The Soviet Superships of Mykolaiv, Ukraine- A Legacy in Steel

If you grew up during the Cold War, you might well have thought that the warships the Soviet Union was churning out were pretty cool! They were sleek, full of giant sensors and dangerous looking weapons, and they had different design categories than the accepted US and Western war fleets. What was a missile-carrying heavy … Continue reading “The Soviet Superships of Mykolaiv, Ukraine- A Legacy in Steel”

No Longer Bountiful – the careers of three Bounty ships – Part 3- Bounty replica (1979)

This post will briefly explore the career of the second Bounty replica. Two previous posts explored the history of the original HMAV Bounty of 1787, and the first replica Bounty of 1960. The second replica of HM Armed Vessel Bounty has a colourful history. This little ship was built in New Zealand during 1978-1979 for … Continue reading “No Longer Bountiful – the careers of three Bounty ships – Part 3- Bounty replica (1979)”

No Longer Bountiful – the careers of three Bounty ships – Part 1 – HM Armed Vessel Bounty (1787)

The first of a three part post on the original Bounty, of “Mutiny on the Bounty” fame, and both full-size sailing replicas of this famous little ship.

Three Thousand Shipsearcher views, many more pages, and 2021 debrief!

A while back we posted about reaching the milestone of a thousand shipsearcher warship views, and pointed to some of the most interesting captures and ship stories. We have now found more than 3,000 warships using open satellite imagery, and added these to the Shipsearcher database of pages! We continued our mission to travel the … Continue reading “Three Thousand Shipsearcher views, many more pages, and 2021 debrief!”

The World’s sailing warships, naval training ships, and replicas

This page includes naval sail training vessels (normally operated by a navy), sailing replicas, and stationary replicas (including on land) that are reasonable facsimiles of warships. This page currently includes 138 views of 109 sailing ships. Ships are organized based on the country the original ship was from, not where they are now or where … Continue reading “The World’s sailing warships, naval training ships, and replicas”

The Last of a Great Fleet of Ships Part 2: HMCS Cape Breton

20 years after her sinking, we feature unique views of HMCS Cape Breton, the Royal Canadian Navy’s Cape class maintenance ship, and the second last of the whole group of 320 wartime Park/Fort class merchant ships built in Canada. For a history of Park/Fort ships, which are Canadian-built ships designed along the similar lines as … Continue reading “The Last of a Great Fleet of Ships Part 2: HMCS Cape Breton”

The Last of a Great Fleet of Ships: HMS Rame Head

On the 76th anniversary of her commissioning, we profile the career and end of HMS Rame Head, the last of any version of the vital wartime built Canadian Park and Fort class merchant ships known to exist.

An Illustrated History of the Three-Decker, Line of Battle Ship, and FOUR we found!

Where have all the three-decker line-of-battleships gone? A visual history of these massive floating fortresses, and views of all remaining first rate ships of the line!