Marine History

Learn about the fascinating field of marine history. Here we’ve covered a number of historic ships and historic moments in the military and commerical industries. From WWII carrier ships to other historic moments in marine engineering, explore the history of this exciting profession.

Maritime History of Canada

The Royal Canadian Navy is the maritime or naval force of Canada. It was been founded in 1910, and Canada has been a member of NATO since 1949. This article showcases the historical accomplishments of the RCN.

WWII – Guide to the War in Europe

World War II was fought hardest in Europe. Millions of soldiers and civilians died in a bitter conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945. Battles in the air and at sea changed the course of history, and here are some of the most important related battles, equipment, and simulations from and about WW II.

The Famed Russian Battleship Potemkin

Although made famous abroad by the Sergei Eisenstein film, the Russian Battleship Potemkin holds a unique place in Russian and Soviet history. The rebellion of her crew is often held as a model and inspiration for the Russian Revolution of 1917 which toppled the Romanov Tsars during World War I.

New York City Aircraft Carrier USS Intrepid

One of the Essex Class aircraft carriers constructed during the Second World War, USS Intrepid is now a museum ship in New York City. During her service she fought in the Second World War and Vietnam and was a vital part of NASA space operations where she plucked astronauts from the sea.

The New Chinese Aircraft Carrier Shi Lang is Not a Threat

As of 2011, China is a carrier power. A long time coming, the rebuild of the old Soviet era sister to the Kuznetsov- the Varyag- into the Shi Lang has given the People’s Liberation Army Navy its first aircraft carrier. But don’t let the hype fool you: China’s carrier is no threat to US interests.

The British-French Joint Aircraft Carrier Project

European nations have collaborated on a number of military design projects in the past fifty years, among them the Eurofighter, the MEKO series of frigates, and various missiles. Joint aircraft carrier development like that attempted between the UK and France has however never taken off as hoped.

New British Aircraft Carriers: The Queen Elizabeth Class

The retirement of the HMS Ark Royal in 1979 marked the end of Britain’s ability to field a full deck aircraft carrier operating conventional, catapult launched aircraft for over 30 years. But by 2020 the arrival of the super carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth will begin a new age in British naval aviation

The Story Behind Finding HMS Investigator

Canadian researchers have located a sailing ship that became stuck in ice over 150 years ago. The ship had been on a rescue mission itself, searching for a British party that had vanished while searching for a Northwest Passageway, when it became lodged.