Ships | War History

HMS Victory: The World’s Oldest Warship Still In Commission

Illustration of the HMS Victory at sea

At well over 200 years old, the HMS Victory is undeniably one of the most famous ships in the world. Serving as the flagship for Lord…

7 Facts About the USS Constitution, the US Navy’s Oldest Warship

USS Constitution sailing through Boston Harbor

Typically docked at the end of Boston’s Freedom Trail, the USS Constitution is among the most famous warships in the world. She entered service in…

USS Independence (CVL-22): The First Dedicated Night Carrier of the US Navy

USS Independence (CVL-22) at sea

A number of vessels took part in the fighting that occurred in the Pacific Theater during the Second World War. Among the most unique was…

USS Salt Lake City (CA-25): The Decorated Heavy Cruiser That Made Waves In the Pacific

USS Salt Lake City (CA-25) at sea

The fighting in the Pacific Theater during the Second World War showed the might of the US Navy. Among those to distinguish themselves was the…

These Are the Largest US Warships Ever Built

USS Zumwalt (DG-1000) at sea + USS Enterprise (CVN-65) at sea

From stealth to firepower and stamina, these floating technological marvels seemingly defy the laws of physics, and with a goal of creating a 350-ship fleet…

Polish Submarines Nicknamed the ‘Terrible Twins’ Struck Fear Into the German and Italian Navies

Crew aboard the ORP Sokół

The United States and United Kingdom were undoubtedly best known for their navies during the Second World War. There were, of course, others involved in…

USS Pueblo (AGER-2): The Only Commissioned US Navy Ship Currently Held Captive

USS Pueblo (AGER-2) docked in Pyongyang, North Korea

The USS Pueblo (AGER-2) was captured at a time when the US military was deep in the trenches of the Vietnam War. The United States didn’t…

Russia’s Only Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov Catches Fire

Admiral Kuznetsov docked at port

According to news agency TASS, a minor fire broke out on the Admiral Kuznetsov, Russia’s only aircraft carrier, while it was dry-docked in the arctic…

Loss of the SS Cap Arcona: The German Prison Ship Sunk By the RAF with 5,000 Concentration Camp Prisoners Onboard

SS Cap Arcona at sea

The SS Cap Arcona was at the heart of one of the largest loss of life incidents during the Second World War. Compared to events where…

Royal Thai Navy Warship HTMS Sukhothai Sinks During Severe Weather, 31 Still Missing

Boat sailing alongside the sinking HTMS Sukhothai (FS-442)

The Royal Thai Navy has announced the warship HTMS Sukhothai (FS-442) has sunk in the Gulf of Thailand after getting caught in a storm that…

IJN Shinano: The Largest Warship Ever Sunk By a Submarine

IJN Shinano at sea + USS Archerfish (SS-311) at sea

The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) laid down many large ships during the Second World War. One was IJN Shinano, a Yamato-class ship that was converted…

USS Arizona (SSN-803) Submarine Will Be the First Named After State Since Pearl Harbor

Nikki Stratton and Bob Hobday standing at a podium

The USS Arizona (BB-39) was among the vessels to sink during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and now the US Navy is looking to…