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Book 22 Minutes by Jeff Spevak


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The USS Vincennes and the tragedy of Savo Island: A Lifetime Survival Story. Ernie Colman survived the worst open-sea defeat in the US Navy History, but he paid a price and buried the horrific memories for decades. Through interviews with Coleman’s family and friends, as well as arduous research, Spevak finally put together what had occurred the night of the horrendous loss of his ship, the USS Vincennes, a cruiser sunk during the WWII Battle of Savo Island off Guadalcanal. Four big ships and more than 1,000 sailors were lost that night in a 22-minute battle, the worst open-sea defeat in the history of the U.S Navy.