O'Bannon (DD-450) is a Fletcher-class destroyer. In 1943, O'Bannon accidentally met Japanese submarine Ro-34. Since the distance was too close, her guns were unable to attack. O'Bannon's deckhands, not having side arms, grabbed a bag of potatoes onboard and pelted the submarine with them. Mistook the potatoes as hand grenades, the submarine's sailors were too occupied to throw them away from the sub This gave O'Bannon the opportunity to longen the distance and finally sank the submarine with depth charge. O'Bannon even received a plaque commemorating this potato incident. O'Bannon received 17 battle stars for World War II service, placing her among the most decorated US ships of World War II, while none of her crew was awarded the Purple Heart (Purple Heart: a medal awarded to those wounded or killed while serving).
Named after Lieutenant Presley N. O'Bannon.
Battle of Middle Island E3 J and E4 D, G, H, K
U-Country 5in Gun
A Bag of Potato
Hello, I'm O'Bannon, a Fletcher-class destroyer. Hope you will be as lucky as me.
She has potato carried on her skirt, a.k.a Potato Girl ( 土豆 )
She has the same kind of clothes as William D. Porter, since both of them are drawn by Saru. The stars on skirt may be the star of US national flag.
There are advanced antisubmarine equipment (potatoes) on her skirt.