The WWI cruiser that traveled the world, and survived Jutland, only to sink to a mine.
A marvel of its day, USS Albacore owns a place in submarine history.
Stories behind the attack that shaped American history.
To get to Guadalcanal, the Japanese launched a night raid that shocked and pummeled an Allied fleet.
When I was a kid, Nerf sold a multi-barrel rotary cannon that fired foam missiles at unsuspecting schoolyard bullies. The launcher was pretty cool. So why do I suspect that a brilliant engineer of comparable age has applied Nerf tech to the latest Navy weapons project?
Chemical weapons are treated like nuclear or biological weapons. Somebody has to handle, transport, store, and dispose of them in a tidy fashion. A single mishap can be deadly, for any damage caused by such weapons is measured in kilometers. In 2013, the Syrian government surrendered its chemical armament to an allied coalition that will, in time, destroy those nasty toys. This is the ship to make it happen.
USS Enterprise (CVN-65) was the spearhead of the 1960s nuclear navy. The mighty aircraft carrier offered Cold War technology and capability hardly rivaled until the launch of the Nimitz class. Years ago, my cousin gave me a Navy ball cap with the likeness and hull number of CVN-65 embroidered on the front. Now I want to find the hat and wash it: Enterprise is destined for the scrapyard over the next decade, and like a kid supporting his favorite team, I want to proudly display my memorabilia.