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Maquinna YT-225 - History

Maquinna YT-225 - History

MaquinnaAn Indian chief who captured merchant brig Boston in March 1803 and massacred all the crew except two whom he kept captive for 2 years.(YT-225: dp. 398; 1. 1101; b. 27& 39;; dr. 11& 39;4& 34;; s. 12 k.; a.2 mg.; cl. Cahto)Maquinna (YT-225) was launched 30 April 1944 by John Trumpy & Sons, Inc.

Roman Rudder Decoration

Roman Rudder Decoration

An early 1st century CE bronze lion, a typical decoration used to crown the rudder shaft of Roman warships. (Palazzo Massimo, Rome).

Highly Unusual Glistening Hoard Of Viking Silver Discovered In Sweden

Highly Unusual Glistening Hoard Of Viking Silver Discovered In Sweden

A hoard of Viking silver has been discovered in an ancient building in Sweden, and the discovery is being described as “highly unusual.” The trove of silver necklaces, bracelets and coins was unearthed in Viggbyholm, Greater Stockholm at an ancient farm discovered in 2019.

Fifteen Curtiss N-9s at Pensacola

Fifteen Curtiss N-9s at Pensacola

Fifteen Curtiss N-9s at Pensacola Here we see fifteen Curtiss N-9 floatplain trainers on the beach at the US Navy& 39;s base at Pensacola. These aircraft are a mix of the two main varients. Those numbered in the 400s are from a Burgess built batch of Curtiss OXX powered N-9Cs, A409 to A438. Those aircraft in the 2280 range are from a batch of five Hispano-Suiza powered N-9Hs built by Curtiss themselves (A2286 to A2290), with the rest being built by Curtiss& 39;s fully owned Burgess subsiduary.

MI5 at War 1909-1918: How MI5 Foiled the Spies of the Kaiser in the First World War, Chris Northcott

MI5 at War 1909-1918: How MI5 Foiled the Spies of the Kaiser in the First World War, Chris Northcott

MI5 at War 1909-1918: How MI5 Foiled the Spies of the Kaiser in the First World War, Chris NorthcottMI5 at War 1909-1918: How MI5 Foiled the Spies of the Kaiser in the First World War, Chris NorthcottThe performance of the British intelligence agencies during the Second World War is very well known, but the activities of their First World War predecessors are less familiar.

CVE-65 U.S.S. Wake Island - History

CVE-65 U.S.S. Wake Island - History

USS WAKE ISLAND (CVE 65) was laid down under a Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1102) on 6 February 1943 at Vancouver, Wash., by the Kaiser Shipbuilding Co., Inc. ; launched on 15 September 1943 sponsored by Mrs. Frederick Carl Sherman, the wife of Rear Admiral Sherman; commissioned on 7 November 1943, Capt.