USS Twiggs (DD-591) sunk by a kamikaze aircraft after being torpedoed off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, 16 June 1945. USS LCI(L)-1 sunk off Bizerte, Tunisia, 17 August 1943. USS Oahu (PR-6) scuttled off Corregidor, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 6 May 1942. Corry would at times approach within 1000 yards of the beach firing her guns at German pillboxes and emplacements. During the battle, several of the American destroyers bunched together, making easier targets for the Japanese. After receiving temporary patches at Tonga, she steamed to Pearl Harbor for permanent repairs. The two planes erupted upon contact as did nine other planes on her flight deck. USS Dewey (YFD-1) scuttled to prevent capture at Bataan, Philippine Islands, 10 April 1942. USS Southard (DD-207) was conducting minesweeping operations in Lingayen Gulf on 6 January 1945 when she was attacked by kamikazes in the afternoon. USS SC-740 grounded on Great Barrier Reef, Australia, 17 June 1943. USS Magdalena (YFB-687) lost due to enemy action at Luzon, Philippine Islands, and stricken from the Navy List, 24 July 1942. USS YSP-41 lost due to enemy action in the Philippine Islands and stricken from the Navy List, 24 July 1942. She was able to make it make to Kerama Retto under her own power, suffering 22 dead and 10 seriously wounded. On 6 July 1943 Helena was operating as part of TF 68 which was engaging ten Japanese destroyers that were attempting to resupply garrison troops at Kula Gulf. After 10 years in recovery, Victor Medina has achieved a remarkable level of independence, and together they started the TBI Warrior Foundation to help others with traumatic brain injuries. “A hero who has deployed several times in harm’s way. However, unlike the first time, the ship was severely damaged. Repairs were made at Pearl Harbor. USS Brownson (DD-518) sunk by Japanese aircraft off Cape Gloucester, New Britain Island, 26 December 1943. PT-67 destroyed by accidental fire while refueling in port, Tufi, New Guinea, 17 March 1943. Nearly at the same moment; another plane struck the ship's forecastle, tearing a huge hole across the deck. The fires were out by 1855; afterwards Anderson counted 16 dead and 20 wounded. Salt water had entered the fuel oil feed lines. USS Walke (DD-416) was sailing with TF 64 on the night of 14-15 November 1942 when around 2330 the American ships engaged a Japanese task force south of Savo Island. 62 of the ships crew were rescued, unfortunately 202 were lost with the ship. She was repaired and back in action within a few days.[3]. Israel’s defense minister issued his own warning, saying Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will face only “damage and problems” unless he kicks the Iranian military presence out of his country. On 9 April 1945 while on picket duty off Okinawa, Sterett was attacked by five kamikazes. Throughout the day, she supported the Marines as they landed on Guadalcanal and several smaller islands nearby. USS Pecos (AO-6) sunk by Japanese aircraft south of Christmas Island, 1 March 1942. USS YC-673 lost due to enemy action at Guam, Marianas Islands, and stricken from the Navy List, 24 July 1942. USS YF-178 lost due to enemy action in the Philippine Islands and stricken from the Navy List, 24 July 1942. 1/3/42. He created shoes that had paw-like grooves in a thick rubber sole. During the Battle of the Philippine Sea, a D4Y dive bomber hit South Dakota with a 500 lb bomb, disabling a 40 mm mount, killing 24 and wounding another 77 men. She would reach California for repairs towards the end of December. Women in Iran may not enjoy the same rights or parity that can be found in Western nations like the United States, but that’s not to say that the Iranian government doesn’t occasionally recognize a woman’s ability to kick ass for their benefit. The explosion severed the ship and everything aft of turret No.4 leaving her dead in the water. During the gunnery duel at 0720, Ludlow was hit by a shell which caused minimal damage and no casualties. A party of men collected the dead and prepared them for burial. USS YC-685 lost due to enemy action at Guam, Marianas Islands, and stricken from the Navy List, 24 July 1942. Well, there’s a flat deck all the way down the ship and an island on the right. Chicago steamed west for 40 minutes away from the battle to tend her torpedo damage. USS Missouri (BB-63): On 11 April, a low-flying kamikaze Zero, although fired upon, crashed on Missouri's starboard side, just below her main deck level. A second torpedo hit but failed to explode, and a shell hit the cruiser's mainmast, killing two crewmen. Sunk by Japanese aircraft ESE of Ceylon. With the keel having been broken by the second and third hit, the girders that supported the hull structure began to buckle, collapsing the entire structure amidships and breaking the hull in half. As her crew started to abandon ship, Laffey was ripped apart by a violent explosion and quickly sank with 59 of her crew killed and 116 wounded. The second torpedo hit portside aft and knocked out three of the ship's four fire rooms, opening two of them to the sea. PT-200 lost after collision, 22 February 1944, off Newport, Rhode Island, and sank 23 February 1944. This massive company was built on the very logistics that train our military members today. PT-509 destroyed by ramming of a German minesweeper in the English Channel, 9 August 1944. Gambier Bay was the only US Navy aircraft carrier to be sunk by surface naval gunfire during WWII. Irwin was also damaged, but stayed close to rescue survivors. The ship began to flood, but was quickly brought under control and the ship headed to Kerama Retto for repairs. Major find: Sunken WWII Japanese battleship discovered. USS Barry (APD-29) damaged by kamikaze attack off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, 25 May 1945, and sunk as a decoy, 21 June 1945. U.S. Army Spc. While the ship was not struck directly, the mining effect of the under-keel explosion severely damaged her hull, deranged her starboard machinery and tripped all of the circuit breakers in her electrical network. But no matter how close you get with the cook in your unit, you’re always going to swing by the gut truck when they arrive. USS Colorado (BB-45) was damaged by counter battery fire during the bombardment of Tinian on 24 July. Despite the valiant efforts of her crew, the ship was abandoned with a loss of 54 men killed. In the first attack wave a torpedo passed ahead and a second hit Raleigh portside amidships. (Photo by US 7th Fleet Public Affairs.). Roxana Delgado and Victor Medina before his deployment to Iraq in 2009. This force will be on the front lines if the Korean War restarts and it also has to manage relationships in the South China Sea, which have been shaky at best as of late. Hundreds of other ships were damaged by torpedoes, shelling, bombs, kamikazes, mines, etc. The ship lost five dead and thirteen wounded. Damage at first did not seem significant and the ship made full power. Pope sought refuge in a rain squall but was soon spotted by enemy aircraft. Israeli minister Avigdor Lieberman said Assad should especially beware of Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Quds Force, a branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps that oversees operations outside Iran’s borders. While Adm. Chester E. Nimitz was pessimistic as to the Nevada’s chances, salvage leaders were quite hopeful. USS Bristol (DD-453) was escorting a convoy to Oran on 13 October 1943, when at 0430 the ship was hit by a torpedo on her portside in her forward engine room, breaking her in two halves. USS Mayo (DD-422) was assisting Allied troops landing at Anzio on 24 January 1944 when at 20:01 the ship struck a mine on her starboard side. The plane crashed just short of its target in the water, showering debris and water over the ship, however, its bomb exploded underwater; tearing a huge gash into the side of the Harding. From that moment on, deadly accurate Japanese gunfire pounded her unmercifully, and she began to lose speed. USS SC-694 sunk by aircraft off Palermo, Italy, 23 August 1943. The ship was also targeted by strafing aircraft. Soon thereafter, Quincy veered across Astoria's bow, blazing fiercely from bow to stern. One shell passed through the flight deck and into the communications area, where it destroyed all the radar and radio equipment. Another thirty-four were seriously wounded. Princeton sank at approximately 17:50 with a loss of 108 men; however, 233 men were killed and 426 wounded on the USS Birmingham. As Japanese shells from shore began to come in, Strong was left to sink, breaking in half before going down. Structural damage was extensive, but not fatal. There are nine other ships in the fleet that can serve as carriers in a pinch. The USS Nevada fires its guns at the Normandy shore during D-Day in June 1944, about 30 months after the ship sunk at Pearl Harbor. 70 men of Cushing's crew were lost. Damage to the portside is visible as the Guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain. After repairs and an overhaul, Shubrick was transferred to the Pacific theater. At 11:46, there was still no CAP cover over the cruiser's formation, and at 1151, two more enemy planes, both burning, attacked St. Louis. If you befriend them, they’ll always find a way to slide a few extra slices of bacon your way. In Tom Clancy’s 1996 book, Marine: A Guided Tour of a Marine Expeditionary Unit, the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit was equipped with six AV-8B Harriers, twelve CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters, eight CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopters, eight AH-1W Cobras, and three UH-1N Hueys for a deployment. USS Zane (DD-337) was acting as a high speed transport ferrying supplies to Guadalcanal when on 25 October 1942; Zane and her fellow ship USS Trever were engaged by Japanese destroyers in Ironbottom Sound in a running battle as Zane and Trever attempted to flee. PT-283 damaged by Japanese shore batteries or wild shot from U.S. warship, 18 March 1944, and sank off Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 19 March 1944. One plane made a run on the ship; its right wing hitting the No.2 smoke stack spinning the plane around into the deck amidships. A soldier that had been trained to go to war, trained to kill, trained to survive in the most difficult situations, but also trained to save lives. PT-136 grounded in enemy waters and destroyed to prevent capture, Malai Island, Vitiaz Strait, New Guinea, 17 September 1943. One attacker was shot down, but the second plowed into the ship below the bridge. Although structural damage was minor, a fire broke out and quickly spread due to burning gasoline, thus causing further explosions. USS Mannert L. Abele (DD-733) sunk by kamikaze aircraft and glider bomb attack off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, 12 April 1945. Luckily, she was hidden in the smoke, and the enemy was not aware of her plight. Parkin, Robert Sinclair. USS Hutchins (DD-476) was performing close support operations off Okinawa on 27 April 1945 when the ship was attacked by a Japanese suicide boat. USS Cushing (DD-376) sunk by gunfire from Japanese warships off Savo, Solomon Islands, 13 November 1942. While attempting to make open sea; William B Preston was struck by a bomb aft near the deckhouse near the living area disabling steering. PT-28 damaged beyond repair in a storm at Dora Harbor, Alaska, 12 January 1943. The torpedo struck the starboard side, which blew off both inboard propellers, jammed the rudder five degrees to starboard, and jammed her Number Three turret in train and elevation. USS Sterett (DD-407) was operating with TF 67 on the night of 13 November 1942, which was heading to meet a Japanese surface task force head-on just off Guadalcanal. During the gun duel between ships, Bailey was hit by three eight-inch shells from Japanese cruiser Nachi, killing 5 men, wounding 8 more, and bringing the ship to a stop. The flooding disabled the ship's engines and left her immobilized and without electrical power. USS LCI(L)-553 sunk off Northern France, 6 June 1944. She was raised and underwent major reconstruction to modernize the ship, rejoining the fleet in May 1944. The destroyer USS Shaw was only 6-years old when the Pearl Harbor attack began, but the modern warship was in overhaul on Dec. 7, 1941, and had all of its ammo stored below decks. The starboard seaplane caught fire and was jettisoned. A mushroom cloud erupted, rising thousands of feet above the wreck of Liscome Bay. USS Swerve (AM-121) sunk by a mine off Anzio, Italy, 9 July 1944. USS YC-1278 lost off the Atlantic coast, 10 March 1943. USS Sims (DD-409) was escorting the fleet oiler USS Neosho during the Battle of Coral Sea on 7 May 1942 when the two ships were sighted by a Japanese search plane. The crewmembers took their guns to the Navy Yard Dock and set them up to provide more defenses. Houston was engaged on all sides at ranges never greater than 5000 yards, taking many hits, including a hit on the bridge which killed the captain. She was scrapped in 1975 after a prestigious career. USS Luzon (PR-7) scuttled off Corregidor, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 6 May 1942. USS YF-317 lost due to enemy action in the Philippine Islands, January – May 1942. Who ever read that comment card at the end of the DFAC and implemented it is a real American hero. In 1959 he co-founded American Way Association. If you want to grab chow from the dining facility, you have to go to them. Most of the survivors were picked up within an hour by destroyers of Task Force 67. USS LCT(5)-185 sunk off Bizerte, Tunisia, 24 January 1944. The destroyer was aided by her fellow tin cans until all fires were out. USS YC-886 lost at Guantanamo, Cuba, 3 February 1943. The explosion killed 23 personnel and exposed the engineering spaces to the ocean, stalling the ship. USS Chicago (CA-29) was patrolling the waters just south of Savo Island on the night of 10 August 1942 when at 01:43 flares dropped from Japanese planes illuminated Chicago in the dark night, giving her position away to a Japanese surface task force of 5 heavy and 2 light cruisers which had managed to sneak into firing range undetected. The American task force sent up a surprise ambush in the dark of night to "cross the T" and inflict several losses to the Japanese in the resulting Battle of Cape Esperance. 48 men were killed, 24 of the dead were survivors from other destroyers sunk in the previous days. USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) was struck by a single 250 kg bomb which caused minor damage. The ship rolled back and forth in the intense heavy seas until a huge wall of water hammered the vessel, capsizing over to starboard. USS LCS(L)(3)-26 sunk by Suicide boat off Mariveles, Corregidor Channel, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 16 February 1945. 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