USS Pittsburgh CA72

surfaceblow
8th December 2008, 02:17
Today's Pittsburgh Tribune has an article on the USS Pittsburgh survived loss of its bow. "Typhoon winds pounded the sea onto the sailors like nails hitting barn wood. It was shortly before 6 a.m. June 5, 1945, and waves more than 10 stories tall washed over the USS Pittsburgh and its crew of 1,142 men as they steamed southeast of Japan's Ryuku Islands."

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribunereview/news/s_601886.html

The link below has some pictures of the USS Pittsburgh with out its bow.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/04/072/04072.htm