Army & Navy - Voyage of the Alchiba

The U.S. Navy transport Alchiba is back at sea again, eight months after officially being reported lost. Her log book is an epic of seamanship, brilliant salvage work and heroism.

She was just a routine C-2 cargo ship when the Navy took her over before the war. Three times she ran supplies into the Solomons under the bomb bays of Jap planes. On the fourth trip the Alchiba got it. Loaded with aviation gasoline, ammunition and bombs, she was riding at anchor off Guadal when a sub's torpedo blasted her. Gasoline and ammunition started going up. Her captain, Commander James...

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