One more WWII video, although this one is actually a mix of actual and CGI, and has been around for a while.
The USS Laffey, DD724, was named in honor of LAFFEY (DD-459), sunk during the Naval Battle for Guadalcanal (13 November 1942). She not only participated in the D-Day landings, she also served in the late Pacific portion of the war, including the run up to the Japanese mainland.
While operating off Okinawa, on April 16, 1945, she was attacked by 22 Japanese bombers and Kamikaze killing 32 and wounding 71 of the 336-man crew. The heroic crew shot down 9 Kamikaze aircraft and saved the damaged ship earning her the nickname: “The Ship That Would Not Die.”
She, like many ships that have been in battles and lost shipmates, is haunted. Period, end of subject.
This video portrays some of that action, including actual video from the Navy Combat Camera crew that were aboard her.
In 1981, she was moved to Patriot’s Point, joining the Yorktown, the Clagamore, and now a Vietnam area.
If you’ve never been down there, it’s definitely worth the trip and a full day to see the museum. Patriot’s Point is located at the foot of the Ravenel Bridge in Charleston, SC.
All of the ships there are maintained by volunteers, and those volunteers are quite the story in and of themselves.