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Cats on Ocean Liners

An interesting bit of feline-related maritime trivia, courtesy of the Humboldt Union (Humboldt, Kansas) of 22 April 1905: One suspects…

Ocean Liners
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Hail Giulio Cesare!

Italian Line launched Giulio Cesare (1951) on 18 May 1950 at the Cantieri Riuniti dell’ Adriatico shipyard in Trieste, Italy. Along…

Classic Cruising
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France Becomes Norway

France (1962) changed names and began a new life on 3 May 1980 when Norway’s King Olav V renamed the former…

Disasters at Sea
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Olympic Sinks a Lightship

On 15 May 1934, on a fog-shrouded morning off the New England coast, a New York-bound Olympic (1911) collided with…

Liners at War
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Olympic Sinks a U-Boat

This time, unlike the Lusitania disaster three years earlier, it was the ocean liner that sank the U-boat. On 12…