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    Posted: 22 Jul 2020 at 6:45pm
In 1942, as Japanese torpedoes slowly sank the U.S.S. Lexington, then the second-largest aircraft carrier in the Navy's arsenal, the crew abandoned ship—but not before breaking into the freezer and eating all the ice cream.

An ice cream barge was a vessel employed by the United States Navy in the Pacific Theatre of World War II to produce ice cream in large quantities to be provisioned to sailors and Marines. The craft, a concrete barge acquired from the U.S. Army and worth $1 million,[1][2] was able to create 10 US gallons (38 l) of ice cream every seven minutes, or approximately 500 US gal (1,900 l) per shift, and could store 2,000 US gal (7,600 l).[3][4] It was employed in the USN's Western Pacific area of operations, at one point anchored at Ulithi.[5]
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Was this a VERY OLD TV Jeopardy question that was re-ran today? From Season 2 I believe?
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Give the man a cigar. Yes that was what jogged my memory. However, it did not mention the ice cream raid prior to sinking. Now, was Admiral Rickover's favorite flavor really Tutti-Frutti? 
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