History, Military, Naval
by M. L. Berry
Tax dollars wasted on over-priced ships. Good ships decommissioned for no reason. Brand-new shore infrastructure shuttered or ill-maintained. U.S. naval history from 1950 to the present is rife with mismanagement, the consequences of which fall ...
Some things pass. Some things change. Some just stay the same. by Naval Association of Canada - Ottawa Branch
Among sailors, “to spin a dip” means “to tell a story.” The Naval Association of Canada - Ottawa Branch's Salty Dips series carries on this tradition by collecting entertaining and informative stories about the Canadian Navy as it is remembered by ...
The "Fighting LST 479" and its Seven Pacific Campaigns, 1943-1945 by William A. Gay
Between 1942 and 1945, 1,051 amphibious tank-landing ships were rapidly produced. These were anonymous vessels, slow and unwieldy, and in the words of one crewmember, they looked like bathtubs. At first, LSTs had a reputation of being expendable and ...
Memoir of a Marine Engineer and Raconteur by Kenneth L. Farquharson,
Have you ever walked into a room and noticed off to the side a gaggle of spellbound listeners surrounding an apparent and compelling storyteller? You observe that inching ever closer the group suddenly erupts into an outburst of raucous laughter and ...