HotWingAgenda: He described how the ship would roll from side to side when the guns were fired and how he would go out with a couple other sailors in small wooden boats to clear mines.It had to be done at night, with no lights and no weapons except for knives. The metal from the guns might have exploded the floating mines, he said.Uhhhh... I guess they were sporting some special Aleut glass knives or something.
TerminalEchoes: My grandfather served on the USS Laffey during Korea also. Small world.
RatMaster999: TerminalEchoes: My grandfather served on the USS Laffey during Korea also. Small world.It was recommissioned the same day my mother was born. Weird.
joninaz: My grandfather served on her sister ship, the USS Taffey.
RatMaster999: joninaz: My grandfather served on her sister ship, the USS Taffey.I've heard of that ship. The pilot always had trouble docking it after being out on the ocean, so they'd get the whole crew onto the dock with smaller boats, then everyone would grab the rope and haul it in. A good, old-fashioned, salt water Taffey pull.
SJKebab: My grandfather died trying to kamikaze it during WWII. Small world.
BlameBush: As much as I thought I hated my time aboard, 40 yrs later, it would be nice to revisit the ship I served on. Unfortunately, it's sits in Philly-rusting away and waiting to be scrapped. Nice that this guy got to go back.
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