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Drew Cook

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  1. The statements "...the departing torpedo took out the starboard depth charge rack and a section of the foot railing..." and "The missing rack wasn't replaced by the time Kennedy came aboard" are quite incorrect ("before...Kennedy came aboard") , as well as speculative ("...took out the...depth charge rack and a section of the foot railing...") with no basis in fact. The inadvertently launched torpedo, and it was the port -- not starboard -- forward torpedo, was jolted out of its tube in heavy seas in the Russell Islands when Lt. Al Cluster, JFK's squadron commander, was at the wheel of JFK'
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