Neatorama Posts Tagged "navies"
1866: Britain Builds the First Jet-Powered Warship...

(HMS Waterwitch via David S. Yetman)During the 1860s, the Royal Navy experimented with new types of warships to replace the aging generation of screw-propelled steamships. Among them was the 1,160-ton HMS Waterwitch. Thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/26/1866-Britain-Builds-the-First-Jet-Powered-Warship/
This Circular Ship Was the Weirdest Warship Ever Built...

After its defeat in the Crimean War (1853-1856), t...  ...th modern warships that it hoped could defeat the navies of France and Britain should they ever cross agai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/22/This-Circular-Ship-Was-the-Weirdest-Warship-Ever-Built/
This Warship Served 6 Different Nations...

(Photo: US Navy)It’s not unusual for warships to change hands. When belligerent powers lose wars, they sometimes forfeit warships as prizes. And victorious powers may sell off their ships when they are no longer ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/This-Warship-Served-6-Different-Nations/
Armor Piercing Cannonball from a 16th Century Warship...

(Photo: Bob Cywinski/University of Huddersfield)The Mary Rose was a large warship in the navy of Henry VIII, King of England. She was built from 1509-1510. She was an engineering marvel and may have been the first warshi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/Armor-Piercing-Cannonball-from-a-16th-Century-Warship/
1775: America Builds Its First Submarine...

(Image: NOAA)Even before there was a United States, the American people were innovators in military technology. David Bushnell, a Connecticut supporter of the rebellion against British rule, designed and built the roughl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/1775-America-Builds-Its-First-Submarine/
The Extraordinary Voyage of the CSS Shenandoah...

(The Monitor vs. The Merrimac by Louis Prang & Co.)During the American Civil War, the US Navy blockaded Southern ports and largely cut the Confederacy off from the rest of the world. But the South did have some succe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/03/The-Extraordinary-Voyage-of-the-CSS-Shenandoah/
In 1814, This Massive Warship Cruised Lake Ontario...

This is painting of HMS St. Lawrence. With 112 guns, it was the largest warship ever seen on the Great Lakes and the largest Royal Navy vessel to ever sail entirely on fresh water.After Napoleon abdicated, the British go...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/15/In-1814-This-Massive-Warship-Cruised-Lake-Ontario/
The Confederate Navy's Crazy Plan to Raid the Great Lakes...

(Image via the US Navy Art Collection)During the American Civil War, Confederate commandos and agents launched small attacks and engaged in clandestine activities from British Canada. Most famously, they robbed three ban...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/11/The-Confederate-Navys-Crazy-Plan-to-Raid-the-Great-Lakes/
Home for Christmas: 9 Flattops at Norfolk...

The US Navy's base at Norfolk, Virginia is the largest in the world. It can berth a vast number of ships. On 20 December, the station was packed with five aircraft carriers and four amphibious assault ships:Five aircraft...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/27/Home-for-Christmas-9-Flattops-at-Norfolk/
USS Constitution to Sail Once Again...

Launched in 1797, the frigate USS Constitution is the oldest vessel in active service in the United States Navy. Since 1881, it has sailed without the aid of tugs only once. Tomorrow, it will do so again to mark the 200t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/18/USS-iConstitutioni-to-Sail-Once-Again/




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