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The Sinking of the USS The Sullivans

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  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
The Sinking of the USS The Sullivans
Posted by GAF on Friday, April 15, 2022 9:49 AM

We've lost a ship.  DD-537, a WWII Fletcher class destroyer.

Like all ships, she needs constant upkeep.  Hope she can be raised.


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    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Friday, April 15, 2022 11:35 AM

I saw this on the internet yesterday. so sad that an important part of our history is in such need of repair.



  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Friday, April 15, 2022 2:04 PM

Too bad they can't call in Navy Divers, or us old retired types (unfortunately I don't live near Buffalo); it would be a fun salvage project. The big issue for using volunteer divers would probably be the insurance issue.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

  • Member since
    March 2005
  • From: West Virginia, USA
Posted by mfsob on Saturday, April 16, 2022 6:39 AM

This is the down side of trying to preserve ships as museums. Like vintage aircraft, they require constant preventitive maintenance ... and admission tickets and T-shirt sales seldom raise enough to even keep the lights on. I donate what I can, when I can, to various ships, aircraft museums and groups, fully realizing that it's a drop in the bucket. We should all try to do our part when we're able, because "someone else" ain't gonna' step in.

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Saturday, April 16, 2022 7:59 AM

Wish more people would donate to these museums.They are fantstic. Its sad that this can happen. The Sullivan family gave so much for this country .Hopefully some big corperation will step in and take care of this ship.


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