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Old 06-24-2022, 10:17 AM
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Default USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS DE-413 wreck found!

https://twitter.com/USNavy/status/1540341516908089344
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Old 06-24-2022, 11:14 AM
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Still has shells in the Bofors cannon.

Full Resolution picture here: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FWBkcWRW...name=4096x4096

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Old 06-24-2022, 11:35 AM
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Still has shells in the Bofors cannon.

Full Resolution picture here: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FWBkcWRW...name=4096x4096
Wow, Nice find guys!
Article and rounds in cannon.
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Old 06-24-2022, 11:45 AM
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This era of WW2 deep sea exploration is amazing.

Not the Roberts, but sure gives a good impression of the noise generated.

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Old 06-24-2022, 06:09 PM
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Amazing but always remember the lives cut short to defend this nation.
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Old 06-24-2022, 08:31 PM
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This will be a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected. We will do what damage we can.
Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Copeland USNR

Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors by James D. Hornfischer should be required reading in every high school in America.
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Old 06-24-2022, 08:47 PM
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Man, I can't even begin to imagine the noise and hearing damage. Simply off of any reasonable scale. Really odd that they didn't have ANY hearing protection at all. It's not like an infantry engagement that was fluid. These guys were all facing each other and just shooting as fast as they could. Not moving anywhere. Visual/hand signals would have worked fine with some ear plugs or ear muffs.
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Old 06-25-2022, 06:45 AM
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Saluting the USS Samuel B. Roberts and God Bless its crew !
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Old 06-25-2022, 05:08 PM
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with due regard to the heroics of Taffy 3, the reality is the Japanese lost the battle.

like Mikawa at Savo Island, Kurita lacked the true Bushido spirit to press home the attack.

in both cases, destruction of the landing forces was in the grasp of the Japanese.

in a contest of intestinal fortitude the Japanese came in second.
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Old 06-25-2022, 08:07 PM
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Iíve read the book & the Captain & crew of this ship did a phenomenal job!
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