節目介紹 Introduction

在這個非凡的故事中,美國小型艦隊取得了海戰歷史上最慘痛的勝利。在菲律賓,他們遇見龐大的日本艦隊,還有其建造的史上最強大的大和艦。七艘超配的美國驅逐艦和驅逐艦的護衛艦(海軍稱為「錫罐」),在面對破壞性的局面之下,正面迎擊了日本。在烈日下的海面砲火之中,歷時兩小時的薩馬爾戰役見證了「太妃糖3」任務部隊史上最後一次戰鬥,拯救了道格拉斯麥克阿瑟將軍的入侵部隊。自此,這五艘勇猛的艦艇和850名水手,永遠被刻畫在美國海軍傳奇中。
This is the remarkable story of the tiny U.S. fleet that staged the greatest upset victory in the history of naval warfare. Facing sure destruction off  the Philippines at the hands of a massive Japanese fleet that included the most powerful battleship ever built, the Yamato, seven overmatched U.S. destroyers and destroyer escorts (or "tin cans" in Navy speak) charged the Japanese head-on. In the Battle off Samar, a steel shattering two-hour daylight surface engagement, the last ever fought, the task unit known as "Taffy 3" saved General Douglas MacArthur's invasion force and, at a cost of five stout ships and 850 sailors, etched its name in U.S. Navy legend.