For Crew and Country
[the Inspirational True Story of Bravery and Sacrifice Aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts]Audiobook CD - 2013
On October 25, 1944, the Samuel B. Roberts, along with the other twelve vessels comprising its unit, stood between Japan's largest battleship force ever sent to sea and MacArthur's transports inside Leyte Gulf. Faced with the surprise appearance of more than twenty Japanese battleships, cruisers, and destroyers the Samuel B. Roberts turned immediately to action with six other ships. The ship churned straight at the enemy in a near-suicidal attempt to deflect the more potent foe, allow the small aircraft carriers to escape, and buy time for MacArthur's forces. Of 563 destroyers constructed during WWII, the Samuel B. Roberts was the only one sunk. The men who survived faced a horrifying three-day nightmare in the sea, where they battled a lack of food and water, scorching sun and numbing nighttime cold, and nature's most feared adversary--sharks.
Publisher: [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., p2013
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (ca. 10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in