Ships | War History

The Epic History of the USS Iowa (BB-61): Leader of All Iowa-Class Battleships

USS Iowa (BB-61) at sea

The USS Iowa (BB-61) wasn’t just an elite battleship – she was also the leader of all Iowa-class vessels. Designed with speed in mind, her construction…

Battleship Row: The Nine American Vessels Targeted During the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Aerial view of Battleship Row

Prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, nine American ships were moored off of Ford Island, to deter Japan from its imperialistic ambitions. Known as…

Georgios Averof: The Greek Armored Cruiser With An Impressive Service History

Georgios Averof at sea

When historians think of the great powers of the Second World War, Greece doesn’t typically come to mind, but it should, as least when it…

Sinking of the HMT Rohna: The Largest Loss of American Life At Sea During WWII

HMT Rohna at sea

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 saw 1,177 sailors and crewmen onboard the USS Arizona (BB-39) lose their lives. While a…

USS Thresher (SS-200): The Most Decorated American Submarine of WWII

USS Thresher (SS-200) at sea

During the First World War, Germany deployed a number of vessels that turned naval warfare on its head. Among them were bigger and more effective…

The Most Powerful Warships Ever Operated By the US Navy

USS Enterprise (CVN-65) at sea + USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) at sea

The United States is known to have the most powerful Navy in the world. By ton, its active fleet is larger than the next 13…

Sister Ship of Famed Warship Vasa Discovered In Swedish Waterway

Vasa on display at the Vasa Museum + Divers swimming near the wreck of the MS Zenobia

The long-lost sister ship of the 17th-century warship Vasa has been discovered off the coast of Vaxholm, Sweden. According to the Swedish Museum of Wrecks,…

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) Embarks on First Deployment

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) at sea

The US Navy’s newest and most advanced aircraft carrier has departed on her first ever deployment. The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) will undergo an…

USS Missouri (BB-63): American Battleship and Site of the Japanese Surrender

Crowd gathered beside a docked USS Missouri (BB-63)

The USS Missouri (BB-63) was a bit late to the party. Completed in January 1944, she was the last US battleship to enter the action…

U-111: Wreck of Famed WWI-Era German U-boat Discovered Off the Coast of Virginia

US Navy sailors manning the deck gun of the SM U-111

During the First World War, Allied vessels feared encountering a German U-boat while traveling across the Atlantic Ocean. It was common for them to be…

The Tragic Fate of the USS Grenadier (SS-210) and Her Crew

Memorial for the USS Grenadier (SS-210)

For over 70 years, nobody knew the fate of the USS Grenadier (SS-210). Struck by a Japanese aircraft, the submarine sank to the bottom of…

HMS Royal Oak (08): The Royal Navy Battleship That Fought Valiantly During the Battle of Jutland

HMS Royal Oak (08) at sea

Battleships were extremely important during the First World War, and the British Royal Navy had some of the most impressive vessels of the conflict. They…