Wednesday, December 13, 2017
wooden walls and convicts

Wooden walls and convicts – the naval skirmish in the hell hole of the Pacific

One of the least-known naval skirmishes in the world broke out in New Zealand’s Bay...
a date which will live in infamy

December 7th, 1941 – A Date Which Will Live in Infamy

December 7th, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy.  On our Facebook page,...
the first confederate ironclad

CSS Manassas : The First Confederate Ironclad

Of the many chapters of the Civil War, the Confederate States Navy is perhaps one...

‘Thank God for the Navy’ – naval humanitarian work around the world

Navies have always provided civilian support - both in peace and in war. Naval humanitarian...
colliding warships and faulty command

Colliding warships and faulty command – the loss of HMS Victoria off Tripoli

Recent collisions at sea involving the US Seventh Fleet, tragic loss of life, and a...
a history of the battleships baden and bayern

A History of the Battleships Baden and Bayern

A History of the Battleships Baden and Bayern By Andy South The last two Dreadnoughts to ever...
Worcester class cruiser

Worcester Class Cruiser : America’s Last Light Cruisers

Perhaps the least known of all of America’s cruiser designs, the Worcester class cruisers are...
why were so many warships never built

Why were so many warships never built?

Naval history is littered with warships that were planned or designed but never built, especially...
The evolution of naval gunnery

The Evolution of Naval Gunnery (1900 to 1945)

Today's guest post on the evolution of naval gunnery is written by Paul Watson and used...
heavy guns and their mountings

The capital ship bottleneck – heavy guns and their mountings

A fair number of heavy ships built worldwide over the last century or so were...
the challenges of building a modern battleship

The Challenges of Building a Modern Battleship

In a previous article, I made it clear that the ultimate goal of our website...
flagship of the naval forces

Navy General Board going Forward

It is hard to believe that it has been nine months now that the website...
all or nothing armor scheme

All or Nothing Armor Scheme : What is It?

In 1916, the United States launched the USS Nevada (BB-36). Compared to previous United States...
how sms seydlitz survived jutland

Tough engineering, tougher crew – how SMS Seydlitz survived Jutland

The way that ships are more than just their engineering specifications - as Robert Heinlein...
the rise of naval air power

The Rise of Naval Air Power over Capital Ships: A Breakdown of Significant Advances

Few advancements have changed naval warfare as drastically as the introduction of aircraft. The rise...
ships are more than just statistics

Ships are more than just statistics – people count

The recent collisions and other incidents with the US 7th Fleet - and the look...

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

The Iowa class battleship was a radical departure from traditional US battleship design practice. The...
washington naval treaty

Ten interesting facts about the Washington Naval Treaty

The ‘ Washington Naval Treaty ’ was one of the world’s few successful naval limitation...
the saga of the seeadler

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

As far as naval warfare is concerned in World War I, the dreadnought was at...
heavy cruisers of the washington treaty

Tinclads and cheats – the heavy cruisers of the Washington Treaty

The ‘Washington Treaty’ of February 1922 limited national warship tonnages by ship type, displacement, and...