On a Pacific pier sat a Jap bus
kept safe from Yank ships, whose crews made a fuss.
But one night a missile
hit that Nip vessel.
'Twas Bowfin who sank a pier and a bus.
Endnote: This limerick is based off of an action conducted by the American submarine USS Bowfin during World War II, in which she fired a torpedo salvo at two Japanese ships, sinking them while also hitting and destroying the pier they were tied alongside. The pier also happened to have a bus and crane on it, both of which were destroyed. Because of this, Bowfin's battle flag bears emblems of a bus and a crane, and can be seen aboard the sub at Pearl Harbor, where she is anchored and serves as a museum ship.