In Memoriam, U.S.S. Thorn, DD-988


Destroyed in a Fleet Training Exercise as
part of the Navy's phasing out of the Spruance-class

Picture of USS Thorn at sea, underway

Named after Midshipman Jonathan Thorn, of the Tripoli Coast Battles, War of 1812
Such sleek lines, she was a beautiful ship!  Ships are "shes", you know...

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