The "turner" A Loss Without Warning

cshortridge73
31st August 2012, 13:35
On January 3rd, 1944, the USS Turner (DD-648) suffered explosions originating near her bow that continued along her 348 foot length until the new destroyer literally was annihilated. She eventually sank and 138 of her crew were killed in the two-hour ordeal. It was not a loss through combat as she was anchored in protected waters off the Ambrose Light near New York Harbor. This was human error involving one of wartime's more unstable antisubmarine weapons....the Mousetrap.

You can link to the article HERE (http://navalmerchantshiparticles.blogspot.com/2011/11/turner-loss-without-warning.html)