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Come see World War II era destroyers, as featured in Sarah Sundin's new novel, Through Waters Deep. Today, see the armament that made the destroyer so effective.

Come see World War II era destroyers, as featured in Sarah Sundin's new novel, Through Waters Deep. Today, the armament that made the destroyer so effective.

Starboard side of pilothouse, USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA, July 2014 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

Come see World War II era destroyers, as featured in Sarah Sundin's new novel, Through Waters Deep. Today, see where sailors lived and worked.

Forward 5-inch gun on the USS Cassin Young, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston - and Sarah Sundin. July 2014

Forward gun on the USS Cassin Young, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston - and author Sarah Sundin.

Stairs at Park Street Church, Boston (Photo: Sarah Sundin, July 2014)

Stairs at Park Street Church, Boston (Photo: Sarah Sundin, July

While researching her latest WWII novel, Through Waters Deep, Sarah Sundin toured WWII-era destroyers - and she's sharing pictures! Part 1 - topside tour. Plus, another chance to win the vintage Through Waters Deep apron! Giveaway runs through August 5, 2015.

While researching her latest WWII novel, Through Waters Deep, Sarah Sundin toured WWII-era destroyers - and she's sharing pictures! Part 1 - topside tour. Plus, another chance to win the vintage Through Waters Deep apron! Giveaway runs through August

Enter the Anchors Aweigh giveaway! A fun nautical-themed prize pack including a copy of Sarah Sundin's new WWII novel, Through Waters Deep! Giveaway runs August 4-24, 2015.

Enter the Anchors Aweigh giveaway! A fun nautical-themed prize pack including a copy of Sarah Sundin's new WWII novel, Through Waters Deep! Giveaway runs August

Gearing-class destroyer USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA, July 2014 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

Through Waters Deep - Destroyer Tour: Topside

Come along on a tour of Boston as author Sarah Sundin shares pictures of the sites in her upcoming novel, Through Waters Deep!

Come along on a tour of Boston as author Sarah Sundin shares pictures of the sites in her upcoming novel, Through Waters Deep! Plus another chance to enter the three-book giveaway! (Giveaway runs July

Foyer of Park Street Church in Boston. Two circular staircases lead to the sanctuary upstairs. The doorway leads to meeting rooms and classrooms. (Photo: Sarah Sundin, July 2014)

Foyer of Park Street Church in Boston. Two circular staircases lead to the sanctuary upstairs. The doorway leads to meeting rooms and classrooms.

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29 Oct 40: For the first time in American history, a peacetime draft begins. A lottery system is used to select men to serve for twelve months. Secretary of War Henry Stimson, blindfolded, reaches into a bowl and pulls out the first capsule. From a nearby podium, FDR announces the number drawn: 158. Across the country, 6,175 young men hold that number. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=1029&s=401029

29 Oct For the first time in American history, a peacetime draft begins.

Corner of Main St. and Henley in Charlestown, Boston MA [In Anchor in the Storm, this is the site of the fictional Dixon's Drugs, where Lillian Avery works].

A tour of the sites in Boston featured in Through Waters Deep - Charlestown and the USS Constitution!

Mrs. E. M. Young, widow of Captain Cassin Young, christening the destroyer named after her late husband, San Pedro, California, 12 September 1943. (US National Archives)

[Photo] Mrs. E. M. Young, widow of Captain Cassin Young, christening the destroyer named after her late husband, San Pedro, California, United States, 12 Sep 1943

Mrs. E. M. Young, widow of Captain Cassin Young, christening the destroyer named after her late husband, San Pedro, California, 12 September 1943. (US National Archives)

View of downtown Boston from the ferry, the Custom House in the center (Photo: Sarah Sundin, July 2014)

View of downtown Boston from the ferry, the Custom House in the center (Photo: Sarah Sundin, July

Come see World War II era destroyers, as featured in Sarah Sundin's new novel, Through Waters Deep. Today, see where sailors lived and worked.

Come see World War II era destroyers, as featured in Sarah Sundin's new novel, Through Waters Deep. Today, see where sailors lived and worked.

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