The Grey Man- Series…

In honor of Memorial Day, the entire Grey Man series will be on sale starting Friday, the 26th, ending on the 30th. Get them early for the deeper discount. Memorial Day started as an event to honor Union soldiers who … Continue reading

Navy ‘Stuff’…

Try, try, and try again… Turtle, USS Alligator, Intelligent Whale, Holland VI John Philip Holland, the man who developed the first true submarine accepted by U.S. Navy (spending 57 of his 74 years working with submersibles), was born in Liscannor, County … Continue reading

Navy ‘Stuff’…

Paintings… And space operations… Artists were usually aboard the ships that performed the water recoveries of the US space capsules, which landed in the water, as opposed to the Russian ones which land on the ground. A graduate of the … Continue reading

Small steps…

But more good news for Vets… House Passes Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act Legislation Protects Due Process Rights for Veterans Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) applauds the House of Representatives today for passing The Veterans … Continue reading

Navy ‘Stuff’…

This week is something a bit different… The Mosquito Fleet, AKA PT (Patrol Torpedo) boats. Specifically the WWII variants. The original concept goes back to the 1890s, then called Torpedo Boats. In WWI, the Brits designed what they called Motor … Continue reading

The end of an era…

1937-2017… 80 years of maritime patrol squadrons is ending this week… In a way, it’s fitting that it’s ending what started at in 1937 with Fleet Air Wing 2 and ends with Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 2 as the bookends. … Continue reading

Navy “Stuff”…

Anybody recognize this ship??? Commissioned in 1913, she was the first turbo-electric ship in the Navy. Still not sure? More below the break… … Continue reading

Navy “Stuff”…

The unsung (on purpose) heroes of the intelligence world… Many sailors and airmen have been lost on ‘missions’ that never existed, or were never actually attributed, their deaths noted as ‘training accidents’ in some cases… Today, I’d like to draw … Continue reading

Navy ‘Stuff’…

The Navy uses various ‘naming’ conventions for ships, you can see today’s current ship listing, HERE. What I wanted to do today was look at one of the ‘oddities’ in the ship naming line… That being the USS Los Angeles… … Continue reading

Navy ‘Stuff’…

Edit- Sorry about the screwed up pics and dates in the first go round this morning… Apparently something ‘glitched’ in the upload. My bad… All corrected now, thanks Grog for the comm date! By popular demand, some WWII Destroyers that … Continue reading