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The Submarine that Sank a Train: the U.S.S. Barb

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Salvage Sailor

Nice post,


One of my favorite bits of naval trivia is in regard to my fathers Battleship, the USS MISSISSIPPI.


She is the only USN ship with a Castle on her tote board, racked up for destroying Shuri Castle on Okinawa in 1945

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Eugene Fluckey was a great commander and leader when he skippered the Barb in WWII. I've always wished that Hollywood would do a movie about him as reality would far outstrip fantasy in his story.


Forum member Dave used to have one of Fluckey's uniforms. I don't know if he still does or not, but the uniform is posted here on the forum.



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