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MV Yara Birkeland, Autonomous Container Ship

The first autonomous container ship, the 120 TEU feeder vessel, MV Yara Birkeland, will be launched in 2018. The ship will also be battery-powered and emissions-free. After a period of testing with a crew, the ship is expected to go … Continue reading

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China Welcomes Onlookers as Aircraft Carrier Skirts Japan

    China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier pictured during its inauguration in September 2012. Photo: Simon Yang/CC BY-SA 2.0 reuters_logo1BEIJING, Dec 29 (Reuters) – If people want to come and look at China’s first aircraft carrier, they are very welcome, the … 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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Ship that saved 7 during ‘Perfect Storm’ to be sunk off N.J.

The USS Zuni survived the submarine-infested waters of the Pacific during World War II as it towed torpedoed warships to safety and aided in the Battle of Iwo Jima. A half-century later and renamed the Tamaroa, it overcame gale force … Continue reading

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Explosion in New York Harbor

Black Tom — 100 Years Ago, the Night New York Harbor Exploded At around 2 a.m. on the Sunday morning of July 30, 1916, one hundred years ago today, explosions on Black Tom Island rocked New York harbor. The blasts … Continue reading

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Mayflower II Under Restoration

There is a pretty cool history around the Mayflower II. Mystic Seaport’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard is working in partnership with Plimoth Plantation to restore Mayflower II. Mayflower II will move back to its berth at the Plimouth Plantation for the … Continue reading

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Oldest/Newest Sailing Cargo Vessel in the World

The coastal cargo ketch Nordlys is making ready to sail. She is either the newest sailing cargo venture or the oldest sailing cargo ship depending on how you look at it. Built in 1873 in the Isle of Wight, this … Continue reading

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Florida Family Hauls $1 Million Treasure from Sunken Spanish Armada

  ORLANDO, Fla., July 27 (Reuters) – A Florida family who has hunted treasure for years found more than $1 million worth of gold artifacts this summer from the wreckage of a 1715 Spanish fleet that sank in the Atlantic, … Continue reading

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The Three Queens Celebration!

  The Queen Victoria has sailed out of Liverpool – with a final surprise. The last of the Three Queens left the city to a musical farewell as crowds turned out to wave her off at Liverpool Cruise Terminal. The … Continue reading

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USS Constitution Going To Dry Dock

 

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