Aircraft Carriers

New Aircraft Carrier To Be Named for Doris Miller

By: Mark Loproto

Many of the heroes of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor have been honored with medals and citations. Some have even had US Navy ships named in their... Read More

Wreckage of USS Wasp Located

By: Mark Loproto

In the month of February, 2019 alone, the expedition organized by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen found the wreckage of three World War II warships at the bottom of... Read More

The Only Mission of USS Liscome Bay

By: Mark Loproto

On December 9, 1942, just over a year after the United States suffered the attack on Pearl Harbor, the keel of a new Casablanca–class escort carrier was laid down at... Read More

Wreckage of USS Hornet Located

By: Mark Loproto

On October 26, 1942, during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) was lost to the Pacific. In January of 2019, just a week... Read More

Minoru Genda and His Role in the Pearl Harbor Attack

By: Mark Loproto

An assault as complex as the December 7th, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor required ideas and input from many different sources. To sail across the Pacific and launch an attack... Read More

Named for a Legend: USS Nimitz Turns 50

By: m gurnas

December 7th, 1941 changed many lives forever. Shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Nimitz was promoted to head the US Pacific Fleet, eventually becoming commander of all sea,... Read More

Absent by Fate: USS Lexington and Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

The USS Lexington (CV-2), an iconic warship of the US Navy, wasn't originally intended to be an aircraft carrier. When her construction was first authorized, in 1916, she was meant to... Read More

Wreckage of the USS Lexington Found

By: Mark Loproto

Sunk on May 8, 1942, the aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CV-2) spent more than 75 years on the sea floor under the waters of the Pacific. Previously believed to be... Read More

Learning Pearl Harbor: What Is an Aircraft Carrier?

By: Mark Loproto

USS Enterprise (CV-6), USS Lexington (CV-2), USS Saratoga (CV-3). Looking through the list of ships that were moored at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941—and it's a long list of... Read More

Pearl Harbor Terms to Know

By: Mark Loproto

The attack on Pearl Harbor was a devastating chapter in American history, and as it recedes farther back in time it becomes ever more important to know what happened on... Read More

The Original Aircraft Carriers of the Pacific Fleet

By: Mark Loproto

For the United States to succeed in its defense of the Pacific, it needed a powerful fighting force and a lot of determination. The nation’s response to the December 7th,... Read More

The Grumman TBF Avenger: The Bomber That Changed the War

By: Mark Loproto

In 1935, the US Navy introduced a torpedo bomber that within just a few years would be obsolete. The Douglas TBD Devastator flew in the Battle of Midway and performed... Read More

Museum Ships of the US Navy

By: Mark Loproto

When a vessel has completed her service with the United States Navy, there are a few different fates that she may face. Some ships are broken down completely and sold... Read More

Turning Point: The Battle of Midway

By: Mark Loproto

  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... Read More

Where the Japanese Went Wrong at Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

Looking at the events of Pearl Harbor, it may seem like the United States suffered the greatest blow it could have that day, but in retrospect, the outcome could have... Read More

Even More Pearl Harbor Facts

By: Mark Loproto

When it comes to the most important events in history, there are typically little tidbits of information not readily known, sometimes even by those who were involved in the event.... Read More

USS Enterprise Aircraft Carrier

By: Bruce D.

The USS Enterprise is not the Star Trek ship. She was an Aircraft Carrier in the Pacific Fleet. Enterprise aircraft carrier was not in Pearl Harbor during the infamous attacks.... Read More