Friendly Fire

1964-off Calif. - a DE was having a gun shoot at sled towed by tug about 3
mi. off our starboard bow. I went into the 51 radar room and sat down at
radar 3 console. Suddenly there was a tremendous bang right over the ship
and the word to take cover came over. Afterwards, one fellow who was on
bridge watch at the time said two shells landed in the water a few hundred
yards off the starboard bow. The one over the ship sent all on deck diving
under the whaleboat, the gig and passageways. No one hurt. Just a tense
moment. Of course the shells were non frag.


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