When she enters the fleet sometime this year, USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG-125) will be the first of the Flight III variants Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. Among the crew of this state-of-the-art ship […]
Why the Only Triple-Landlocked State Has Its Own Navy
If you are the boss, be careful who you leave in charge when you leave town. You might come home to find some big changes have taken place in your absence. That’s […]
The Famous Ship That Was Named By Mistake
One of the most magnificent passenger liners of the 20th century was the RMS Queen Mary. Its name became synonymous with luxury travel. Its name was also a mistake.
The Tragic and Largely-Forgotten Story of the Worst Maritime Disaster in U.S. History
There is much about the worst maritime disaster in United States history that is counter-intuitive. For one thing, the story is largely forgotten. It has been overshadowed by events that were smaller […]
Be Prepared for Something of Great Interest to Follow
It was a cold night in the Atlantic Ocean. The crew ship that was operated by the United Fruit Company thought it was going to be an ordinary evening. Then the radio […]
Stand Up and Salute Some Supremely Strange Flags
Thanks to The Big Bang Theory’s “Fun With Flags” feature, we have seen a noticeable increase in our articles about flags. In recognition of this interest in vexillology, we present you with […]
How Did Pepsi End Up With the 6th Largest Navy in the World?
In the never-ending battle for market share, Pepsi has consistently taken second place against its rival, Coca-Cola. Fortunately, the rivalry between the companies has been limited to commerce. Had it broken out […]
The True Story of the Pre-Teen Pirate of the Caribbean
Many young boys dream of the life of a pirate. Whether inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, James Barrie’s Peter Pan or simply motivated by a life of adventure, countless young […]
Eight Years Trapped at Sea: the Story of the Yellow Fleet
You may have always dreamt of spending extended time sailing on a ship. What would you think about spending eight years on that ship, wondering if you would ever be able to […]
At first glance, Futility by Morgan Robertson seems weak on imagination. Robertson’s novel features a ship, the Titan, described as “the largest craft afloat and the greatest of the works of men.” […]
Who Was the Only President to Obtain a Patent?
Abraham Lincoln holds the distinction of being the only US President to have obtained a patent.