Pacific Ocean

Somewhere off Cape Mendocino, California in the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean, lies the tangled and rusted wreckage of a ship so revolutionary, its global impact continues to affect us to this day. She was a vessel so revolutionary and above anything of her time but was forgotten as time moved by. This ship was the Columbia.  more »

The SS President Taylor was the first troopship lost in World War II, going aground on Canton Island in the Pacific in February 1942. On board were 1250 troops who were to garrison the island. The commander of the accompanying destroyer advised the troopship captain to hug the shore because Japanese submarines might be in the area. But a change of wind, an adverse tidal current, and a fierce storm forced the ship toward shore.  more »

Two ships, launched at the same time on opposite ends of the world, both meet their doom in Philippine waters. This is the story of their encounters during World War II.  more »

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