Good story about Vestal and captain young.
Meet the USS Vestal: The Non-Combat Ship That Survived Pearl Harbor And Went On To Help Win World War II!
On Saturday, December 6, 1941, the repair ship USS Vestal eased alongside the USS Arizona at her berth at Pearl Harbor. Vestal moored herself outboard of the battleship, port side to port side. The Arizona had just returned from maneuvers and had scheduled some long overdue maintenance. She was due to move into dry dock the next week. The Vestal would begin the routine of rewinding the armatures of the battleship’s huge electric motors and other tasks that would shorten her stay in dry dock.
Read more: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/meet-uss-vestal-non-combat-ship-survived-pearl-harbor-and-went-win-world-war-ii-97191
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