Kaiyo Maru was one of Japan's first modern warships, powered by both sails and steam. She was ordered in the Netherlands in 1863 by the Bakufu, the government of the Shogun, the Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij acting as agents. The ship was built at the yard of Cornelis Gips and Sons in Dordrecht, The Netherlands for the sum of 831,200 guilders. The construction was overseen by a Japanese mil...
HMAS Success (AOR 304) is a Durance class multi-product replenishment oiler laid down by the Cockatoo Island Dockyard at Sydney in New South Wales on 9 August, 1980, launched on 3 May, 1984 and commissioned on 23 April, 1986. HMAS Success is the largest ship to ever be built in Australia for the Royal Australian Navy and is the largest ship to be built in Port Jackson (the port of Sydney).
HMAS Newcastle (FFG 06), named for the city of Newcastle, New South Wales, the largest provincial city in Australia, is an Adelaide class guided missile armed frigate laid down by AMECON at Williamstown in Victoria, launched on 21 February 1992 and commissioned on 11 December 1993.
At the start of November 2006, Newcastle was one of three Australian warships sent to Fiji during ...
Olympia (C-6) is the oldest steel warship afloat in the world. She was launched in San Francisco, California in 1892. She is similar to many early steel warships built in Philadelphia for the US Navy.
On May 1, 1898, Olympia devastated a Spanish
fleet at Manila Bay in the Philippines, beginning
the Spanish-American War. Olympia helped
catapult the United States into ...
During World War II at least 46 different mine types were detected in Gulf of Finland. These had about 10 different systems for triggering, including two magnetic and one acoustic types. The belligerent powers laid about 51 600 mines and 12 700 anti-sweeping devices during the War. Germany laid approximately 28 100 mines and 9 350 anti-sweeping devices. The rest was half and half by Finland and...
German World War Two UBOAT, U534 on the dockside. The German type IXC/40 submarine was sunk by Allied forces in 1945.
In the dock is the frigate HMS Plymouth and along side it is submarine HMS Onyx, both of which saw service in the Falklands conflict, and a D-Day landing craft.
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