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World War I Centennial: Even Bigger Battleships, Part II

The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that killed millions and set the continent of Europe on the path to further calamity two decades later. But it didn’t come out of nowhere. With the centennial of the outbreak of hostilities coming up in 2014, Erik Sass will be looking back at the lead-up to the [...]

Star Trek fan plans to build the Enterprise

A systems engineer has developed plans to build an actual ‘working’ version of the USS Enterprise. The man behind all this, known only as ‘Dan’, isn’t…

US warship invaded by deadly spiders

The USS Michael Murphy got more than it bargained for in a crate of missile launcher components. Over 40 black widow spiders were found inside the box…

Gingerbread Starship Enterprise

redditor nem8 made the USS Xmas, affectionately known as the Gingerprise. There is an argument in the comment thread about whether the registry number is correct. This is why we Trekkies are awesome. N.B. The joke “Bake it so!” is better used for a different ship, namely the Xmas-D. Link

Five for Fighting

The following is an article from the book Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Salutes the Armed Forces.. In 1942 five brothers made a sacrifice that showed just how much a family could give to the war effort. PATRIOTIC FERVOR January 3, 1942: After ringing in the New Year, the five Sullivan brothers from Waterloo, Iowa, enlisted in the Navy. [...]