The cruise ship Enchantment of the Seas for the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

The cruise ship Enchantment of the Seas is the second mega-class cruise liner in a series of two ships (the cruise ship Grandeur of the Seas) built by Kvaerner Masa of Finland for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. It is one of thebiggest cruise ships in the world.

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Gato-class submarine

In the Gato class, the U.S. Navy had found a fully capable boat with the characteristics necessary to fight a war in the Pacific. In the wake of the Pearl Harbor attack, it was obvious that the only way to halt the rapid expansion of Japanese conquests would be with an unconventional strategy, and to their credit, Admirals King and Nimitz came up with exactly the right approach. They devised a dual strategy — containment around the edges and strikes deep into the heart of the Japanese Empire. The resources available were a small and terribly vulnerable force of aircraft carriers and three-dozen fleet submarines plus the nine old V-boats and a few more obsolescent S-class boats.

The largest world container ship Emma Maersk

Emma Maersk is a container ship owned by the A. P. Moller-Maersk Group. When she was launched, Emma Maersk was the largest container ship ever built, and as of 2008 the longest ship in use. Officially, Emma Maersk is able to carry around 11,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) according to the Maersk Company's method of calculating capacity, which is about 1400 more containers than any other ship is capable of carrying.

The submarine Type VII-class

At 21 minutes to eight in the evening of 3 September 1939, the SS Asthenia, outward bound from Liverpool to Montreal with 1400 passengers, was struck by a torpedo. This was the first attack in the Second World War to be made by the German Navy, and the torpedo was fired by U-30 type VII U-boat, commissioned in 1936. On 10 July 1945, the British steam fishing boat Kned was sunk by mine off Lizard Head, in a minefield laid in August 1944 by U218, a VIID U-boat, commissioned in 1942. Thus the German naval war began and ended in submarine action.

Modern underwater vehicles

The ocean is the largest and most alien habitat, there lies enormous power and overwhelming pressure. Until recently, mankind was denied access to this part of the planet. Studies of the underwater world have become possible due to modern underwater vehicles.

Sailing ship HMS Bellona

The H.M.S. (His Majesty's Ship) BELLONA was one of the most famous 74-gun ships of the British Navy.

The aircraft carrier USS Lexington

The USS Lexington is the last operational unit of the Essex class of carriers that were designed just prior to World War II, and were modernized in the 1950s. This is AVT-16 as she appears today during operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

Classification tankers by deadweight

Classification of bulk tankers AFRA scale and commercial scale (Flexible market scale). The history of the classification of bulk tankers.

The newest cruise liner AIDAprima

Remains less than 20 days before departure for the first cruise of the newest liner AIDAprima. After commissioning, this vessel will mark the emergence of new-generation ocean liners and set new standards in the field of the environment.

The most modern hospital ship

Disinterested people who are ready to help their knowledge or finances to other people are now very rare. All are solely engaged in their own concerns, aimed at increasing their well-being. And what about the children who do not have money, not even money for treatment, there is not even an elementary hospital in which they can seek medical help. Namely, the international charitable organization Mercy Ships is called upon to help those in need in the remote corners of our planet.

New cruise ship Quantum of the Seas

October 31, 2014, in a solemn atmosphere to its rightful owner Royal Caribbean International will be transferred to a new liner Quantum of the Seas.

The newest aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth built

Five years later in the city of Rosite after cutting the first sheet of steel, the largest military ship of the Royal British Navy was named after Queen Elizabeth, who smashed a bottle of champagne on board the newest 65,000 ton aircraft carrier.

7 main companies of the sea transportation market

In the shipping industry, there are 67 shipping companies operating container ships. However, about 90% of the total fleet of these vessels is controlled by only the seven largest corporations.

The three largest cruise liner in the world together

Last week there was an event, which was waiting for all lovers of marine news. On November 4, the largest cruise liner in the world Harmony of the Seas arrived to its home port Everglades.

The biggest sailing ship in the world SV Royal Clipper

The name «SV Royal Clipper» is the biggest sailing ship in the world, which crosses the ocean in any weather. It reminds about glorious days of brilliant clippers. The owner of the cruise ship «SV Royal Clipper» is Michael Kraft.

Unique container ship

The race of sea transportation forces the company to come up with new ways of delivering goods, cheapening both the transportation itself and the value of the imported goods.

In Russia want to create a unique passenger hydrofoil

For the first time in the last 20 years, namely in July of this year, the shipbuilding plant Vympel in Rybinsk will host the laying of a new-generation hydrofoil vessel — the Kometa-120M.

First submarine designed in 1578

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) made sketches of a submarine and William Bourne, a British mathematician, drew plans for a submarine in 1578. But it was only in 1620 that Cornelius van Drebbel, a Dutch inventor, managed to build a submarine. He wrapped a wooden rowboat tightly in waterproof leather and had air tubes with floats to the surface to provide oxygen. Of course, there were no engines yet, so the oars went through the hull at leather gaskets. He took the first trip with 12 oarsmen in the Thames River — staying submerged for 3 hours.

Staten Island Ferry

Staten Island Ferry is the last operating line of the once vast ferry system of New York. The service was transporting people between Manhattan and the future sleeping area of Staten Island long before the bridges were built. Today, Staten Island Ferry provides a passenger flow of 22 million people a year.

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Abbreviations of Soviet trawlers types

Abbreviations Soviet trawlers.

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