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The US Navy's unluckiest ship almost killed a president, and things only got worse from there

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

US Navy destroyer USS William D. Porter in Massacre Bay in Attu, part of the Aleutian Islands, June 9, 1944.
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USS William D. Porter had all the makings of another proud US Navy ship when it arrived during World War II.
But the Fletcher-class destroyer's service life was marred by a serious of mistakes and errors.
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The US Navy has a long list of famous fighting ships known for heroic feats and proud service. But the Navy also has its fair share of unfortunate vessels - chief among them the USS William D. Porter , a Fletcher-class destroyer...
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