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Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941: Rare Photographs & Video

A small boat rescues a USS West Virginia crew member from the water after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941 during World War II. Two men can be seen on the superstructure, upper center. The mast of the USS Tennessee is beyond the burning West Virginia. (AP Photo)

PortandTerminal.com, December 6, 2020 OAHU, HAWAII – This December 7th is the 79th anniversary of the Japanese sneak attack and bombing of Pearl Harbor – the event that drew America into the Second World War. The Pearl Harbor attack killed 2,403 Americans — about the same number who die daily now in this country 79 years later from COVID-19. As …

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Nazi Enigma code machine found in Baltic Sea by divers

Diver discovering WW2 Enigma code machine underwater

PortandTerminal.com, December 5, 2020 BERLIN – German divers searching the Baltic Sea for discarded fishing nets have stumbled upon a rare Enigma cipher machine used by the Nazi military during World War Two which they believe was thrown overboard from a scuttled submarine. The legendary code machine was discovered last month during a search for abandoned fishing nets in the …

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VIDEO: WW2 mine blown up off Scottish coast

Explosion underwater near coast.

PortandTerminal.com, December 3, 2020 A Second World War mine found by divers off the coast of Scotland has been detonated by the Royal Navy. EDINBURGH – An 80-year-old German mine discovered in the Firth of Clyde on Scotland’s west coast has been blown up. The mine was trawled by a marine research vessel and was found to contain 770 lbs …

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VIDEO: Navy explodes largest WWII bomb ever found in Poland

World War 2 bomb on hoist. Guided by two soldiers

PortandTerminal.com, October 13, 2020 The bomb was found in northwest Poland near where a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal was opened in 2016 | It was discovered last year during dredging in the northwest of Poland WARSAW, POLAND –  A British World War II giant Tallboy bomb exploded while being made safe underwater by Navy sappers in northwestern Poland on …

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Nazi Warship Found in 1,600 Feet of Water Off Norway

Gun turrets of sunken ship

REUTERS, SEPTEMBER 7, 2020 OSLO – The wreckage of a major German warship has been discovered off the coast of Norway some 80 years after it was sunk in a World War II battle, Norwegian power grid operator Statnett and a maritime archaeologist said. Identified this year from images and sonar scans of its hull and of details such as …

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Bomb squad rush to Port in UK after unexploded WW2 bomb discovered

PortandTerminal.com, August 19, 2020 LONDON – A bomb disposal squad was scrambled to Tilbury, Essex in the UK following the discovery of an “unexploded WW2 bomb”. The unexploded WW2 bomb was discovered at the port on Tuesday (Image: Port of Tilbury Police) Port of Tilbury Police confirmed yesterday, (Tuesday, August 18), that police and the armed forces responded to the incident …

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VIDEO: The First Underwater Nuclear Test in U.S. History

Nuclear explosion cloud.

PortandTerminal.com, August 18, 2020 WASHINGTON – In 1946 the United States Navy conducted its first underwater nuclear test, dubbing it “The Baker Test.” It took place just 11 months after nuclear bombs had been dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ending the Second World War in the Pacific. The Baker Test’s goal was to see how a Naval fleet and humans …

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