CATEGORY: Naval History
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
October 13, 2015

On its 240th birthday, get the facts on America’s maritime force. Read More

Mutiny on the Battleship Potemkin, 110 Years Ago
June 26, 2015

On the 110th anniversary of the mutiny aboard the battleship Potemkin, take a look back at the uprising that helped inspire the Russian Revolution. Read More

The Forgotten Story of America’s Titanic, 150 Years Ago
April 27, 2015

On the 150th anniversary of the sinking of Sultana, look back at the worst maritime disaster in American history—one you may have never heard of. Read More

The Fall of Fort Fisher, 150 Years Ago
January 15, 2015

One hundred fifty years after fall of the Confederacy’s Fort Fisher, learn how the collapse of the “Gibraltar of the South” helped bring an end to the Civil War. Read More

The Battle of Mobile Bay, 150 Years Ago
August 5, 2014

Union Admiral David Farragut damned the torpedoes and supposedly delivered one of history’s most iconic orders 150 years ago. Read More

The Civil War Comes to France, 150 Years Ago
June 19, 2014

When the Union and Confederacy battled in a ship-to-ship duel 150 years ago, they did so in a most unusual locale—off the coast of France. Read More

The Hunley’s Daring Submarine Mission, 150 Years Ago
February 17, 2014

When the Confederate submarine Hunley sank a Union warship 150 years ago, it didn’t change the course of the Civil War, yet it altered naval warfare forever. Read More

Faces of Drowned Civil War Sailors From USS Monitor Reconstructed
March 6, 2012

Forensic specialists have put faces to the remains of men who went down with the USS Monitor 150 years ago. Read More