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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.
Ships come in various descriptions and have hundreds of thousands of components, but there are a few parts that are common to all ships. In this guide, you can learn about how the basic parts of ships have evolved over the centuries.
What was the first floating vessel made of? Who discovered the submarine? Which is the world’s most luxurious ship? Are these questions intriguing you? Take this quiz and have fun learning a lot of things that you did not know about marine history and how it evolved over the years.
Engineer Officers gain experience through looking after the ship’s main engines during their watch and by checking, maintaining, and repairing the numerous components of the engine room. Their experience in marine engineering can be accessed through taking the following nautical trivia quiz.
Numerous different ships systems and controls being maintained by engineer officers are used on all types of vessels today. These consist of engine room systems such as lube oil, fuel oil, and seawater, along with deck officer’s roles such as cargo recording and navigation.
The Pacific Theater of the Second World War involved some of the largest and most costly naval battles and amphibious assaults in all of human history. Here is a selection of articles that cover the most significant aspects of the War in the Pacific, from naval design to key battles.
Marine fuels and fuel handling are a common part of a ship’s engineers routine from taking on bunkers to ensuring the fuel is kept at optimum temperature, and as free from contaminates as possible, for use in the main engines or boilers.
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.
All ships have a unique silhouette and this characteristic is often the best means of telling one type of ship from another. Here are some ship silhouettes that are representative of their type, as well as some pointers on how to tell ships apart. At sea such quick identification can be a big aid.
A bold attempt at arms control, the successes of the London treaties have been overshadowed by their nullification in the lead-up to World War II. But they were not all in vain: they restricted the size of major navies and likely prevented additional senseless bloodshed in the process.
The invention of the diesel engine in 1893 has been attributed to Rudolf Diesel, a German mechanical engineer and inventor. This was an innovative internal combustion engine that was the fore-runner of today’s marine diesel engines used in ships worldwide.
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.
The Captain is the most prestigious post on the ship; hence the place of residence of the Master has to be a master-place too, in the literal sense of the word. Here we explore how English Ship captain quarters developed over time
During the Second World War, San Pedro was used as a naval base by the US Navy. No longer host to the proud battleships of the Pacific Fleet, reports that the USS Iowa may end up permanently in San Pedro as a museum ship have been met with enthusiasm by many residents. Iowa was built during WWII
Resurfacing of bronze rudders and propellers is required after the boat has been subjected to the ravages of seawater immersion. This causes several types of corrosion that along with flow induced damage leave the components badly pitted, necessitating a spell on the slips to remove them for repair.
Measuring the contents of a tank is a job which most mariners hate to do. For this reason, many gauges and devices have been produced for reducing the man hours of mariners. Read here to learn about the common different types and their construction with detailed pictures of each.
The article discusses expressions that are generally useful for determining the various factors involved with fluid flow through nozzles and orifices. The practical relevance is also demonstrated through an experiment.
A full broadside salvo fired by battleship is one of the most fearsome and destructive forces in military affairs. Battleships of the 20th century mounted up to twelve guns that fired shells packing over a ton of high explosives. Though outmoded by guided missiles, such broadsides were incredible.
The USS Maryland was one of three Colorado Class battleships that all fought during World War II and for much of the Interwar period represented the pinnacle of US Naval technology. Armed with 8 16″ naval guns the Maryland and her sisters fought from Pearl Harbor to the Surrender in Tokyo Bay.
Guadalcanal is the site of one of the key battles of the Second World War as well as one of the most lengthy naval engagements in all history. Fought over a jungle island in the Solomon Chain, the Battle of Guadalcanal cost the lives of thousands of American, Japanese, and native lives.