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There was a photo of the 1-th ship of the USA, destroyed by kamikaze

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Photos of the first US Navy ship destroyed by kamikaze published. Relevant images were posted by the search team.




USS St. Aircraft Carrier Lo was discovered back in May, but the ship’s images were not published until October this year - 75 years after the fatal incident that occurred during the battle in Leyte Gulf between the United States and Japan.

USS St. Lo was the first American ship to be sunk by Japanese airplanes flying kamikaze during World War II. The bulk of the debris is upright at a depth of 4 736 meters, on the edge of the Philippine Trench.
St. Lo was attacked near the Philippines in 1944. The suicide bombers managed to undermine the arsenals with bombs and torpedoes, which led to the flooding of the ship half an hour after the attack and the death of 143 people on board.

The battle at Leyte Gulf is the largest naval battle in stories. It took place in the waters surrounding the Philippine island of Leyte from October 23 to 26, 1944 between the American Navy and the Japanese imperial fleet. Following its results, Tokyo no longer planned large-scale water operations.

There was a photo of the 1-th ship of the USA, destroyed by kamikaze





For reference: along with the term "kamikaze" (the official appearance of the troops - October 1944), the term "self-sacrificing volunteer" was used (one of the options is "Tokkotai").
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  1. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 31 October 2019 11: 28
    +10
    Well, where is the fighting spirit - Japanese samurai and Kamikaze?
    Go on a short leash for the Boss ... Occupied Country - up to the present.
    1. Pedrodepackes
      Pedrodepackes 31 October 2019 11: 32
      +3
      Quote: Hunter 2
      They go on a short leash for the Boss ...

      What did you want from the occupied country?
    2. Siberia 75
      Siberia 75 31 October 2019 11: 32
      -5
      Some ghouls attacked others, and the world became a little better. Better than peaceful cities to bomb.
    3. Nycomed
      Nycomed 31 October 2019 11: 34
      +2
      The "spirit" is there, compare the Japanese fleet and our Pacific Fleet in terms of the number of ships and of the base patrol aircraft.
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 31 October 2019 13: 17
        0
        Quote: Nycomed
        "Spirit" is there in place

        They have everything in order with their spirit, but they cannot remove the inhabitants of the "country of the Great American Lakes" from their territory, whatever the spirit may be. These "lake inhabitants" bite like ticks and cannot be pulled out by anything.
        1. Nycomed
          Nycomed 31 October 2019 13: 40
          +3
          And this is their business: pull out the "ticks" or not. Everyone should worry about their "ticks", and not look into a neighbor's armpit.
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 31 October 2019 15: 37
            +1
            Quote: Nycomed
            Everyone should worry about their "ticks", and not look into a neighbor's armpit.

            But when only the La Perouse Strait separates to the neighbor with "ticks", you will look not only under your arm, but also in other places to pull them out. While these ticks are with your neighbor, you will itch too. No offense.
    4. fruit_cake
      fruit_cake 31 October 2019 11: 34
      +3
      in the same place where the spirit of the Teutonic knights makes us the same: hipsters dreaming of a new iPhone sitting in a trendy cafe
      1. maden.usmanow
        maden.usmanow 31 October 2019 14: 15
        -1
        Offer to fight, all my life?
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 31 October 2019 15: 39
          +1
          Quote: maden.usmanow
          Offer to fight, all my life?

          And what was really different? Here nothing depends on us and we Do not offer, but they force us!
        2. fruit_cake
          fruit_cake 31 October 2019 15: 43
          +2
          no, you can become like cute Japanese or go to gay parades, it's fun
          1. Sibiriya
            Sibiriya 31 October 2019 16: 44
            +1
            Cute Japanese? I wouldn’t say that.




            1. Sibiriya
              Sibiriya 31 October 2019 16: 54
              +1
              A few more photos:




            2. fruit_cake
              fruit_cake 31 October 2019 17: 40
              +1
              no brains at all? half a century ago photos of the court to throw, go look at modern Japanese
              1. Sibiriya
                Sibiriya 31 October 2019 17: 58
                +2
                Neuropathologist? The article is about the events of half a century ago.
                no, you can become like cute Japanese or go to gay parades, it's fun
                Here is your powerful commentary on the article. wassat
                Underestimation has never led to anything good. Try it live tell a cute Japanese, you will not be pleasantly surprised.
    5. Doctor
      Doctor 31 October 2019 11: 36
      +3
      Well, where is the fighting spirit - Japanese samurai and Kamikaze?

      The spirit will wake up when resources run out. The struggle for them will be sharper and the first countries to become active will be the countries with resource shortages, Japan in the forefront. As in the Second World War, they have nowhere to go, in order to survive you need to be an aggressor.
    6. Jager
      Jager 31 October 2019 12: 21
      +4
      So let them sit on a leash. We also lacked frostbitten "samurai" in the east.
    7. Dmitry Gundorov
      Dmitry Gundorov 31 October 2019 13: 37
      +2
      Do the Japanese themselves know that they are occupied? Maybe enough to spread, nonsense
      1. Fikys
        Fikys 1 November 2019 01: 04
        +2
        Many of those with whom I spoke know. True, these are people of 40-60 years of age, I can’t say for youth. And by the way, the attitude towards the Russians (in the working areas) is much better than towards the Americans.
      2. Scoun
        Scoun 1 November 2019 06: 44
        +2
        Quote: Dmitry Gundorov
        Do the Japanese themselves know that they are occupied? Maybe enough to spread, nonsense

        What do you mean "nonsense"?
        Maybe you distribute it yourself?
        In Japan, protests against the American military presence at ...
        topwar.ru ›... v ... protiv ... na-okinave.html
        A wave of protests against plans to open another US military base swept through the cities of Japan. Read more
        Even the elderly protest: why the Japanese oppose American bases


        PS.
        In general, they got the romantics of everything "samurai" which is akin to English gentlemen and applies only to their own people, that those that are the most fierce ghouls, what these "samurai" in Manila did ... that the Anglo-Saxons exterminated millions of people and the Tasmanians were massacred.
  2. Pedrodepackes
    Pedrodepackes 31 October 2019 11: 30
    0
    The battle at Leyte Gulf is the largest naval battle in history. Following its results, Tokyo no longer planned major water operations.
    the last convulsions of the empire ...
    1. 210ox
      210ox 31 October 2019 11: 37
      0
      The escort aircraft carrier was sunk. Converted from a "merchant". It is difficult to call it a victory - the Japanese fleet suffered losses there, which did not allow it to conduct active operations.
      1. Pedrodepackes
        Pedrodepackes 31 October 2019 11: 39
        -1
        Quote: 210ox
        An escort aircraft carrier was sunk. Converted from a "merchant".

        it doesn’t matter what was sunk, but how it matters. Moreover, it is not the carrier that matters, but the aviation based on its board.
        1. 210ox
          210ox 31 October 2019 11: 41
          0
          I could be wrong, on such aircraft of aviation there were two dozen aircraft on the strength.
          1. Pedrodepackes
            Pedrodepackes 31 October 2019 11: 49
            -1
            Quote: 210ox
            on such aviation ships there were two dozen aircraft

            and attacking kamikaze, on aircraft unsuitable for air combat - 2-3. Yes, there are other escort ships.
            1. Alexey RA
              Alexey RA 31 October 2019 13: 34
              0
              Quote: Pedrodepackes
              and attacking kamikaze, on aircraft unsuitable for air combat - 2-3.

              These are only those that have reached the goal. Here you need to look at the total number of aircraft involved in the attack, and how many of them returned home. And it may well turn out that the sinking of one AVE was spent "to zero" two or three regiments.
              1. Pedrodepackes
                Pedrodepackes 31 October 2019 13: 36
                -1
                Quote: Alexey RA
                These are only those that have reached the goal.

                Well, actually, we are discussing a specific goal, and yes, I agree with you.
                Quote: Alexey RA
                and how many of them returned home.

                Did Kamikaze return home? Or are you not talking about them?
                1. Alexey RA
                  Alexey RA 31 October 2019 16: 30
                  +1
                  Quote: Pedrodepackes
                  Did Kamikaze return home?

                  They returned - if they did not find the target.
                  The tactics of "special attacks" assumed that if the target was not detected or it was impossible to strike, the pilot could return to the airfield. After the fighting in the Philippines, it turned out that out of every five kamikaze who flew on a mission, two returned back. The percentage of pilots who returned from a suicide attack was constantly growing. Three times Petty Officer Yamamura Keisuke went flying, and three times his Oka plane was not dropped, as the pilots did not find the enemy. Yamamura survived the war, although he never dreamed of it. The comrades were impressed by the restraint, composure and calmness of foreman Fujita Yukiyasu, who flew into a suicidal attack at least seven times.
          2. Nycomed
            Nycomed 31 October 2019 13: 44
            0
            From 20 to 30, in different ways.
    2. svp67
      svp67 31 October 2019 12: 09
      +17
      Quote: Pedrodepackes
      the last convulsions of the empire ...

      "Kiss" kamikaze ... not all ships are so lucky
      1. 210ox
        210ox 31 October 2019 12: 19
        +1
        Interesting photo..
      2. Pedrodepackes
        Pedrodepackes 31 October 2019 12: 44
        0
        Quote: svp67
        "Kiss" kamikaze

        beautiful !! And where is the kamikaze itself, more precisely, its trace? laughing
        1. svp67
          svp67 31 October 2019 13: 10
          +1
          Quote: Pedrodepackes
          And where is the kamikaze itself, more precisely, its trace?

          Every spring, his spirit descends to the land of Japan with falling sakura flowers
      3. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 31 October 2019 13: 23
        +1
        Quote: svp67
        "Kiss" kamikaze ... not all ships are so lucky

        Unique photo. And lucky also unique.
  3. 7,62x54
    7,62x54 31 October 2019 11: 32
    +1
    God will give it is not the last sunken US aircraft carrier
  4. Qiman Kyrivo
    Qiman Kyrivo 31 October 2019 11: 41
    +1
    Type Casablanca was a special built mine.
    1. Nycomed
      Nycomed 31 October 2019 12: 12
      +1
      No, not special. The Kaiser simply began to mount flight decks on his Liberty. Cheap and cheerful, and most importantly - a lot and quickly. hi
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 31 October 2019 13: 24
        0
        Quote: Nycomed
        No, not special. The Kaiser simply began to mount flight decks on his Liberty. Cheap and cheerful, and most importantly - a lot and quickly. hi

        Just "Casablanca" were the first of the escort ABs, which were designed and built from scratch as aircraft carriers. Not a rebuilt "Liberty" or a tanker with a hastily slapped flight deck, but an AVE of a special building based on the hull of a fast dry cargo ship.
        1. Nycomed
          Nycomed 31 October 2019 13: 52
          0
          Quite right! But there is only one base, under which the Kaiser's shipyards were "sharpened", by the way, the Americans themselves considered the best of the "escort aircraft carriers" to be a completely different type. And "Casablanca" ... They appeared at the right time and in the required quantity. So I think. hi
          1. Alexey RA
            Alexey RA 31 October 2019 14: 00
            0
            Quote: Nycomed
            by the way, the Americans themselves considered the best of the "escort aircraft carriers" to be a completely different type.

            EMNIP, several types - the best were considered AVE, which were built on the basis of tankers. Because they, by virtue of their origin, were distinguished by good survivability.
            Quote: Nycomed
            And "Casablanca" ... They appeared at the right time and in the required quantity. So I think.

            Well, yes - there were a lot of "Casablancs" and they built them quickly: fifty pieces in less than two years. Every third AVE is Casablanca.
            However, this is Kaiser - the master of the organization of production.
            1. Nycomed
              Nycomed 31 October 2019 14: 11
              0
              Yes, you are absolutly right! The best American escort aircraft carriers, in the opinion of the Americans themselves, were the "Commencemement Bay" type, created on the basis of the T-3 tankers. And the Kaiser is indeed a brilliant "manager".
  5. novel66
    novel66 31 October 2019 11: 43
    +3
    they were heroes, samurai ... now they were redone at the merchants
    1. Sentinel-vs
      Sentinel-vs 31 October 2019 11: 59
      +6
      The last samurai were killed by the Japanese themselves in the second half of the 19th century during the suppression of the Takamori uprising. Later, Japanese capitalists / industrialists / moneylenders used the concepts of bushido, samurai, etc. to raise the morale and discipline of the Japanese army of the European type, but real samurai have not existed for a long time as a social and philosophical phenomenon.
      1. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 31 October 2019 12: 04
        0
        Well, not completely killed, some remained.)
      2. novel66
        novel66 31 October 2019 12: 05
        +7
        a man without fear and doubt directing his plane onto an enemy ship can safely be called a real samurai. ne65 sure could so ..
      3. Nycomed
        Nycomed 31 October 2019 12: 13
        -1
        We are watching the movie "The Last Samurai" with Tom Cruise. winked
        1. Sentinel-vs
          Sentinel-vs 31 October 2019 12: 24
          0
          Yes, as an illustration of the events you can see. Although the proportion of fiction in the film is large and some characters did not have real prototypes.
          And here is another song from the same Sabaton on this subject:
          Sixty to one, the sword face the gun ...
          1. Nycomed
            Nycomed 31 October 2019 12: 36
            0
            The share of fiction there, of course, is 99%, but it was shot cool.
        2. Piramidon
          Piramidon 31 October 2019 12: 39
          +1
          There is a documentary film "Japan at War". There are real shots.
      4. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 31 October 2019 13: 45
        0
        Quote: Sentinel-vs
        The last samurai were killed by the Japanese themselves in the second half of the 19 century during the suppression of the Takamori rebellion.

        It is all true, only the "samurai" were no longer what they used to be, because after the establishment of the Tokugawa Shogunate, the last war was in 1615, and the samurai carried swords so that everyone could see the aristocrats. But the spirit of the people, the spirit of the army was high. The Japanese could give his life without hesitation for the emperor. We all know how the Japanese soldiers fought and defended the islands, I don't remember whether in Okinawa, but when the Yankees occupied the island the entire population and the soldiers threw themselves off the cliff. The spirit is passed on to children from fathers, grandfathers, ancestors. I think even now the spirit of the Japanese is high, maybe lower than during WWII. And these qualities must be respected. There are not many people of honor, duty and conscience left in the world.
  6. DimerVladimer
    DimerVladimer 31 October 2019 11: 56
    +13
    The fire rams of our pilots and Japanese pilots speak of the fortitude of people who preferred to defend the country at the cost of their lives.
    Courage worthy of respect, despite the goals of the war, was radically opposite.


    More than 507 Soviet crews made a fire ram in WWII.
    People of incredible spirit and determination!
    1. Nycomed
      Nycomed 31 October 2019 12: 38
      +2
      And about "fiery rams" I recommend the memoirs of V.V. Reshetnikov. He directly and clearly explained the birth of this myth.
      1. Nycomed
        Nycomed 31 October 2019 12: 57
        +5
        Less, as I understand it, is the one who has never read the memoirs of Vasily Vasilyevich Reshetnikov, commander-in-chief of long-range aviation of the USSR in the 70s, front-line soldier, Hero of the Soviet Union. Have you re-read Krasnaya Zvezda and Pravda? So you need to go to their sites. am
        1. gurzuf
          gurzuf 31 October 2019 13: 30
          -2
          So right are all the ram fire myths?
    2. Good_Anonymous
      Good_Anonymous 31 October 2019 12: 57
      0
      Quote: DimerVladimer
      The fire rams of our pilots and Japanese pilots speak of the fortitude of people who preferred to defend the country at the cost of their lives.


      And how did it happen? Betting on fanatics (or heroes, whatever) is a weakness. Wars are not won that way.

      Quote: DimerVladimer
      More than 507 Soviet crews made a fire ram in WWII.


      Ours went to rams in hopeless situations.
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 31 October 2019 13: 50
        +1
        Quote: Good_Anonymous
        Ours went to rams in hopeless situations.

        You get our deaths from hopelessness, and the Japiki from Fynatism. But what did the German pilots die for? Well, something you did not read in childhood.
        1. Good_Anonymous
          Good_Anonymous 31 October 2019 21: 51
          -1
          Quote: tihonmarine
          You get our deaths from hopelessness, and the Japiki from Fynatism.


          I get a little wrong, but it doesn’t matter. Once again: talking about betting on heroes (in the case of kamikaze - on cheap heroes) is a sign of failure

          Quote: tihonmarine
          Well, what did German pilots die for?


          Who cares what motivated them? It was a motivated _and_ well-trained enemy.

          Quote: tihonmarine
          Well, something you did not read in childhood.


          I just didn’t stop reading when I became an adult.
  7. Alex_You
    Alex_You 31 October 2019 12: 55
    0
    Great photo, as if from Mars or the Moon. I wonder where you can still look at similar photos.
  8. maden.usmanow
    maden.usmanow 31 October 2019 14: 11
    -5
    But did the Americans also fight? Hmm ...