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The First fleet Ships

Discovery of present-day Australia – The First Fleet Ships

Posted in Historical Ships on 08/05/2019
The first fleet was the 11 ships that left Portland, England to start the first penal colony in New South Wales which later became the country of Australia. Captain Arthur Philip was selected to lead this ambitious undertaking on 13 May 1787 to relieve the pressure on the overcrowded prisons in Britain. The first fleet was the first settlers of Australia who founded the nation we know today. These first settlers included prisoners who were…
HMS Investigator

Matthew Flinders (1774 – 1814) & the HMS Investigator

Posted in Historical Ships on 23/04/2019
Matthew Flinders (born March 16th, 1774) was a renowned English explorer, navigator, and naval officer who circumnavigated (sailed entirely around) Australia and mapped its coastline. In fact, he and George Bass were the first Europeans who realized that Tasmania was an island and sailed around it. Flinders first embarked on their quest to Australia in 1795 for the British Navy on a ship named the “Reliance”. He and his friend George Bass who was a…

12 Secret Facts of Titanic probably you never knew!

Posted in Historical Ships on 08/04/2019
Almost 107 years ago, one of the most famous and deadliest disasters took place. On April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 a.m., the Titanic, deemed to be the luxurious unsinkable ship for the elite class hit an iceberg and sunk at the coast of Newfoundland taking down with it more than 1,500 lives. This event has proven to be quite a historic day in the timeline of mankind and people still get chills when they witness…

10 fascinating facts about the HMS victory the oldest commissioned ship

Posted in Historical Ships on 26/03/2019
HMS Victory, one of the most famous ships of all time, was instrumental in ensuring the supremacy of the British Naval in the late 18th and the early 19th centuries. Being the only surviving warship to have fought in the French Revolutionary War, the American War of Independence, and the Napoleonic Wars, the HMS Victory ship  is arguably the most famous ship ever to be built. It had an imposing first-rate Royal Navy ship of…