Tag: Alabama

Feb. 25, 2019

Lt. "Rose Bowl" Miller Graduates from Gridiron Glory to WWII Legend

The USS Strong  (DD 467), a WWII destroyer sunk by a Japanese torpedo in July 1943 in the Battle for Kula Gulf, has been located on the Pacific seafloor by the Research Vessel Petrel.The wreck serves as a watery grave for at least 46 U.S. Navy Sailors. Its discovery has rekindled a uniquely American story of remarkable resiliency, grit,

Aug. 17, 2018

The Naval History of Alabama

While there are no longer any active naval installations in the state, Alabama's presence in U.S. naval history goes back for centuries. During the Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864, Rear Adm. David G. Farragut exclaimed, "Damn the torpedoes! Four bells! Captain Drayton, go ahead! Jouett, full speed!" Farragut's words have been popularly