Ships | War History

HMS Medusa (A353): The Ship That Marked the Way to Omaha Beach in June 1944

HMS Medusa (A353) anchored at a dock

The HMS Medusa (A353) – formerly known as the Harbour Motor Defence Launch (HMDL) 1387 – was near Omaha Beach on June 5, 1944, the…

USS Gerald R Ford (CVN-78): The World’s Largest and Most Advanced Aircraft Carrier

USS Gerald R Ford (CVN-78) at sea

The largest and most advanced aircraft carrier in existence, the USS Gerald R Ford (CVN-78) is what the newest generation of warships looks like. With…

Oliver Hazard Perry Shipyard Vying to Become New Home of the USS Halyburton (FFG-40)

USS Halyburton (FFG-40) at sea

If you travel across the United States, it’s likely you will come across the many decommissioned submarines and ships that have been given new life…

Expedition Produces New Images of Shipwrecks from the Battle of Midway

Wreck of the USS Yorktown (CV-5) on the seafloor

The Battle of Midway in June 1942 was a turning point of the War in the Pacific. While the United States lost a handful of…

Piece of Wood Discovered At Garage Sale Is Piece of Sunken USS Maine (1889)

Wooden spar from the USS Maine (1889) on a white sheet with two photos of the ship's mast

The Washington Post is reporting that preservation efforts have begun on a piece of wooden spar discovered at a garage sale and later confirmed to…

A Panicked Crewman Led to the Loss of 99 British Lives Aboard the HMS Thetis (N25)

Crewmen standing on the top deck of the HMS Thunderbolt

The HMS Thetis (N25) was a Group 1 T-class submarine operated by the British Royal Navy. The vessel sank during dive trials in 1939, but…

The Fatal Collision Between the USS Greeneville (SSN-772) and the Japanese Ship Ehime Maru

US Coast Guard personnel pulling Japanese crewmen aboard a vessel

On February 9, 2001, approximately nine nautical miles south of Oahu, Hawaii, the USS Greeneville (SSN-772) was involved in a collision with Ehime Maru, a…

World War I-Era Shipwrecks Surface During Texas Drought

Banks of the Neches River

The Neches River has been plagued by an enduring drought this summer, which has seen water levels drop. This has resulted in a number of…

Götheborg of Sweden: The Replica 1700s Ship That Rescued a Modern-Day Vessel In Distress

Ryan McLachlan
Götheborg of Sweden sailing along the coast

Götheborg of Sweden – or Götheborg III – is a seagoing replica of the Swedish East Indiaman Götheborg I, which was launched in 1738. The original ship…

Did This U-boat Sink Herself With One of Her Own Torpedoes?

Type VIII U-boat at sea

In the final month of 1943, U-972 went missing at sea. The U-boat had departed for her first patrol in November 1943 and hadn’t run…

Remains of German U-boat SM UC-55 Identified Off the Coast of the Shetland Islands

SM UC-42 at sea

A team of divers have confirmed the identity of the wreck of a World War I-era German U-boat sunk off the coast of the Shetland…

The United States Once Came to the Aid of North Korea During a Pirate Attack

MV Dai Hong Dan at sea

The Dai Hong Dan Incident occurred on October 29, 2007 in the Indian Ocean. After Somali pirates attacked the North Korean cargo ship MV Dai…