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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!

Life aboard the USS The Sullivans DD-537

By Chris Knupp | 06/27/2017
life aboard the USS the sullivans

How was life aboard a US Navy Destroyer? A little less comfortable compared to Uncle Sam’s larger warships it seems. Today I present this small collection of stories that I remember from my great uncle, a crewmember aboard the USS The Sullivans during the Korean War. He passed away recently and I wanted to honor…

New Zealand’s gift ship to Britain – the politics, the technology and the debt

By Matthew Wright | 06/22/2017
hms new zealand

The story of HMS New Zealand – an Indefatigable class battlecruiser completed at New Zealand’s expense in 1912 – has been long shrouded in mythology. Reference books frequently fail to recount the actual story. Some even misquote her vital statistics, repeating Admiralty propaganda of the day. The ship was the outcome of the controversial ‘dreadnought…

America’s Latest Carrier cannot launch Aircraft

By Chris Knupp | 06/11/2017
america's latest carrier cannot launch aircraft

The latest Gerald R Ford class aircraft carriers incorporate a multitude of new technology. One of the most radical changes was the introduction of a new aircraft catapult system. Since the Second World War, carriers had utilized a steam driven catapult system. The new Ford class carriers will use an electromagnetic catapult to launch aircraft. …

The ‘King George V’ class – better battleships than history usually admits

By Matthew Wright | 06/05/2017
better battleships than history usually admits

Britain’s King George V class battleships have often been regarded as the worst of the Second World War’s new-generation battleships. It’s unwarranted criticism, though perhaps understandable. By popular measure, their ten Mk VII 14-inch/45 calibre guns firing a 1590 lb shell gave them less hitting power than other new battleships of the day. They had…

The Greatest Heavy Cruiser you Never Heard Of

By Chris Knupp | 06/04/2017
the greatest heavy cruiser

Determining what would have been the greatest heavy cruiser would be a challenging task. Very successful designs were put to sea by a variety of nations. However, there was one cruiser that was born from all cruisers before it. This class of warship took the lessons from World War 2 and was designed around them.…

Resurgence of the Russian Navy

By Chris Knupp | 05/30/2017

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Russian Navy was left in a state of decay for over two decades. Lack of money meant that they could not afford to keep pace with other nations. Money was generally spent launching smaller ships designed for coastal defense. However,  their appears to be a naval resurgence…

Is there room for twenty-first century battleships?

By Matthew Wright | 05/28/2017
room for twenty-first century battleships

Is there room for twenty-first century battleships now? It’s a question that has never really gone away and, as world tensions rise into the twenty-first century, is likely to be asked again. The issue that killed battleships in the 1940s was practicality: aircraft had better range than heavy guns – and battleships were expensive to…

Newest LCS Passes Trials

By Chris Knupp | 05/24/2017
newest lcs passes trials

The USS Omaha,  sixth ship of the Independence class and twelfth ship of the LCS (littoral combat ship) type has just passed acceptance trials.  Acceptance trials are demonstrations performed by the builder for the customer (in this case the US Navy) to show that the vessel is up to par and ready for service. What…

What Are Saturation Missile Attacks?

By Chris Knupp | 05/23/2017

Recently, the tensions with Russia, China, and North Korea have led to an increase in the use of the phrase, “saturation missile attacks” or just “saturation attacks.” What are saturation missile attacks? Turns out they are nothing new, but the media isn’t going to tell you this because scary sounding words sell more papers. Today,…

Yamato vs. Iowa: Putting the Debate to Rest

By Chris Knupp | 05/12/2017
yamato vs. iowa

VS. Yamato vs. Iowa. The debate that has raged on for years. No topic has divided naval history lovers more than this. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the biggest war machines ever created would generate the biggest arguments. However, its time to put that argument down once and for all. Being no stranger…

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