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Scharfschuetze;n12174 wrote: While on various TDY (temporary duty) assignments in Hawaii, I visited the Arizona Memorial a couple of times. Once while I was there, a Japanese Navy squadron of three frigates sailed by. All the JDF sailors were in dress whites standing at the rails. It was a bit eerie.
I suspect that the “old man” on the frigates had had a discussion about paying respects . I would think that the first timers had a sense of awe. What other navy took such a blow to make such a come back .
My Dad’s older brother was on the USS Mustin 42-44 . It big claim was scuttling a disabled battle ship which Japan claimed as having sunken as it was still afloat when they got there .