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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Bath Built is the Best Built!

That is a quote from Rear Admiral George A. Huchting during the Commissioning of the Arleigh Burke Class guided missile destroyer DDG-75, the USS Donald Cook. I am almost done with this book:

It is out of print, but it details the construction, sea trials, acceptance and commissioning of this ship designed to "go into harms way". Bath Iron Works is a storied institution in America. 

I have no doubt that my friends on the USS Laffey DD-724 would argue with the Admirals statement. The USS Laffey Association is trying to get a work detail up for her in late August. I don't know if I can make it or not. I will try to though! 

If I can find the muse and not embarrass myself with the written word, I will post a review of this book soon. To put it bluntly, I like it! 


  1. Sounds good. I need to get hold of something like that.

    1. I'll send this one to ya Shepard when I am done if you like. Just send it back =)

  2. Work detail in Charleston in August, eh? Hmmm...

  3. Yep, BIW does GOOD work... and touring the yard is interesting... :-)