Heavy Cruisers

USS Oklahoma Survivor Celebrates 101st Birthday

By: Mark Loproto

Each passing year brings the loss of more and more survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack, so when one of these heroes celebrates a birthday, it’s cause for celebration. One... Read More

Ships of Pearl Harbor: USS San Francisco

By: Mark Loproto

USS San Francisco (CA-38), a New Orleans-class cruiser, was laid down in September of 1931 and commissioned into the US Navy on February 10, 1934. Captain Royal E. Ingersoll served as... Read More

Pearl Harbor Ships on the Morning of the Attack

By: Bruce Danforth

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... Read More

Powerless at Pearl Harbor: USS New Orleans

By: Mark Loproto

It was a worst-case scenario, one that couldn’t have been prepared for because it seemed so unlikely. And yet on the morning of December 7, 1941, the men of the... Read More

USS Indianapolis Wreckage Discovered

By: Mark Loproto

World War II saw many tragedies for the United States, starting with the devastating one that started it all, the December 7th, 1941 assault on Pearl Harbor, the US naval... Read More

List of Pearl Harbor’s Ships and Planes

By: Alison

When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, a number of ships and planes suffered serious blows in the attack. The battleships of the U.S. Pacific Fleet—eight in... Read More