In order to prove that battleships had little utility in World War II, John Quiggin links to this list of battleship losses. As you’ll note, this list includes a variety of vessels that no rep
So, a few weeks ago I saw Battleship at a Monday matinee. Surprisingly, there were eight other people in the audience. Plot and Execution Ne’er do well is given reason to live by attractive wo
Seventy years ago this evening, engineers on Bismarck were frantically trying to repair her damaged rudder, as she turned away from France and toward a Royal Navy task force. They would fail, and it
Seventy years ago today, HMS Hood met her fate. 1415 of her crew died within a few minutes of the explosion. Ted Briggs, last of the three survivors, died in October 2008. The hunt for Bismarck woul
Iain Ballantyne’s new book Killing the Bismarck makes a rather controversial claim: As HMS Rodney, HMS King George V, and several attendant cruisers and destroying were pouring shells and torped
I receive more than a few e-mails that run roughly as follows: Sundays are a little less special without your Sunday focused posts, but the twins (and time spent on paid gigs) are more deserving of yo
Fascinating front page of the Atlanta Constitution from July 4, 1905. Lead story was not Independence Day, and in fact I can’t find a single reference to the holiday on the page; either it was n
Check out this incredible picture at Vintage Seattle: Any guesses as to what year this was? Here’s a hint; it’s definitely not 1908, which is what the caption indicates.