USS Tarawa CV-40
USS Tarawa, a 27,100-ton Ticonderoga class aircraft carrier, was built at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia. Commissioned in December 1945, she made a shakedown cruise to the Caribbean in early 1946 and joined the Pacific Fleet in July. From mid-1946 until April 1947, the new carrier operated in the central and western Pacific, then spent more than a year in the vicinity of the U.S. west coast. Tarawa began a voyage to the east coast "the long way round" beginning in late September 1948…
[Photo] Chester Nimitz and William Halsey aboard USS Curtiss at 'Button' Naval Base, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 20 Jan 1943, photo 1 of 2
[Photo] Chester Nimitz and William Halsey aboard USS Curtiss at 'Button' Naval Base, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 20 Jan 1943, photo 1 of 2 | World War II Database
How typhoons at the end of World War II swamped U.S. ships and nearly saved Japan from defeat
70 years ago, two typhoons hit and seriously damaged scores of U.S. Navy ships in the last battles of World War II, killing more than 800 Americans.
80-G-706984: USS Midway (CVB-41) during gale east of Sicily, Italy, released February 4, 1949. Photographed from USS Philippine Sea (CVB 47). U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. (2016/06/14).
USS Oklahoma City
USS Oklahoma City By: Garland Davis She was known as the “Okie Boat” by those who served in her and those of us who knew her. I was never assigned into Oklahoma City, but I have many friend…