USS Reid



DescriptionOn 11 December 1944, off the west coast of Leyte, the US destroyer was sunk by a kamikaze attack. After being struck by multiple planes, the seventh came in from astern, strafed her and crashed into her port quarter. Its bomb exploded in her after magazine, blowing her apart. As the stern opened up she rolled violently then laid over on her starboard side and dove to the bottom at 600 fathoms (3,600 ft; 1,100 m). She sank in less than two minutes, killing 103 crew.
Year1944
Nationaliy of ShipUnited States
Lives Lost103
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Reid_(DD-369)