Category: SHIPS

The USS Forrestal (CV-59) Disaster Forever Changed the Way US Navy Sailors Learn Damage Control

Firefighters trying to stop a fire on the deck of the USS Forrestal (CV-59)

The USS Forrestal (CV-59) served the US Navy for nearly four decades. During that time, she saw her fair share of combat, but no amount of…

USS Nevada (BB-36): The Battleship That Survived Pearl Harbor and An Atomic Bomb

USS Nevada (BB-36) at sea

The USS Nevada (BB-36) was the first of a class of two 27,500-ton battleships launched in 1914, rendering all first-generation vessels obsolete. She had a remarkable…

USS Jacob Jones (DD-61) Found After a Century; First US Destroyer to Be Sunk By An Enemy Vessel

Smoke emanating from a ship hit by a torpedo + The USS Jacob Jones (DD-61) at sea

On December 6, 1917, the Tucker-class destroyer USS Jacob Jones (DD-61) was sailing from Brest, France to Queenstown, Ireland. However, the ship never reached its…

USS Grayback (SS-208) Found After 75 Years; What Was Onboard Was Unexpected

USS Grayback (SS-208) at sea

Seventy-five years after she first disappeared off the coast of Okinawa, the wreck of the USS Grayback (SS-208) was discovered at the bottom of the…

The USS Texas (BB-35) Was Intentionally Flooded During D-Day

USS Texas (BB-35) at sea

The USS Texas (BB-35) saw more combat action in her lifetime than most other US battleships. Serving in both World War I and II, she…

Indian Navy Commissions First Home-Built Aircraft Carrier

Indian Navy sailors standing on the deck of the INS Vikrant

The Indian Navy has officially commissioned its first home-built aircraft carrier. Nearly 20 years after it was ordered, the INS Vikrant, whose name is Sanskrit…

Last Remaining WWI-Era Dreadnought, USS Texas (BB-35), to Undergo $35 Million Repairs

USS Texas (BB-35) at port

Some three years after it was closed to the public, the USS Texas (BB-35) has been transported from its home at the San Jacinto Battleground…

Inside a Submarine: A Glimpse Into the Lives of Those Serving Beneath the Ocean’s Surface

Submarine surfacing in the water

Submarines are among the most mysterious places on Earth, with only a small number of people having experienced what it’s like onboard one. While most…

The Japanese Battleship Kongō was Among the Most Heavily Armed When It was First Built

Kongō at sea

The Japanese battleship Kongō had some of the greatest nicknames in history; the Japanese translations for the vessel’s many names are “Indestructible Diamond,” “Indra’s Spear” and…

Only 10 Crewmen Survived the Sinking of the Japanese Battleship Fusō – Out of 1,600

Fusō at sea

Prior to the First World War, Japan designed two dreadnought-style battleships. They were developed at a time when international players were engaged in a naval…

Scuttled Kriegsmarine Warships Have Risen from the Danube River Amid Severe Drought

View of the Danube + Scuttled ship sticking out of the water of the Danube

Amid a severe drought that’s plaguing Europe, a fleet of scuttled German warships dating back to the Second World War has risen from the declining…

Panamax: How the Panama Canal Has Impacted Naval Ship Design

Ship passing through the Panama Canal + Aerial view of the Panama Canal

Roughly 14,000 ships pass through the Panama Canal annually, but more than half can barely squeeze through the over 100-year-old locks, which are only 106…