"On the Picket Line"
U.S.S. Sigsbee (DD502) under air attack off Okinawa in 1945.
U.S.S. Sigsbee was built at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock
Co. in Kearny, N.J. in 1942, and commissioned into the United
States Navy in January 1943. Sigsbee was one of the 175
Fletcher Class destroyers built during a twoandone
half year perioda spectacular example of American
warship design and mass production.
The Fletcher class destroyers formed the backbone of the
Navys destroyer force in Pacific. These fast Greyhounds
were involved in all actions and operations from 1943 until
the end of the war.
A Japanese suicide plane heavily damaged the U.S.S. Sigsbee
on April 14, 1945 while she was serving as a radar picket
destroyer off Okinawa.
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