The Great Dry Dock, Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, South Carolina. Detroit Photographic Company, circa 1891-1912. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. [2805 x 2204]

The Great Dry Dock, Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, South Carolina. Detroit Photographic Company, circa 1891-1912. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. [2805 x 2204]

Protected cruiser, USS Chicago (later CA-14), in drydock. Chicago was one of the A,B,C,D ships – the first steel ships of the U.S. Navy and sank in July 1936 while being towed in the Pacific from Honolulu to San Francisco. Detroit Photographic Company, circa 1891-1912. [2016 x 2632]

Protected cruiser, USS Chicago (later CA-14), in drydock. Chicago was one of the A,B,C,D ships – the first steel ships of the U.S. Navy and sank in July 1936 while being towed in the Pacific from Honolulu to San Francisco.… Continue Reading

USS Ranger, later USS Rockport and USS Nantucket (PG-23 IX-18), was a gunboat of the United States Navy seen at Charleston Navy Yard by Leslie Jones, Boston Public Library. Date unknown. [1024 x 801]

USS Ranger, later USS Rockport and USS Nantucket (PG-23 IX-18), was a gunboat of the United States Navy seen at Charleston Navy Yard by Leslie Jones, Boston Public Library. Date unknown. [1024 x 801]

The wreck of the WWII US Navy aircraft carrier USS Hornet, sunk on Oct. 26, 1942 during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands and lost for 76 years, has been found in the South Pacific 17,000 feet below the surface, near the Solomon Islands. It carried 2,200 crew, 140 of whom were lost that day.

The wreck of the WWII US Navy aircraft carrier USS Hornet, sunk on Oct. 26, 1942 during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands and lost for 76 years, has been found in the South Pacific 17,000 feet below the… Continue Reading

USCGC Paulding (CG-17) on the marine railway at the Boston Navy Yard, December 1927 / bow damage from collision with submarine USS S-4 (SS-109) which was lost with all hands. [892×1115]

USCGC Paulding (CG-17) on the marine railway at the Boston Navy Yard, December 1927 / bow damage from collision with submarine USS S-4 (SS-109) which was lost with all hands. [892×1115]