High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! USS Antigone (ID-3007) was a transport for the United States Navy during World War I, and the first ship of that name for the U.S. Navy. She was originally SS Neckar for North German Lloyd from her 1900 launch until seized by the U.S. in 1917. After her war service she was SS Potomac for United States Lines. Neckar was launched on 8 December 1900 at Geestemünde, Germany, by J.C. Tecklenborg, and was owned and operated by North German Lloyd. In the North Atlantic at the outbreak of World War I in the summer of 1914, the passenger and freight liner sought sanctuary at the neutral port, Baltimore, Maryland lest she fall prey to the warships of the Royal Navy and was interned, ostensibly for the duration of the conflict.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. HMS Sheffield (C24) was one of the Southampton sub class of the Town class cruisers of the Royal Navy during the Second World War. She took part in actions against several major German warships. Unlike most Royal Navy ships of her time, her fittings were constructed from stainless steel instead of the more traditional brass. This was an attempt to reduce the amount of cleaning required on the part of the crew. Her nickname, the "Shiny Sheff", stemmed from this.
Brad Pitt picks up a sword and brings a muscular, brooding presence to the role of Greek warrior Achilles in this spectacular retelling of The Iliad. Orlando Bloom and Diane Kruger play the legendary lovers who plunge the world into war, Eric Bana portrays the prince who dares to confront Achilles, and Peter O'Toole rules Troy as King Priam. Director Wolfgang Petersen recreates a long-ago world of mighty warships, clashing armies, the massive fortress city and the towering trojan horse. 'If love is worth fighting for, it has known no greater battle than this.' It's known no greater action-epic movie either.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Operation Harpoon was one of two simultaneous Allied convoys sent to supply Malta in the Axis-dominated Mediterranean Sea in mid-June 1942, during World War II. One convoy, Operation Vigorous, left Alexandria. The other, Harpoon, travelled in the opposite direction from Gibraltar. Both convoys met with fierce Axis opposition and only two of Harpoon's six merchant ships completed the journey, at the cost of several Allied warships. Until the French surrender and Italy's declaration of war, the Mediterranean had been an Allied "lake". The French Fleet and the Royal Navy's Mediterranean Fleet dominated the only potential and credible adversary, Italy's Regia Marina.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! USS Elkhorn (AOG-7) was a Patapsco-class gasoline tanker acquired by the U.S. Navy for the dangerous task of transporting gasoline to warships in the fleet, and to remote Navy stations. Elkhorn had the distinction of serving in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, and returned home proudly with battle and campaign stars to her credit. Elkhorn was launched 15 May 1943 by Cargill Inc., Savage, Minnesota, sponsored by Mrs. J. A. Flynn, and commissioned 12 February 1944, Lieutenant (junior grade) T. A. Norris, USNR, in command.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. HMS Spearfish was a Royal Navy S-class submarine which was launched April 21, 1936 and fought in World War II. Spearfish is one of 12 boats named in the song Twelve Little S-Boats. So far she has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to be named Spearfish. Her wartime career started inauspiciously, when on the 24th September, 1939, she was heavily damaged by German warships off Horns Reef. She was unable to submerge but nevertheless managed to escape. A rescue mission was undertaken by the British Humber force and Home Fleet, including the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal, and the battleship HMS Nelson, which performed escort duty whilst search and rescue attempts were made. Spearfish safely put in Rosyth on the 26th, and repairs were completed in early March 1940.
HMS Indefatigable was a battlecruiser of the Royal Navy, the lead ship of her class. She was essentially a lengthened version of HMS Invincible, with additional room added amidships to allow both 'P' and 'Q' turrets to fire on either broadside. When World War I began she was in the Mediterranean, where she pursued the German warships Goeben and Breslau as they fled towards Turkey. She bombarded Turkish fortifications defending the Dardanelles on 3 November 1914 before returning to the United Kingdom in February 1915 where she was assigned to the 2nd Battlecruiser Squadron. She was part of Admiral Beatty's Battlecruiser Fleet in May 1916 and was destroyed by a magazine explosion during the Battle of Jutland on 31 May.
The armored cruiser, or armoured cruiser (see spelling differences), is a type of cruiser, a naval warship. The armored cruiser is protectArmored Cruisered by a belt of side armor, in addition to the armored deck and protective coal bunkers that define the protected cruiser. Armored cruisers were the chief combatants in two naval battles the Battle off Ulsan in the Russo-Japanese War, and the Battle of Coronel in World War I and played important supporting roles in other battles of the period. The development of the explosive shell in the mid-1800s made the use of armored warships inevitable, despite the cost and weight. Armored cruisers began to appear in large Western navies around 1873 and the type continued to be built until 1908. Around this time they were rapidly being outclassed by the new 'all big gun' dreadnought-type warships, notably battlecruisers, which compared favorably in all aspects and thus succeeded armored cruisers.
A stunning new restoration of a British World War One epic, this is one of the greatest British films from the silent era. Originally released in 1927 to great acclaim and popularity, The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands is an exciting recreation of two key battles faced by the Royal Navy in the early days of World War One. The first major engagement between German and British ships at Coronel was a terrible defeat for Britain with the loss of two warships. Later the British responded in a desperate bid to save the morale of a nation at war. The stunning restoration has a stirring new score by award-winning composer Simon Dobson, commissioned by the BFI and performed, appropriately, by 24 members of the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines in honour of the 24 members of the band who lost their lives with the sinking of HMS Monmouth at the battle of Coronel.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Turkish Navy is a branch of the Turkish Armed Forces. The Turkish Navy has historically been one of the largest sea powers of the Mediterranean. Following the demise of the Ottoman Empire in the aftermath of World War I, and the establishment of the modern Republic of Turkey in 1923 with the victory of Turkish revolutionist forces under Mustafa Kemal Atatürk at the Turkish War of Independence, the Turkish Navy, which inherited the remaining warships of the former Ottoman fleet, underwent a structural reformation and modernization.
The Atlantic Charter was a published statement agreed between the United Kingdom and the USA. It was intended as the blueprint for the world after World War II, and turned out to be the foundation for many of the international treaties and organizations that currently shape the world. The United Nations, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade the post-war independence of British and French possessions, and much more is derived from the Atlantic Charter. It was drafted at the Atlantic Conference by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, aboard warships in a secure anchorage in Ship Harbour, Newfoundland and was issued as a joint declaration on 14 August 1941. This statement was drafted and agreed while the British were fighting in World War II against Nazi Germany, however, there was no formal, legal document entitled The Atlantic Charter. The term Atlantic Charter was coined by the Daily Herald, a London newspaper, after the joint declaration had been published. The United States did not enter the War until the Attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941
The Spin - an ancient artificial cluster of eighty-eight planets and twenty-one suns - is in decline.For millennia, the people of Three Quarter Circle Harbour have watched the stars from their world, hidden in a forgotten corner of the Spin. Now something in the sky has changed and it will set them on a course to war and destruction.Seldyan is one of the band of renegades that has broken out of the vast slave colony of the Hive. Hijacking one of the last of the Spin's great legacy warships, they wake its long-dormant intelligence and set a course that promises freedom.But as the ancient ship's memory returns, with it comes a terrifying knowledge - a dire warning about the future that has been concealed for ten thousand years . . .