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tambor198
03-17-2007, 05:57 PM
"Take Her Down" These immortal words were uttered by Cdr Howard Gilmore. He commanded the USS Growler on her fateful encounter with a Japanese gunboat. You can find the full story here (http://www.csp.navy.mil/centennial/gilmore.htm).

Cdr Gilmore was the first of six US commanders in the Silent Service who received the Medal OF Honor during WW II.

Below you will see a picture of the bow of the USS Growler after she rammed the Japanese gunboat at 17 knots. This picture was taken after she arrived back in Brisbane. There is a very good re-enactment of this encounter in the movie called "Operation Pacific" starring John Wayne.


http://i19.tinypic.com/4d3m7oh.jpg



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GoldenEagle8
03-18-2007, 02:05 PM
WOW! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif with a nose like that, it must be hard to steer! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Liddabit
03-18-2007, 02:43 PM
Wow she can fire torpedo's around corners now :P!

Thanks for the movie reccomendation I just added it to netflix, finished Run Silent, Run deep last night http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

tambor198
03-18-2007, 03:09 PM
Originally posted by Liddabit:
Wow she can fire torpedo's around corners now :P!

Thanks for the movie reccomendation I just added it to netflix, finished Run Silent, Run deep last night http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif You're welcome, Liddabit.



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poakung
03-18-2007, 05:40 PM
yes same here i just saw that movie too, and i just ordered Operation Pacific

tambor198
03-18-2007, 05:51 PM
Originally posted by poakung:
yes same here i just saw that movie too, and i just ordered Operation Pacific


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Phil_C
03-18-2007, 09:48 PM
see a picture of the bow of the USS Growler after she rammed the Japanese gunboat at 17 knots. This picture was taken after she arrived back in Brisbane. There is a very good re-enactment of this encounter in the movie called "Operation Pacific" starring John Wayne



http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gifdamn that is one heck of a dent in the bow...