Halsey's Typhoons: Peril on the Sea | 2000
In December 1944, the U.S. Navy met a greater foe than the Japanese -- Mother Nature. A typhoon with 100 mile-an-hour winds caught Admiral Bull Halsey's fleet by surprise. The storm battered 2000-ton destroyers, capsizing three of them and killing 790 sailors. Six months later, another damaging typhoon struck his fleet. As a result, Halsey nearly lost his command.