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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Nautical History: The Monitor and the Merrimack (CSS Virgina) (1991)

From the 1991 TV movie Ironclads, this small clip show what was theorized to be the only battle between the Monitor and Merrimack.  I'm not too convinced the full dress uniforms were used, but it does indicate some realistic battle, and I can only imagine how loud those cannonballs must have been hitting the sides of the hull!  Still, a nice bit of work, and as I understand it, the damaging of the rudder of the end result of this battle.  Unfortunate end for the Captain of the Monitor, but still, please do enjoy!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Happy Birthday, US Navy!

In the midsts of fixing a few other blogs, but I did want to take a moment to with all (including my old and current shipmates) a "Happy Birthday" US Navy!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Sailor Jerry Biography, Episodes 4 to 8...


Well, a lot has changed over the past few months, with a shifting of blogs and other associated issues - and that isn't including "real life" adventures, so to speak.  However, one of the upshots of ending my main blog (later this week - so this is "breaking news" for anyone who figures this small hit out), I'll be reviving the Steampunk Shipyard, which will include a combination of :

1) Late 19th and early 20th  century  Naval History, from the late 1800s up to the end of WW2 (with an emphasis on submarines - my own background)...

2) How Steampunk "meets the sea" - how the Steampunk genre could / would mesh with naval service...

3) and a healthy dose of Dieselpunk nautical articles as I'm able to find them!


Still, I left the remainder of the Sailor Jerry Biography hanging from earlier this year, and though I've even eyed one or two designs for myself, in the meantime, please do enjoy the remaining entries about the legendary Sailor Jerry - not just a beverage mind you, but an  outstanding  artist who established an unforgettable touchstone in nautical history!


(Oh, btw - Go Navy, Beat Army!...)