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.
Directory of battleships around the world that you can tour. Learn more about these powerful ships that changed naval warfare and world history.
List of aircraft carriers around the world available to tour. Learn more about these great ships that changed naval warfare and world history.
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.
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...
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!
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.
Germany is the first Nation that comes to mind when we think about unrestricted submarine warfare. But what was the reason German U-boats resorted to this method and what exactly were the rules they had to comply with? And was it just Germany that practiced unrestricted submarine warfare?
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...
USS Enterprise (CVN-65) Most sailors get to see the world. I got to see a part of history in the making. It was back in the early '90s that I was stationed aboard the United States aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVN-65). We were in dry dock at...