Barney Ross Quotes & Sayings

15 most famous Barney Ross quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was an American athlete who passed away on 17 January, 1967.

“After the atomic bombs were dropped, the war ended and we went into Tokyo Bay with the rest of the fleet, the Missouri and the rest of them, while they signed the terms of surrender that ended the war.”
“We managed to get underway, and I don't know to this day why we didn't get struck or take a torpedo, but we didn't. We got outside of the exit of the harbor and we started dropping depth charges.”
Barney Ross Quotes
“I was standing on the deck of the USS Blue, a destroyer. We were all alone out there at this buoy, tied up.”
Barney Ross Quotes
“I was 20 years old at Pearl Harbor. I was in the Navy about a year and four months before the war.”
“I'd get a shell, they weighed about 80 pounds I think, but when I was 19 or 20 that was nothing. I'd take a shell and a bag of powder, I'd put it in the hoist and then I would send it up to the gun.”
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“The gunner's mate came up and started breaking the locks on the ammunition. Everything was locked up for fear that someone might go in there with a cigarette or something.”
Barney Ross Quotes
“Our duty was to try and find the Japanese fleet. We never did find the Japanese fleet and I am awfully glad, because they had attacked us there with six carriers, three battleships, 10 or 15 cruisers, and about 20 destroyers.”
Barney Ross Quotes
“All we had aboard the ship that morning was one Annapolis graduate and three reserves.”
Barney Ross Quotes
“Destroyers did not have chaplains because they were too small.”
Barney Ross Quotes
“Everything was black in the harbor, but there were still some fires burning on the ships.”

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