USS Winston S. Churchill is a destroyer, based in Norfolk, Va. It is the only U.S. Navy vessel in active service named after a foreign dignitary. The ship is named in honor of Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (1874-1965), best known for his courageous leadership as the British Prime Minister during World War II.
Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Great Britain who, as one of the “Big Three” (Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin) to lead the world to the defeat of Hitler in WWII, told in his own writings of suffering from “black dog” Churchill’s term for severe and serious depression. Less often talked about are his writings of how he often self-medicated with alcohol to deal with these times. Still, he was able to make the great contribution he did through sheer personal determination.
Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill visits the crew at the HMS George V, one of Britain's most formidable battleships during World War II. Carrying the flag of Admiral John Tovey, the HMS King George V played a crucial part in the sinking of the Bismarck.