The USS Nevada was one tough battleship. It survived Pearl Harbor despite being hit by at least six bombs and one torpedo, and shooting down at least four Japanese attackers. She was straddled by German fire on D-Day and was hit by a kamikaze at Okinawa. After the war, she was painted orange for use as the main target of atomic bomb tests. Two were dropped on her and she remained afloat. Finally, she was towed to Hawaii and used for gunnery practice by the mighty USS Iowa and other ships. Salvos from the Iowa’s 16-inch main guns failed to sink her. Unable to fight back, an aerial torpedo finally sent her under.
Perfect gift William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 12-7-19
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Answer to yesterday’s puzzle: The giver of every good and perfect gift has called upon us to mimic God’s giving, by grace, through faith, and this is not of ourselves.
St. Nicholas of Myra