Tag Archives: Maritime

New Design for a Recreational Ground-Effect Vehicle

The “Caspian Sea Monster” is alive! Well actually we already know that. Reports last year pointed to the re-emergence of a large “wing in ground-effect” (WIG) vehicle being developed once again for the Russian military. The huge ‘Ekranoplan’ which so startled western military intelligence back in the...

Brunel Museum opens in Bristol

Bristol’s latest attraction, ‘Being Brunel’, a new museum dedicated to the genius of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, was opened to the public this weekend. The £7.2m museum sits on the dockside next to his marine masterpiece, SS Great Britain on Bristol’s Harbourside, and incorporates his Dock Office from...

The Original Skull & Crossbones?

There are a number* of popular and academic explanations for the invention of the “Jolly Roger” flag with its skull & crossed bones motif. However this isn’t usually included among them. The 14th century (originally) church of St. Nicholas in the parish of Deptford on the south...

Duyfken, Historic 400 Year Commemoration Voyage

The Australians are celebrating a maritime milestone. To commemorate the landing in Western Australia of the Dutch Explorer Dirk Hartog, the Duyfken Replica – a reproduction of a typical 16th century Dutch trading vessel – has begun a ten-week, 1000-kilometre journey along the Western Australian coast. Dutchman...

360-degree Video Tour of HMAS Onslow

This is a rather technically impressive 360-degree AR tour of submarine HMAS Onslow, moored at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney’s Darling Harbour.  Onslow was one of six Oberon-class submarines operated by the Royal Australian Navy. She was built in Scotland and commissioned in 1968. The...

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