Maritime Transport

Red rover

What is the USS Red Rover?

The Navy maintains, trains, and equips combat-ready naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression, and preserving maritime freedom. U.S. Navy personnel are experts in the operation of nearly every type of military equipment in the country’s arsenal, from Humvees to aircraft carriers. Did you know that they turned into a War ship hospital?  The …

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Battle Cruiser

Why Did Hitler Changed the Name of His Battle Cruiser?

The Deutschland was the first ship of a new type known as a Panzerschiff or armored ship, which the British called a pocket battleship. During the Civil War, the Deutschland conducted several non-intervention patrols off the coast of Spain. But did you know why Hitler changed the name of this particular Battleship?  In 1940, Hitler …

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Titanic

What Did Divers Discover When They Found the Wreck of Titanic?

The RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912, four days into her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. Titanic, the largest ocean liner in service, was carrying an estimated 2,224 passengers when she collided with an iceberg at around on Sunday, 14 April 1912. But did you know …

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Why Did the Crew of the RMS Olympic Refuse to Work?

The Titanic was one of the most famous ships in the early twentieth century. Its popularity propelled it when the movie came out. But did you know that the Titanic had a twin boat, the Olympic? The RMS Olympic crew members refused to work on the ship when they discovered that the lifeboats aboard were …

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What Happened to The Sultana Steamboat?

The Sultana was a commercial side-wheel steamboat that was built in Cincinnati, Ohio, that was owned by Captain Preston Lodwick. But did you hear about the boat’s tragic end?  In 1865, the Sultana Steamboat sank in the Mississippi River. The disaster claimed more than 1,400 passengers, almost the same number of casualties as the Titanic. …

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