Monday Maritime Matters

May 5th, 2008 by xformed

Required reading: Fred Fry’s Maritime Monday 109 (whew! that’s a lot of blogging!) and The Big Squeeze at Eagle1’s Sunday Ship History series.
I’m behind, but…having fun with mental challenges or making data tell a story.

Speaking of stories, the past few weeks have driven home a point that not all our heros have had ships named after them. Sure, that’s obvious, but I will begin to devote some time to pulling together some other material, something like the series that launched Matt Burden’s Black Five blog with the “Someone You Should Know” posts.

I have ordered Inferno: The Epic Life and Death Struggle of the USS Franklin in World War II”, spurred on by the post in March by SteelJaw Scribe about the almost loss of USS FRANKLIN (CV-13). I am in contact with the son of a man who’s father died that fateful day and did his share to save some of his shipmates.

In the interim, here’s a link to a past Monday Maritime Matters, for those of you who came to class late:

CDR George Rentz, USN, Chaplin Corps is a hero worth reading about this day. He went down with the ship, so other might have a chance to survive.

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