CHARLESTON, S.C. — "The Ship That Would Not Die" is coming home to South Carolina.
The World War II destroyer USS Laffey returns to a berth at the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum on Charleston Harbor on Wednesday. The vessel was moved more than two years ago to a dry dock so its hull could be repaired at a cost of about $9 million.
It's now being returned to a berth near the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown at the museum. Some veterans from the Laffey are welcoming the destroyer home.
The Laffey is known as "The Ship That Would Not Die" because it didn't sink despite Japanese bombs and kamikaze attacks during the war.