Explore the stories of the valiant destroyers, including the USS Shaw, Cassin, Downes, Helm, and Chew. Gain insight into their heroic role during the Pearl Harbor attack and in the war at large, including the battles they fought and the damage they endured.

Pearl Harbor Ships on the Morning of the Attack

June 29, 2018 · Jason Alghussein
There were 130 vessels of the US Navy's Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor on December 7th 1941, the day of the Japanese surprise attack. Ninety-six of the Pearl Harbor ships were warships. Eight of these were battleships, seven of which were lined up along Battleship Row, making them easy targets for the attackers. Pearl Harbor […]
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The Story of the USS Helm

September 27, 2017 ·  
On May 27th, 1937, the USS Helm (DD-388) was launched at the Norfolk Navy Yard, sponsored by the widow of Rear Admiral James Meredith Helm. Five months later, the Bagley-class destroyer was commissioned into the US Navy under Lt. Comdr. P. H. Talbot. Once prepped and ready for travel, the Helm was ordered to the Caribbean, […]
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The American Fleet Damaged at Pearl Harbor

May 19, 2017 ·  
When discussing the ships lost at Pearl Harbor, it’s easy to focus solely on the battleships that took the brunt of the attack, but there were many other ships present, and few of them emerged from the two-hour assault completely unscathed. The following is a list of American vessels that were significantly damaged or destroyed during the attack […]
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Turning Point: The Battle of Midway

May 06, 2017 ·  
  On December 7th, 1941, an aerial force of the Imperial Japanese Navy entered American airspace and commenced one of the worst attacks ever felt on American soil. The Territory of Hawaii came under fire as Japanese bombers and fighter planes fired off a relentless barrage, devastating the US Pacific Fleet. Over 2,400 Americans died […]
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The Navy’s New Destroyer

March 26, 2017 ·  
On May 27th, 2010, the United States lost another World War II veteran when former Chief Petty Officer and centenarian John William Finn passed away. More than just a former sailor who served his nation, John Finn served during one of the United States’ darkest times – the attack on Pearl Harbor. Stationed at Naval Air Station […]
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Taking to the Seas: The Ships of the Harbor

January 04, 2017 ·  
The attack on Pearl Harbor took the lives of over 2,400 Americans. Some of them were on land, scurrying for cover as Japanese bombers and fighters strafed them and destroyed civilian structures and businesses. The rest were in the thick of the battle, some manning gigantic water vessels that were dormant and unprepared for the […]
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