Daily Event for January 15, 2011

Off the coast of North Carolina on January 15, 1918 the battleship USS Michigan (battleship #27) was sailing with other ships of the Atlantic fleet in a violent storm, the high winds and rough seas proved to be too much for the forward cage mast on the battleship and it collapsed. This was apparently the first time such an accident had happened in the U.S. Navy. Tragically six sailors lost their lives in the incident.
© 2011 Michael W. Pocock

Roll of Honor
In memory of those who lost their lives in USS Michigan
"As long as we embrace them in our memory, their spirit will always be with us"

Bell, Julian S.
Seaman 2nd Class
Belyue, Osben C.
Seaman 2nd Class
Book, Clarence E.
Seaman 2nd Class
Chico, John A.
Fireman 3rd Class
Marahrens, Carl F.
Seaman 2nd Class
Prinz, Frank J.
Seaman 2nd Class

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