No Combat, No Problem: How This Repair Ship Served in Both World Wars

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September 21, 2020 Topic: History Region: Americas Blog Brand: The Reboot Tags: Pearl HarborNaval WarU.S. NavyImperial Japan

No Combat, No Problem: How This Repair Ship Served in Both World Wars

The USS Vestal was a noncombat ship that was damaged at Pearl Harbor, but went on to serve with distinction.

Vestal’s surviving crew is still active at reunions, and the ship’s veterans remember their World War II odyssey that began that Sunday morning at Pearl Harbor.

Glenn Barnett is a frequent contributor to WWII History. He lives and writes in the Los Angeles area.

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