In time for the new Tom Hanks' movie "The Good Shepherd" - a look at the small heroes of naval warfare, the destroyer escort. The book behind the Hanks' movie is about action in the Battle of the Atlantic.
But the small ships were everywhere - some of the great U.S. Navy heroes fought in these - especially at the Battle off Samar in WWII Battle off Samar starts about 14:15
Small ships, aggressively handled, fight off a superior force.
Great book on the Samar topic, The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors by James D. Hornfischer
In the DE film, they showed the ship as DE677 near the end. I don't know if the real DE677 was used in the film but here is the wiki page for it:ReplyDelete
It started as USS Frament DE677 and participated in the Battle of the Atlantic, and was converted to APD-77, a high speed transport for service in the Pacific.