U.S. Navy Salvage Team Completes Oil Removal from Former German Cruiser Prinz Eugen

A U.S. Navy-led salvage team has successfully removed 229,000 gallons of oil from the sunken World War II vessel ex-Prinz Eugen located in the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The project, led by the Navy's Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV), which is part of the Naval Sea Systems Command, and sponsored by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command /Army … [Read more...]

Veteran’s Day In Peace And War

by Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. (gCaptain) This Veteran’s Day we remember the thousands of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen who gave their lives in defense of the United States of America.  We should also remember the thousands of merchant mariner veterans who set sail under the flag of the United States and exposed themselves to risk and … [Read more...]

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...]