Note: for the sake of simplicity, I’ll be using these terms in a very general manner. Different sailors from different eras, experiences, or backgrounds can
John Campbell has put together a significant reference work on the weapons of the major navies of the world during WWII. I doubt most people
Sailing Vessels as Warships The development of sailing vessels from merchant ships into actual warships was a very slow and gradual process. By the 1400s,
The term “posh” conjures up images of glamour, high class, and fancy accommodations. Clothes, hotels, and even accents can be posh. Most believe that the
Published in 1981, Russell Spurr’s “A Glorious Way to Die” chronicles the final sortie of the Imperial Japanese Navy’s pride, the battleship Yamato. Inter-weaved in
Originally published as The Conquest of the Ocean in 2013 with the American edition titled as A Short History of Seafaring and published in 2019.