The new submarine simulation game from Ubisoft leaves players afloat.
Maritime raider Raphael Semmes was the scourge of Union blockaders and merchant shipping during the Civil War
Rear Admiral George Dewey, aboard USS Olympia, presided over the blooding of the modern U.S. Navy at the May 1, 1898, Battle of Manila Bay.
Secretary of the U.S. Navy William Jones's shrewd strategy was the key to America's successful asymmetric warfare against the Royal Navy in 1812.
Did a radical new Confederate gunship foil McClellan’s plan to end the Civil War in 1862? Photographs of the CSS Virginia and USS Monitor.
An aircraft carrier crew struggles for survival in the aftermath of a Japanese strike
Wings of Defeat, an award-winning documentary on PBS, examines the kamikaze story from two dramatically different perspectives, kamikaze pilots who survived the war and American sailors who survived kamikaze attacks. A World War II magazine review.
Many nautical terms have entered everyday language, some from merchant shipping and others from military naval parlance. Christine Ammer examines some common expressions and their nautical origins.
"Don’t Give Up the Ship!" Despite his crew’s humiliating surrender to HMS Shannon, the exhortation of USS Chesapeake’s dying captain, James Lawrence, became a rallying cry of the War of 1812.
Eugene Fluckey threw out the operating manual to become one of the deadliest American submarine commanders in the Pacific during World War II. His sub USS Barb sank ships, shelled factories and even blew up a train.
The ironclad USS Galena failed to live up to its "impervious" reputation and ended its career as a wooden-walled warship, but it saved lives at the Battle of Mobile Bay.
Plagued by the Luftwaffe and Regia Aeronautica, Operation Harpoon is launched to resupply Malta during World War II. This major convoy must fight its way through Axis air and sea defenses. And the Germans and Italians are ready.
Marcus Vipsanius Aggripa's innovative tactics gave Octavian's Roman fleet a victory over Marc Antony and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium. Rome was the dominant naval power in the Mediterranean for four centuries.
Edgar C. Singer and his Secret Service Corps pioneered underwater mine and submarine research for the Confederacy from tiny La Vaca, Texas.
During World War II, the Japanese try to reinforce New Guinea in the South Pacific, only to face the wrath of Allied Air Power - a battle that showed what air power could do to surface vessels running largely without air cover.
A major player in the South Pacific theater of World War II, William F. Halsey was a controversial leader whose success was countered with controversy at Leyte Gulf and during "Halsey's Typhoon" which damaged much of his fleet.