Other Ships

A Brush with the Enemy

By: Mark Loproto

On the morning of December 7, 1941, an attacking force of the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise assault on the Oahu naval base of Pearl Harbor. Those stationed at... Read More

The Hospital Ship USS Solace

By: Mark Loproto

For 14 years, the SS Iroquois sailed the world’s waters as a passenger ship. It was a relatively quiet and calm life, save for the possibility of the occasional seasick... Read More

USS Honolulu Survivor Charles Mitchell

By: Mark Loproto

Charles Mitchell, who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor while serving aboard the USS Honolulu (CL-48), passed away on September 28th, 2017, at the age of 94. When we discuss the... Read More

The Story of the USS Helm

By: Mark Loproto

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... Read More

The Pearl Harbor-Tacoma, Washington Connection

By: Mark Loproto

Separated by over 2,500 miles of ocean, the city of Tacoma, WA and the naval base at Pearl Harbor don’t seem to have much to connect them, but even 75... Read More

USS Neosho, Oiler at Pearl Harbor

By: Bruce D.

During WWII Navy oilers were named after rivers. USS Neosho was named after a river in eastern Kansas and northeastern Oklahoma. It's purpose was to refuel warships. She did far more... Read More

USS Sacramento Pearl Harbor Gunboat

By: Bruce D.

The USS Sacramento (PG-19) was at Pearl Harbor during the attack. Although she was in a repair berth, she was already opening fire by 0800, just five minutes after the attack... Read More

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