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  • 29 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Japan Receives Biggest Warship Since WWII The biggest Japanese warship since the WWII was delivered to Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force. USS Theodore Roosevelt on Its Way to Portsmouth More than 5,000 American sailors are heading for Portsmouth on board the giant aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. HMS Diamond Ends Multi-Million Pound Upgrade The crew […]

  • 23 August 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its partners are set to visit remains of two World War II ships sunk off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.   On July 15, 1942. German U-boat U-576 sank the Nicaraguan-flagged freighter SS Bluefields. Victory came at a steep price for the German submarine as U.S. Navy air cover […]

  • 30 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The Pearl Harbor Submarine Park and Parche Memorial on board Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam was the setting for a Memorial Day ceremony held May 28, where retired and active duty submariners and guests gathered to pay tribute to the World War II submarines on Eternal Patrol and all those service members that defended our country. […]

  • 16 February 2017

    After last year’s reports said Dutch warships had disappeared from the floor of the Java Sea, a joint Dutch-Indonesian investigation confirmed initial fears saying that “salvage operations of some kind have indeed occurred”. The disappearance of ships was first noted in November 2016 when a diving team of the Karel Doorman Foundation conducting research ahead […]

  • 3 September 2018

    Royal Navy’s mine clearance divers have successfully disposed of a Second World War bomb. The operation was carried out off the coast of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, on August 31. The WWII German bomb had been caught up in nets put out by fishermen in that area. After being called to the scene, the navy sent its […]

  • 10 December 2013
    Training & Education

    Thousands of people gathered in front of the Arizona State Capitol at Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza to attend the opening ceremony for a World War II memorial Dec. 7. The memorial, “Guns to Salute the Fallen,” features plaques with the names of the 1,902 Arizona Sailors, who perished during the bombing of Pearl Harbor, on […]

  • 6 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Eight personnel from ATTACK SIX and HQ NORCOM have conducted a Battlefield tour of the Solomon Islands as part of the Armidale Class Patrol Boat Crews team building program. The group conducted tours of the legendary Guadalcanal battlefields with renowned historian and expert tour guide Mr John Innes. The tour took the officers and sailors […]

  • 3 February 2017
    Research & Development

    Researchers have found the ‘U 581’ World War II submarine belonging to Nazi Germany’s Kriegsmarine. The submarine lies at a depth of nearly 900 meters on the sea bed off the Portuguese Azores island of Pico. Researchers from the German Rebikoff-Niggeler-Foundation found the wreck in September 2016 but announced the discovery this February. The U 581 sunk […]

  • 8 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) held a D-Day and Battle of Midway commemoration ceremony, June 6. The ceremony held on the ship’s mess deck honored the 68th anniversary of the World War II D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, during which allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy. […]

  • 5 June 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert delivered remarks at a wreath-laying ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, June 4. During the service, which was held at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., Greenert thanked the veterans who served seven decades ago during the Battle of Midway, the decisive naval battle […]

  • 30 April 2012
    Training & Education

      Forty Sailors and Marines from amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) and Marine Expeditionary Unit 26 (MEU 26) visited veterans and the seniors at a veteran’s community and an elderly care facility in Broward County, Fla., April 26. Starting at 8 a.m. and under a special police escort through the local rush hour […]

  • 27 February 2013

    Veterans of the Arctic Convoys and Bomber Command will begin receiving new awards in recognition of their heroic service within weeks. Production of the new Arctic Star and Bomber Command clasp will begin this week. Up to a quarter-of-a-million veterans and the families of those who have sadly died could be eligible to receive the […]

  • 5 June 2014

    The Royal UK Navy’s bomb disposal experts made safe a World War Two bomb in Axminster, Devon on 3 June.   The Southern Dive Unit from Plymouth Royal Naval base in Devonport, were called by police after a home owner discovered the air-dropped German bomb when gardening. The explosive was largely inert and harmless because […]

  • 23 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    A team of researchers led by NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries have discovered two significant vessels from World War II’s Battle of the Atlantic. The German U-boat 576 and the freighter Bluefields were found approximately 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina. Lost for more than 70 years, the discovery of the two […]

  • 1 November 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    A 77-year-long mystery has been solved as scientists finally located and identified the wreck of Royal Navy’s wartime submarine HMS Urge off Malta. The submarine was found sitting upright on the seabed of the Mediterranean more than 400 feet down, her bow buried in the ocean floor, her deck gun facing forward, her hull encrusted […]

  • 20 January 2017

    Bomb disposal experts disposed of a World War II bomb found on Thursday night in the River Thames, in the vicinity of the Houses of Parliament. The bomb was unearthed by a dredger operating in the Thames near Victoria Embankment. After the bomb discovery, Metropolitan Police called Royal Navy’s bomb disposal experts to London’s Westminster Bridge who eventually […]

  • 30 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Divers from the Italian Navy’s insidious devices disposal experts (S.D.A.I) group neutralized a U.S. Navy World War II torpedo off the coast of Cala Capra, Palau. The torpedo was found at a depth of 31 meters during an inspection on May 24. Once the discovery was made, divers removed sand and mud that had buried the torpedo to check […]

  • 4 October 2017
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The wreck of what is believed to be the Royal Navy’s WWII submarine HMS Narwhal has recently been found by hydrographers off the coast of Scotland. HMS Narwhal was last seen in late July 1940 when she left her base to lay mines off German-occupied Norway during the Battle of Britain. Sitting upright on the […]

  • 25 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal New Zealand Navy hosted the biggest multinational mine countermeasures exercise in the Hauraki gulf. MCMEX involved over 600 divers from 14 nations.   Basing the exercise scenario on providing humanitarian assistance to disaster stricken country, during the exercise the participants performed all aspects of mine countermeasures ranging from pouncer ops to underwater salvage. […]

  • 5 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Italian Navy’s frigate ITS Euro finished its mission as part of Standing NATO Maritime Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2). ITS Euro returned to its homeport of Taranto on May 1 after being deployed for over three months. The vessel was boarded by NATO SNMCMG2 Command on December 28, 2014, and it officially started its mission on January 19 when […]

  • 23 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Mine countermeasure ships deployed to NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) worked with the the Royal Norwegian Navy recently to locate WWII ordnance in the waters of Oslo Fjord. The group detected a total of 23 mines from and four torpedoes over the last two weeks. Conducting mine identification and neutralization in the freezing waters […]

  • 16 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    A team of researchers has found the wreck of US Navy destroyer USS Abner Read on the bottom of the Bering Sea off the Aleutian island of Kiska, where it sank after being torn off by an explosion while conducting an anti-submarine patrol. Seventy-one US Navy sailors were lost in the aftermath of the blast, […]

  • 25 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    A Word War II-era submarine wreck near the island of Fedje, Norway, has been irking the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) ever since the Royal Norwegian Navy discovered the submarine in March 2003. On 9 February 1945, as World War II raged, German submarine U-864 embarked on a journey to ally Japan. It carried 67 tonnes of liquid […]

  • 15 February 2018

    The Royal Navy has detonated a 500 kg WWII bomb which forced the London City Airport to cancel flights on Sunday and Monday. After a multi-day operation, the navy’s bomb disposal experts on February 14 detonated the bomb in the waters off the MOD’s Shoeburyness range. The historic ordnance was found in the George V […]

  • 23 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The German sail training ship Gorch Fock marked six decades of service in the navy on December 17, 2015. Marking the occasion, the German Navy released a video with archive footage of the Gorch Fock chronicling the ship’s years in service. It all began in 1958 when the ship was launched at the Hamburg shipyard Blohm & […]

  • 8 December 2017

    The US Pacific Fleet hosted a Commemoration Ceremony on December 7 to mark the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. At the ceremony, Navy Adm. Scott H. Swift told an audience of World War II veterans, Pearl Harbor survivors, families and friends that American service members stationed at Pearl Harbor that day in 1941 […]

  • 20 August 2017

    Billionaire and philanthropist Paul G. Allen and his researcher team have found the wreck of the famed World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis, which was lost on July 30, 1945. The cruiser was found in the Philippine Sea, more than 18,000 feet below the surface, with the number 35 on the hull as a first […]

  • 21 July 2017

    Clearance divers from the Royal Navy’s Faslane-based Northern Diving Group (NDG) helped recover historic World War Two bouncing bombs from the bottom of Loch Striven. On Wednesday, July 19, three of the famous “Highball” bombs broke the surface of the Argyll Loch for the first time in over 70 years. They were among an estimated 200 […]

  • 7 April 2016

    Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have detonated a German World War II torpedo found during a routine seabed survey in Scapa Flow on March 1. The torpedo is likely to have been one of those fired at HMS Royal Oak, as the battleship lay at anchor in Scapa Flow in 1939. The attack by the […]