Sharp as a butter knife, the slender, raked prow of the Marco Polo cut an elegant swathe through the grey, rolling swells of the summertime Baltic. 620 more words
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The visit of the Three Queens to Liverpool recently to celebrate the 175th anniversary of Cunard was a magnificent and spectacular event. I very much enjoyed the pomp, circumstance and sense of occasion this unique piece of maritime history created and I loved watching the spectacle of the ships on the River Mersey. 820 more words
Fact, as they say, is often stranger than fiction. But this one really takes some beating….
After more than five decades of immersion some two hundred and fifty feet below the Atlantic ocean off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, the original ship’s bell from the… 482 more words
It was the original ‘shot that was heard around the world’…
When the stately bulk of RMS Lusitania loomed against the cross hairs of U-20’s… 1,443 more words
Since the beginning of World War I, Germany had been trying to cripple Britain by using submarines to sink war and cargo ships, as well as passenger ships identified as enemy craft or sailing under false flags (that is, British ships flying the flags of neutral nations to gain safe passage). 389 more words