In the Caribbean Sea near the Bahama islands, a tourist swimmer finds the submerged body of a seaman who has disappeared from a destroyer of the US Navy. The victim wore his dress whites, an officer's sword (honed to a razor-sharp edge), and a Saint Christopher medal; chained to the body were two weights of 25 pounds (11.36 kilos) apiece. Gibbs and company investigate aboard the ship and elsewhere; Abby tells them about a document of a strange sort in the pocket of the sailor's jumper, and she offers some insight about it. The team eventually identify aboard the same ship a petty officer who's connected with the victim and the death; they also save the skipper from an explosion. Written by
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First sighting of Abby's Caf-Pow. See more
Crew size of a Spruance class destroyer is 19 officers and 315 enlisted men without an air det. When DD's carry a helo on board, there will be a support detachment (det) on board. So Gibbs answer on crew size is pretty close to the Spruance class not the Arleigh Burke class. See more
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard
You know Abby, sometimes the dead make more sense to me than the living.