A century ago, on a moonless, stormy California night dripping with fog so thick the sailors said seagulls could walk on it, US Naval Destroyer Squadron 11 was blindly racing to San Diego to feed the ego of a Captain seeking accolades. What he achieved instead, was the greatest peacetime naval disaster before Pearl Harbor. Navigating by only Dead Reckoning in a time before electronics, the order was given to turn hard to port by 90 degrees around Point Conception and into the Santa Barbara Channel. Only... They were a mile too soon. Running at top speed in battle formation, the tailgating ships rammed into the jagged Central California Coast and each other like a pile up on the freeway. The place is known as “The Graveyard of the Pacific”, local fishermen call it “Honda Point”, but to Spanish explorers it was known as “La Quijada del Diablo” …the Devil’s Jaw. In less than ten minutes on September 8th 1923, 7 elite class Destroyers and 23 Souls…were lost. This film asks… Why?