Sunday, September 29, 2013


If you are interested in history, you soon realize bucket loads of it has helped change our present, and this is very true for Naval history.
This is a story about the USS Cairo which really came about as a new concept in river gunboats.  One of these new concepts were known as "Pook's Turtles" or City-class gunboats.  Many at the time also referred to these gunboats as "Jim Eads gunboats."  
So, if you care to give this article a go it will tell you what the Cairo was involved in, also about her concept from James Buchanan Eads shipyards....and the salvage operations to raise the Cairo in the 1960's.


Sunday, September 15, 2013


Oh yes...."Tug Boats" we've all heard of and have a picture in our mind of what a tug should look least us "old salts" do.
But, oh yes there is a "but" things has changed....just like the old "land line phone to cell phones."  This is a good thing and the same can be stated about the ole "tug-boats."
You see as the environment changes, our world changes...more cars, means more oil, more oil means bigger tankers to haul the oil....and here comes that word "but" again.....what happens when these big super tankers get into trouble at sea....when that happens our shores are in for a "world of hurt."
Well someone has to find the tanker that is in trouble, fix what ever the problem is...and get it the hell out of there.....this my friends takes a new type of tug....the ETV [EMERGENCY TOWING VESSELS] is how that all came to be CLICK: HERE

Saturday, September 14, 2013


Like most of you I've indulged myself in reading many Titanic articles/stories, watch countless TV programs with HD pictures of the sunken vessel.
There was one program I watch that explained ever detail of "why" the vessel sunk....but I still don't think the experts are 100% sure.
Here not to long ago a lady stepped up and made an announcement that she knew for a fact what happen.....because her grandmother revealed to her the lie her grandfather never told anyone except on his deathbed.  
Her grandfather being Charles H. Lightoller Second officer of the Titanic.  So here is her can give it a go and see what you think of this families best kept secret.
Click HERE for the article

Friday, September 13, 2013


Actually I've never heard of these islands, until I heard about this ...then I done some research and low and behold there they were. this trouble that is going to bubble to the surface??? can bet your shorts on it.
Anytime you combine oil and oil turns into huge sums of money.....well it does not take any overly smart individual that this could be a hot spot where nations actually thing about shooting at one another over this "black gold".

Short article that could be extremely interesting in the future.
Click HERE if you'd care to give it a go.


The SS Edward M. House happened to be a true blue Liberty freighter.  Built in 1943, met up with U-984...them two had a rather wild get-together...seems a torpedo came between their friendship.
Anyway even with this unfortunate meeting between will be somewhat surprised by the outcome.
Well if you are inclined to let the eyes roll over this rather short ship history just click: HERE