Bow of USS Johnston. Victor Vescovo Photo
This story had been updated to clarify that Cmdr. Ernest Evans was one of two destroyer commanders to receive the Medal of Honor for actions during World War II.
A team of ocean explorers has found the wreck of World War II Fletcher-class destroyer USS Johnston (DD-557) which played a critical role at the Battle off Samar, Navy History and Heritage Command said on Thursday. Read More
Wreckage of a Fletcher-class destroyer believed to be USS Johnston (DD-557). Photo released by R/V Petrel
The following post has been updated to correct the number of ships involved in the Battle of Samar.
A few days past the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Samar, researchers from Vulcan Inc.’s research vessel R/V Petrel believe they’ve found wreckage from the engagement’s famed Fletcher-class destroyer, USS Johnston (DD-557). Read More
Wreck Imperial Japanese Navy Carrier Kaga on Oct. 17. Vulcan Image
Researchers have discovered the wreck of the Imperial Japanese Navy carrier that was key to the attack on Pearl Harbor and that sank at the Battle of Midway, U.S. officials confirmed to USNI News on Friday. Read More
Wreckage of USS Wasp (CV-7). Photo released by R/V Petrel.
The late Paul Allen’s research team announced they found the wreckage of the World War II-era aircraft carrier USS Wasp (CV-7) in the Coral Sea. Read More
5 inch guns of the USS Hornet. R/V Petrel photo.
This post has been updated to include a statement by Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran.
The late Paul Allen’s research team discovered the wreckage of World War II’s USS Hornet (CV-8), the aircraft carrier that launched the Doolittle Raid and participated in the Battle of Midway before being sunk in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands by Japanese dive bombers, torpedo planes and ship-launched torpedoes. Read More
Japanese Imperial Navy Ship Hiei after discovery by crew of R/V Petrel
A team of researchers from the organization started by billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen found the wreck of the first Japanese battleship sunk by the U.S. Navy during World War II. Read More
Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, billionaire philanthropist and ocean explorer who helped find several lost World War II warships, died on Monday. Read More
USS Helena. Paul Allen Photo
The wreckage of USS Helena (CL-50), the WWII-era St. Louis-class cruiser that survived the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor and played an integral roll in defending Marine Corps operations in the Battle of Guadalcanal, was discovered last month by a team of researchers financed by billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen.
The Sullivan brothers on USS Juneau (CL-52) in 1942). US Navy Photo
This post has been updated with video from R/V Petrel of the wreck of USS Juneau.
The research team funded by billionaire Paul Allen has found the wreckage of the Atlanta-class cruiser USS Juneau (CL-52) near the Solomon Islands, according to a Monday announcement. Read More
Image of USS Lexington (CV-2) on March 4, 2018. via Paul Allen
Billionaire-turned-explorer Paul Allen has discovered the missing wreck of the World War II carrier USS Lexington (CV-2) at the bottom of the Coral Sea. Read More