The smiles from children participating in the City of North Charleston’s summer camp helped brighten what started out as a rainy day at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. This week, more than 800 kids will climb aboard the USS YORKTOWN, USS LAFFEY and USS CLAMAGORE to learn about science and history. The summer [...]
Several former crew members of the USS LAFFEY are back onboard their former ship. The men will be spending the next few days walking in the footsteps of their past at Patriots Point. The LAFFEY, nicknamed the “The Ship That Would Not Die”, is the most decorated WWII-era destroyer still in existence, and one of [...]
If I die young bury me in satin Lay me down on a bed of roses Sink me in the river at dawn Send me away with the words of a love song In a sense we all die young. Even those who live a full human span can tell you how quickly life has [...]
One day after Yorktown’s birthday, 16 April marks the 65 anniversary of the Japanese attack on the USS Laffey (DD-724)…when I first arrived at Patriots Point I was talking with a gentleman one day on the Laffey. We were back by the aft 5 inch guns and he told me that was these guns were [...]
Just released on the Patriots Point web site it has been announced that the USS Laffey will be moving to a new berth on Shem Creek. Mount Pleasant town officials are overjoyed at the move of the Laffey to the prominent tourist destination of seafood restaurants located on Shem Creek. Local restaurant developer To Kayo [...]
The USS Laffey is scheduled to depart the Patriots Point complex at 0715 tomorrow morning. Look for pictures and video of her departure in future posts this week.