Coincidences of # 387 From the Crew
STORIES ABOUT VANCE
Captured German U-Boat|
USS BLUE, Destroyer|
Other Coincidences of
DD387, DE387 and U873
Coincidences noted by the Crew
Saturday, May 18, 2002, 07:20 AM
The odds for the Vance 387, capturing U-873, are 27 to 1.
The odds of 3 different 3 digit hull number combinations containing a 3, an 8 and a 7 turning up are 27 x 1 or (3 x 3 x 3).
But the odds on the Vance being numbered the same as the Blue are 999 to 1.
Tuesday, May 14, 2002, 07:19 AM
Your story about 387 coincidences was interesting, but after reading it I saw another coincidence that perhaps slipped by. The destroyer that picked up survivors from the Canberra, USS Blue DD 387, was at one time commanded by a LCDR Wright. Well, the Vance, before Marcus, was commanded by LCDR Ross Wright! DD 387 and DER 387 were both Captained at one time or another by a LCDR named Wright.
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