9. The West Loch Disaster
Pearl Harbor is known to have experienced another serious tragedy after the first one though most people only remember the former. The Japanese attack in 1941 left more than 2000 people dead. Another slightly known disaster happened soon after the Japanese attack. The year was 1944 when so many ships loaded with troops and equipment were landing ready to attack Saipan. Just out of the blues, one of the ships caught fire. The ship’s explosion further exploded some fuel and ammunition containers that were only a distance away. This tragedy left 163 people dead and half dozen ships overturned. The only difference with this tragedy is that nobody was stuck in the wreckage. The military didn’t want to signal the enemy about their plans so they kept the tragedy a top secret.