewards just short of the Medal of Honor. One of the most heroic acts of ww2 in my opinion it’s been about 10 years since I’ve ww2 so I might not be 100% on the facts
@dildos for africa, also they knew Japanese radar was non existent and they had to re calibrate for every salvo while the Johnston knew and they chased the splashes of enemy rounds to close the distance with out getting hit. I believe the crew received received rewards just short of the Medal of Honor. One of the most heroic acts of ww2 in my opinion it’s been about 10 years since I’ve ww2 so I might not be 100% on the facts. But I do believe the phrase” hard to port and hard to starboard, Chase the splashes!” Came from this
@dildos for africa, thank you for sharing the details of this heroic tale. World war II had some amazing stories of heroism and sacrifice to protect others.
@dildos for africa, you wanna cite Wikipedia on that one
@dildos for africa, thanks...dildos for africa
@dildos for africa, Very goog, very good, now if you want to get pissed to the USS Liberty.
@0rangeFever, America's Forgotten Heros podcast did an amazing job with this recently. Check it out for sure. Definitely worth the hour.
Queues Up SABATONS “BISMARK” : KING OF THE OCEAN , HE WAS MADE TO RULES THE WAVES ACROSS THE SEVEB SEAS !!!!!!!
@DrSin, the Bismark is one of my favorite boats. The germans have some gorgeous ships
@Guy Fawkes, it went down with 2 thousand men and like 50,000 tons of steel
@DrSin, did it set course for the Atlantic?
@Mook, it did. It wanted to show its fire power, in a firefight
Is this some sort of world war joke I’m too free to understand?
@Nurse Joy, if by "too free" you mean American... that's not the reason then, because USS directly means United States Ship.
@TheStarHawk, America’s not the only free place you know.
@Nurse Joy, I know. There’s also Texas
Did they make a movie about this yet?
@megamanx181x, quick Google search comes up with a 2015 Deadline article about John Moore agreeing to direct a film called "Come Hell or High Water"
@Good Pineapple Pizza, lame!!