Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Stern of USS Read Found-- Part 7: Sunk By a Kamikaze in 1944
Another destroyer managed to tow the ship out of danger. It was later towed to Bremerton, Washington, where it got a new stern and rejoined the fighting.
It participated in several actions before sailing to Leyte Gulf by the Philippines.
On November 1, 1944, the Abner Read was struck by a suicide kamikaze and sank in about 30 minutes. All but twenty of her crew were rescued. Daryl Weathers was burned but survived, in part because a shipmate gave him his life jacket.