The United States Navy has a long and proud history. It is one of the oldest navies in the world and has been involved in many famous naval battles over the years. However, like any other organization, the Navy has had its share of scandals. Here, we will uncover the four worst navy scandals in American history.

USS Monitor

The first navy scandal on our list occurred in 1862, during the American Civil War. The USS Monitor was one of the first ironclad ships ever built and was considered a significant naval technology breakthrough. However, just months after it was launched, the ship sank in a storm off the coast of North Carolina. Over 70 people were killed, including its captain.

There are many theories about what caused the ship to sink. Some believe the ship’s design was flawed and not adequately tested before being put into service. Others believe that the ship’s crew was not properly trained to operate it. Regardless of the cause, the sinking of the USS Monitor was a major blow to the Union Navy and led to many changes in navy regulations.

Replica of USS Monitor
Replica of the U.S.S. Monitor, Mariners’ Museum. (Source: Mytwocents/Wikimedia)

One of the most controversial changes was the introduction of the Navy’s first-ever safety inspection. This inspection was designed to ensure that all ships in the Navy were up to code and that they were safe for their crews. Unfortunately, the first-ever safety inspection did not go as planned.

The Navy’s first-ever safety inspection was conducted in the wake of the USS Monitor’s sinking, ensuring that all ships in the Navy were up to code and that they were safe for their crews. But unfortunately, the first-ever safety inspection did not go as planned.

During the inspection, it was discovered that many of the Navy’s ships were not up to code. In some cases, vessels were found to be structurally unsound and in danger of sinking. In other instances, ship captains were found to be inadequately trained in how to operate their vessels safely. As a result of these findings, many navy regulations were changed.

Despite these changes, there have been several more naval disasters in the years since. In fact, some believe that the Navy’s safety record has actually gotten worse in recent years. This is due in part to the increased size and complexity of navy ships and the Navy’s reliance on outdated technology. With these factors in mind, it’s clear that the Navy still had a long way to go in terms of ensuring the safety of its crews during the 60s and the 70s.

However, the Navy has made significant progress in improving safety since the sinking of the USS Monitor over the decades. Now, the Navy continues to invest in new technology and training for its personnel. Only by consistently doing so can the Navy hope to avoid another major disaster.