April 11th, 1908 – Germans Launch Armored Cruiser!

SMS Blücher was the last armored cruiser built by the German Empire. She was designed to match what German intelligence incorrectly believed to be the specifications of the British Invincible-class battlecruisers. Blücher was larger than preceding armored cruisers and carried more heavy guns, but was unable to match the size and armament of the battlecruisers which […]

Dr. Pembroke’s Clinic – True Love and Cannibalism on the High Seas

From Dr. Pembroke’s Journal – 17th February 1872 Location: Somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean Cannibalism; the eating of your own kind. Known technically as anthropophagy, human history is littered with examples of cannibalistic behavior in the name of ritualism, medicine, vengeance and survival. In my cramped cabin, within an antiquated wooden ship that creaks and strains as she makes […]

This Day in History – March 11th, 1916

USS Nevada (BB-36), the second United States Navy ship to be named after the 36th state, was the lead ship of the two Nevada-class battleships; her sister ship was Oklahoma. Commissioned on March 11th, 1916, the Nevada was a leap forward in dreadnought technology; four of her new features would be included on almost every subsequent US battleship: […]

Skip to toolbar