USS Canopus (AS-9)

cshortridge73
15th December 2012, 18:29
THAT GRAND OLD LADY
The ghost ship of manila Bay kept the Japanese invaders confused as to her whereabouts, firepower, and intentions
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An Allied force of aircraft, submarines, and a size-able well-trained army could not be permitted to exist along the line of communication and supply for the Philippines. For complete victory, the Japanese were compelled to neutralize and immobilize this very real danger in the Philippine Islands as quickly as possible.

Click: HERE (http://navalmerchantshiparticles.blogspot.com/2012/12/uss-canopus-as-9.html)

Note: I have another article on this very same ship...of which I've put a link to this other 'Two-Part Article' [located at the end of the above article] that provides a lot more detail on this very same situation.