Review of Tin Can Sailor

Tin Can Sailor is written by C. Raymond Calhoun, once the executive officer of the USS Sterett. Calhoun describes life about the USS Sterett from 1939 to 1945. He was onboard ship most of that time. The book is a collection of many accounts of the life and activities onboard from many shipmates as well …

USS Dace (SS-247)

The USS Dace at the beginning of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Just after midnight on October 23, Japanese Admiral Kurita‚Äôs First Attack Force (Japanese Center Force)was discovered off Palawan, Philippines by the U.S. submarines USS Darter and USS Dace. For the nextseveral hours, the two submarines shadowed the Japanese armada and radioed vital information …

USS New Ironsides vs CSS David

On October 5th 1863, during the American Civil War, two ships would clash in the night. The USS NewIronsides lay at anchor just off of Morris Island near Charleston South Carolina. Around 9pm, the crewwas below decks with only the night officer of the deck (OOD) to keep watch. Something crept close inthe water and …