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Tin Cans: Workhorse of the U.S. Navy in WWII  

 

  • Tin Cans: Workhorse of the U.S. Navy in WWII

  • Registration for this class is closed. This class is in session.
    • Fee: $40.00

    • Dates: 3/8/2021 - 4/26/2021

      Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    • Days: M

    • Sessions: 8

    • Building: Central Methodist Church

      Room: Norton

    • Instructor: James Lineberry

    • During WWII, U.S. Navy sailors on destroyers affectionately called their 2,000-ton warships - "TIN CANS." These sleek, agile warships were armed with 5" guns, many anti-aircraft guns, torpedoes, and depth charges.  As the war progressed, these sailors knew that their warships would be called upon to protect convoys crossing U-boat infested waters of the Atlantic Ocean.  In the Pacific theater, DDs would sail "In Harm's Way" off Guadalcanal and Okinawa. DDs were the workhorses for the U.S. Navy.