On 75th Anniversary, U.S. Veterans Recall Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor

By Dana Feldman and Hugh Gentry LOS ANGELES/HONOLULU, Dec 7 (Reuters) - It has been 75 years, but U.S. Navy veteran James Leavelle can still recall watching with horror as Japanese warplanes rained bombs down on his fellow sailors in the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor that brought the United States into World War Two. Bullets bounced off the steel deck of his own ship, … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of the Day – USNS Mercy is Back in Pearl Harbor And Didn’t Hit Anything This Time

Kidding. But seriously, the USNS Mercy arrived back in Pearl Harbor on Wednesday and did not hit anything as it passed the USS Arizona Memorial. The hospital ship arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam in Hawaii after supporting Pacific Partnership, the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the … [Read more...]

USS Arizona Incident – Military Sealift Command to Lead Investigation

  The Military Sealift Command will lead the U.S. Navy's investigation into an incident involving the hospital ship USNS Mercy resulting in damage to a floating dock attached to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. The incident occurred Wednesday morning as the USNS Mercy was being maneuvered by tugs in Pearl Harbor in preparation for the hospital ship's … [Read more...]

U.S. Navy Hospital Ship Strikes USS Arizona Memorial

  Visitor tours have been suspended at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor after a U.S. Navy hospital ship struck the Memorial's dock, causing damage. A statement from the National Park Service confirmed that the floating dock at the Memorial was damaged Wednesday morning as the hospital ship USNS Mercy was underway. "Initial reports indicated that a tug boat … [Read more...]

Today We Remember Pearl Harbor

Today marks the 73rd Anniversary of the attack on the U.S. military base at Pearl Harbor, the single catastrophic event that launched the United States into World War II.  Today we remember December 7th, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy. RIP shipmates. Photo: Louis Conter (blue jacket), a USS Arizona survivor, and other Pearl Harbor survivors salute during ceremonies … [Read more...]