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Old 20th October 2009, 11:10
Abbeywood. Abbeywood. is offline  
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US Destroyers at Normandy.

I have read, somewhere, in an unknown title, of a US destroyer that having suffered damage to one of her external 'A' brackets, was dry-docked in the Plymouth Naval Dockyard for repairs, immediately prior to the D-day landings.
However the demand for close in gun-fire support required that the destroyer be despatched across the Channel, on one screw, - and minus a tail shaft, and with the stern-tube blanked-off - and not finally replaced until about 10 days later.
Has anyone else heard of this incident, and if so, 'name that ship'
I would presume to suggest that the ship was most probably a 'Fletcher', or a 'Sumner' type, as there were several engaged during D-day operations.

I look forward to some 'feed-back'

Last edited by Abbeywood.; 20th October 2009 at 11:22.. Reason: typing errors
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