Ships of Pearl Harbor: USS Avocet

By: Mark Loproto

On September 17, 1918, the USS Avocet was commissioned as a Lapwing-class minesweeper with the hull designation (AM-19). For seven years, she maintained this designation, sailing under the command of... Read More

Pearl Harbor Hero Chief Boatswain Edwin Hill

By: Mark Loproto

On the morning of December 7, 1941, an aerial striking force of the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, in the US Territory of Hawaii. In... 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 inĀ eastern Kansas and northeastern Oklahoma. It's purpose was to refuel warships. She did far more... Read More

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