|"The Salt Lake City"|
Who almost drove the enemy crazy,
Where is old "Tin-Clad",
Who almost drove the enemy mad.
She's out there, you can bet on that,
wherever she's needed, that's where she's at
Where can she be? That "Queen of the Sea",
Who's hard to locate, but stings like a bee.
We've lost fifteen ships, the enemy stated,
The Salt lake City can't be underrated,
Try as they did, it wasn't enough,
The Salt lake City, just had the 'right stuff'.
Let's keep her always in our memory,
Swayback Maru created history,
And gave her all that we might stay free,
She's resting in peace, "The Queen of the Sea".
Maurice G. Faragher
June 7, 1991
Source: Nov. 25, 1991 USS SLC Association Newsletter contributed by Veteran James O'Hara, S1c
With sincere appreciation to my father-in-law, Maurice, for this original poetry which is a tribute to the USS SLC and all who proudly served aboard. Rocco Natale, 1990-1991 Association President
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