• RIVER MURRUMBIDGEE 1945 Australian Flag - Owner ANLBuilder:Broken Hill Pty Co : WhyallaKeel Laid:12.1.44 Launch Date:27.2.45 Date of completion:10.7.45Gross Tons:5030 DWT:8700Length overall:136.9 LPP:129.5 Beam:17.3Speed 11ktsBroken Up: Osaka ...
  • On June 3, 1969, the Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne sliced through an American destroyer, killing 74 sailors in a disastrous exercise during the Vietnam War. In the early hours, the Melbourne struck the port side of the US Navy warship ...
  • On 7th July 1942, the American Liberty ship “Rufus King” while on passage from Los Angeles to Brisbane loaded down to the Plimsoll line with necessary war supplies, went aground on the South Passage. During the last few hours, there was nothing for ...
  • On his 105th birthday, James Donovan was joined by friends, family, naval veterans in Londonderry as they raised a glass to a remarkable man – and a remarkable life. Originally from West Cork, Mr Donovan was encouraged to join the Royal Navy by a ...
  • Archaeologists recovered two amphorae from the 3,300-year-old wreck site, which sheds new light on ancient maritime navigation More than three millennia ago, a sinking merchant vessel settled about 5,900 feet beneath the surface of the ...
  • Nearly 1,000 pieces of treasure — including copper coins and ornate pottery from the Ming Dynasty — were recovered from a pair of ancient shipwrecks discovered in the South China Sea, officials said on Thursday. The yearlong retrieval operation ...
  • A century ago in 1924 the shipyard Joh. C. Tecklenborg AG in Bremerhaven completed SEEFALKE, at that time the largest ocean-going salvage tug for W. Schuchmann Reederei. She was powered by two 900 hp Diesel engines that were later upgraded by turbo ...
  • The final resting place of the 79 sailors aboard the submarine Harder has been found. The boat was sunk by Japanese depth charges on Aug. 24, 1944, while Harder was on patrol. Its last known location was in the South China Sea, near the ...
  • SS MAORI 1953 Owners: Union SS Co of New Zealand Ltd. Port of Registry: Wellington NZ Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs. High Water UK Launch Date: 27.11.52 Date of completion: 10.53 Type: Passenger/cargo Tons: 8303. DWT: 1450. Length overall: 439.2. ...
  • Owner   Australian National Line 1965 Built in Sydney by the Cockatoo Docks & Engineering Co Pty Ltd for the Australian National Line and named Empress of Australia. She was put on a fortnightly service between Sydney and Hobart and Sydney to ...
  • A museum near St. Nazaire, France is now the proud owner of a hatch from HMS Campbeltown, found about 100 yards away from the drydock where the ship's explosive payload detonated in 1942. The hatch came from the starboard side of the Campbeltown's ...
  • SS Razmak built in 1925 for the P&O Line...maiden voyage London-Aden... 1930 sold to the Union SS Co. of New Zealand, renamed Monowai...served Wellington-Sydney service and Sydney-Vancouver service... 1936 laid up...1940 served as AMC in the Royal ...
  • 7,000-year-old Neolithic boats in the Mediterranean reveal advanced nautical technology Researchers have revealed the remarkable maritime capabilities of Neolithic communities residing along the Mediterranean shores over 7,000 years ago. Led by ...
  • Builder Harland & Wolff, Govan UKLaunched 25.4.29 Completed 15.8.29Owners; Huddart, Parker8,108 gross tons, 4,717 net.Lbd: 431'1" x 60'2" x 28'.Twin screw Motorship Speed 16ktsAs a passenger vessel carried 440 in three classes on the Melbourne - ...
  • The image, which sold for $22,000 at auction this week, was taken aboard a recovery vessel days after the famous ocean liner went down Over a century after the Titanic hit its fateful iceberg, the ship remains a haunting symbol of human innovation, ...
  • "The speculation about this shipwreck has never died down. It was a blue bird sky day with perfect visibility on October 1, 1913, when beachgoers witnessed the steel-hulled square rigger Glenesslin strike straight into Mt. Neahkahnie under full ...
  • HMS Conway wrecked in the Menai Strait, Wales, 1953..The saddest part of this wreck as that she was on her way to a refit and repair when she ran aground. If she hadn't, we'd probably still have a floating, seaworthy ship of the line as a museum ...
  • MALAITA 1933 Owners: Burns, Philp & Co Ltd. Port of Registry: Aus Sydney Year: 1933. Type: Passenger/cargo Launch Date: 21.8.33. Completion10.33 Builder: Barclay, Curle & Co,Whiteinch UK Tons: 3310   LPP: 96.0 Beam: 14.3. Speed(kn): ...
  • BI, introduced a thirteen ship C class beginning c1942 and completed in 1952. The first two, commencing with Canara, were twin screw, 4 cylinder Doxfords; the others, single screw six cylinder. The war builds differed in having reinforced ...
  • Lord Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory in 1944, minus her top-masts and bowsprit. Lucky to survive the bombing from the Luftwaffe, as 20% of Portsmouth was destroyed. Contrary to belief, the New Forest was already a well established woodland, used by ...
  • DARWIN TRADER 1970 Launch Date: 7.2.7 Date of completion: 10.7.70 Flag: AUSBuilder: NSW Govt DY Dyke EndOwners: Australian Coastal Sg Commission. Port of Registry. MelbourneType: Bulk/containershipGross Tons: 10802. DWT: 12093Length overall: 139.6 ...
  • Owners: Associated Steamships Pty Ltd  Port of Registry: Melbourne Launch Date: 30.6.39 Date of completion: 9.39 Gross Tons: 4239 DWT: 5522 Length overall: 115.3 LPP: 109.7 Beam: 15.3 Builder: Caledon SB & E Co. Dundee Speed : 11 ...
  • SS BUNDALEER 1939 Launch Date: 2.2.39 Date of completion: 3.39. Builder: Caledon SB & E Co., Dundee. (Bundaleer- Aboriginal word for 'Stony place among the hills’) Owner: Adelaide SS Co Ltd., Melbourne. GRT: 4,238 DWT: 5,585 LOA: 115.3 LPP: ...
  • Remembering Titanic’s Second Officer Charles Lightoller today on what would have been his 150th birthday, born in Chorley, Lancashire on the 30th of March, 1874. He is seen here at the age of 65 (at right) c.1939 along with his eldest son Roger, ...
  • P&O's ETTRICK of 1938, built to carry troops around the Empire. She accommodated 104 First Class, 90 Second Class, and 1,150 troops. Seen here at Hong Kong, 8 October 1939, freshly repainted in grey wartime livery from her earlier white and ...
  • The sunken vessels range in age from 3,000 B.C.E to the 1940s Using Homer’s Iliad and other historical texts as their guide, researchers have identified ten shipwrecks off the coast of Kasos, a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea. Through the ...
  • COOLABAHAustralian Flag Owners: ASB Australia / Australian Govt Port of Registry: MelbourneBuilt : 1943  Name: EMPIRE DIRK  Flag: GBR Owner: British Govt.Launch Date: 31.8.43 Date of completion: 12.43 Builder: Ailsa SB Co., Troon GRT: 2,942. DWT: ...
  • One of the "Mighty Midgets" - LCS(L)(3)-12 - entering San Francisco Bay in 1946 after the end of World War II. These stout little ships were built on the same basic hull as the Landing Craft Infantry (Large) but fitted fit a ridiculous amount of ...
  • Summary: The USS NORTH CAROLINA, an iconic World War Two battleship and the most decorated American battleship of the conflict, now serves as a floating museum in Wilmington, North Carolina. As a testament to the sacrifices of North Carolinians in ...
  • Australian Flag     Owners: H.C.S.Coasters Pty Ltd    Port of Registry: MelbourneLaunch Date: 10.9.57 Date of completion: 12.57Builder: Hall Russell, AberdeenTons: 2681 DWT: 3470 Length overall: 93.6 LPP: 88.4 Beam: 13.6Speed 12.5 ktsSubsequent ...
  • M V LORINNA 1185 gross tons. Lb: 241' x 35' x 15'4" (70.3 x 10.7 metres). Steel hulled single screw motor vessel (diesel) built 1938 by Grangemouth Dockyard, Grangemouth for Wm. Holyman & Sons Pty Ltd, Melbourne. Service speed 10.5 knots. Cargo ...
  • The three granite carrying steamers SIR DUDLEY de CHAIR, SIR ARTHUR DORMAN and DORLONCO at the Dorman Long workshops Milsons Point during construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. In 1924 Dorman Long, builders of the Sydney Harbour Bridge placed ...
  • The Castle-class corvette was an ocean going convoy escort developed by the United Kingdom during the Second World War. It was the follow-on to the Flower-class corvette, and designed to be built in shipyards that were producing the Flowers. The ...
  • Melbourne Steamship Company's DUNTROON of 1935, in the coastal service around Australia; she accommodated 266 First Class and 107 Second Class passengers. During WWII she served as a troop transport, returning to commercial service between 1950 and ...
  • In 1930, the Olympic, Majestic, and Homeric were equipped with ship-to-shore transatlantic radiotelephone apparatus, enabling passengers to communicate with individuals on land. This service, first introduced by the American Telephone & Telegraph ...
  • The construction process of a Liberty ship. At the peak of the Liberty ship production, shipyards could deliver a completed vessel in less than a week. The record was set by the SS Robert E. Peary, built by the Kaiser Permanente Metals ...
  • The cruise ship ORIENTAL QUEEN, ex HMAS KANIMBLA, in Sydney mid 1960s. Built in 1936 for McIlwraith McEachern, KANIMBLA was a luxury accommodation passenger ship servicing Australian coastal ports. Converted to an armed merchant cruiser in late ...
  • MV Moonta was a 1931 built Australian coastal passenger ship. Later in life she became the landlocked casino ship and tourist attraction Casino Le Lydia in Le Barcarès, France. Moonta was launched in June 1931 Burmeister & Wain shipyard in ...
  • Panama Railroad Line's CRISTOBAL of 1939; she was the third and final vessel in a class of ships built for Government service between New York and the Panama Canal zone. Designed in a joint effort by George Sharp and Raymond Loewy, their interiors ...
  • In September 1622, the Nuestra Señora de Atocha treasure ship sunk near the Florida Keys. Now, its $1.1billion cargo of plundered indigenous treasures, including a stunning Colombian emerald crucifix, a royal orb and a gold-and-emerald ring, are ...
  • Name: AUSTRALIAN ENDEAVOUR Keel laid: 24.10.68 Launch Date: 16.4.69Type: Containership Flag: AUS. Date of completion: 30.7.69Builder: Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack, GermanyGross Tons: 25144 DWT: 26844Length overall: 217.3 LPP: 205.8 Beam: 29.1Speed : 22 ...
  • Name:IRON YAMPI Owners: BHP Pty Ltd AustraliaKeel laid :30.11.45 Builder:Broken Hill Pty Co, WhyallaCargo ship. Launch Date:1.9.47 Date of completion:11.6.48 Flag:AUSGross Tons:9440 DWT:12897Length overall:159.5 LPP:151.0 Beam:20.1 Speed 13 ...
  • MV GERRINGONG Owners: Bulkships Ltd Port of Reg: Melbourne Year: 1965Name: GERRINGONGKeel laid: 2.12.63. Type: Bulk carrier Date of completion: 18.6.65Gross Tons: 14504. DWT: 21260Length overall: 177.4. LPP: 168.2 Beam: 22.7Builder: Whyalla SB & E ...
  • RMS Maloja built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast for Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company. She and her sister ship RMS Mooltan were designed to be the largest ships capable of passing through the Suez Canal and were the first P&O vessels to ...
  • The historic sailing tanker Falls of Clyde could soon be removed from Honolulu's harbor, ending a long-term effort to save the vessel.  The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) has prepared a draft environmental assessment (Draft EA) report ...
  • Originally launched as the cargo ship Medina, the vessel was one of a pair ordered by the Mallory Steamship Company from the Newport News yard in Virginia. Of 421ft loa and 5,426grt, the ship was originally powered by a single, triple-expansion ...
  • NARRABEEN   Australian    Built 1921 239 gross tons,   98 net.   Lbd: 110' x 26'8" x 9'2". Wooden auxiliary ketch-rigged steamship,     registered Sydney 1921 for use on Sydney Harbour. Came to Phillip Island & Westernport in and from ...
  • The American coastal liner BERKSHIRE of 1923 She operated for Merchants & Miners Line along the Eastern Seaboard from Boston to Miami. In the days before I-95 and JetBlue, these ships were the only alternative to traveling by ...
  • The Largest Sailing Ship Ever Built, the Barque "France". The France was a huge five-masted barque built in 1911 in Bordeaux. With a massive steel hull, and masts, yards, and booms of steel tubing, the France's fitout was softened with timber-lined ...
  • Bulk Carrrier , Explorer class IRON FLINDERS, built in Whyalla and launched in 1959. 13 knots at 80% of power. Three steam turbines double reduction geared to a single shaft. The crew of 54 had a swimming pool Sistership was IRON DAMPIER, both ...
  • "The three-masted barque Gunvor (1895) aground on rocks below Pedn Boar, near Coverack. An elevated starboard bow view of the steel three-masted barque Gunvor (1895) aground on the rocks at Pedn Boar, Black Head, southwest of Coverack. The ship is ...
  • MANOORA - Owners: Adelaide SS Co Ltd   Port of Registry: AUS Melbourne                                                Passenger ship:      Launch Date: 25.10.34      Date of completion: 2.35                       Tons: 10856      Length overall: ...
  • MV Hauraki built by Wm. Denny & Bros Dumbarton for Union Steamship Co of New Zealand. Launched on 28th November 1921 & completed 17th March 1922. She was the first large diesel powered ship built by Dennys and was the first motorship in New Zealand ...
  • BOGONG - Australian Flag - Owner - BulkshipsKeel laid: 20.12.65  Bulk carrier  Launch Date: 23.8.66Date of completion: 4.1.67   Builder: Whyalla SB & E Works Tons: 33262  Length overall: 226.0  LPP: 210.3   Beam: 31.8  Speed 16kts1977 renamed Iron ...
  • Until the 2000 launch of Royal Clipper, a sail cruise liner, she was the only five-masted full-rigged ship ever built. Preussen was built as hull-number 179 at the Joh. C. Tecklenborg ship yard in Geestemünde according to the plans of chief designer ...
  • Built as EURIMBLA Launch Date: 20.4.21 Date of completion: 3.12.21 Owner: Commonwealth Govt Line of Steamers, AUS Sydney. Builder: Poole & Steel, Port Adelaide SA GRT: 3,351. LPP: 100.9. Beam: 14.6 Triple-expansion three-cylinder engine 516 ...
  • China's latest non-nuclear submarine, the Type-039C Yuan Class, features a distinctive angled sail. We can now be confident that this is part of a sonar stealth technology. Other countries are also pursuing this general technique, but China is the ...
  • Flag: AUS Date of completion: 9.49 Tons: 3952 DWT: 6474 Length overall: 123.6. LPP: 116.0 Beam 16.2Country of build: AUS Builder: Evans, Deakin & Co BrisbaneSpeed(kn): 10-11Subsequent History: 69 MALAYSIA MAJU - 71 SANTA CARINABU Hsinkang ...
  • The Colombian government has launched an effort to recover the lost treasure of the Spanish galleon San José, the "Holy Grail of shipwrecks." The galleon went down in the 18th century and is believed to hold up to $20 billion worth of gold and ...
  • Launched : 17.12.37. Flag: GBR. Date of completion: 2.38Owner: British Phosphate Commission. Builder: Lithgows, Port Glasgow.GRT: 6,378 LPP: 134.8. Beam: 18.3Speed: 10-12 knots.1964 sold to Chip Hwa Shipping & Trading, r/n LEE AUN. 1967 BU Singapore ...
  • The world’s most famous warship was in far worse condition than experts believed when they started a $55 million revamp, with her timbers reduced to ‘potting compost’.On the eve of the anniversary of her finest hour – leading the Fleet to a decisive ...
  • Australian Flag    - ANL     Port of Registry: Port AdelaideLaunch Date: 18.9.44Date of completion: 8.2.45Tons: 5062. DWT: 8700Length overall: 136.9. LPP: 129.5 Beam: 17.3Builder: Broken Hill Pty Co WhyallaSpeed(kn): -11 End: 1963. Disposal Data: ...
  • Australian Flag      3,619 gross tons,    1,779 net.   5,383 dwt.Lbd: 359 x 48 x 22 feet. Steam triple expansion 3 cylinders 1850 ihp rated 10 knots. Built by Harland & Wolff Ltd Govan, Scotland.Was of the Huddart Parker Line until 1961 takeover by ...
  • The Uluburun is a 3,300-year-old shipwreck discovered off the coast of Uluburun (Grand Cape), near Kaş in south-western Turkey. It is among the oldest ships ever discovered and contained one of the wealthiest and largest known assemblages of Late ...
  • Built for cross-lake grain trade, the poorly maintained schooner met its watery end in 1881 Nearly 150 years ago, the schooner Trinidad sank in Lake Michigan, roughly ten miles off the coast of Algoma, Wisconsin. Now, two maritime ...
  • Launch Date: 26.10.68    Flag: AUS     Date of completion: 10.3.69Tons: 12836      DWT: 15133   Length overall: 156.7LPP: 146.5   Country of build: AUS   Beam: 22.0Builder: Whyalla SB & E Works   Speed(kn): 17.5Subsequent History:76 TRANS EUROPA - ...
  • For centuries, an unidentified disc-shaped object recovered off the Florida coast was presumed to be a 17th-century cauldron. Now, it appears that experts may have finally discovered its true nature. Could this artifact be a 17th-century diving ...
  • On September 14, 1914, the Royal Australian Navy submarine AE1 went missing, triggering one of the country's greatest maritime mysteries. The sub, one of the Royal Australian Navy's first, vanished while on patrol in waters off the coast of Papua ...
  • TAMBUA -Australian -  Owners: Colonial Sugar Refining Co Ltd  -   Port of Registry: AUS Sydney -   Year: 1938 Launch Date: 27.5.38  Date of completion: 7.38 Tons: 3566      Yard No: 376 Country of build: GB    LPP 110.3         Beam: 15.3 ...
  • Hereward, was British clipper ship that was built in Scotland in 1877. She had an iron hull, three masts and full rig. On 5 May 1898 a storm forced her aground at the north end of Maroubra Beach, Sydney. All 25 crew members safely got ashore, where ...
  • IRON WHYALLA   IMO 5163613   1954 - 1979     BHP Shipping Australia7843 gross tons, 3863 net, 10,777 dwt.  Lbd: 498' x 62'1" x 30'. Machinery: three steam turbines (Parsons, Wallsend UK) single reduction geared to a single shaft. 6,200 shaft ...
  • June 1878 –The clipper ship Loch Ard was wrecked at Mutton Bird Island, just off the Shipwreck Coast of Victoria; 45 die, only two lives were saved.Loch Ard was an iron-hulled clipper ship that was built in Scotland in 1873 and wrecked on the ...
  • MS DERBYSHIRE built in 1935 for the Bibby Line, Liverpool as seen ..maiden voyage Liverpool-Rangoon... 1939 armed merchant cruiser... 1942 troop transport... 1943 landing ship and troop transport... 1946 released from transport duties, ...
  • The stranding of a 76,000 tonne bulk carrier, the Pasha Bulker at Nobbys Beach during a superstorm is possibly one of the most unlikely (but memorable) things to have taken place in Newcastle. But did you know?* Within four hours of the ship running ...
  • The Roman vessel may have sunk while transporting glass from the Middle East to France Archaeologists have recovered thousands of pieces of glassware—many of them “perfectly preserved”—from a 2,000-year-old shipwreck in the waters between Italy and ...
  • On July 13, 1866 – Great Eastern began a two week voyage to complete a 12-year effort to lay telegraph cable across the Atlantic between Britain and the United States. Massachusetts merchant and financier Cyrus W. Field first proposed laying a ...
  • Some may recall the first, UK shipping company ( perhaps the first in the world?) to introduce roro ships. Frank Bustard of Atlantic Steamship Co. introduced a service, leasing surplus LSTs from Admiralty. Empire Baltic sailed from Tilbury to ...
  • The stately Peninsular and Orient Steam Navigation Company Liner SS Narkunda passes under the Sydney Harbour Bridge under construction ( c. 1930 ) When launched 1919 was the biggest ship of this owner ( with her sistership Naldera ) converted to ...
  • Shipwrecks are certainly not an uncommon find for archaeologists or other underwater researchers, given that humans have been using boats for at least 8,000 years. However, these underwater discoveries are more commonly from later periods – the last ...
  •  RMS IVERNIA completed in 1955, one of four liners built for the Cunard Line's Canadian service as seen in 1955 1963 rebuilt as cruise ship, renamed Franconia...1973 sold to Soviet Union's Far Eastern Shipping Company, renamed Fedor ...
  • Cruising and relaxing on a lavish ship in the sun is a dream of many people. But the people onboard MV Wilhelm Gustloff had quite a different experience when they boarded this massive ship. The year was 1945, and Germany was losing its grasp on the ...
  • Located just off the coast of the Canary Islands, beneath the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, sits the remains of a once-modern ocean liner. Known by a number of different names, including the SS America, the vessel served both civilians and the US ...
  • Researchers say the rock art may be a record of “fighting craft” from present-day Indonesia Some 50 years ago, two strange paintings were found inside a cave in northern Australia. They are likely hundreds of years old, and they depict a pair of ...
  • The RMS Oceanic was a transatlantic ocean liner built for the White Star Line. She sailed on her maiden voyage on September 6th 1899 and was the largest ship in the world until 1901. Oceanic's keel was laid in January 1897 under the supervision of ...
  • SS QUEEN OF BERMUDA completed in 1933, younger sister to SS Monarch of Bermuda completed in 1931 Used on the New York-Bermuda run...during the war she served as AMC with third funnel removed and as troop transport...1947 overhauled, refitted, third ...
  • You won’t find another sailing ship in the world like Pommern. She has hardly changed since the day she left the shipyard in Scotland in 1903 and has since been lovingly maintained by generations of sailors, many whom sailed the world’s vast oceans ...
  • "This is a mass burial at sea, on the USS INTREPID in 1944 following a kamikaze attack. I posted so people can see, and remember the incredible sacrifices made on our behalf." INTREPID spend two years under construction before launching from ...
  • After a 25-year search, the mysterious disappearance of British WWII submarine H.M.S. TRIUMPH is coming to light after it was found more than 650 feet below the blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Thoctarides said the vessel was initially detected with a ...
  • MS TJILUWAH built in 1951 for the Royal Interocean Lines, passenger capacity for 104 1st class and 118 tourist class...served on the Australia-Japan-Taiwan-Hong Kong-Australia route...1972 sold to Pacific International Lines, Singapore, renamed Kota ...
  • The vehicular ferry Empress of Australia made her first voyage from Sydney to Tasmania on 16 January 1965 Empress of Australia made its last trip between the mainland and Tasmania in 1986 Empress of Australia was replaced in 1986 by Abel Tasman, ...
  • The founder was Robert William Miller who arrived in Australia in 1902. Source: Captain Iain Steverson ...
  • The ship was the French barque Vincennes, which ran aground on Manly Beach on the night of Thursday, May 24, 1906. She was en route from Yokohama to Sydney carrying nothing but ballast and her skipper confused the beach with the entrance to Port ...
  • United Fruit Company's new SS ANTIGUA at Los Angeles in 1932. One of six sister ships in this class, three were in service San Francisco to Balboa and three were in service New York to Cristobal. For "banana boats" these ships offered many big ...
  • The steamship SS Koombana sunk off Port Hedland during a cyclone with the loss of all 150 people aboard. SS Koombana was a passenger steamship that was built in Scotland in 1908 for the Adelaide Steamship Company, for coastal liner services between ...
  • Originally built as the Famaka for the Khedivial Mail Steamship & Graving Dock Co. From 1927 she was chartered by the AUSN Co and renamed Ormiston. Ownership changed in 1933 to Eastern Traders of Hong Kong and then to St Mary Axe Securities Ltd, but ...
  • The mystery ship: København was a Danish, British-built five-masted barque used as a naval training vessel until its disappearance after December 22, 1928. Built for the Danish East Asiatic Company in 1921, it was the world's largest sailing ship ...
  • On 16 June 1897 HMS Foudroyant is forced on to Blackpool beach by a storm. At nearly 100 years she had launched straight into the French Revolutionary Wars in 1798. The 80 gun warship soon saw action at the Battle of Tory Island, which marked the ...
  • In May of 1961, President John F. Kennedy committed America to landing an astronaut on the moon by 1970. Preparations to accomplish this amazing feat began soon thereafter. In addition to the actual rocket and space capsule, worldwide communication ...
  • On November 18, 1914, three ships transporting lumber across Lake Superior encountered a fierce storm. Amid heavy snowfall, strong winds and massive waves, the vessels—the steamship C.F. Curtis, which was towing the schooner barges Selden E. ...
  • DNA analysis has revealed that a woman was among the 30 who died when the ‘Vasa’ sank on its maiden voyage. Scientists are still making new discoveries about the Vasa, the world’s best preserved 17th-century ship. In 1628, the Swedish warship ...