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HMS Ocean to be Sold to Brazil

HMS Ocean, amphibious assault ship and flagship of the Royal Navy has reportedly been sold to Brazil for £84.3million. HMS Ocean is the last British warship capable of launching aircraft.  The Ocean carries 18 helicopters. Britain has lacked the capacity to launch and land … Continue reading

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Near 300th Anniversary of Terra Firme Fleet Disaster, Divers Find $1MM in Spanish Gold

On July 30, 1715 the Spanish Terra Firme and New Spain fleets, bound from Havana to Spain, were hit by a hurricane off the coast of Florida.  Eleven ships were blown up on to the reefs and sank. Only one ship … Continue reading

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In Search of Columbus’ Flagship Santa Maria

Columbus’ flagship, Santa Maria, ran aground and sank on Christmas Day 1492 off Haiti, on Columbus’ first voyage to the New World. Now after more than a decade’s research, underwater explorer Barry Clifford believes that he has found the wreck of … Continue reading

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Five Cannons from Blackbeard’s Flagship Queen Anne’s Revenge Raised From Beaufort Inlet

This morning we posted about a new video game, Assassins Creed IV : Blag Flag, which takes notable liberties with history.  One of the characters in the game, Edward Thatch, is based on the historical pirate, Edward Teach, better known as … Continue reading

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Groups from Mare Island and Port Royal Still Trying to Save USS Olympia

Two groups on opposite coasts of the United States are frantically working to save the 1895 built, SS Olympia, Admiral Dewey’s flagship in the Battle of Manila Bay and the last, just barely, surviving war ship from the Spanish-American War. The Mare … Continue reading

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Schooner Western Union Designated Florida State Flagship

The Florida Legislature has designated the schooner Western Union as the state’s official flagship. The schooner was built in 1939 and served for 35 years as as a cable vessel for the Western Union Telegraph Company, repairing and maintaining undersea … Continue reading

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Farewell to HMS Ark Royal

The Ark Royal, the flagship of the Royal Navy has been decommissioned.   It will be another decade before a new aircraft carrier takes her place. Ark Royal: decommissioning marks end of a long and celebrated history The early retirement of the … Continue reading

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