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USS Enterprise Returns to Original Drydock for Inactivation

VIDEO: BY MIKE SCHULER ON MAY 5, 2015 The world’s first nuclear powered aircraft carrier was moved into its birthplace dry dock at Huntington Ingalls’ Newport News Shipbuilding this weekend as part of the ongoing inactivation process. The aircraft carrier, … Continue reading

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First Nuclear Ship Being Decommissioned

Ship Photos of the Day – First Floating Nuclear Power Plant Reaches End of the Road in Galveston After a 1,750 mile tow from Virginia, the Sturgis barge arrived at the Port of Galveston, Texas on Thursday where its nuclear … Continue reading

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Last Chance To Save The HMS Victory?

The 250 year old HMS Victory is in dire need of some repairs. This many years of being out in the open have taken their toll on the old wood on the ship. Interior beams and walls are starting to … Continue reading

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Dispariging future for the Queen Elizabeth II

I find it extremely sad that the Queen Elizabeth 2 sits at a dock in Dubai basically rotting instead of becoming a mega floating historic hotel as had been promised by it’s new owners. The scuttle around now is that … Continue reading

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HMS Erebus Identified by Parks Canada Underwater Explorers

The Franklin Expedition ship discovered in early September by the 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition is Her Majesty’s Ship (HMS) Erebus. Sir John Franklin, who was in command of the Franklin Expedition, sailed on HMS Erebus, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper … Continue reading

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Russian Barque Kruzenshtern Sinks a Tug

I found this story very interesting. The image says it all. A embarrassing moment for any Captain and of course the accident is still under investigation. The image below shows the impact and as the Barque continues forward it push’s … Continue reading

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Bad News For Another Famous Sailboat

Schooner Virginia Cuts Season Short, Will Be Put Up For Sale The bad news just keeps coming. The Virginia Maritime Heritage Foundation has announced that the schooner Virginia will be suspending the remainder of her 2014 season and will be … Continue reading

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Models made of toothpicks? For real!

Wayne Kusy began making models out of toothpicks in fifth grade. His hobby led to the creation of a fleet of toothpick ships, including the Queen Mary, the Titanic and the Lusitania. build models of ocean liners out of toothpicks. … Continue reading

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The Historic ride of the Hunley

CHARLESTON, S.C. On a clear, moonlight night 150 years ago, the hand-cranked Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley glided out over glassy seas off South Carolina, sailing into history as the first submarine ever to sink an enemy warship. A century and … Continue reading

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Ship Models On Display

Historic Dundee ship models are being dusted off and put on display for a one off exhibition on Saturday. A wide range of models including battleships, whalers and even Tay Ferries are being taken out of storage in the latest … Continue reading

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