Wednesday, April 23, 2008


As they headed back west, C. R. Peck was standing was the watch officer on DE Pride early in the morning of May third as the convoy entered the dangerous waters off the coast of Spain where Mediterranean narrows. Something was picked up on the radar and the DE Menges was sent to investigate. She caught a sub on her radar, tracked it and prepared to engage. But the devastating surprise was on them.


knuckledragger said...

A Pillar of Hercules...nice photo of the "Rock".

Fr. V said...

Thanks for the info!

That picture came with no indentification. I was not sure what to do with it.

knuckledragger said...

You did the right thing, Father. That photo was the perfect intro to this blog entry.

The Straits of Gibraltar have a tremendous historical, religious, and current geo-political significance.

Your dad and his shipmates join ancient Mediterranean navies, Barbary pirates, Kriegsmariners, cold warriors and today's Sailors who adapt a heightened state of vigilance when transiting the Pillars of Hercules.

Fr. V said...


I enjoy readng your comments! I wish you were writing this blog!!!

God bless,

Fr. V