Tuesday, September 29, 2009

SHIP TAKEN OVER BY US

British Pathe - JAPANESE SHIP TAKEN OVER BY US
THIS IS FILM FOOTAGE from British Pathe.
USS Stewart was repaired from a destroyed drydock in Java and survived the war as Japanese patrol destroyer.

This film shows the RETURN of the Stewart to US hands. Capt. Wicke Alford wrote and excellent book on this ship (he was one of the team that tried to destroy the ship completely in dry dock). His book is "Playing for Time". It is an excellent read on the whole experience of the Asiatic Fleet.

The link to this footage was provided by Don Kehn, Jr. Author of "A Blue Sea of Blood".

Thursday, September 24, 2009