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Laffey launched

On 21 November 1943, Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer USS Laffey DD724, "The Ship That Would Not Die", was launched at Bath Iron Works, sponsored by Ms. Beatrice F. Laffey, daughter of Seaman Laffey. She is named for Bartlett Laffey. Seaman Laffey was awarded the Medal of Honor for his stand against Confederate forces on 5 March 1864.
Museum ship at Patriots Point & Maritime Museum, Mount Pleasant, SC


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