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Historical Ships

The America’s Cup – The oldest trophy in the sporting world

For fans of yacht sailing, there are many tournaments around the world which are worth paying attention to. Foremost among them, though, is the hugely popular America’s Cup. Known affectionately by its old name, the Auld Mug, the America’s Cup is one of the most prestigious and historical trophies in the world of sport. It has become the trophy handed out to the winner of the America’s Cup, a racing event held among various yacht…
SeacraftAdmin
29/10/2020
Historical Ships

10 Interesting facts about Riva boats

As one of the most famous names in the ship building industry, Riva has become a major part of European shipbuilding. They have been around for many years, with the company first rising to prominence in the 1840s when they started building boats out of Lago d’Iseo. In just a few years from its foundation, the company quickly rose up the ranks and made an immediate and positive impression. What, though, makes Riva and its…
SeacraftAdmin
14/09/2020
Historical Ships

Key facts about two of the most famous cruise ships in the world

In the world of ships, we have some pretty special boats out there in the seas of the world today. Some ships tend to get more acclaim than others, though, and that is especially true of cruise ships. Two of the most famous cruise ships in the world are the Freedom of the Seas and the Majesty of the Seas. These are two major boats which have become a key part of the sea tourism…
SeacraftAdmin
02/07/2020
Historical Ships

Anzac Day & The Gallipoli Campaign

Australian and New Zealand have, for many years, shared various moments in history. As two neighbours with strong natural relations, the relationship between both countries is hugely impressive. Both nations have helped each other out in various times throughout history, creating a natural, lasting respect. A big reason why that matters so much, though, is the fact that both countries have long protected one another. When one is in trouble, the other so often rises…
SeacraftAdmin
16/04/2020
Historical Ships

Convict Ships

For many people, Australians included, the history of Australia is one that isn’t necessarily well-known. Despite being one of the most powerful English-speaking nations in the world, Australia is still a relatively new country. Compared to many countries that it now completely outstrips in terms of international prestige; Australia is very much a young nation. How, though, did things get started here? Given the landscape of Australia, it’s no surprise that Australian history begins after…
SeacraftAdmin
05/03/2020
Historical Ships

The Boonah Tragedy Of 1918

The HMAT Boonah was a German ship that was built in the early part of the 20th century i.e. 1912 to be exact. It was built for the Australian trade which is why it was also known as the Melbourne. In 1914, the ship was renamed to Boonah after it was caught by the Commonwealth Government. The ship suffered a lot of tragedies when it reached Australia. Woodman Point was the main centre where the…
SeacraftAdmin
02/02/2020
Historical Ships

The Great Race of Cutty Sark and Thermopylae

Whenever we talk about racing clippers, the two most famous names that come to mind are Cutty Sark and Thermopylae. They were designed to appear almost the same; hence, no one could decide which of them was the finest in terms of build quality. History reveals that both these clippers were designed as rivals to each other; just a little material variation is the main comparative point between them. There is no doubt to say…
SeacraftAdmin
29/10/2019
Historical Ships

The Facts About James Cook and His Greatest Voyage on HMB Endeavour

James Cook, a famous British Naval Captain, was born on 27th October 1729 at Yorkshire, England. He is better known as an explorer and navigator who sailed along the coasts of Canada for many years ranging from 1763 to 1767. History reveals that he conducted three journeys to the Pacific Ocean in different years; the first one was completed between 1768 to 1771; whereas second and third expeditions were completed between 1772 to 1775 and…
SeacraftAdmin
26/09/2019
Historical Ships

20 Famous Shipwrecks In Australian History

The Titanic might be one of the most famous shipwrecks in the history of our world but did you that there have been thousands of other shipwrecks spread all around the world as well. Australia alone has 8000 registered shipwreck cases recorded since the 17th century. Australia has a very lengthy coastline which is why it has such a high rate of recorded shipwrecks. Out of the 8000 registered shipwrecks only 2000 have been found.…
SeacraftAdmin
13/08/2019
Historical Ships

The First Steamships to Arrive in Australia

During the mid-nineteenth century, and most notably in Western cultures, steamships and steamboats became one of the most prominent forms of transportation. This travel revolution took place on a global scale, as travel via steamship allowed goods and people to be transported at a fraction of the time that it took to sail. Prior to the introduction of the steamship, the most common forms of transportation were fueled by man, wind, and horsepower. However, each…
SeacraftAdmin
24/07/2019
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