USS Sims



DescriptionOn 7 May 1942, in the Battle of the Coral Sea, the destroyer was sunk by Japanese aircraft. Three 250 kilograms (550 lb) bombs hit her. Two exploded in the engine room, and within minutes she buckled amidships and began to sink stern first. As she sank there was a great explosion that raised what was left of her almost 15 feet (4.6 m) out of the water. Of the crew aboard 176 were killed.
Year1942
Nationaliy of ShipUnited States
Lives Lost176
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Sims_(DD-409)