shooting star on starboard beam

(Valetta, Malta)

1930—We are going to Malta on a course that will take us through the Straits of Messina at about 0700 tomorrow morning.

 

- excerpted from General Quarters Narrative, USS Savannah, September 11, 1943, the Italian Coast

 

0430—Observed shooting star on starboard beam exploding like a flare.

 

- excerpted from General Quarters Narrative, USS Savannah, September 12, 1943, the Italian Coast

 

1910—Entered harbor of Valetta, Malta.

 

- excerpted from General Quarters Narrative, USS Savannah, September 12, 1943, Malta

 

 

The Crew

 

Acknowledgements

 

 

 

USS Savannah (CL-42) Crew Reunion

Savannah, Georgia

(Ships of the Sea Collection)