The U.S. Navy research vessel that tipped over in a Scotland drydock, injuring 35, has been righted and refloated this week, according to local press reports. Read More
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U.S. Navy Officials Heading to Scotland to Investigate R/V Petrel Dry Dock Incident
The Navy has launched its own investigation into what led a service-owned research vessel to topple over while in dry dock in Scotland. Read More
Research Ship that Found Famous WWII Wrecks Damaged in Scotland Dry Dock, Several Injured
A Navy research vessel tipped over while in dry dock in Edinburgh Wednesday, according to local reports. Read More
VIDEO: Famed WWII Destroyer USS Johnston Discovered 4 Miles Down
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
Wreck of Famed WWII Destroyer USS Johnston May Have Been Found
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
VIDEO: Wreck Discovered of WWII Japanese Carrier Key to Pearl Harbor Attack
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 World War II-Era Carrier USS Wasp Discovered
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
WWII Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet Discovered in Solomon Islands
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
Wreck of First Japanese Battleship Sunk By U.S. Navy in WWII Found
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
Billionaire Ocean Explorer, Philanthropist Paul Allen Dies
Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, billionaire philanthropist and ocean explorer who helped find several lost World War II warships, died on Monday. Read More