Latest "USS Essex" stories

Frontline Photos: Jan. 16, 2022
Tunnel vision, a smoky Stryker, a skating date with Afghan refugees and more in this week’s Frontline Photos.
Frontline Photos: Nov. 14, 2021
Marines' 41-hour tribute run, Air Force pilots over the Red Sea, sailors on the Java Sea and more in this week's Frontline Photos.
Frontline Photos: Oct. 3, 2021
Sailors fire M240s off the coast of Canada, the Golden Knights drop in on California, Marines arm an F-35B aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth and more in this week's Frontline Photos.
A Leyte Gulf survivor recalls the savagery of battle
Many American naval history books refer to the light cruiser Birmingham as the most tragic American ship to participate in World War II, because of the number of engagements it was involved in and the damage she sustained.
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