1. Painting of the Battle of Flamborough Head by Dean Moser (FULL SIZE) – via thingsihappentolike

    The Battle of Flamborough Head was a naval battle that took place on 23 September 1779, in the North Sea off the coast of Yorkshire between an American Continental Navy squadron led by John Paul Jones and the two British escort vessels protecting a large merchant convoy. It became one of the most celebrated naval actions of the American War of Independence despite its relatively small size and considerable dispute over what had actually occurred.  

    (Source: gcaptain.com)

  2. In 2004 i started an assignment for an investment banking house, based in Hamburg, Germany. The termination of the project was, to take pictures of container vessels and oil tanker. They where used to illustrate the ship investment brochure of the bank. The pictures where taken in the harbour of: Hamburg, Kiel, Bremerhaven, Wilhelmshaven, Germany and in Rotterdam, Netherlands.


  3. Christmas in 17th-Century England and Virginia »

    Along with their friends and relatives in England, the Englishmen who came to Jamestown in 1607 considered Christmas to be one of the most special times of the year.  In England, the season lasted about two weeks, from December 25 to Twelfth Day, January 6.  During this period, festivities abounded and little work was accomplished.

    When the first colonists left England to find the riches of the New World, they took with them the culture they had known in England.  The travelers to Virginia spent their first Christmas of 1606 on board their ships en route to the New World. Christmas of 1608 found the colonists in desperate straits – sick, hungry and impoverished.  Captain Smith and his men left Jamestown at the end of December to find the Powhatan and acquire some food.  Inclement weather forced them to stay at Kecoughtan (Hampton) for “6 or 7 daies.”

    There, “the extreame wind, raine, frost, and snowe, caused us to keepe Christmas amongst the Salvages, where wee were never more merrie, nor fedde on more plentie of good oysters, fish, flesh, wild foule, and good bread…”

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  5. comicbookcovers:

    Hit Comics #1, July 1940, cover by Lou Fine

    (via dirtyriver)

  6. theticketthatexploded:

    Cool Lady in New York by by the British illustrator David Wright (1912-1967).

    (via Exotic Painting: Cool Lady in New York)

    (via gentlemanlosergentlemanjunkie)

  7. CSA Flat File

    *turn-on via mudwerks

    Tagged #ship
  9. thegildedcentury:


    I had a feeling the French would want it back some day.

  10. dirtyriver:

    Jules Verne - Les enfants du capitaine Grant, ill. Edouard Riou

  11. Seamen clearing ice from HMS Belfast

    Arctic Convoys

    (via coldisthesea)

  12. The Picton Castle is a is a fully certified and registered tall ship whose mission is deep-ocean sail training and long distance education. The Picton Castle is perhaps best known for her World Circumnavigations, though she has visited the Great Lakes twice, sailed numerous times on tours on the East Coast of the Americas, completed a Caribbean Voyage and in 2008 sailed to Europe, Africa and the Caribbean on a Voyage of the Atlantic. In 2012 she will once again embark on a year-long Voyage of the Atlantic. The Picton Castle’s home port in Canada is historic Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, but she is registered in the Cook Islands in the South Pacific.



    Picton Castle

    (Source: airows)

  13. captainrande:

    Maritime Failures Video

  14. jonathanlevinegallery.com

         artist: Ray Caesar


    sweet victory

    (Source: noirbill, via sailorgil)

  15. strictlynoelefants:

    American brig in floating dock
    Port Chalmers 1870s
    via National Library NZ on The Commons 

    (Source: wrws, via sailorgil)