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Maritime history

There is to be a maritime history conference in Cork next weekend:

Maritime History Conference to take place in University College Cork 28/29 November

Maritime History Conference‘A safe place for ships’: Cork, Ireland, Europe and the Sea…

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A beautiful and storied ship, part two

So like I was saying in my earlier post, I managed to get a pretty-much full tour of the Fletcher-class destroyer USS Cassin Young… 833 more words

Essex Shipbuilding Museum's Annual Christmas Sale: Weekends until Dec. 21st

It’s that time of year again, the shipyard is getting ready for a long winter’s nap. But we will be open for another 4 weekends in order for you to get some last minute gifts for the “boat nerds” in your life. 110 more words


A beautiful and storied ship, part one

As many of you already know, I am a lover of history.  Maritime history is especially one of my favorite sub-fields of history, and I love to see historic ships or reproductions of historic ships at any opportunity.   893 more words

"Hammer Man" Attacks Historical Plaque in Cartegena

Historical commemorations can certainly be controversial. Some historical anniversaries and commemorative displays produce repeated political battles and widespread controversy. In other cases, new additions to ceremonies or historical sites can produce fresh wounds and localized resistance. 155 more words

European History

USS Huron

In 1873 Congress authorized the construction of eight new warships. Among them was the Huron, one of the last three iron warships constructed by the United States Navy (the navy began building ships of steel in 1882). 391 more words


10 Astonishing Shipwreck Treasures

According to UNESCO, there are as many as three million shipwrecks scattered across the world’s seabed. Under international maritime and salvage law, military wrecks normally remain under the jurisdiction of their governments, while almost anything goes in international waters. 1,350 more words