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USS Laffey (DD-724)

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WW2: Destroyer USS Laffey DD 459/DD 724

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Dogfights 0201 Kamikaze

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USS Laffey Destroyer 1943 at Patriots Point Charelston SC

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USS Laffey DD 724 Returns to Patriots Point.avi

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Laffey Men: A Documentary of 5 Survivors from April 16, 1945 on The USS Laffey

USS Laffey (DD-724) is an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer, which was constructed during World War II, laid down and launched in 1943, and commissioned in February 1944. The ship earned the nickname "The Ship That Would Not Die" for her exploits during the D-Day invasion and the battle of Okinawa when she successfully withstood a determined assault by conventional bombers and the most unrelenting kamikaze air attacks in history. Today, Laffey is a U.S. National Historic Landmark and is preserved as a museum ship at Patriots Point, outside Charleston, South Carolina.