The HMS Barham fought in the Battle of Jutland in World War I and in a number of battles in World War II. There were many interesting aspects of her life, death, and aftermath.
Drumbeat, at least in theory, had been planned as far back as 1897. Germany had always been fascinated with attacking America, a land insulated and buffered by two oceans. There was a desire to “break” this immunity. Thus, in 1897, when Hitler...
List of aircraft carriers around the world available to tour. Learn more about these great ships that changed naval warfare and world history.
The fastest torpedo, the Shkval, travels at 230 mph which is close to the speed of AS365 Dauphin, one of the fastest civilian helicopters. How can something travel so fast under water? Read on to find out.
Pirates needed a ship for all their nefarious, shifty activities at sea. A vessel with top speed and maneuverability with the ability to reach inland and avoid pursuit and yet be able to hold lots of fighting men and even more booty was the pirate's mainstay. There were a number of favourite...
Directory of battleships around the world that you can tour. Learn more about these powerful ships that changed naval warfare and world history.
Several navies share a common official march: Heart of Oak. The lyrics celebrate strong ships and brave men. Find out the story behind Heart of Oak.
The USS Iowa (BB.61) was launched on August 27, 1942. It was the first of 4 Iowa Class battleships constructed. These were the last battleships to enter the U.S. fleet. Their combination of speed, maneuverability, and state-of-the-art fire control systems probably made them the best battleships.
Real women pirates from history, facts not fiction! Find out who they were and how they kept their secret aboard the pirate ships they served.
The German army is accused of many atrocities but not much has been heard about the German navy. There is only one recorded incident of a U-boat committing an atrocity by killing the survivors of a merchant ship in 1944 and that was U-boat 852