The Indispensable Liberty Ship

We often tend to pay special honors, and rightly so, to the crucial battles that took place at decisive moments and changed the course of a war or possibly history, and we often tend to put special emphasis on the bigger than life generals and admirals who were the protagonists and their landmark battlefields and flagships, while the ‘smaller’ efforts and ingenuity to make the … [Read more...]

Visit the Liberty Ship S.S. JOHN W. BROWN

Still looking for something to do this Independence Day weekend? The S. S. JOHN W. BROWN is one of two still operational Liberty ships from World War II and was launched on 7 September 1942 from Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard at Sparrows Point, Maryland.  She will be open for tours at Fells Point in Baltimore as part of Family Fun Week from 3 to 6 July. This is a great … [Read more...]

USNS Vandenberg – The Sinking Of A Cold War Relic

Earlier today the ship USNS Hoyt S. Vandenberg, was sunk about 7 miles off the coast of Key West making it the world's second-largest intentionally sunk artificial reef. The vessel was originally built during WWII for troop transport but wikipedia sheds light on her subsequent, more interesting, mission: … [Read more...]

Video Tour Of WWII Liberty Ship with Telstar Logistics

We just recorded episode 28 of Messing About In Ships, our weekly podcast about ships, and during the taping Peter Mello reminded me to follow up on our friend Todd Lappin's latest internet endeavor as corespondent for BoingBoing TV. Here are the details; BBtv guest correspondent and blog pal Todd Lappin of Telstar Logistics takes us inside a steam-powered World War II … [Read more...]