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Sometimes, it feels that history has been on the decline. Whether  by political correctness or a need to fit a narrative, the simple act of discussing history is becoming increasingly difficult. We set out with a simple goal to create a website that focuses solely on naval history. A place where it can be examined and discussed. So in January of 2017, Navy General Board was created.

This is a website solely devoted to naval study. Ancient maritime history and current naval events. Sailing ships and gigantic iron dreadnoughts. If it is naval related, you can find it here.

New content is added regularly and the forums are always buzzing so make sure to check it out. If you are a fan of naval history, you are among your fellows here.




Recent Articles

Here are the most recently published articles. We have a small team of authors from around the world that regularly contribute their work. In addition, several guest authors are kind enough to share their work. Read through them at your leisure. Don't forget to leave a comment on the articles that you like! If you would like to contribute your own article, check out the guest writers section to get started!

Montana Class vs. Iowa Class : Reversion back to Traditional Battleship Design

By Chris Knupp | 09/22/2017

The Iowa class battleship was a radical departure from traditional US battleship design practice. The US had long advocated for firepower and armor at the expense of speed. While the Iowa class was the first true fast battleship and arguably a massive success, Naval designers were quick to begin work on a successor design. A…

Ten interesting facts about the Washington Naval Treaty

By Matthew Wright | 09/20/2017
washington naval treaty

The ‘ Washington Naval Treaty ’ was one of the world’s few successful naval limitation agreements. It was negotiated between November 1921 and February 1922, in Washington, and signed on 6 February that year. It limited not just numbers of ships, but also the specifications and timing of new-build vessels, but what’s perhaps more interesting…

The Saga of the Seeadler : Commerce Raider of the First World War

By Chris Knupp | 09/14/2017
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As far as naval warfare is concerned in World War I, the dreadnought was at the forefront. Everything revolved around their thick armor, powerful guns, and cutting edge steam engines. The leviathans that took part in the Battle of Jutland were a far cry from the sailing ships of past wars. However, as it would…

Tinclads and cheats – the heavy cruisers of the Washington Treaty

By Matthew Wright | 09/12/2017
heavy cruisers of the washington treaty

The ‘Washington Treaty’ of February 1922 limited national warship tonnages by ship type, displacement, and gun calibre among other things. It was an unprecedented step, the first effective arms-control arrangement of its kind, made possible largely on the back of financial and human exhaustion following the First World War. It also served to heavily influence…

Push for Naval Escalation.

By JohnPJones | 09/10/2017

The US is pushing a proposal within the UN Security Council to allow the USN to seek out, stop, search, and redirect, North Korean ships carrying, crude oil, petroleum, and natural gas by all necessary measures The proposal would allow all UN member nations conduct non-consensual searches of North Korean flagged vessels. Why is this…

Fastest Warships of World War II

By Chris Knupp | 09/08/2017

Its easy to find an article about the biggest warships on the internet, So let’s try something interesting and list the fastest warships of World War II. These ships could easily outrun the competition and stack up pretty well with even modern warships today. Fastest Battleship: Iowa Class (33+ Knots) Moving tens of thousands of…

USCG Past, Present, and Future

By JohnPJones | 09/07/2017

Let me first lead off saying, no disrespect is intended towards my Coastie cousins, but this is a topic I do think needs to be addressed and discussed. Coast Guard, the title is seems very clear as to what they do. They guard our coasts obviously, but how do they do so? They maintain navigation…

Alaska-class (Fictional Battlecruiser Version)

By Scryer-JC | 09/05/2017
alaska-class (fictional battlecruiser version)

The real-world ships of the Alaska-class were officially designated as Large Cruisers, & since some regard them as Battlecruisers due to their size, I decided to make my own model of the Alaska-class on what it would look like (In my point of view) as a battlecruiser. So as a Battlecruiser, its typical for them…

Fun Facts about the Battleship Tirpitz

By Guest Post | 09/04/2017
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Today’s post comes courtesy of David Seehafer. Here he presents some fun facts about the battleship Tirpitz.   Tirpitz (and Bismarck) were originally designed to mount 13″ guns. This changed after France announced that Richelieu would mount 15″ guns. Tirpitz was 8’6″ longer than her sister. Tirpitz received more powerful engines than Bismarck increasing her…

Why did Hood blow up so quickly in battle?

By Matthew Wright | 09/03/2017
why did hood blow up so quickly in battle

When HMS Hood sank in the Denmark Strait on 24 May 1941, the British public reeled. Some 1415 officers and men were lost. It was an appalling human tragedy. Hood went down just a few minutes after tackling the German battleship KM Bismarck. What happened? The origins and design of Hood was covered in the…

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