Sarah Woodfin

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Articles by Sarah Woodfin:

After bringing the British crew aboard as prisoners, the Americans concluded Guerriere was too far gone to salvage and burned her. “Old Ironsides,” the U.S.…

None of the pilots of No. 46 had trained in carrier flight operations, and the Hurricanes lacked arrestor hooks. They would try anyway! Ingenuity and…

This is Part 3 of a three-part series about the Japanese midget submarine attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. Part 1 gives an…

This is Part 2 of a three-part series about the Japanese midget submarine attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. Part 1 gives an…

This is Part 1 of a three-part series about the Japanese midget submarine attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. Part 1 gives background…

Aircraft carriers may “rule the seas,” but even they do not have immunity from disasters at sea. To quote the 1973 U.S. Navy training film…

Undoubtedly, some types of U.S. Naval ships, past and present, are more recognizable, more famous, more flashy than others. Aircraft carriers and battleships immediately come…

“Never change a ship’s name!” warns seafaring lore. However, for the first U.S. Navy destroyer to be christened as USS Herndon (DD 198), its transfer…

Imagine being the general of a conglomerate army of 1,300 men, faced with the prospect of leading an offensive attack against a fortified position defended…

For a warship that was only active for 11 years, the armored cruiser USS San Diego (ACR 6) has continued to live on, 100 years…

As far back as anyone who is alive today can remember, relations between the United States and Canada have been peaceful and friendly; the two…

U.S. Navy Lieutenant Edward “Butch” O’Hare holds the distinction of being the first Naval Aviator to be awarded the Medal of Honor—the United States’ highest…