SS America / USS West Point shipwreck

The SS America, completed in 1939 for the United States Lines, was a beautiful ocean liner. Graceful sweeping curves and two flared funnels with small winged caps gave her an art-deco styling, like other great liners of the era. Until the construction of the SS United States, in the early 1950s, she was the biggest … Continue reading “SS America / USS West Point shipwreck”

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!”

German Navy – Cruisers

German Navy cruisers (Kriegsmarine – Nazi Germany) Prinz Eugen LOA 697′ TDISP 19,000 tons Admiral Hipper class heavy cruiser. (1940-1945) Surrendered VE Day, 8 May 1945. Escorted by a force including HMCS Iroquois from Denmark to Wilhelmshaven and subsequently transferred to US Navy as USS Prinz Eugen IX-300 (1946-1947). Used as a test ship during … Continue reading “German Navy – Cruisers”

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

UNDER CONSTRUCTION 2022. 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 126 views of 100 sailing ships. Ships are organized based on the country the original ship was from, not where they are … 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”

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!

Venezuela – Frigates

Frigates Almirante Mariscal Sucre / Lupo class (variant) LOA 371′ TDISP 2,560 tons (6 built, as many as 3 active, service since 1980) Italian Fincantieri built. Almirante Clemente class Destroyer Escorts LOA 325′ TDISP 1,500 tons (6 retired, service 1956-2011). Italian-built by Ansaldo. After several refits these were transferred to the Coast Guard in the … Continue reading “Venezuela – Frigates”

Philippine Navy – Frigates

Frigates Jose Rizal Class LOA 353′ TDISP 2,900 tons (1 active, 1 fitting out) heavily modified  Incheon-class frigate, built in South Korea. Del Pilar Class Patrol Frigates, LOA 378′ TDISP 3,250 tons formerly US Coast Guard Hamilton class cutters. (3 active) Cannon class Destroyer Escort LOA 306′ TDISP 1,600 tons (3 transferred to Philippine Navy, … Continue reading “Philippine Navy – Frigates”

The People’s Army of Vietnam Navy (PAVN)

The Vietnamese navy, officially the People’s Army of Vietnam Navy (PAVN), is the 45th navy documented by the Shipsearcher Identification Section (SIS). The variety of ships, as well as the extraordinary breadth of service of some of the units, makes the PAVN page a must-see, and adds 21 ship types and 35 Google Earth captures … Continue reading “The People’s Army of Vietnam Navy (PAVN)”

Shipsearcher Navy Pages – Release History

Shipsearcher navy index pages in the original order of publishing. This does not include frequent upgrades or new sub-pages: Royal Canadian Navy 2019/09/25 United States Navy Current 2019/09/30 United States Navy Retired 2019/10/03 submarines added 2021/08/07 Royal Navy 2019/10/25 Royal New Zealand Navy 2019/11/05 Royal Australian Navy 2019/11/08 Russian Navy 2019/11/17 (Russian submarines was published … Continue reading “Shipsearcher Navy Pages – Release History”

South African Navy – Auxiliaries and Other Ships

Auxiliaries and Other Ships Return to Mine Warfare Ships Replenishment / Resupply SAS DrakensbergA-301 (1987) LOA 482′ TDISP 12,500 tons. Largest warship to be built in South Africa SAS Outeniqua A-302 (1992-2004) LOA 546′ TDISP 21,025 tons. Built in the Ukraine. Commercial service before and after South African naval service. Ice-breaking capability. Scrapped 2013. Hydrographic Survey … Continue reading “South African Navy – Auxiliaries and Other Ships”