Posts Tagged ‘Yippie boats’

14th June
written by Richard
Captains and officers of San Diego's "Yippie" boats.

Captains and officers of San Diego’s “Yippie” boats.

We called ourselves the pork chop express. We carried meat and vegetables from Pearl Harbor all over the central Pacific. . . Sometimes we’d come back from an 1,800 jaunt, load up with pork chops and go right out again. We were so slow that almost anything could have caught up with us and sunk us.

The story of San Diego’s tuna fleet in World War II: The Pork Chop Express.