Bombing Raid at Cavite Navy Yard
More than 50 Japanese high level bombers attacked the port of Cavite and destroyed practically the entire base. ... Peary, moored to a small pier, took one bomb forward which riddled the superstructure and stack and killed 8 of her crew. ... She found herself in a very precarious position, as fires began to set off torpedo warheads in a torpedo overhaul shop on the wharf next to her. Fortunately, minesweeper Whippoorwill towed her out of harmâ€™s way.