Survivor: USS Russell a World War Two Destroyer
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In Survivor you'll follow the destroyer USS Russell through six grueling years of warfare from the Battle of the Atlantic escorting merchant ships in convoys under constant attack by German u-boats. When the United States became involved in World War Two after the attack on Pearl Harbor , Russell moved to the Pacific. There she was part of the fighting forces in sixteen major campaigns including Midway and Okinawa.
Russell took part in General MacArthur’s return to the Philippines at Leyte and in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
At the mouth of Manila Bay, she engaged and sunk a Japanese destroyer.
Russell led a charmed life. After battling a determined enemy in ships, planes and submarines, where so many other ships were sunk or badly damaged, the good ship brought her crew back home at the end of the bloody conflict. And she brought them back alive. She was a true survivor.