Anyone familiar with destroyer operations in World War II will know that destroyers began gradually taking on a larger number of responsibilities from their originally
By April of 1945, the Allied push across the Pacific had summarily turned the tide of the war against Imperial Japan. With her surface fleet and naval air forces virtually decimated through attrition from previous campaigns and battles, the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) attempted one final, desperate push against the Allies at Okinawa with the very symbol of the navy and Japan itself, the Yamato battleship. Unfortunately, they were up against the massive Allied naval forces approaching Okinawa.
Here is one of those strange stories that makes the rounds on the internet every so often. During the Vietnam War the U.S. undertook a
There are many history books on U.S. Navy submarine operations and personal accounts from submariners during World War II, however, Commander (ret.) John Alden, himself
War Plan Orange: The U.S. Strategy to Defeat Japan, 1897-1945 by Edward Miller Edward Miller spent 20 years diving into archival records to create a
Note: This post only covers combatant vessels. Aircraft Carriers Fleet & Light carriers (CV & CVL) Named after famous old USN ships & famous battles