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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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Gripsholm: Bad Luck, Poor Timing

Swedish American Line’s Gripsholm (1957) left on her maiden voyage, Gothenburg to New York, on 14 May 1957. Gripsholm was…

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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Remembering Lusitania

On 7 May 1915, Cunard Line’s Lusitania became the target of a terrifying new weapon of war. As the popular liner—nicknamed…

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…