The U.S. Navy's fleet of submarines played an important role in the ensuing conflict. Learn about the ones stationed at Pearl Harbor and elsewhere in the Pacific, that proved invaluable to the U.S. Navy’s effort during WWII, and served as both powerful weapons of war and highly effective defensive units. In addition, discover the fate of the captured Midget Submarine HA 19, the USS Cachalot, and more.

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 Tragedy of the Son of Pearl Harbor’s Scapegoat

July 26, 2017 ·  
In learning about the attack on Pearl Harbor, it’s likely that you’ll hear about Admiral Husband E. Kimmel. He was the man in charge when the Japanese were able to fly into the harbor unnoticed, a fact that understandably earned him a lot of criticism. Whether Kimmel was responsible for the lack of preparedness for […]
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On Eternal Patrol: The Lost Submarines of World War II

July 18, 2017 ·  
During World War II, after the United States was dragged into the conflict by the events at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941, submarine warfare became a staple of war. The hidden vessels proved to be formidable foes even against the most sophisticated of navies as they often enjoyed an element of surprise. Though the […]
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The Mini Subs: Japan’s First Appearance at Pearl Harbor

June 24, 2017 ·  
There are few historic events more known in the United States than the December 7th, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Even though there have been countless retellings and a myriad of movies and hours of news coverage, it may come as a surprise to learn that there are still aspects of the surprise attack that […]
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The POW of Pearl Harbor

June 23, 2017 ·  
Kazuo Sakamaki isn’t a name many Americans are likely know. Born in Awa, Tokushima, Japan in 1918, he certainly wasn’t any sort of American hero. In fact, quite the opposite. Sakamaki served in the Imperial Japanese Navy from 1940 to 1941, putting him squarely in the window of time to have taken part in a […]
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Pearl Harbor Welcomes the USS Illinois

May 24, 2017 · Jason Alghussein
Pearl Harbor may best be known to civilians for its place in American history, but not everything about the iconic naval base is rooted in the past. The USS Arizona Memorial is the iconic face of December 7, 1941, and while it continues to draw travelers from all over the globe to honor those lost […]
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The Technologies of Pearl Harbor

May 08, 2017 ·  
When humans first walked the Earth, their wars and conflicts were fought with sticks, stones, and whatever natural features they could use to their advantage. Far from the technology we know today, it was primitive but it served as well as it needed to. Keep that in mind as we look back a mere 75 years […]
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All-in-One Pass to Pearl Harbor

April 14, 2017 ·  
Over 75 years ago, the United States mainland was waking up to news that Japan had attacked the naval base at Pearl Harbor. Panic set in and speculation spread throughout the nation; most importantly, a sense of patriotism erupted across the country. Back at Pearl Harbor, over 2,400 American sailors had died and multiple battleships had […]
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WWII Submarine Fleet

September 24, 2016 ·  
WWII Submarine Fleet The Axis powers versus the Allied powers, also known as World War II, was aptly named for the sheer magnitude of the War. Warfare took place from the freezing cold of the Russian tundra to the sun soaked expansive Pacific Ocean. America, isolated at the beginning of the war, was abruptly forced […]
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