US Navy

The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Kearny (DD-432) following the repair of her torpedo damage in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts (USA), on 31 March 1942. (Credits: U.S. Navy)

Undeclared War in the Atlantic: US Navy vs. UBoats

In October 1941, the United States was the only major industrial power still neutral. But that status was becoming increasingly tenuous. Off its east coast, America sailed a dangerous diplomatic course between two belligerents involved in a shooting war in the Atlantic Ocean. The country’s situation off the west coast was little better; there the question of shooting …

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Canadian and American soldiers examining abandoned Japanese submarines on Kiska, Aleutian Islands, September 1, 1943. (Credits: Library and Archives Canada)

Battle of Kiska – When Allied Forces lost a battle against ghosts

In the summer of 1943, American and Canadian forces launched an amphibious assault on the north Pacific island of Kiska, in order to seize the last enemy strongholds on U.S. Soil from Japanese forces who managed to capture various U.S. Islands (Kiska and Attu Island) in June 1942. The operation received codename Cottage and would take place on August 15, …

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USS Constitution fires a 17-gun salute near U.S. Coast Guard Base Boston during the ship's Independence Day underway demonstration in Boston Harbor. (Credits: US Navy / Seaman Matthew R. Fairchild)

USS Constitution remains as the only commissioned US Navy ship that sunk an enemy ship

Yesterday the USS Constitution has announced on its Facebook page that she is now the only ship in the U.S. Navy to sink an enemy vessel in action. Adding: “The USS Simpson, the only other ship to share that title, was decommissioned after 30 years of service. Fair winds and following seas.” To avoid confusion, she …

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Divers on Navy tanker Mission San Miguel. (Credits: Tate Wester/NOAA)

WWII Navy Tanker, USNS Mission San Miguel, Discovered

World War II Navy Tanker, USNS Mission San Miguel, has been found by Hawaiian Researchers. The San Miguel served during World War II and the Korean War, receiving numerous commendations for its service. The tanker was built in 1943 by Marinship Corporation, Sausalito, CA. En route to Seattle, she went lost on 8 October 1957, when …

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The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits alongside the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) and the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7) during a replenishment-at-sea. Theodore Roosevelt is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor L. Jackson)

TR Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

Sailors and Marines packed the aft mess decks aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Aug. 29, to honor and remember fellow service members, past and present, during a ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin resolution’s passage, which marked the beginning of the Vietnam War. The ceremony not only …

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USS Missouri - Largest Lego Battleship

USS Missouri – The World’s Largest LEGO WWII Battleship

In the video you’ll see how Joshua Hanlon, of BrickPodcast.com, is talking with Daniel ‘Dan’ Siskind, who is the owner of the Minneapolis-based Brickmania, on his LEGO WWII Battleship “USS Missouri”, which is believed to be the world’s largest LEGO Battleship. It will take Siskind more than 1,000,000 million bricks to complete the project and more than a half year. …

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Notable US Navy Losses of World War 2

During December 1941 and September 1945, the US Navy lost hundreds of warships and patrol craft due enemy contact, natural disasters and various incidents. We have compiled some of the more notable losses in the following list. USS Arizona (BB-39) The USS Arizona was a 31,400 ton Pennsylvania class battleship built at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New …

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USS New Jersey: A view behind her massive Guns

USS New Jersey (BB-62; also known as “Big J”), an Iowa-class battleship, was the most decorated US Battleship in Naval history and the second ship of the United States Navy to be named in honor of the US state of New Jersey (the first being BB16). She was launched on 7 December 1942 by the Philadelphia …

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