The Short Life of a Valiant Ship by Barry Friedman
Price: $2.99 USD. 30820 words.
Published on March 27, 2011. .
On October 15, 1942 the destroyer USS Meredith, and the tug USS Vireo, were attacked and sunk by Japanese aircraft carrier planes. For four days, the survivors floated in oil-covered waters, and watched helplessly while their comrades died or drowned or were devoured by sharks. Only ninety-six of the 329 crewmen of both ships, survived to be rescued