The victory of steel! And not only that: a sort of conversion for US military construction
The American shipyard AUSTAL USA, located in Alabama, until now dedicated to constructions exclusively in aluminum, has announced a major expansion of its shipyard...
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The story of the Lady Juliana (known as the "floating brothel") and the deportees who colonized Australia
In the colonization of Australia (particularly in New Wales) there were not only male deportees, but also young women from prisons...
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Let's start the year with good news: we are getting closer to clean energy for everyone
We must be positive, once again study and application lead to concrete results despite many detractors: in the energy field for the third time, we have...
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A clear and present danger: Houthi mines, “floating death”
If it is true that tactics are used to win battles and strategy to win wars, the most strategic naval weapon always appears to be the old but always cost-...
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The situation in the southern Red Sea is deteriorating… what to expect?
What's happening in the Red Sea? In reality this question is not correct, we should ask ourselves why we have arrived at this situation. As we have reported several times the...
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The hard life on a Spanish galleon (but not only) in the XNUMXth century
Going to sea in the days of the galleons was very hard, particularly when undertaking long transoceanic sailing voyages, connecting Spain with America and the Philippines...
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6 November 1881: inauguration of the Naval Academy of Livorno, mother house of generations of naval officers
There is a magical place, where tradition and innovation have followed one another for over a century: the Naval Academy of Livorno. In that Institute overlooking the sea, since 6...
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When discipline was something... serious (part 2): punishments from the XNUMXth to the XNUMXth century
The number of infringements was endless and also involved objectively minor faults such as not saying hello due to distraction, reluctantly following an order or not...
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Hamas special naval forces attack Israel again
The open conflict between Israel and Hamas is now a tragic fact. While the international community debates…
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When discipline was something... serious (part 1)
Obviously the title is ironic. Even today in the armed forces certain rules remain as inflexible as ever, but at the...
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Here is MAGURA V5. Will it be a new nightmare for the Russian Black Sea Fleet?
In 1938, tiny flat-bottomed motorboats (technically called M...
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The tradition of the earring in the ancient marineries
Reading various texts and consulting the web, it happens to come across the most varied theories on why sailors, in the...
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How climate change is affecting NATO policies
Reading here and there in the media, one often reads incorrect information, distorted by ideological prejudices that do not...
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The naval battle of Pantelleria, also known as the "battle of mid-June": Operation Vigorous
The units assigned to Operation Vigorous departed in staggered order with the intention of reuniting at sea before…
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The naval battle of Pantelleria, also known as the "battle of mid-June": Operation Harpoon
(Continued) The five steamers, Troilus, Burdwan, Orar (British), Tanimbar (Dutch) and Chant (USA),...
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The naval battle of Pantelleria, also known as the "battle of mid-June": premises
With the battle of mid-June (or battle of Pantelleria) we indicate a series of air-naval clashes that took place between...
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The maritime organization in ancient times (second part): XVII-XVIII century
After a dark period in which the line between military and merchant navies blurred in organizations often of convenience,...
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The maritime organization in ancient times (first part)
Often, not only in the naval field, there is confusion between title and rank. Title means the term to designate...
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Pietro Vassena, an Italian genius who built the first half submarine for scientific research
Today we want to remember Pietro Luigi Vassena, an Italian inventor who in the last century engineered and developed many...
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Wanikan-Ryu Karate, a style born for sailors (second part)
The concept that distinguishes a traditional karate from a modern one is actually a somewhat improper concept in...
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