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CATEGORY: Naval History
How the Sinking of Lusitania Changed World War I
April 17, 2018

A German U-boat torpedoed the British-owned steamship Lusitania, killing 1,128 people including 128 Americans, on May 7, 1915. The disaster set off a chain of events that led to the U.S. entering World War I. Read More

Norway’s Trees Are Still Scarred by Nazi Chemicals
April 12, 2018

The artificial fog used by Nazis to hide battleships had major effects on the environment. Read More

The Daring Deep Sea Divers Who Helped Crack WWI German Codes
April 5, 2018

How a secret team of British divers hunted codes from German shipwrecks. Read More

The Floating White House: A Brief History of the Presidential Yacht
August 18, 2017

Before there was Air Force One, there was the presidential yacht. Read More

Recreational Divers Discover Wreckage of Naval Hero’s Ship
June 6, 2017

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When Ironclads Clashed: How Hampton Roads Changed Naval Warfare Forever
March 9, 2017

On March 9, 1862, the ironclad warships USS Monitor and CSS Virginia squared off in the most influential naval battle of the Civil War. Read More

Henry VIII’s Restored Flagship Opens to Public
July 20, 2016

Following a 34-year conservation effort, the prized warship of King Henry VIII, Mary Rose, has been placed on full public display for the first time. Read More

Remains of Ancient Greek Naval Base Discovered Near Athens
June 22, 2016

A team of marine archaeologists has discovered the remains of a formidable ancient Greek naval base, estimated to be some 2,500 years old, off the coast of Athens. Read More

Remembering the Sinking of the Bismarck
May 26, 2016

Look back at one of the most epic nautical chases and battles in naval history, the sinking of the mighty Nazi battleship Bismarck. Read More

Captain Cook’s Famous Flagship Likely in Newport Harbor
May 3, 2016

Marine archaeologists believe HMS Endeavour, which Captain James Cook helmed on his 18th-century voyage to Australia, is at the bottom of Newport Harbor. Read More