Saturday, May 26, 2012

Target Practice at Pearl

"[Vestal] underway for operating area, and returned to berth X-6. Engaged in routine upkeep and repairs to vessels of the U.S. Fleet; and practice firing of 50 caliber and 20 mm guns at target towed by plane."
Even repair ships had to keep up their combat skills.

Source: USS Vestal War Diary, May 26, 1942

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