"There are no roses on a sailor's grave, No lilies on an ocean wave, The only tribute is "the seagulls' sweeps, and the teardrops that a sweetheart weeps.

German song


" 'Overboard

Into the tumbling billows of the main.

Lord, Lord! me thought, what pain it was to drown!

What dreadful noise of waters in mine ears!

What ugly sights of death within mine eyes!

Me thought I saw a thousand fearful wrecks;

Ten thousand men that fishes gnaw'd upon. . . ."


Richard the III

Act I, Sc IV




"Black night crowded close around the wounded ship, a backdrop to a Greek tragedy. Leaping red flames painted crazy shadows against the sky and exploding ammunition rocketed toward the stars. "

Arnold S. Lott Lt. Commander USN



"For battles on sea are more dangerous and fiercer than battles by land, for on the sea there is no recoiling or fleeing."

Froissart 1338


Book: "High Seas: Stories of Battle and Adventure from Age of Sail" Ed. by Clint Wills

Book: "The Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter that Saved Greece-and Western Civilization" by Barry Strauss

Book: The Navies of the Napoleonic Era" by Digby Smith

Book: "Nelson's Battles: The Art of Victory in the Age of Sail" by Nicholas Tracy

Book: "A History of Pirates: Blood and Thunder on the High Seas" by Nigel Cawthorne

Book: "Warships: From the Galley to the Present Day" by George Grant et al

Book: "Reign of Iron: The Story of the First Battling Ironclads, the Monitor and the Merrimac

Book: "Life In Nelson's Navy" by Dudley Pope

Book: "Black Night Off Finisterre: The Tragic Tale of an Early British Ironclad" by Arthur Hawkey

Book: "Fight For the Sea: Naval Adventures from World War II" by John Frayn Turner

Book: "Little Ship, Big War: The Saga of DE343" by Edward P. Stafford

Book: "Life Before the Mast" Ed. by Jon E. Lewis

Book: "The Battleships" by I. Johnston & R. McAuley

Book: "Sea Warfare: Firepower" ed by Chris Bishop

Book: Jane’s Fighting Ships of World War II

Book: "Ships of the Royal Navy, Revised Edition: The Complete Record of All Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy" by J.J. Colledge

Book: The Silent War…by John Pina Craven

Book: "At War At Sea: Sailors and Naval Combat in the Twentieth Century" by Ronald H. Spector

Book: "Battlecruisers" by John Roberts

Book: "An Encyclopedia of Naval History" by A. Bruce & W. Cogar

Book: "The Silent War: The Cold War Battle Beneath the Sea" by John Pina Craven

Book: Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail: The Evolution of Fighting Tactics, by Brian Tunstall

Book: "Grand Fleet: Warship Design and Development, 1906-1922" by David K. Brown

Book: "Waves of Hate: Naval Atrocities of the Second World War" by Tony Bridgland

Book: "Hornblower's Navy: Life at Sea in the Age of Nelson" by Steve Pope

Book: "To Rule The Waves: How The British Navy Shaped the Modern World" by Arthur Herman

Book: "Lost Warships: An Archaeological Tour of War at Sea" by James P. Delgado

Book: "Lincoln's Admiral: The Civil War Campaigns of David Farragut" by James P. Duffy

Book: "The History of the World's Warships" by Christopher Chant

Book: "Castles of Steel" by Robert K. Massie

Book: "Navy Seals: A complete History from World War II to the Present" by Kevin Dockery

Book: "Hitler's Grey Wolves: U-Boats in the Indian Ocean" by Lawrence Paterson

Book: "Convoy: The Greatest U-Boat Battle of the War" by Martin Middlebrook

Book: "FIPS: Legendary U-Boat Commander, 1915-1918" by Werner Furbringer

Book: "The Destruction of the Bismarck" by D.J. Bercuson & H.H. Herwig

Book: "Lucky Lady: The World War II Heroics of the USS Santa Fe and Franklin" by Steve Jackson

Book: "The Silent War: The Cold War Battle Beneath the Sea" by John Pina Craven

Book: "Submarines At War: A History of Undersea Warfare from the American Revolution to the Cold War" by Michael Gunton

Book: "Underwater Warriors: The Fighting History of Midget Submarines" by Paul Kemp

Book" All the World's Battleships: 1906 to the Present" Ed by Ian Sturton

Book: "Lost Warships: An Archaeological Tour of War at Sea" by James P. Delgado

Book: "Big Red: Three Months on Board a Trident Nuclear Submarine" by Douglas C. Waller

Book: "A Time To Die: The Untold Story of the Kursk Tragedy" by Robert Moore


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