A Thousand Shipsearcher satellite views launched, and some highlights!

The Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe, in his celebrated play, Dr. Faustus, wrote of a mythic age, when a thousand warships were launched to grab back Helen, the most beautiful woman. Here at Shipsearcher, the Ship Identification Section (SIS) can’t tell you if any of that happened in distant antiquity – satellite imagery of the Trojan … Continue reading “A Thousand Shipsearcher satellite views launched, and some highlights!”

Royal Canadian Navy Auxiliaries and Other Ships

Royal Canadian Navy Auxiliaries and Other Ships Back to Royal Canadian Navy Mine Warfare Vessels Hydrographic Survey CFAV Quest AGOR-172 (1969-2016) LOA 235′ TDISP 2,100 tons scrapped 2018 CSS/HMCS Acadia (1913) LOA 182′ TDISP 1,050 tons Canadian Hydrographic Service (commissioned patrol ship HMCS Acadia during both World Wars) museum ship since 1982 Replenishment / Resupply … Continue reading “Royal Canadian Navy Auxiliaries and Other Ships”

USN Retired Patrol Vessels

Patrol Craft Back to USN Retired Amphibious Warfare Ships (not Amphibious Assault Ships) Asheville Class Gunboats LOA 165′ TDISP 240 tons (17, 15 retired and sold to other navies, 2 were in service and Naval Surface Warfare Centers until ca. 2016) USS Canon PG-90 (1968-1977) Served in Vietnam and was extensively damaged by shore based … Continue reading “USN Retired Patrol Vessels”