USS Twiggs



DescriptionOn 16 June 1945, in the Battle of Okinawa, the US destroyer was attacked by a low-flying plane that dropped a torpedo which hit her port side exploding her number two magazine. The plane then circled and completed its kamikaze mission in a suicide crash. The explosion enveloped the destroyer in flames and within an hour she sank. 152 were dead or missing, but despite the hazard of exploding ammunition from the blazing ship, 188 survivors were rescued.
Year1945
Nationaliy of ShipUnited States
Lives Lost152
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Twiggs_(DD-591)