[–] Hayashimo [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The first Laffey is one of my favorite ships of all time.

She's best known for her actions during the Battle of Guadalcanal, which resulted in her sinking. During that battle she ended up in a point blank (seriously) fight with the battleship Hiei, and during that engagement ended up wounding admiral Abe and affecting his ability to command for the rest of the battle.

Seriously read it. It doesn't take long. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Laffey_(DD-459)

Due to her exploits, she was honored with a second ship named after the same person, DD-724. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Laffey_(DD-724)

The second Laffey would go on to become a somewhat noteworthy ship in her own right within the same war.