CATEGORY: Naval History
Henry VIII’s Restored Flagship Opens to Public
July 20, 2016

Following a 34-year conservation effort, the prized warship of King Henry VIII, Mary Rose, has been placed on full public display for the first time. Read More

Remains of Ancient Greek Naval Base Discovered Near Athens
June 22, 2016

A team of marine archaeologists has discovered the remains of a formidable ancient Greek naval base, estimated to be some 2,500 years old, off the coast of Athens. Read More

Remembering the Sinking of the Bismarck
May 26, 2016

Look back at one of the most epic nautical chases and battles in naval history, the sinking of the mighty Nazi battleship Bismarck. Read More

Captain Cook’s Famous Flagship Likely in Newport Harbor
May 3, 2016

Marine archaeologists believe HMS Endeavour, which Captain James Cook helmed on his 18th-century voyage to Australia, is at the bottom of Newport Harbor. Read More

Kickstarter Campaign Begins to Return PT-305 to Water
March 8, 2016

The National World War II Museum launched a Kickstarter campaign today to return a restored PT-305 to the water, and it wants to identify all living PT veterans to invite them on the first ride. Read More

Legendary Billion-Dollar Shipwreck Found Off Colombian Coast
December 8, 2015

Colombia has announced the discovery of the wreck of the Spanish galleon San José, which could hold the world’s largest sunken treasure, worth as much as $17 billion. Read More

The Mysterious Disappearance of Flight 19
December 4, 2015

70 years after five U.S. Navy torpedo bombers vanished in the Bermuda Triangle, take a look back at one of the most perplexing mysteries in aviation history. Read More

Remembering the Battle of Trafalgar
October 21, 2015

On October 21, 1805, British Admiral Horatio Nelson gambled on an unorthodox naval maneuver and defeated a superior French and Spanish fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar—but at the cost of his life. Read More

SS United States May Be Sold for Scrap
October 15, 2015

The group that owns SS United States, once the world’s fastest ocean liner, warns that “America’s Flagship” may be sold for scrap at the end of the month. Read More

7 Things You May Not Know About the U.S. Navy
September 30, 2015

Explore some surprising facts about the seafaring branch of the U.S. armed forces, from its humble beginnings during the Revolutionary War to its arrival as a world powerhouse. Read More