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Lost Ship Traditions

I’m old enough to remember many shipboard traditions that are no long observed on today’s oh-so-modern and cool vessels. Try…

Ocean Liners
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Savannah, the Nuclear Liner

The first—and so far only—nuclear-powered ocean liner, NS Savannah (1959), was launched on 21 July 1959. Savannah was conceived by…

Classic Cruising
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1973: Cruise Ship Bomb Threat

On 11 July 1973, Pacific Far East Lines cruise ship Mariposa (1952), while docked in Los Angeles, received a marine…

Disasters at Sea
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Majestic Spears a Schooner

On 30 July 1894, before sunrise and in dense fog off the Grand Banks, White Star Line’s Majestic (1890) sliced…

Liners at War
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The Lancastria Disaster

The Lancastria disaster, the greatest catastrophe in British maritime or naval history, occurred on 17 June 1940. Yet for a…