HISTORY OF THE
USS FORREST SHERMAN
THE LAST OF THE GREAT GUNSHIPS
FROM US NAVY RECORDS
THE FOND MEMORIES OF HER CREW
A destroyer is a lovely ship, probably the nicest fighting ship of all.
Battleships are a little like steel cities or great factories of destruction. Aircraft Carriers are floating flying fields. Even cruisers are big pieces of machinery, but a destroyer is all boat.
In the beautiful clean lines of her, in her speed and roughness, in her curious gallantry, she is completely a ship, in the old sense.
Compiled by: USS FORREST SHERMAN DD-931 Foundation, Inc.
720 Reedy Circle, Bel Air, Maryland 21014
With thanks to Henry Bruegging, a shipmate who saved this history.
Edited by Kurt Wagemann, 2002