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.
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.
List of aircraft carriers around the world available to tour. Learn more about these great ships that changed naval warfare and world history.
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...
Directory of battleships around the world that you can tour. Learn more about these powerful ships that changed naval warfare and world history.
USS Arizona never fired her guns in anger. What would have happened had she not been destroyed on the Day of Infamy?
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.
Typical oil tanker in 1942 Illustration of the Uboat attack upon Aruba Operation Westindien showed the devastating effects of the German U-boats in the Caribbean from Feb. 16 to March 16, 1942. While Operation Paukenschlag began along the US...
We all love to parody these rogues of the Caribbean and various other seas. But is all that we hold dear about pirates true or are many of the stereotypes bred in the fertile imaginations of authors and film makers. Well, me hearties, read on and discover for yourself!
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...