Howdy Folks! Texson66 and Lou had suggested months ago that I do a painting of the "Sammy B" or something from Taffy 3, so here it is. I want to thank them, as well as Takao and lwd for helping me out with some sources (such as the color of Battleship Kongo's shell splashes). I tried to paint the Sammy B at around 8:50 AM on October 25th, 1944, where she is dueling with the Cruiser Chikuma, very shortly before battleship Kongo gets the range and finally hits her hard. I tried to follow information from Hornfischer's book (Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors) which I checked out at the library. I tried to put the rain squalls and ships in the positions they might be in around that time frame from his maps throughout the book. I did use a little "artist's interpretation" as well. I don't know if a ship fired a green dyed shell in the vicinity minutes before the scene takes place, or if there were any other shell splashes in the vicinity besides Kongo's. I'm not for sure if from this angle you could see Nagato, Yamato, and Kongo in the background. I don't know if any Wildcats were actually flying over. I also forgot that her aft gun was knocked out of action at this time, but I can fix this later. I did put some of her rigging torn up from a shell flying through it. All in all, I'm pretty satisfied it. I hope I didn't doctor it up too much artistically, as I do want to honor her and her brave crew correctly. Anyway, I hope you all like it!