The Ship That Wouldn't Die - The Saga of the Uss Neosho - a World War II Story of Courage and Survival at Sea-logo

The Ship That Wouldn't Die - The Saga of the Uss Neosho - a World War II Story of Courage and Survival at Sea

Don Keith

In May 1942, Admiral Jack Fletcher's Task Force 17 closed in for the war's first major clash with the Japanese Navy. The Neosho, a vitally important tanker, was escorted by a destroyer, the Sims. The ships were attacked by Japanese dive bombers, and when the smoke cleared, the Sims had slipped beneath the waves. Scores of sailors were killed or wounded, while hundreds bobbed in shark-infested waters. It was the beginning of a hellish four-day ordeal as the crew struggled to stay alive and keep their ship afloat, while almost two hundred men in life rafts drifted away without water, food, or shelter. Only four of them would survive to be rescued after nine days. A tale of a ship as tough and resilient as its crew, The Ship That Wouldn't Die captures the indomitable spirit of the American sailor-and finally brings to the surface one of the great untold sagas of the Pacific War.

In May 1942, Admiral Jack Fletcher's Task Force 17 closed in for the war's first major clash with the Japanese Navy. The Neosho, a vitally important tanker, was escorted by a destroyer, the Sims. The ships were attacked by Japanese dive bombers, and when the smoke cleared, the Sims had slipped beneath the waves. Scores of sailors were killed or wounded, while hundreds bobbed in shark-infested waters. It was the beginning of a hellish four-day ordeal as the crew struggled to stay alive and keep their ship afloat, while almost two hundred men in life rafts drifted away without water, food, or shelter. Only four of them would survive to be rescued after nine days. A tale of a ship as tough and resilient as its crew, The Ship That Wouldn't Die captures the indomitable spirit of the American sailor-and finally brings to the surface one of the great untold sagas of the Pacific War.
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History

Description:

In May 1942, Admiral Jack Fletcher's Task Force 17 closed in for the war's first major clash with the Japanese Navy. The Neosho, a vitally important tanker, was escorted by a destroyer, the Sims. The ships were attacked by Japanese dive bombers, and when the smoke cleared, the Sims had slipped beneath the waves. Scores of sailors were killed or wounded, while hundreds bobbed in shark-infested waters. It was the beginning of a hellish four-day ordeal as the crew struggled to stay alive and keep their ship afloat, while almost two hundred men in life rafts drifted away without water, food, or shelter. Only four of them would survive to be rescued after nine days. A tale of a ship as tough and resilient as its crew, The Ship That Wouldn't Die captures the indomitable spirit of the American sailor-and finally brings to the surface one of the great untold sagas of the Pacific War.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Arthur Morey

Length:

9h 20m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

08:11


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

27:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

35:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

00:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

00:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

35:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:06


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

20:31


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:04


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

17:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

16:33


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

16:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

22:55


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

48:33