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The last US Navy prize award

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An interesting minor point of history has the USS Omaha CL 4 being the last ship and crew awarded prize money for capture of an enemy vessel.

In November 1941, the Omaha's crew boarded and kept from sinking the German blockade runner / merchant Odenwald in the Caribbean.  The boarding party was awarded $3000 each in prize money in 1947 for taking and salvaging the ship at sea while the rest of the crew got the equivalent of two month's pay.

https://garlanddavis.net/2019/01/22/prize-money/

 

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On 4/19/2019 at 1:59 AM, snakes3425 said:

Wonder what the boarding party did with the money

Most of it was spent on women and booze.  They wasted the rest.

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