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.
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.
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.
Japanese heavy cruiser development was at the cutting edge in the 1930s. The deployment of several IJN cruiser classes with five twin or triple turrets sparked concern in Western navies, which began to adapt to follow suit. Japanese cruisers fought with much success in the Pacific Theater of WWII
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.
When I was serving my apprenticeship in Harland and Wolff Belfast in the 1960’s, estimating costs for shipbuilding and repair was carried out in a specialist department by men experienced in hull construction and engine manufacture. Today, it is much the same in most shipyards worldwide.