Posted inArchaeology

British Warship Wreckage Sunk off Florida in 1742 During the War of Jenkins’ Ear Identified

Archaeologists from the United States National Park Service have identified the archaeological remains of HMS Tyger, an 18th century British warship, within the boundaries of the Dry Tortugas National Park. The park consists of seven small islands of reefs and sand located about 113 kilometers west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. Built […]

Posted inBronze Age Archaeology

Cargo of a Bronze Age Ship, the World’s Oldest Ever to Carry Copper Ingots, Found by Archaeologists

According to the definition, a wreck is a sunken or damaged ship. Most people associate it with a rusty iron structure or the wooden skeleton of a ship underwater. Underwater archaeologists have a different approach: they also call a wreck the cargo of a Bronze Age ship they found off the coast of Turkey, although […]

Posted inFirst World War

The Battle of the Porpoises, when a Brazilian Cruiser Fired on the Animals Believing Them to Be a German U-boat

What’s going on with the Brazilian navy and marine life? Once upon a time, warships from that country had their ups and downs with the French during a conflict of grotesque proportions known as the Lobster War. Now, we’re going to look at an even more bizarre episode: the Battle of the Porpoises, an incident […]

Posted inModern Era

Quasi-War, the undeclared conflict that pitted the United States against France between 1798 and 1800

A few days were enough for Esteban to realize that Víctor Hugues had been overly optimistic in telling him that the journey from Cayenne to Paramaribo, at such times, was an easy undertaking. Jeannet, envious of Guadeloupe’s prosperity, also had his privateers: small, rapacious captains, without the charisma or stature of an Antoine Fuët, who […]