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The Americans built a dynamite gun for the Spanish-American War
This Dynamite Gun was an advanced, lightweight kind of artillery piece that went into combat in the Spanish-American War.
7 pirate-themed US Navy planes
The modern Navy embraces its roots in maritime combat of centuries past. Here are 7 pirate-themed planes that flew for the U.S. Navy.
The macabre way early sailors refreshed their wardrobes
British and American ships used “slop chests” to outfit their sailors, but these little stores at sea sometimes sold dead men’s clothes.
The Navy accident that got it banned from railroads
In the Roseville train accident of 1973, a car filled with Air Force bombs exploded, leading to a fight over the causes.
Why a US Navy ship is named after Australia’s capital city
On June 5, 2021, the Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Canberra (LCS-30) was christened in Sydney, Australia.
The Navy has an entire forest to maintain a single ship
How did a massive section of boring forest far from the water become essential to Naval Support Activity Crane? Let’s find out.
Maverick has nothing on this insane Air Force flyby of a carrier
Imagine you work the tower or deck of an aircraft carrier. How about a B-52 BUFF flying below the deck, just over the waves?
The Confederacy’s last ironclad was Japan’s first
Protected by iron or steel armor plates, Japan’s first ironclad warship was originally built for the Confederate States Navy.
USS Ward: The Alpha and Omega of WWII
Given that World War II was one of the largest and most encompassing events in human history, and the USS Ward was a big part of that.
Mar 30, 2023
The Navy’s version of a Roomba inspects billion-dollar ships for damage
The machine from Gecko Robotics cruises along on magnetic wheels, gathering data about the hull as it goes. On March…
Mysterious ghost ships are still being found by the Navy and Coast Guard
In 1872, the Canadian Brigantine Dei Gratia was sailing between the Azores Islands and mainland Portugal when it came across…
North Korea’s new ‘Radioactive Tsunami’ is an underwater drone to target naval fleets
Aside from its nuclear arsenal, there’s not a lot of boasting North Korea can do about its military. We can…
This video shows the stunning shifts in Naval power in WWII
It’s easy to forget that despite the Allies eventually having America and the U.S.S.R., which had the largest fleets for…
One English ship took on a fleet of 53 Spanish ships and almost won
In August of 1591, the English ship HMS Revenge was off the coast of the Island of Flores in the…
North Korea has the world’s largest navy – but it’s still a joke
North Korea’s navy, officially called the Korean People’s Navy, has a strength estimated to be between 700 ships at the…
Russia deployed nuclear weapons in its Northern Fleet for the first time in 30 years
It’s been a long time since Russia sent nuclear-armed ships out to sea, but Norwegian intelligence operatives report that Russia’s…