Naval Vessels

The 'Orca' Is the Navy's Self-Driving Submarine

The Orca unmanned autonomous submersible will be capable of crossing entire oceans and fulfilling a variety of missions, from hunting mines to sinking submarines.

WWII Aircraft Carrier Hornet Rediscovered

The carrier launched the famous bomber raid on Tokyo.

In World War II, Japan Fielded Kamikaze Mini-Subs
The Kairyu-class submarines were designed to protect the Japanese ho…
Sunken Japanese World War II Battleship Discovered

The Hiei has been discovered at last.

In 2004, the Navy Sank a Fake North Korean Sub
What appears to be an authentic North Korean midget submarine was ac…
The Russian Navy Is Fitting Ships with Barf-Inducing Lights

The lights, considered non-lethal weapons, can induce dizziness and nausea.

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USS Gerald R. Ford Begins Builder's Sea Trials
The U.S. Navy Is Buying Two Carriers at Once for a Big Discount

The Navy is set to save four billion dollars on the twofer, but that second ship still needs a name.

A British Nuclear Submarine Nearly Collided with a Car Ferry

The submarine involved could have been carrying nuclear weapons.

What We Know About the U.S. Navy's Drone Fleet of the Future

The unmanned surface vessels will act as floating sensors and at least some will carry missiles.

Secret Probe Into USS Fitzgerald Disaster Revealed a Ship in Appalling Shape

The events behind the collision between a Navy destroyer and commercial ship make for troubling reading.

Storm Brings Snow, Sleet, And High Winds To Mid Atlantic Region On Second Day Of Spring
Should the U.S. Navy Turn Merchant Ships into Floating Missile Magazines?

The concept could flood battle zones with hundreds of missiles, but it’s not without disadvantages.

Come Take a Tour of America's Newest Nuclear Submarine

PCU South Dakota will join the U.S. Navy submarine force in February 2019.

USS Cole in Yemen Port
A U.S. Airstrike Just Killed a Man Wanted for the USS Cole Bombing, Pentagon Says
Nineteen years after the attack on a U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer, an Al Qaeda militant involved in the incident was killed in an…
The USSR Planned a Super Sub That Launched Rockets and Delivered Tanks

K-2, though never built, would have been an impressive mix of tech from conquered Nazi Germany.

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New Underwater Footage Shows the Unreal Damage to Norway's Sunken Frigate

The Helge Ingstad has accidentally become Norway's newest submarine, and a cool piece of fish habitat

The U.S. Army Will Pit Two Light Tank Designs Against One Another

BAE and General Dynamics will each build a dozen light tanks, and the winner will build 500 more to equip Army light infantry units.

Counter-illicit Trafficking Operations
The Good News About the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship Is Actually Bad News

The long repair period highlighted the many problems plaguing the Navy’s latest class of ships.

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Sinking of the Titanic by Willy Stoewer
The Hunt for the Titanic Was Actually a Hunt for Lost U.S. Nuclear Submarines

Nothing like a mini cover-up to fuel more conspiracies.

Naval collision between of HMS Serapis
The "I Have Not Yet Begun To Fight" Shipwreck Was Just Rediscovered, 239 Years Later

The Bonhomme Richard was commanded by none other than John Paul Jones himself.

DDG 1001 arrives in San Diego
As the Last Zumwalt-Class Vessel Launches, the Stealth Destroyer's Fate Remains Deeply Uncertain

The Navy still hasn’t said what it’s going to do about the fact that it can't afford the ammo for the boats' fancy guns.