Scientists Discover Stern of World War II U.S. Destroyer Off Remote Alaskan Island

For almost 75 years, the stern of the destroyer USS Abner Read lay somewhere below the dark of the Bering Sea off the Aleutian island of Kiska, where it sank after being torn off by an explosion while conducting an anti-submarine patrol. Seventy-one U.S. Navy Sailors were lost in the aftermath of the blast, during a brutal and largely overlooked early campaign of World War … [Read more...]

Ship Photos: Historic NYC Fireboat John J Harvey Gets Dazzled

Invented during World War I, dazzle camouflage was painted onto thousands of ships in the U.K. and U.S. as a way to disorient enemy U-boats. More than one hundred years later, the pattern is making a comeback with help from one of New York City's finest historic fireboats, the John J. Harvey. From July through next May, the retired fireboat will be sporting a contemporary … [Read more...]

Paul Allen Exploration Team Finds Yet Another Famous WWII Shipwreck – USS Juneau

The exploration crew aboard Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen's RV Petrel has located yet another famous World War II in the South Pacific. The team announced this week that it had discovered the wreckage of the USS Juneau (CL-52) on March 17, 2018 - St. Patrick's Day - at a depth of about 4,200 meters (about 2.6 miles) off the coast of the Solomon Islands. The Juneau was … [Read more...]

Well-Preserved Wreck of WWI U-Boat Likely Holds Bodies of 23 Crew Members

BRUSSELS, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The well-preserved wreck of a World War One German submarine, possibly still containing the bodies of its 23 crew members, has been found off the Belgian coast. The use of submarines, often referred to as U-boats, in World War One to disrupt British trade routes in the English Channel and the North Sea was a key part of German tactics. The 93 … [Read more...]