Tag: USS Memphis (ACR 10)

Aug. 29, 2016

The Loss of USS Memphis (ACR 10)

From the moment a ship is launched, the ocean is trying to sink it. Only the skill of the ships' crew and the reliability of her machinery can prevent it. One hundred years ago, on Aug. 29, 1916, the ocean suddenly overwhelmed the crew and the technology of the U.S. Navy armored cruiser, USS Memphis (ACR 10) anchored off Santo Domingo, Dominican