Caveat: I am NOT a naval/marine engineer or an archaeologist. These posts cover various eras in history, many of which I have very little knowledge
Why Does the Coast Guard Have a Racing Stripe?
Most of us are probably familiar with the canted red and blue stripe on U.S. Coast Guard vessels and aircraft. It is an internationally recognized
Japanese Type 93 “Long Lance” Torpedo
Essential Question: Why was the Type 93 Long Lance so dangerous? Characteristics Development Aside from the big guns of battleships, the Imperial Japanese Navy strongly
IJN Destroyer – Shimakaze 島風
Characteristics Armament (as built): Design The Shimakaze was an experimental destroyer in the Imperial Japanese Navy that was unique largely due to her impressive speed
Ships of History – Early Boats (The Pacific & The Americas)
This is the start of what will hopefully be an ongoing series of blog posts on various boats, ships, and stuff that travels the seas.
Splice the Mainbrace! – Grog
Drinkers with a sailing problem…or is it the other way around? We’re taking a journey back to the days of wooden ships and iron men.