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|Only 2 out of 2751 Liberty ships survived over the years.|
The Liberty ships were cargo ships built in the United States during World War II. They were cheap and quick to build, and came to symbolize U.S. wartime industrial output. Based on vessels ordered by Britain to replace ships torpedoed by German U-boats, they were purchased for the U.S. fleet and for lend-lease provision t...
|The United States Navy designed the Cleveland class of light cruisers for World War II with the goal of increased range and AA armament as compared with earlier classes.|
Although 39 ships were projected to be built, only 27 were actually commissioned. Two additional ships, USS Fargo (CL-106) and USS Huntington (CL-107) were completed to a slightly different design, with a more co...
|Of all the concrete ships built during World War I and II, only 10 are known to still be afloat. These ships form a massive floating breakwater on the Malaspina Strait in the city of Powell River in British Columbia, Canada.|
The breakwater was constructed to protect the logging pond of the Powell River Company pulp and paper mill (later purchased by Pacifica Papers).
|The Maersk Triple E class is a family of large, fuel-efficient container ships, designed as a successor to the Mærsk E-class. In February and June 2011, Maersk awarded Daewoo Shipbuilding two US$1.9 billion contracts ($3.8bn total) to build twenty of the ships.|
The name "Triple E" is derived from the class's three design principles: "Economy of scale, Energy effici...
|To protect the German port town Emden, at the Dutch side of the Dollard the Germans built a few AA positions. This positions were at Nansun near Holwierde, Delfzijl and at the hamlet of Fiemel near Termunten. The latter, M.Fl.B. Termunten, was reinforced in 1944. It was the position of the 4./M.Fl.A 256. ||09/27/2006||718|
|December 7, 1941 - Chart showing battleship moorings and positions of ships in the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard drydocks, the direction of the initial Japanese torpedo plane attack, and the direction of movement of USS Nevada (BB-36) and USS Vestal (AR-4).||08/17/2005||1,988|
|During almost all of World War II, Germany was constantly short of raw material. In order to save iron, German engineers revived an idea that was first conceived in France in 1848 - Concrete Ships.|
Starting in 1940, a series of fifty concrete ships was build in shipyards along the Baltic Sea. They were used as supply ships for the German Navy operating in the Baltic Sea and the N...
|Lost positions of German u-boats during World War II.
Informations are from uboat.net. Thx.||08/19/2005||1,611|
|Shows the positions of sailboats and links to current blogs of sailors around the world. ||04/04/2006||967|
|During the First World War, shortage of steel led to the construction of a number of experimental ships out of ferro-concrete (reinforced concrete). The remains of one of these ships, the tug ‘Creteblock’ now lay on Whitby Scaur. In 1927 the Creteblock was decommissioned and the hulk sat in Whitby harbour until after the Second World War, when it was towed out to sea to be intentionally sunk. O...||11/14/2009||310|
|Otto Kretschmer (May 1, 1912 - August 5, 1998) was a famous U-Boat commander of the Second World War, and was the most successful Ace of the Deep. From September 1939 until being captured in March 1941, he sank 47 ships for a total of 274,333 tons. For this he received the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords, among other commendations. He earned the nickname "Silent Otto" both for his succ...||01/30/2006||1,770|
|SS Red Oak Victory is a World War II Victory ship preserved as a museum ship in Richmond, California. It was one of 534 Victories built during World War II, but one of only a few of these ships to be transferred from the Merchant Marine to the United States Navy. It was named after Red Oak, Iowa, which suffered a disproportionate number of casualties in early World War II battles. The ship was ...||07/13/2009||417|