20th Century · Inventions · Military · Modern Marvels · Navy · Ships

January 17, 1955 – USS Nautilus Becames the World’s First Nuclear Powered Ship

I love history, and I love literature. I have been a Captain Nemo fan for a very long time. And one of my favorite Disney World memories is riding in the Nautilus. Looks like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and The Mysterious Island are getting added to my kindle today. Until today, I was certain… Continue reading January 17, 1955 – USS Nautilus Becames the World’s First Nuclear Powered Ship

Accidents · Airplanes · Disasters · Florida · Military · Mysteries · Navy

December 5, 1945 – Flight 19 Vanishes While on Routine Training Mission

I LOVE the Bermuda Triangle and the mysteries that surround the the 500,000 square miles of ocean connecting Miami, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico. One of the most amazing things about the triangle is that when things disappear in the triangle they leave almost no trace. On October 1 2015 the container ship El Faro was… Continue reading December 5, 1945 – Flight 19 Vanishes While on Routine Training Mission

Airplanes · Navy

November 14, 1910 – The First Ever Shipboard Airplane Launch

When I think of modern naval power today, the first thing that comes to my mind is the aircraft carrier. The carrier is the flagship of all US fleets. In fact, they are referred to as carrier groups. It is the aircraft carrier that is the eyes, the primary attack, and the primary defense of… Continue reading November 14, 1910 – The First Ever Shipboard Airplane Launch