Navy History

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submarine wreck U2511

Stunning Pictures of German Submarine U-2511 Wreck

German U-Boat, U-2511, was commissioned on 29 September 1944 and put under the command of famous U-Boat captain Adalbert Schnee, who was decorated with Germany’s highest valor award the Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves. Adalbert Schee joined the Reichsmarine in April 1934, served on the light cruiser Leipzig before he began his U-Boat career in …

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USS PENNSYLVANIA and battleship of COLORADO class followed by three cruisers move in line into Lingayen Gulf.

WWII Vet recalls manning AA-Gun on USS Pennsylvania in Pearl Harbor

World War II Veteran Russel Winsett (March 4, 1920 – February 22, 2015) recalls manning an anti-aircraft gun on the USS Pennsylvania on December 7, 1941 in Pearl Harbor as the Japanese aircraft attacked. So you heard the signal for general quarters, you get to your machine gun, had you seen planes in the sky? Did …

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Wreckage of British Submarine HMS P311

Images from the long-lost British Submarine HMS P311 Wreck

Yesterday we announced that the long-lost British Submarine HMS P311 that fought during World War II has been found. It is thought that it still contains the remains of all 71 servicemen that were inside when the submarine went missing. P311 has been found by divers off the coast of Sardinia. The wreckage was discovered by Genoa-based wreck-hunter, …

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HMS P311 in Scotland, 1942. (Credits: IWM)

Lost British Submarine HMS P311 has been found

The long-lost British Submarine HMS P311 that fought during World War II has been found. It is thought that it still contains the remains of all 71 servicemen that were inside when the submarine went missing. P311 has been found by divers off the coast of Sardinia. The wreckage was discovered by Genoa-based wreck-hunter, Massimo Domenico Bordone on …

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Destroyer Mogador running aground after having been hit by a 15-in round

Operation Catapult – Attack on Mers-el-Kébir: British vs French

Operation Catapult was the code name given to the naval military action by Britain to ensure the French fleet did not fall into German hands following the signing of the armistice. “Provided, but only provided, that the French fleet will sail forth-with for British harbors pending negotiations, his Majesties government give their full consent to …

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Wilhelm Gustloff as a hospital ship. Danzig, 23 September 1939

Wilhelm Gustloff – The Greatest Maritime Disaster in History

The sinking of MV Wilhelm Gustloff by the Soviet Submarine S-13 resulted in the greatest maritime disaster in history with the largest loss of life at sea. At 55 degrees 07 minutes north, 17 degrees 41 minutes east lies the broken and dead body of a once proud and majestic ship. Above her amongst the …

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Lt. j.g. John F. Kennedy

Naval Careers of America’s Six Sailor Presidents

From 1961 to 1993 the Navy could boasted veterans in the nation’s highest office, with the exception of Army veteran Ronald Reagan’s 8-year term of 1981-89. John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, James E. “Jimmy” Carter and George H.W. Bush all previously served their nation wearing Navy blue. Interestingly …

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