Wednesday Open Comments

USS Indepencence & Amerigo Vespucci

While sailing in the Mediterranean sea, in 1962, the American aircraft carrier USS Independence (CV-62) flashed the Italian Amerigo Vespucci with light signal asking, “Who are you?”, the full rigged ship answered, “Training ship Amerigo Vespucci, Italian Navy”. The US ship replied, “You are the most beautiful ship in the world”.