The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

11 January 2006


In the fall of 1943, according to legend, a US Navy ship was supposedly dematerialized and transported by means unknown from Philadelphia to Norfolk, in something known familiarly as the Philadelphia Experiment. The vessel involved was reported to be the USS Eldridge, DE-173, a Cannon-class destroyer.

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Posted at 7:51 AM to Blogorrhea

Charles, I just wanted to point out to you that the ship you mentioned, DE-173 is not a Destroyer, but actually a destroyer escort which is a little smaller than a destroyer. Just something from an old navy guy.

Posted by: anomdragon at 11:56 AM on 12 January 2006

Duly noted. (I was a grunt; I wasn't allowed near anything that floated, unless it was a crap game.)

Posted by: CGHill at 12:25 PM on 12 January 2006