August 20, 2010
No hints, no clues save one: she came to a tragic end.
The first person to guess correctly will win a post on a topic of their choice. Leave your guess in the comments!
UPDATE: Reader flatdarkmars wins the contest, and has requested another "name that ship/plane/waffleiron/whatever" post. Look for that to come soon!
Posted by: Siergen at August 21, 2010 12:05 AM (jMQcx)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at August 21, 2010 12:37 AM (+rSRq)
Posted by: flatdarkmars at August 21, 2010 01:27 AM (zxqxC)
Did they weld the port holes over later on?
Now as to that "a topic of their choice", you'll write a post about anything? I'll have to ponder that a bit. With great power, comes great responsibility...
Posted by: Siergen at August 21, 2010 11:59 AM (jMQcx)
Posted by: Siergen at August 21, 2010 04:19 PM (jMQcx)
Siergen: that would be my guess. Given that US Navy did the same to other ships in the early days of Big Mistake #2, it would hard to imagine her not receiving the modification.
Posted by: cxt217 at August 21, 2010 11:12 PM (OQ3pW)
The 'snake-skin' type paint scheme was a bit unusual for US ships even during WW2, but there is a photo of a destroyer with similar paint scheme in Richard Frank's Guadacanal.
Posted by: cxt217 at August 21, 2010 11:15 PM (OQ3pW)
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