Talk:USS Goldsborough (DDG-20)

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Oh, the stories I could tell... The Lahaina riot...the 19th of December 1972, of North Vietnam...the Goldy making full power for the first time in ten years (1975). But there are no citations for any of these, so they come down to reminiscences: not what Wikipedia is for. Mcswell 03:17, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

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I am currently reading a great book titled Scorpion in the Sea by P. T. Deutermann, a retired Navy captain who commanded ships at sea and served in Washington D.C.. It should be noted in this article that the book features the "Goldy" as noted by:

"This is a work of fiction, this incident did not happen. The principal ship in this book, USS Goldsborough, is named after a real guided missle destroyer, but the weapons charateristics have been changed to accommodate the plot. Other ships appearing in the book are, in general portrayed with their real capabilities, although some adjustments have been made for security reasons. The setting for the book, the operating areas are described as they exist. The ocean environment and its effects on the conduct of naval Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) are accurately described. The U.S. Navy's real ability to cope with these problems is something that anyone who wants to mount the challenge must find out for himself. Any views or opinions regarding naval or military policy expressed in the book are purely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views or policy of the Department of Defense. Any resemblence between the principal characters of the book and real persons is purely coincidental."

- Second edition Scoripon in the Sea (March 1994) St. Martin's Paperbacks (author Peter "P.T." Deutermann) ISBN 0-312-95179-5

Though, in the book, "Goldy" is a WWII era destroyer, it notes she was named after the USS Goldsborough (DDG-20). I believe it should be noted in the article as well, however, I'm never exactly sure where that would be placed. I'll leave it up too you to decide. Crash Underride 16:51, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Meh, it's just a fictional book, and not very noteworthy. I doubt it's needed in the article. Skinny87 (talk) 18:56, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
It was a bestseller. Crash Underride 18:46, 24 July 2009 (UTC)
I had email correspondence with the author, who (if I'm recalling this correctly) once served as the Commodore of the Destroyer Squadron that Goldy was the flagship for (DESRON-17, IIRC, or was it DESRON-7?). He said he had good memories of the real USS Goldsborough, and that's why he named the ship in the book after her. I think it's relevant. Mcswell (talk) 03:54, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

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Self-published blog entry on a primarily religious-themed personal blog. Not a suitable source in my opinion. Removing it all. -- saberwyn 06:35, 21 October 2015 (UTC)