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Naval

There are many ships of all sizes on display in the Great Lakes, as well as a number of shipwrecks.  Here is what we are writing about lately.

  • Chris-Craft’s WWII Efforts and its Unforesee… Everhett BilandChris-Craft's WWII Efforts and its Unforeseen Socioeconomic Impact LCVPs loaded on trucks in downtown Cadillac, MI (US Auto Industry WW2) Similar to the mass production of bombing planes and jeeps, boats, particularly landing craft, were an essential vehicle ...
  • HMCS Haida Patrick AuzHMCS Haida Introduction The HMCS Haida was a destroyer in the Royal Canadian Navy and served in conflicts around the world in World War II, Korea, and the Cold War. Commissioned in 1943 ...
  • The Capture of USS Tigress and USS Scorpion in 181… Coleman CarlsteinThe Capture of USS Tigress and USS Scorpion in 1814 Naval Conflict on the Great Lakes The War of 1812 was a conflict between the United States and Great Britain starting in 1812 and lasting for three years. It began with ...
  • USS Cod Submarine Kyle CallawayUSS Cod Submarine USS Cod in WWII (Wikipedia) The USS Cod (SS 224) is an iconic Gato-class submarine that served the United States Navy throughout the duration of World War II and was later ...
  • USS Jobb (DE-707) Wyatt ParsonsUSS Jobb (DE-707) (Photo Courtesy Of Naval History and Heritage Command) The USS Jobb was a Rudderow-class destroyer escort built by the Defoe Shipbuilding Company in Bay City Michigan for the U.S. Navy during ...
  • U.S.S. Edson Sam GaffneyU.S.S. Edson The U.S.S. Edson on the Open Seas (photo credit. MLive.com) In its prime, the USS Edson sailed the Pacific Ocean as part of the mighty United States Navy. The Edson was ...
  • Two French minesweepers in Lake Superior Greg HortonTwo French minesweepers in Lake Superior Navarin-class trawler minesweeper floating in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada (Lake Superior Magazine) The Canadian Car and Foundry Company was a steel works and vehicle manufacturing company, originally from ...
  • Military Sealift Command and the USNS Apache Tug Grant Manion USNS Apache Tugboat at sea (U.S. Naval Institute) Introduction:  The Military Sealift Command (MSC) is the U.S. Navy’s maritime transporter. They are tasked with the transportation of supplies all over the world ...
  • BAE’s Naval Guns Patrick KaiserBAE’s Naval Guns This article contains an in-depth look at the facility that was attached to the BAE (British Aeronautical Engineering) building and BAE building itself in Fridley, Minnesota. Specifically, the MK ...
  • HMCS Haida, an Ally of America John Kubiszewski Haida Post WWII (Navy,2019) Inside the fresh and clear waters of Lake Ontario, rests a legendary warship of the second world war. A sleek construction of the utmost refined steel, a ...
  • A Day in the Life of the USS LST 393 Dava LakatosA Day in the Life of the USS LST 393 The USS Landing Ship Tank 393 has had many roles and jobs throughout its career. During World War II, these ships were one of the largest shipbuilding innovations of its ...
  • USS The Sullivans (DD-537) Austin MahoneyUSS The Sullivans (DD-537) The USS Sullivans was a long-range, large destroyer used for anti-submarine warfare, anti-aircraft warfare, and surface action. The Fletcher class including The Sullivans are regarded as the backbone of the ...
  • Naval Air Station Grosse Ile Jacob Wenzlick  Although most people have probably not heard of, or know anything about, the Naval Air Station in Grosse Ile, Michigan, it was at one time a very important military base ...
  • Defoe Shipbuilding Company Ryan BancroftStarted in 1905 as a small wooden boat building business co-founded by brothers H. J. Defoe and F. W. Defoe and G. H. Whitehouse, the Defoe Shipbuilding Company came to ...
  • Naval Air Station Glenview Jonathan Zamaites  Even though the Naval Air Station Glenview (NAS Glenview) had short life span of action 1936-1995 it saw major use during World War II and the Cold War. It trained ...