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Wreck of the HMS Perseus

Sole Survivor’s Story from Sunk British Submarine HMS Perseus

An incredible – yet true – story comes back to life through the book of Kostas Thoctarides and Rena Giatropoulou regarding the  legendary submarine « HMS Perseus ». The book, published by the Hellenic Maritime Museum, contains 150 photos, documents for the loss of the submarine, and digital photos of “Perseus” exactly as it is …

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Sub Lieutenant K C J Robinson, RNVR, of Crosby, Liverpool, a Commanding Officer in an X-craft at the Hydroplane controls whilst sailing in Rothesay Bay. (Credits: Imperial War Museum)

The British Midget Submarine Attack on Battleship Tirpitz

By the summer of 1943, thanks to Allied victories over the U-boats worldwide and most recently against the Kriegsmarine surface fleet in the Battle of the Barents Sea, the worst of the Battle of the Atlantic crisis had passed — but it was not yet over. With regards to the surface fleet, the German Battleship Tirpitz, sister ship …

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Colorized image of the Schlachtschiff Bismarck. (Credits: Bundesarchiv)

German Battleship Bismarck – A brief history

The German Battleship Bismarck was the largest ship of the German Kriegsmarine during the ’40s. It was one of the last great battleships before aircraft carriers and U-boats eclipsed them. At more than 50,000 tons it also eclipsed any battleships that Britain’s Royal Navy had at their disposal. She was named after Chancellor Otto von Bismarck. Construction of the …

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Bronze cannon of the HMS Victory. (Credits: Odyssey Marine Exploration)

Mystery of HMS Victory’s sinking solved after 271 years

After more than 271 years ago, when the HMS Victory perished with all souls on board, archaeologists have finally found the cause of the naval disaster. The Flagship of the British Navy may have sunk during a severe storm but intense research reveal that human errors eventually led to its sinking including substandard construction and poor design. On 4 October 1744, …

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