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U.S.S. Laffey DD-459 1942
Price: 39,21 EUR
Family: Boats 1/700
Approximate weight: 0.32 kg - 0.70 lb
Description: U.S.S. Laffey DD-459 1942
The USS Laffey (DD-459) was commissioned on 31 March 1942 and was dispatched to the Pacific. It helped rescue survivors from the USS Wasp, before later engaging in a fierce battle near Guadalcanal. In the battle on 13 November 1942, Laffey took on a Japanese battleship and two destroyers at point-blank range before succumbing to the enemy’s superior gunfire. The USS Laffey was sunk with heavy loss of life. On the other hand, the USS Woodworth (DD-460) was commissioned one month after the Laffey. Serving in the Pacific theater, the USS Woodworth had a busy time in numerous engagements with Japanese aircraft, a cruiser, destroyers, ground artillery and a submarine. After surviving the war, this destroyer was subsequently transferred to the Italian Navy.