Maritime history
Maritime history is the study of human activity at sea. It covers a broad thematic element of history that often uses a global approach, although national and regional histories remain predominant. As...
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7 U.S. Sailors Missing After Navy Missile Destroyer Collided With Philippines Cargo Ship!
At least 3 injured including ship's commanding officer and 7 missing after US Navy destroyer collides with merchant vessel off Japan
The Forgotten Story Of America’s Titanic
The worst maritime disaster in American history occurred on April 27, 1865. Unlike the Titanic disaster, however, odds are you may never have heard about the Sultana wreck, which claimed over 1,800 li...
Ship Found In Arctic 168 Years After Doomed Northwest Passage Attempt
Exclusive: Perfectly preserved HMS Terror vessel sank during disastrous expedition led by British explorer Sir John Franklin
Was Magellan The First Person To Circumnavigate The Globe?
The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan is often credited as being the first person to have circumnavigated the globe, but the reality of his journey is a bit more complicated.
10 Things You May Not Know About Francis Drake
On April 4, 1581, a few months after he completed a daring circumnavigation of the globe, the British navigator Francis Drake was knighted by Queen Elizabeth I during a ceremony aboard his flagship Go...
Shipwreck emerges off California coast after 8 decades
The shipwreck of the Monte Carlo, a gambling ship that sunk in 1937, has resurfaced on the beaches of Coronado, California.
4,500 Year-Old Egyptian Boat Unearthed At Abusir Pyramids Site
A funeral boat dating to approximately 2,550 B.C. was unearthed in Egypt by archaeologists. At the Abusir pyramids site south of Cairo, a team found the 4,500-year-old remains of the wooden vessel, wh...
9 Groundbreaking Early Submarines
The deep-sea submersibles and nuclear subs of today can trace their origins back to the 1500s. The world’s first “underwater boats” were little more than glorified diving bells powered by pedals and h...
Less Than 1 Percent of the World's Shipwrecks Have Been Explored
The ocean floor is littered with millions of shipwrecks, but we only know the locations of a small fraction, and we've explored only a small fraction of those. Will the treasures of these sunken ships...
These Graphics Show The Crucial Differences Between The World's 3 Types Of Aircraft Carrier
Aircraft carriers are the ultimate symbol of a country's military power and prestige. These floating islands of military power take years to build, and they do not come cheap: The first of the US's ne...
Japan To Resume Whaling In Antarctic Despite Court Ruling
Japan decides to resume hunting whales in the Antarctic after a break of more than a year despite a ruling by the International Court of Justice. The Japanese government says it has taken into account...
Magellan Reaches The Pacific - Nov 28 1520
On this day in History, Magellan reaches the Pacific on Nov 28, 1520. After sailing through the dangerous straits below South America that now bear his name, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan en...
Lost Island Of Ancient Greece Discovered In Aegean Sea
Archaeologists think they may have found the city of Kane, site of a major battle between Athens and Sparta during the Peloponnesian war. The island, mentioned by the ancient Greek historian Xenophon,...
Mali attack: Special forces storm hotel to free hostages
Malian special forces have entered the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali's capital, Bamako, to end a siege by gunmen who had been holding 170 people hostage. The gunmen stormed the US-owned hotel, which is p...
History of navigation
The history of navigation is the history of seamanship, the art of directing vessels upon the open sea through the establishment of its position and course by means of traditional practice, geometry, ...
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Ancient maritime history
Maritime history dates back thousands of years. In ancient maritime history, evidence of maritime trade between civilizations dates back at least two millennia. The first prehistoric boats are presume...
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Age of Sail
The Age of Sail was a period roughly corresponding to the early modern period in which international trade and naval warfare were dominated by sailing ships, lasting from the 16th to the mid-19th cent...
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Medieval ships
The ships of Medieval Europe were powered by sail or oar, or both. There were a large variety, mostly based in much older conservative design. Although wider and more frequent communications within Eu...
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Celestial navigation
Celestial navigation, also known as astronavigation, is the ancient art and science of position fixing that enables a navigator to transition through a space without having to rely on estimated calcul...
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Naval history
Naval history is the area of military history concerning war at sea and the subject is also a sub-discipline of the broad field of maritime history.Traditionally, the focus has been on direct combat b...
Age of Discovery
The Age of Discovery is a period of European global exploration that started in the early 15th century with the first Portuguese discoveries in the Atlantic archipelagos and Africa, as well as the dis...
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Clipper route
In sailing, the clipper route was the traditional route sailed by clipper ships between Europe and the Far East, Australia and New Zealand. The route ran from west to east through the Southern Ocean,...
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Maritime history of Europe
Maritime history of Europe includes past events relating to the northwestern region of Eurasia in areas concerning shipping and shipbuilding, shipwrecks, naval battles, and military installations and ...
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Maritime republics
The maritime republics (Italian: repubbliche marinare) were city-states which flourished in Italy and Dalmatia during the Middle Ages. The best known are the Republic of Venice, the Republic of ...
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Maritime history of England
The Maritime history of England involves events including shipping, ports, navigation, and seamen, as well as marine sciences, exploration, trade, and maritime themes in the arts of England. Until the...
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Spanish Armada
The Spanish Armada (Spanish: Grande y Felicísima Armada , literally "Great and Most Happy Navy") was a Spanish fleet of 130 ships that sailed from A Coruña in August 1588, under the command of the...
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Portuguese India Armadas
The Portuguese India armadas (armadas da Índia) were the fleets of ships, organized by the Portuguese crown and dispatched on an annual basis from Portugal to India, principally Goa. These armadas und...
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History of longitude
The history of longitude is a record of the effort, by navigators and scientists over several centuries, to discover a means of determining longitude.The measurement of longitude is important to both ...
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