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The Sullivans (DDG 68)

Posted in Uncategorized by bowsprite on 2017/11/11

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Now at Staten Island pier (305 Front Street, Stapleton,) USS SULLIVANS (DDG-68) is open to the public for tours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9-12,  alongside USS Hue City (CG 66.)

It was at the Battle of Guadalcanal on November 13, 1942 that 687 souls were lost when their ship, the USS Juneau (CL-52) was sunk. Five of the men were the Sullivan brothers for which this ship is named.

Not directly related, but worth noting: this documentary.

 

USS THE SULLIVANS (DDG 68)

Built: Bath Iron Works, ME
Commissioned at Staten Island, NY, 19 April 1997
Length: 505 ft / 154 m
Beam: 66 ft / 20 m
Draft: 31 ft / 9.4 m
Homeport: Mayport, FL

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