Darrell L. Hurry
USS Salt Lake City CA25
USS SLC...Enlisted Navy...Darrell L. Hurry, FC2c
Darrell L. Hurry passed away on June 24th, 1979
June 4th, 2004
Poem written by Hurry about the USS SLC
SLC Deck Logs Feb. 1942 Jan. 1943 Mar. 1943 Jul. 1943
Grandson, Jerry Hurry
Shipmates in Hawaii
1. Harold L. Lockhart, FC3c 2. D. C. Froseth, S2c 3. Darrell L. Hurry, FC2c 4. Unknown Walker
If you wish to hell you're dreaming|
When the shells are whistling and screaming,
My friend it's not for you to seek pity
for this is the SALT LAKE CITY.
When the night is dark and dreary,
And your bones are tired and weary;
Don't shake when you hear that "G.Q."
For you're on the "Salty Maru."
When the lookouts scream and shout
And the scopes are showing like sprouts,
There's no need to quake at the knees
For you are on the "Queen of the Seas."
If you're where the fish are all tin
And that wake ain't made by a fin,
Cheer up for you are not through
This is the "Blitzie Maru."
If that is a roaring you heard
And those wings ain't quite like a bird,
What's a bomb down the engine room hatch?
Uncle John'll throw on a patch.
The Queen has seen many a mile
But she'll hang together a while,
If the going gets tough, never fear
She's bound to get back where there's beer.
She's a fighter through and through
With the world's best cruiser crew.
So if you can't get here to see us fight
Meet us in 'Frisco next liberty night'.
So here's to the "Blitzie Maru"--
Her guns, her Captain, her crew;
For who'll see Tojo's last dive
The "SALT LAKE CITY", CA-Twenty Five.
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