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  • Baker's dozen of American WW2 Pacific fleet

    1. USS Bunker Hill

    2. USS New Jersey (BB-62)



    I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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    • Baker's dozen of American WW2 Pacific fleet

      1. USS Bunker Hill
      2. USS New Jersey (BB-62)

      3. USS Indianapolis (CA-35)


      "The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there."

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      • Baker's dozen of American WW2 Pacific fleet

        1. USS Bunker Hill
        2. USS New Jersey (BB-62)
        3. USS Indianapolis (CA-35)

        4. USS Enterprise (CV-6)



        I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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        • Baker's dozen of American WW2 Pacific fleet

          1. USS Bunker Hill
          2. USS New Jersey (BB-62)
          3. USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
          4. USS Enterprise (CV-6)

          5. USS Johnston (DD-557)



          Commander Evans' posthumous MOH citation:

          For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Johnston in action against major units of the enemy Japanese fleet during the battle off Samar on 25 October 1944. The first to lay a smokescreen and to open fire as an enemy task force, vastly superior in number, firepower and armor, rapidly approached. Comdr. Evans gallantly diverted the powerful blasts of hostile guns from the lightly armed and armored carriers under his protection, launching the first torpedo attack when the Johnston came under straddling Japanese shellfire. Undaunted by damage sustained under the terrific volume of fire, he unhesitatingly joined others of his group to provide fire support during subsequent torpedo attacks against the Japanese and, outshooting and outmaneuvering the enemy as he consistently interposed his vessel between the hostile fleet units and our carriers despite the crippling loss of engine power and communications with steering aft, shifted command to the fantail, shouted steering orders through an open hatch to men turning the rudder by hand and battled furiously until the Johnston, burning and shuddering from a mortal blow, lay dead in the water after 3 hours of fierce combat. Seriously wounded early in the engagement, Comdr. Evans, by his indomitable courage and brilliant professional skill, aided materially in turning back the enemy during a critical phase of the action. His valiant fighting spirit throughout this historic battle will venture as an inspiration to all who served with him.

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          • Baker's dozen of American WW2 Pacific fleet

            1. USS Bunker Hill
            2. USS New Jersey (BB-62)
            3. USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
            4. USS Enterprise (CV-6)
            5. USS Johnston (DD-557)

            6. USS Gato (SS-212)





            She was the lead ship of the Gato Class, of which 77 were built, 20 were lost: a 26% loss rate.

            Going to sea in those tin cans was serious business, indeed.

            I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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            • Baker's dozen of American WW2 Pacific fleet

              1. USS Bunker Hill
              2. USS New Jersey (BB-62)
              3. USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
              4. USS Enterprise (CV-6)
              5. USS Johnston (DD-557)
              6. USS Gato (SS-212)

              7. USS Hornet (CV-8)

              "The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made."
              Groucho Marx

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              • Baker's dozen of American WW2 Pacific fleet

                1. USS Bunker Hill
                2. USS New Jersey (BB-62)
                3. USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
                4. USS Enterprise (CV-6)
                5. USS Johnston (DD-557)
                6. USS Gato (SS-212)
                7. USS Hornet (CV-8)

                8. USS The Sullivans (DD-537)

                I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                • Baker's dozen of American WW2 Pacific fleet

                  1. USS Bunker Hill
                  2. USS New Jersey (BB-62)
                  3. USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
                  4. USS Enterprise (CV-6)
                  5. USS Johnston (DD-557)
                  6. USS Gato (SS-212)
                  7. USS Hornet (CV-8)
                  8. USS The Sullivans (DD-537)

                  9. USS Albacore (SS-218)



                  She also holds the distinction of sinking the most warship tonnage of any U.S. submarine.
                  "The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there."

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                  • Baker's dozen of American WW2 Pacific fleet

                    1. USS Bunker Hill
                    2. USS New Jersey (BB-62)
                    3. USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
                    4. USS Enterprise (CV-6)
                    5. USS Johnston (DD-557)
                    6. USS Gato (SS-212)
                    7. USS Hornet (CV-8)
                    8. USS The Sullivans (DD-537)
                    9. USS Albacore (SS-218)

                    10. USS Augusta (CA-31)







                    She ferried FDR and Truman to various conferences of the Allied leadership.
                    I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                    • Baker's dozen of American WW2 Pacific fleet

                      1. USS Bunker Hill
                      2. USS New Jersey (BB-62)
                      3. USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
                      4. USS Enterprise (CV-6)
                      5. USS Johnston (DD-557)
                      6. USS Gato (SS-212)
                      7. USS Hornet (CV-8)
                      8. USS The Sullivans (DD-537)
                      9. USS Albacore (SS-218)
                      10. USS Augusta (CA-31)

                      11. USS Missouri (BB-63)



                      "The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made."
                      Groucho Marx

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                      • Baker's dozen of American WW2 Pacific fleet

                        1. USS Bunker Hill
                        2. USS New Jersey (BB-62)
                        3. USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
                        4. USS Enterprise (CV-6)
                        5. USS Johnston (DD-557)
                        6. USS Gato (SS-212)
                        7. USS Hornet (CV-8)
                        8. USS The Sullivans (DD-537)
                        9. USS Albacore (SS-218)
                        10. USS Augusta (CA-31)
                        11. USS Missouri (BB-63)

                        12. USS Iowa (BB-61)





                        I got to walk her decks when she visited Brooklyn c1985.
                        I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                        • Baker's dozen of American WW2 Pacific fleet

                          1. USS Bunker Hill
                          2. USS New Jersey (BB-62)
                          3. USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
                          4. USS Enterprise (CV-6)
                          5. USS Johnston (DD-557)
                          6. USS Gato (SS-212)
                          7. USS Hornet (CV-8)
                          8. USS The Sullivans (DD-537)
                          9. USS Albacore (SS-218)
                          10. USS Augusta (CA-31)
                          11. USS Missouri (BB-63)
                          12. USS Iowa (BB-61)

                          13. USS Suwannee (CVE-27)

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                          • Bakers Dozen of Overpaid North American Athletes

                            1. Jayson Werth - Washington Nationals - 7 years/$126 million

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                            • Bakers Dozen of Overpaid North American Athletes

                              1. Jayson Werth - Washington Nationals - 7 years/$126 million

                              2. Kei Igawa



                              New York Yankees - 5 yrs/$20 million, plus the $26 million posting fee
                              I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                              • Bakers Dozen of Overpaid North American Athletes

                                1. Jayson Werth - Washington Nationals - 7 years/$126 million
                                2. Kei Igawa

                                3. Albert Haynesworth - Washington Redskins



                                7 years - $100 million

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