World Battlefronts: Brave Ships

The Navy Department, still spooning out the results of Japan's Kamikaze attacks to the U.S. public, last week told the story of three brave ships. There was the saga of the escort carrier Suwanee, smashed by Kamikazes in Leyte Gulf last October and now back in service. There was the story of the venerable battleship California—the "old prune barge"—raised from the mud of Pearl Harbor, hit twice but now back at work. And there was the story of the Intrepid.*

The Intrepid is a big (over 30,000 tons) Essex-class carrier and has one of the great ship records of the war.

She has...

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