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The Short Life of a Valiant Ship: USS Meredith (DD434)
On October 15, 1942, Japanese carrier planes attacked and sank the destroyer USS Meredith off Guadalcanal Island in the South Pacific. Meredith had been escorting USS Vireo, a sea-going tug towing a barge laden with much-needed fuel and ammunition for the planes on Guadalcanal. When the attack became imminent, the crew of Vireo was taken aboard Meredith. Only 96 of the 329 ...more
(first published March 2nd 2007)
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