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The New (Rebuilt) Bluenose II

The best thing that can be said about the “rebuilding” of the Canadian schooner Bluenose II is that is it is over and that the Bluenose II is a lovely vessel. Unfortunately, it took seven years and cost C$24 million … Continue reading

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Wooden Boat Show at Mystic Seaport

A really great show if you can make it! Some of the best looking and oldest boats still surviving!

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Repairing Sextants in the Age of GPS

I first arrived in New York harbor forty years ago, as a freshly minted naval architect working for Moore McCormack. In those days, the Brooklyn docks were crowded with US flag shipping companies, many with their headquarters or sales offices … Continue reading

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Hyper Sub? Boat or Sub?

The most common response to the Hyper-Sub is that it looks like something from a James Bond movie. The decidedly strange hybrid craft is a high-speed long-range speedboat which can also turn into a submarine. The craft has a capacity … Continue reading

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Wind Sails On a Tanker?

  Illustration shows two Flettner rotor sails installed onboard a Maersk Tanker vessel. Photo: Maersk Tankers/Norsepower A Maersk-owned tanker is set to be fitted with two Flettner rotor sails as part of a industry project seeking to test the century-old … Continue reading

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Getting A Little Bit Deeper

Originally posted on amateur airplanes:
The weekend is expiring as I type this and while I didn’t get a spectacular sit-down to show magnificent efforts like I had planned, I did make some motivating headway. These helicopters are teaching me…

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Enterprise Carrier Decommissioned

The U.S. Navy has decommissioned the world’s first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVN 65), during a ceremony held in the ship’s hangar bay on Friday at Newport News Shipbuilding. The ceremony not only marked the end the ship’s … Continue reading

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Navy Shows Off Autonomous Fleet

The U.S. Office of Naval Research took to the lower Chesapeake Bay recently to show off their new autonomous unmanned swarming boats. The unmanned boats, mainly of rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBs) and other small boats, use a network of … Continue reading

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LCS The Ship That Broke The Navy

The experience of LCS, it broke the Navy,” said Sean Stackley, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition. The Navy’s ambitious Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program promised low cost, highly flexible, reliable, multi-mission ships. So far they … Continue reading

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Help Out The Steam Ship Historical Society If You Can!

November 2016 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 4   In This Issue Buy a book and support the Ship History Center Heroic ship to become part of artificial reef P&O turns to internet to name new ship Carnival orders three more LNG-powered … Continue reading

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