Tuesday, February 16, 2021
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Captain Mulzac WW2 Hero and America’s First Black Master Mariner

When the United States entered World War II in December 1941, it faced a shortage of merchant mariners. With supplies in desperate needs overseas a massive sealift would require not...

February 16, 2021
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Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Navy

America’s First Black Sailors

“British gold and promises of personal freedom served as futile incentives among the Negroes of the American Navy; for them, the proud consciousness of duty well done served as a...

February 2, 2021
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020
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Veteran’s Day In Peace And War

by Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. (gCaptain) This Veteran’s Day we remember the thousands of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen who gave their lives in defense of the United States...

November 11, 2020
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Sunday, January 12, 2020
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Sailor Slang: What does it mean to “Meet In Snug Harbor”?

Often times mariners are heard joking to each other that “They will meet up again in Snug Harbor“.  What does this mean? Well, Snug Harbor is a 83-acre park along the...

January 12, 2020
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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
The spine of Volume 1 of the USS Rodgers logbooks is pictured at the National Archives building in Washington
Maritime News

Icebound: The Climate-Change Secrets of 19th Century Ship’s Logbooks

By Andrew R.C. Marshall OXFORD, England, Dec 11 (Reuters) – On November 14, 1881, an American called George Melville limped across a frozen delta in Siberia and pulled a pole...

December 11, 2019
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Sunday, May 12, 2019
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Limitations of Crew and Equipment: Almost Sinking in Ouzinkie Narrows Alaska

Life onboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Citrus (WLB 300), a 180 ft. ocean-going buoy tender was normal on Monday morning, 26 February 1979. Citrus was underway, steaming at 12...

May 12, 2019
Total Views: 74

Friday, August 31, 2018
Maritime News

Bankrupt Titanic Collector Is Selling Everything

by Dawn McCarty (Bloomberg) The story of the doomed luxury liner R.M.S. Titanic proved so alluring that divers were searching for the wreck seven decades after it sank to the...

August 31, 2018
Total Views: 221

Friday, June 1, 2018
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Maritime News

Nine Seafarers Killed in Fireball Remembered on 25th Anniversary of British Trent Disaster

UK-based maritime welfare charity Sailors’ Society has commemorated the 25th anniversary of the British Trent disaster by laying a wreath underneath the ship’s bell at All-Hallows-by-the-Tower in London. Nine seafarers...

June 1, 2018
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Friday, February 2, 2018
Brooklyn Navy Yard Navy Warship Dry Docking
Navy

Historic Shipyard Turns From Ships To Technology

by David M. Levitt (Bloomberg) — America may never recover its glory as a manufacturing powerhouse, but the Brooklyn Navy Yard is doing what it can, transforming itself from a...

February 2, 2018
Total Views: 7

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
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500-Year-Old Astrolabe May be ‘Earliest Marine Navigation Tool’ Ever Discovered

Researchers at the University of Warwick have identified what is believed to be the earliest known marine navigation tool ever discovered.  The artifact, now determined to be an astrolabe, was...

October 25, 2017
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
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How The Coast Guard Earned Its Orange And Blue Stripes

by Diana Honings – In the modern history of the United States Coast Guard, there has been a rapid shift from mistaken identity to a brand identity. The iconic orange and blue...

April 20, 2017
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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Maritime News

Three Countries Unite To Solve Nautical Mystery

(TheGuardian) Indonesia has agreed to work with the Netherlands to investigate the mysterious disappearance of several second world war shipwrecks – considered war graves – from the bottom of the Java Sea,...

November 23, 2016
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Friday, November 18, 2016
Maritime News

Dutch Hope Indonesia Will Help Solve Mystery of Missing WWII Battleships

By Anthony Deutsch and Fergus Jensen AMSTERDAM/JAKARTA, Nov 18 (Reuters) – The Dutch prime minister on Friday called the disappearance of the wreckage of several allied warships dating back to...

November 18, 2016
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
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Book Review — Seventeen Fathoms Deep: The Saga of the Submarine S-4 Disaster by Joseph A. Williams

Book Review by Rick Spilman – On the afternoon of December 17th, 1927, the US Navy submarine S-4 was surfacing near Provincetown, MA, when it was run down by US...

September 20, 2016
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Monday, September 12, 2016
Maritime News

Canada Finds Second Ship from Doomed Franklin Voyage -Report

OTTAWA, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Explorers have found the wreck of HMS Terror, the second of two British ships lost in the disastrous 1845 Franklin expedition to Canada’s Arctic Northwest...

September 12, 2016
Total Views: 15

Thursday, September 1, 2016
News

Russia Honors First British Arctic Merchant Navy Convoy

By Dmitry Madorsky (Reuters) British and Russian World War Two veterans gathered on Wednesday in Arkhangelsk, 75 years to the day since Britain’s first Arctic convoy of military supplies steamed...

September 1, 2016
Total Views: 134

Thursday, August 25, 2016
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Watch A Group Retirees Turned Shipwreck Explorers Find The Oldest Intact Commercial Sailing Vessel

On November 6th, 1803 the merchant sloop Washington was sailing Lake Ontario enroute from Kingston to Niagara, Canada with a full cargo when it foundered during a gale. Last week...

August 25, 2016
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Thursday, August 18, 2016
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History: SS Eastland, The Ship That SOLAS Sunk

What is the “Eastland Phenomena”? by Dave Lochbaum (AllThingsNuclear) The sinking of the Titanic on her maiden voyage has been immortalized in countless books, articles, movies, and documentaries. Billions of people across the...

August 18, 2016
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Maritime News

Has Captain Cook’s ‘Endeavour’ Been Found in Newport Harbor?

By Scott Malone BOSTON, May 3 (Reuters) – U.S. researchers are set to announce on Wednesday that they have found what they believe are the remains of famed 18th century...

May 3, 2016
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
News

Missing U.S. Navy Tug ‘Conestoga’ Found Off California, Ending 95-Year-Old Maritime Mystery

WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy tug missing since 1921 has been discovered sunk off San Francisco, officials said on Wednesday, solving a nearly century-old maritime mystery. The...

March 23, 2016
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