The U.S. Navy engaged in a shooting war with the Kriesmarine before official U.S. entry into World War II. More »
Jammed with prisoners, the German supply ship Altmark was en route back to the Fatherland when she was intercepted and boarded by the British Navy.
The destroyer USS Murphy survived a collision on the open sea and served during four amphibious operations in the European Theater. More »
From a leather-covered rowboat to a streamlined modern vessel with nuclear warheads, the submarine has made great strides since its conception. More »
In a remarkable feat of seamanship, the American submarine USS Batfish sank three Japanese submarines on one patrol. More »
The heroics of British Royal Navy armed merchant cruisers Rawalpindi and Jervis Bay were indicative of the courage displayed by the little vessels defending the convoys. More »
Led by the impetuous General Nathaniel Lyon, Union forces pursued retreating Confederates across southwestern Missouri in the summer of 1861. At Wilson’s Creek, Lyon caught up with the enemy on aptly named Bloody Hill.
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.