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.
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!
U.S. Naval Officer's Crest, worn on the Officer's Cover. As promised in my U.S. Navy Enlisted Rank Structure article, here's the Officer's version. Officers are considered generalists in what they do and are not specialized in what they do. ...
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...
List of aircraft carriers around the world available to tour. Learn more about these great ships that changed naval warfare and world history.
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...
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.
Directory of battleships around the world that you can tour. Learn more about these powerful ships that changed naval warfare and world history.
One of the last of the great battleships passed under San Fransciso's Golden Gate bridge for the last time - carrying with her 50 years of distinguished service in the Navy from World War ll to date. Read about her colourful history and what she is doing today.