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African Innsurrections on Board Slave Ships - 4th January 1610 7:00pm Today, will be a day I will never forget. The day started off as usual, I helped my father in the fields while mom prepared a bag for me to carry with me to the other side of town. I was going to spend some time with my relatives who lived not far from where my family and I lived. It had been the custom for me to visit since my uncle died three months ago and left my aunt and two little cousins. My cousins and I were playing through the woods as we would normally do every day before going to the river to take a bath....   [tags: slave ships, slavery, kidnapping]
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An Annotation of Paul Laurence Dunbar's Ships That Pass In The Night - An Annotation of Paul Laurence Dunbar's Ships That Pass In The Night Laurence Dunbar's "Ship That Pass In The Night" is a cry for opportunity for all men, regardless of race. Dunbar's poem directly parallels a passage from Frederick Douglass' autobiography that gives an account of his life as a slave. Both Douglass and Dunbar look out at the ships that sail by and see hopes for societal changes. Although they both sought change, their aspirations were quite different. Frederick Douglass watched the ships from ashore, wishing for freedom and for slavery to be abolished....   [tags: Dunbar Ships Pass Night Poem Essays]
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Of Pirate Ships and Silver Steeds - Of Pirate Ships and Silver Steeds We poured the foundation yesterday, and now we were pulling the forms off the cement and hauling them out--back onto Ralph, our two-ton truck. The sun beat down. As I bent over to pick up another eight incher I glanced towards the pit. First, came a black bandanna. Next, came protruding straggles of curly blond hair. Then, a grimace and a roll of the eyes--Danny's trademark--appeared as the young man hauled himself out of the hole. Following the head, came a tattered shirt and matching shorts....   [tags: Personal Narrative Jobs Working Papers] 2026 words
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“Ships at a Distance”: Dreams in Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston opens Their Eyes Were Watching God with an eloquent metaphor regarding dreams: “Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others, they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time (Hurston 1).” Hurston describes here how some dreams are achieved with time while others lurk out of reach until the dreamer gives up. Janie Crawford, protagonist of Their Eyes Were Watching God, encounters numerous ambitions throughout her life, mainly concerning a desire to somehow achieve something in life, and to not just go through the...   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]
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Ships for Raleigh's Expeditions - Ships for Raleigh's Expeditions It was not only as a navigational instructor that Raleigh employed Harriot. He was involved with the design of the ships for Raleigh's expeditions as well as being involved in the construction of the vessels and selecting the seamen. He was Raleigh's accountant, being responsible for obtaining funding for the expeditions and keeping all the accounts. Raleigh had the captains Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe make an expedition to Roanoke Island off the coast of North Carolina in 1584....   [tags: Papers] 1897 words
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The IMO Debate in Relation to CO2 Emission Reductions from Ships - 1. Introduction The human activities are continuing to affect the global climate by emission of Green House Gases (GHGs). Study shows that the temperature of the earth mean surface air has been increasing over 100 years. (IPCC, 2013) Although comparing with other industries or transports modes, shipping has relative small emission of Carbon dioxide (CO2), which is the most important GHG emission, the amount of CO2 emission is still in a high level, 1046 million tones and 3.3% of the global CO2 emissions in 2007.(IMO,2009) In the year 1992, 154 nations signed United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which became the basic framework of regulations on the reduction of G...   [tags: environment, green house gases]
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Why Has The Cost Of Navy Ships Risen? - Why Has the Cost of Navy Ships Risen. Introduction Over the past four decades the cost of navy ships has exceeded the rate of inflation. Although navy increases the budget from $10 billion to $12 billion, they will achieve a fleet of 260 ships by the year 2035 rather than the 290 it now has. In this document the reason and the sources of the increase are investigated. The problem is also considered from the industry's point of view. Some options for the Navy to reduce ship costs are found. In this document cost increase of four types of ships- nuclear attack submarines, guided missile destroyers, amphibious ships and nuclear aircraft carriers is noted....   [tags: Military Government Spending] 1064 words
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Analysis of Cruises and Recommendations - Internal strengths and weakness • Strengths-Brands catering to varied customer segments. Carnival caters to all lifestyles and locations and has a capacity of ships 1.4 times the closest competitor. They have a lot of ships so they can have many in different ports to cater to the different destinations. Carnival is a well know brand and promotes a good value. • Weakness- Declining profits affecting margins. With rising costs to run, maintain, and protect ships, passengers, and the environment it takes a chunk out of the bottom line....   [tags: Entertainment, Ships]
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Preventive and Corrective Maintenance for Ships - 1.0 Introduction Ship maintenance can be divide into two major categories which is preventive maintenance and corrective maintenance. Preventive maintenance is the maintenance taken before the equipment or machinery breakdown, its mission is to maintain a level of certain services of an equipment, while corrective maintenance is the action taken after the breakdown occur, its task is to correct the defects to be found in different equipment. A regular maintenance of the cargo handling equipment that used on board ship is essential to ensure that the equipment is always functioning at its operable state for speedy loading and unloading of cargoes as well as safety aspects....   [tags: mechanical/maritime engineering]
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Commodore Matthew Perry: American Black Ships in the Land of the Samurai - Commodore Matthew Perry: American Black Ships in the Land of the Samurai One hundred and fifty years ago, an American commodore was assigned by the American President to go to “the barbarian land.” The commodore’s name was Matthew Perry and the land was Japan (Walworth 18). He was curious enough to become interested in the mission, even though it was said that “the Japanese were the least interesting people in the world” at that time (Graff 63). Japan had been closed to the outside world for 250 years....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Effects of the Naval Budget Cuts - ... Without the vital human aspect, all of the newest technology may as well be a useless pile of junk. Despite the importance of maintaining a strong human aspect, if we allow our Navy’s ships to fall into disrepair, not even the best sailors in the world could operate effectively. The most devastating effects of budget slashing will be felt the most by our hardworking sailors themselves. Although the Chief of Naval Operations has stated that military manpower will be exempted from the cuts, the quality and training of that manpower will most likely be greatly affected....   [tags: teachnology, ships, sailors, assets] 1669 words
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Dive into the Histoy of Piracy - Dive into the History of Piracy Definition of Piracy Piracy is typically an act of robbery or criminal violence at sea ( History of Piracy, ) Jolly Roger The Jolly Roger is a flag flown to identify ship as pirate ship. Names of Piracy • Pirate: A person who robs from other ships at sea. • Privateer: A captain of a ship that attacked and caught other ships and rob valuable items from them. A privateer was not a true pirate because the nation’s government would provide them special licenses called a Letter of Marque....   [tags: robbery, ships, sea] 768 words
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The Causes of the War of 1812 - There were several issues in the years leading up to 1812. The Royal Navy had stopped American ships, seized sailors, and made them join Britain's sailors. Many of those sailors were, in fact, Royal Navy deserters, but some were not. Britain’s reaction to America’s complaints was to finally cancel impressments, before the war began, but news didn't reach Washington until after the US had declared war. During the 19th century, we are able to see that American changed from a small developing country into something bigger....   [tags: ships, royal navy deserters] 979 words
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The Titanic: The Birth of a New Generation and its Terrible Destruction - What explains our nationalized passion with the Titanic. Why do so few historical events grip the heart in the same way. What really caused the great ocean liner to sink into its grave. There have been many great disasters. Some have resulted in a drastically higher death toll and level of damage to a property. The epic creation and then unfortunate sinking of the Titanic has proven that no ship is “unsinkable,” and that people underestimated the chances of ever having to worry about the safety of the ship....   [tags: notorious ships that sunk]
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The Stories of Alex Haley and Olaudah Equiano - This first section is personal story from two different people. The first one is about Alexander Haley was just as curious about his ancestor as any one else was about his/her own. As a child, Alex listened to stories told by his grandma and five others, who he later discovered he had been related to them. The stories told of an African who had been captured from his village while chopping wood to make a drum. His 'name' was Toby, but when slaves referred to him it had to be Kinte. He tried escaping slavery numerous times and at one point he had to choose between castrated and losing a foot....   [tags: slaves, treatment, ships] 957 words
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The History and Development of Dennisport - ... Raw materials, ship components and sails were shipped north up the Bass River, while completed ships, usually fishing vessels, flowed south down the river and out onto the waters of Nantucket Sound. Dennis-built ships were considered some of the most seaworthy in the world at the time, an impressive accomplishment from an industry that is completely extinct in town these days. In an odd quirk of history, Dennis was the one of the first towns in America to manufacture salt. By 1803, there were 24 different salt works operating in town, with vats totaling more than 19,500 running feet....   [tags: tourism, fishing, ships] 904 words
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Navy Vessels: The USS Monitor - ... The engine of the USS Monitor along with numerous other parts of the ship was designed by John Ericsson. The engine was a steam, single cylinder vibrating lever engine generated by two fire tube boilers” (military factory). The engine turned a nine inch diameter shaft which turned the propeller. This engine generated approximately 300 horsepower and was capable of driving the Monitor at six knots. The part of the ship for which the USS Monitor is most famous is the turret. The turret is circular in design and is made to house guns....   [tags: historic battle ships]
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Hycn: Encounter On The Dead Planet - Just several miles to the east, Xerla was still preaching to Kocz about religion when two blinking red dots appeared out of nowhere on her radar screens. Two mysterious crafts were approaching fast. If the crafts belonged to the Ekcyrien army, they could have displayed as green dots on the screen. But they didn’t, which made Xerla sure that it wasn’t safe to hang around. They had to get away fast. “Kocz - we got company, and they are coming our way very fast.” Xerla called out to her partner. “Who can it be, they definitely aren’t us.” Kocz replied, his eyes also on the scorpion’s screens....   [tags: crafts, pirates, ships, ufo] 659 words
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What's Blackbirding and Blackbirding Shootings - Blackbirding is the practice of enslaving people onto ships, usually through the use of deception and bribery, especially the inhabitants from the South Pacific Islands, and then transporting them to the sugar cane and cotton plantations, particularly in Queensland, Australia, to work as labourers. This practice was not limited to the blackbirding in Queensland, Australia, and had already occurred on the Chincha Islands in Peru. This dreadful practice occurred predominantly between the 1860’s and 1904....   [tags: deception, bribery, ships, enslaving]
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White Hurricane: The Great Storm - WHITE HURRICANE November gales are a curse on the Great Lakes. In 1835, a storm was said to have "swept the lakes clear of sail." Lake Erie was blasted by 60 mph winds on November 22 and 23, 1874. On Nov. 25, 1905 a November gale sank or stranded more than 16 ships. On Nov 11, 1940 (Armistice Day Storm) a storm wrecked 12 vessels. The giant bulk carrier Edmund Fitzgerald sank during a November gale in 1975....   [tags: lakes, storm, weather, ships] 2517 words
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The Globalization of Crime - With the world changing and advancing with technology, criminal organizations are taking advantage of new opportunities. The advancement of travel, ease of communication, and an increase in demand, has all contributed to the globalization of crime. Every nation has been affected by the globalization of crime and the problem continues to grow. The term globalization is defined as the development of an increasingly integrated global economy marked especially by free trade, free flow of capital, and tapping of cheap foreign labor markets ("Globalization," 2013)....   [tags: travel, ships, streets, demand] 1449 words
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Tea: The Drink That Launched A Thousand Ships - The teachings of the Chinese philosopher K'ung-fu-tzu, latinized as Confucius by the Europeans, developed into the ethical system which became the official ideology of China until the establishment of the Republic of China in the twentieth century. Confucianism is interested in bettering oneself through the process of moral cultivation. In a nation which upholds Confucianism, each man keeps five core relationships. These form the structure around which the society is framed. They are sovereign-subject, father-son, husband-wife, older brother younger brother, friend- friend....   [tags: China] 1774 words
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Naval Technology: 1450-1750 -   The Early Modern Era saw great change in the field of naval technology. Exploration and the desire to expand trade fueled the development of new, more effective naval vessels. These vessels, in turn, contributed to the growth of worldwide trade and interconnection that marked the period.   In 1453 the Ottomans took control of Constantinople, and effectively cut off direct European trade to East Asia. Because of this, in the late 15th and early 16th centuries, exploration in search of alternative routes became a key focus of Western European nations....   [tags: effective naval vessels, ships]
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Solid Bulk Cargoes - “CARRYING SOLID BULK CARGOES INVOLVES SERIOUS RISKS, WHICH MUST BE MANAGED CAREFULLY TO SAFEGUARD THE CREW AND SHIP” (LLOYD’S REGISTER) What are solid bulk cargoes and bulk cargo carriers. Solid bulk cargoes are commodity cargoes that are transported in large quantities and are directly into the ship without any form of containment. Examples of these cargoes are mixed mass commodities like ore, cement, coal grain, fertilizers, dry edibles and wood chips that are carried loosely and are normally loaded and unloaded by either, shovelling, pumping, or scooping....   [tags: ships, solas convention, risk]
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Stressing African American Importance Through Poetry - Even as a child, Thelma Lucille Sayles, or Lucille Clifton, realized how notable African Americans were. However, throughout her lifetime, Clifton has encountered discrimination against her race on multiple occasions, but her poetry, for both adults and children, show resilience against any racist remarks made. With a heavy influence from growing up in an African-American household and experiencing the Civil Rights Movement, Lucille Clifton’s writings focus on the importance of African Americans, especially women, in communities (Hine 1-3)....   [tags: lucille clifton, slave ships, discrimination]
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Severe and Physical Punishment Necessary in Ships in the Royal Navy - The manner, in which crime was punished in the Royal Navy, during the Georgian period, has often been the subject to great controversy and debate. When answering this question, it is important to consider contemporary sources so as to develop an accurate analysis. After examining various sources, it seems clear that the use of physical punishment was indeed necessary so as to constitute power over the seamen, particularly with limited alternatives available. It also becomes apparent that the Royal Navy’s reputation for flogging has been exaggerated, as N....   [tags: georgian period, military]
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Crimes of Piracy Against Ships in the Strait of Malacca (SOM) - Strategic overview The Strait of Malacca (SOM) is a major transoceanic route that connects the Pacific Ocean with the Indian Ocean enabling merchant vessels carrying cargo of various types to reduce their journey between these critical areas of commerce by over 500 miles. Currently, over 60,000 vessels pass through the strait each year providing a critical link between the east and west. It is estimated that over 1/3 of the worlds trade and nearly 1/2 of global crude oil supply pass through the strait each year....   [tags: Maritime Security, Armed Robbery]
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The Bermuda Triangle - The Bermuda triangle is a place that boggles many scientists even in this day and age. The Bermuda Triangle, referred to by some as the Devil's Triangle, is in a western region of the North Atlantic Ocean where countless aircraft, ships and people have inexplicably disappeared. Throughout the years of 1955 and 1975 more than 428 vessels disappeared, along with 100 ships and 1000 lives (Obringer1). Where did these people and ships disappear off too and how come no remains were found is the mysterious question people yearn to find out....   [tags: mystery, disappearance, ships, aircraft, science]
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The Bermuda Triangle - ... My opinion on the bermuda triangle is that I think its real but so weird and somehow scary, because why does this happen how come so many things disappear into nothing. There's also no clues or hints of broken ships or planes pieces anywhere. Where does it all go. This is a mystery that's been going on for a while already and people have not found the answer for the missing ships and air crafts. One of the the survivors that i've found that have made it out alive out of the Bermuda Triangle is called, Cary Trantham she is one of the marvelous people who survived flying over the Bermuda....   [tags: twiligt zone, mistery, planes, ships] 1232 words
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The Attack on Pearl Harbor - On December 7, 1941, one of the most tragedies in United States history occurred. The Japanese launched a surprise air attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. After just two hours of bombing, more than 2,400 Americans were dead, 21 ships had either been sunk or damaged, and more than 188 U.S. aircraft destroyed (history1900s). The United States was in complete shock and disgust, so in response, the Unites States declared war on Japan. Between 1937 and 1941, escalating conflict between China and Japan influenced U.S....   [tags: japanese, world war II, ships, planes]
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The Ever-Important Privateers - Privateers, or “legally licensed pirates” (Boorstin 62), were men who received written permission from their mother country to raid and capture enemy ships in times of war. They owed no loyalty to anyone except the country they served and for about four hundred years, actions like those of the privateers have shaped history as we know it. They are a perfect example of the politics during the time period and were ultimately loyal subjects to their country. Privateering is said to be "almost as old as civilization itself" with the Japanese and Chinese practicing it as early as 1200 B.C (Massachusetts Society)....   [tags: Legally Licensed Pirates, Enemy Ships, War]
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Ships Main Engine Lube Oil System - Ship's Main Engine Lube Oil System Cleanliness of the lube oil is very vital in the Main Diesel Engine Lube Oil System. A strainer is a device that is usually made up of a single layer of course gauze, and a very course wire mesh. This setup is used to filter out large objects that could cause blockage or damage to the lube oil system. A filter is used to filter out much smaller particals. The filtering elements in a lube oil filter has a more complex make-up. Aboard our ship, we have self cleaning lube oil filters along with the standard lube oil filters....   [tags: essays research papers] 379 words
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Diary of a Black Slave - My name is Agy and currently I am on board a slave ship. I’ve decided to create a diary and fill it with important experiences so in the event that I ever meet my family again, I’ll be able to share my experiences with them. I belonged to the Dan tribe of Africa. My people lived south of Diamonde territory and we were protected by young but brave warriors against invading neighbors. We grew yams, rice, manioc, taro, bananas and maize. These were our primary crops. I was in the process of cutting bananas along with some of my people and my parents when I heard a sudden uproar coming from the village....   [tags: women on slave ships]
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Challenges and Opportunities for the Maritime Economy - Much of our modern day information about the Maritime economy has been primarily based on the historical happenings in the global economy. As world become ever more globalized and interlinked, maritime shipping and port industries are experiencing challenges as well as enjoying greater business opportunities. Maritime shipping is mainly the primary means of transporting parts and the finished goods around the world, has recently attracted increasing attention from maritime economists. Because shipping is such an old industry, with a history of continuous change, sometimes gradual and occasionally catastrophe, Time and again we find that shipping and trade will slipway from the economy and the...   [tags: shipping, trade, freight ] 995 words
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The Ship in Virgil's Aeneid - They brave gulping whirlpools and blazing infernos. They withstand the flagrant curses of a dying queen. Transporters of precious civilization, they are described by their captain Aeneas as carrying “gods / Of hearth and home, saved from the enemy” (Virgil I.521-522). Throughout the epic, ships are extremely vital to Aeneas – so much so that Virgil intuitively creates a powerful, unmistakable correlation between the two. In The Aeneid, Aeneas acts like a ship, carrying the weight of the Trojan society to Italy, and suffers like a ship, enduring beat-downs from humans and the gods; in fact, Virgil suggests that Aeneas is a human ship....   [tags: Aeneid, Trojan Civilization]
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Book Review on When China Ruled the Seas - In the book, When China Ruled the Seas, Levathes talks about seven voyages made by the Chinese armadas during emperor Zhu Di's reign. Admiral Zheng was in control of many “Treasure ships”. These ships traded silk, porcelain, and many other fine goods. They sailed from India to East Africa, through Korea and Japan, and might have even traveled all the way to Australia. Levathes believes that it could have been very possible for China to have been able to create a great kingdom to rule over one hundred years before the Europeans even explored and expanded, with China's giant navy of about three thousand of these large treasure ships....   [tags: Book Review ] 905 words
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Flags of Convenience: A Threat to Maritime - Introduction More than forty thousand merchant ships, and countless number of smaller coastal craft, ply world oceans which comprise nearly seventy percent of the earth’s surface. Each year approximately ten million containers of cargo, containing raw materials to finished goods are transported by seas. The ships are owned by different states, private companies or individuals and manned by mixture of seafarers from different countries, mixed together from various nationalities. These ships are perhaps the most autonomous entities on earth as rule of law allows frequent change of their allegiance or identity by choosing a flag to suit their requirement....   [tags: ship, state, maritime laws]
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Microeconomics of Maritime Shipping - Introduction Much of our modern day information about the Maritime economy has been primarily based on the historical happenings in the global economy. As world become ever more globalized and interlinked, maritime shipping is experiencing challenges as well as enjoying greater business opportunities. Maritime shipping is mainly the primary means of transporting parts and the finished goods around the world. Because shipping is such an old industry, with a history of continuous change, sometimes gradual and occasionally catastrophe, Time and again we find that shipping and trade will slipway from the economy and then magical reappear in some new voyages no other industry has played such a ce...   [tags: Shipping, Goods Transport]
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American History: Bloodiest Battle of the Civil War in South Carolina - South Carolina was an important key player during the Civil War. South Carolina had major military and political importance throughout the Civil War. South Carolina was the battleground of many significant events during this time. Such as the capture of Port Royal, the Union blockade of Charleston, Sherman's march through the state, the burning of Columbia, and Fort Sumter. South Carolina had many important battles fought on its territory, Fort Sumter. Fort Sumter is an island in the Charleston Harbor, its main purpose for being built was to protect the harbor....   [tags: fort sumter, charleston harbor] 1186 words
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The last battle of the Bismarck - The last battle of the Bismarck changed the tides during World War II. The Bismarck was Germany’s most famous battleship during World War Two, and was sunk on May 27, 1941. The Bismarck had already sunk the battleship HMS Hood before being sunk herself. For many, the end of the Hood and Bismarck symbolized the end of the time when battleships were the dominant force in naval warfare, to be replaced by submarines and aircraft carriers and the advantages these ships gave to naval commanders. The Bismarck weighed over 50,000 tons and about half of this weight was armor....   [tags: world war II, hitler, germany] 1365 words
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The History of Piracy: A Closer Look at Early Pirates - When you hear the word pirate, most people think of the modern day pirates, Captain Hook from Peter Pan, Jack Sparrow from The Pirates of the Caribbean. The stereotypical definition of pirates was men who sailed the sea saying arrrgh and wear eye patches. But they were a lot bigger than that. Pirate is a word from Greek and Latin piratia, and the root of peril prefers to a person who commits acts of piracy (Waldman). The first pirate activity that the world has knowledge of is back in the seventh century BC (Matthews 1)....   [tags: pirates, world history] 1407 words
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The American Civil War - ... The beginning of use of the explosive shells followed shortly after the improvements in the artillery. Explosive shells had been developed in 1820s, but gained their popularity during the Civil War. Shells contained a fuse that detonated after the contact with the ship and was powerful enough to sink a wooden ship. The next innovation followed shortly after the introduction of the modified artillery. Use of the new, longer-ranged cannons and explosive shells had dramatically increased vulnerability of the wooden ships....   [tags: modern war, technology, artillery] 701 words
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Challenges to the Dutch Republic - Prior to the 1650’s, the Dutch Republic was the wealthiest and most powerful province in Holland through Amsterdam, the leading force in trade and banking. Many European nations were jealous of their success and wanted it for themselves which resulted in conflicts between the Dutch and many European powers. As a result, the Dutch Republic entered a period of decline until the Peace of Utrecht of 1713. The expensive wars with England and France, decline in trade and distrust between the Dutch provinces led to challenges in security, unity and prosperity of the Republic....   [tags: decline, trade, security, unity, prosperity] 823 words
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Intelligence Operations of the Offensive and Espionage in Naval Warfare of World War I - ... Seeing this tactic go free of opposition, Germany anticipated a similar response to its unrestricted submarine warfare. German U-boats attempted to cut the supply lines between North America and Britain. Submarine warfare was essentially the “sneak attack” of the seas. Attacks often came without warning, thus giving the crews of merchant ships and well as the cargo on board, little chance of survival. The United States called a foul on the play and launched a protest, causing Germany to change its rules of engagement....   [tags: initiatives, incentives, payoffs, action] 2390 words
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The United States Coast Guard and National Defense - The Coast Guard (CG) is the nation’s smallest armed service and most misunderstood armed service. Most Americans know the Coast Guard is the nation’s premiere lifesaving service. Some may even know that the Coast Guard is the nation’s oldest continuing sea going service. While the Coast Guard falls under the UCMJ just like the other four branches, and often works side by side with them especially the Navy; The Coast Guard is usually trained for a very different mission than their DOD counterparts in times of peace....   [tags: Missions of United States Coast Guard]
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The Spanish Armada: Superior Commanding - The Spanish Armada arose in the 1580’s because the so-called “invincible” Spanish armada was on a mission to overthrow the heretic queen Elizabeth I. The Spanish also wanted to put an end to the English robbing their exports from America. Through six days of naval warfare, the English stood victors because of the innovative thinking and tactics by Sir Francis Drake. The Spanish Armada was a test of guts and strategy for both the Spanish and English Navy’s, but Sir Francis Drake, commander of the English Navy, decimated the Spanish fleet with revolutionary tactics....   [tags: invencible, Sir Francis Drake]
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The Bombing of Darwin - ... By the time November 1941 came Australia had agreed to allow the establishment of training bases, communications maintenance facilities, , and improvement of airfields, including at Darwin, to tend to the needs of the B-17 bombers in Australia. Following the outbreak of the Pacific War in early December 1941, Darwin's defences were reinforced . In line with plans developed before the war, several Australian Army and RAAF units stationed in the town were sent to the Dutch East Indies to strengthen the defences of the islands of Ambon and Timor....   [tags: attack in australia] 765 words
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