PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Just one ship that survived the assault on Pearl Harbor seventy six years in the past stays afloat at the moment. And KYW’s Jay Lloyd reviews that it’s preserved in close by Baltimore and open to guests.
As December, 1941 dawned, the crew of the Coast Guard cutter Taney was working search and rescue patrols in Hawaiian waters. Nice obligation. However on the morning of December seventh, whereas moored in Honolulu within reach of the island’s important energy plant. Crewman Hank Lingenfelder, who I discovered 30 years in the past, recalled racing to battle stations when the bombs began falling. The Japanese plane the place concentrating on the facility home. The Taney’s weapons started firing and compelled the enemy planes to fly greater.
The powerhouse was spared. At the moment the Taney which was constructed within the Philadelphia Navy Yard is a chief attraction at Baltimore’s internal harbor. Guests can go aboard, tour the ship and listen to a wealthy historical past of the one vessel nonetheless afloat that noticed motion at pearl harbor.