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The Histories Branch researches and writes the multi-volume Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, available in many libraries in the United States and abroad.Compiled like an encyclopedia, each volume includes summary histories of U.S. Navy ships from certain sections of the alphabet.

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USS Willamette (AO-180) - History - Boiler Explosion

Boiler Explosion. On 29 June 1995, while being at Pearl Harbor, seven crewmen were slightly injured from smoke inhalation during a boiler explosion and the resulting self-extinguished fire-ball in the boiler room while being moored.

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USS Bennington (PG-4) - Wikipedia

2019-9-11 · USS Bennington (Gunboat No. 4/PG-43) was a member of the Yorktown class of steel-hulled, twin-screw gunboats in the United States Navy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She was the first U.S. Navy ship named in honor of the town of Bennington, Vermont, site of the Battle of Bennington in the American Revolutionary War. The contract to

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Navy warship sunk by German sub in WWII finally …

2019-7-19 · The sinking of the USS Eagle PE-56 on April 23, 1945, was originally blamed on a boiler explosion. But the Navy determined in 2001 that it had been sunk by a German submarine.

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Correction: Sunken Warship story - news.yahoo.com

2019-7-22 · The sinking was ruled a boiler explosion at the time, but Lawton helped connect the dots to show it was sunk by a German submarine with the same markings. The day before Germany signed a surrender on May 7, 1945, U.S. Navy destroyers sank the submarine, U-853, south of New London, Connecticut, after it attacked a cargo ship.

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10 Extremely Dangerous Engine Room Accidents On …

2019-8-8 · 10 Major Tests for Overhauling of Ship's Generator. 3. Boiler explosion. Everyone working on ships has heard about boiler explosion as one of the most deadly accidents in the ship's engine room. A highly pressurized equipment on board ships, boiler has been attached to different

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Navy warship sunk by German sub in WWII finally …

2019-4-23 · The sinking was ruled a boiler explosion at the time, but Lawton helped connect the dots to show it was sunk by a German submarine with the same markings. The day before Germany signed a surrender on May 7, 1945, U.S. Navy destroyers sank the submarine, U-853, south of New London, Connecticut, after it attacked a cargo ship.

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Navy Senior Archivist Helps Solve 57 Year Old "USS …

2003-4-25 · WASHINGTON (NNS) -- April 23, 1945, just two weeks before V-E Day, USS Eagle 56 was towing targets for Navy dive-bombers just off the coast of Maine. At about noon, the ship …

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Navy warship sunk by German sub in WWII finally …

2019-4-23 · The sinking was ruled a boiler explosion at the time, but Lawton helped connect the dots to show it was sunk by a German submarine with the same markings. The day before Germany signed a surrender on May 7, 1945, U.S. Navy destroyers sank the submarine, U-853, south of New London, Connecticut, after it attacked a cargo ship.

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U.S. Ship Sunk in World War II by German Sub Is …

2019-7-19 · A team of eight civilian divers found the wreckage of the ship, which the Navy had initially ruled was destroyed by a boiler explosion. But over five decades later, a historian convinced the Navy

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Remembering survivors of WWII Navy ship that sunk …

2019-7-19 · It was the greatest loss in New England waters for the U.S. Navy during World War II -- the lives of 46 sailors, taken far too quickly when the USS Eagle PE-56 sunk off the coast of Maine. For decades, the event on April 23, 1945 was believed by the public to have resulted from a boiler explosion

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Navy warship sunk by German sub in WWII finally …

2019-7-18 · A private dive team has located the last U.S. Navy warship to be sunk by a German submarine in the Second World War, just a few miles (kilometres) off the coast of Maine.

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BOILER EXPLOSION - 1953 - CREW STORIES - USS …

2004-4-10 · The explosion was caused by a failure of the boiler tubing while the 27,000-ton carrier was on a shakedown cruise off the southeastern part of Cuba. SHIP DAMAGED SLIGHTLY Reports stated that there was slight damage to the ship in the accident. The explosion …

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US Navy Ship, USS Eagle PE-56, Lost in Action during …

2019-9-17 · There were only 13 survivors with 49 officers and crew members going down with the ship. Though 5 of the survivors said they saw in the distance a submarine conning tower with a red and yellow emblem, the Navy investigation at the time concluded it was just an accidental boiler explosion which sank the PE-56. (Image: Portland Press Harold May 9

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Anatomy of a Catastrophic Boiler Accident

Before the captain could stop and anchor the ship, the bonnet completely blew off the valve, dumping the steam from two large power boilers into the boiler room. All 10 of the engineers in the boiler room were killed. A few somehow managed to escape the steam-filled boiler room, only to suffer for a few additional hours before finally succumbing.

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Navy warship sunk by German sub in WWII finally …

The sinking was ruled a boiler explosion at the time, but Lawton helped connect the dots to show it was sunk by a German submarine with the same markings. The day before Germany signed a surrender on May 7, 1945, U.S. Navy destroyers sank the submarine, U-853, south of New London, Connecticut, after it attacked a cargo ship.

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Anatomy of a Catastrophic Boiler Accident

Before the captain could stop and anchor the ship, the bonnet completely blew off the valve, dumping the steam from two large power boilers into the boiler room. All 10 of the engineers in the boiler room were killed. A few somehow managed to escape the steam-filled boiler room, only to suffer for a few additional hours before finally succumbing.

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USS America (CV 66) - Navy Site

2018-1-19 · USS AMERICA was the third KITTY HAWK - class aircraft carrier and the third ship in the Navy to bear the name. Initially commissioned as attack aircraft carrier CVA 66, she was redesignated as multi-purpose aircraft carrier CV 66 on June 30, 1975.

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Last US Navy warship sunk by a German sub in WWII …

2019-7-18 · The last U.S. Navy warship sunk by a German sub during WWII went down on April 23, 1945. A dive team has located it off the coast of Maine. "With the deck guns, there was no mistaking it …

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Engine Room Blaze Kills 6 on U.S. Navy Ship - Los …

1989-5-10 · The ship, which had supported U.S. Navy operations in the Persian Gulf and made a port call at Hong Kong, was returning to its home port of Guam when the fire broke out. a boiler technician

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