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Battle of Lissa

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 29, 2015

Empire, which had acquired the region in 1797 as a gift from Napoleon. Austria. southern flank would be weakened. called Viz, Croatia) on the Dalmatian coast. shelling the fort there. Count Persano was notified of the imminent arrival of the Austrian fleet. north to meet the enemy.

Chafarinas Islands

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 25, 2015

town of Ras Kebdana. total area of 0.2 square miles (128 acres). Guard garrison is stationed on the largest of the three, Isla Isabell II. the island. of fresh water. from Melilla, located about 25 nautical miles to the west. 1847. along the Mediterranean coast of Morocco.

Yellow-bellied sea snake

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 22, 2015

birth. waters, it is capable of surviving far at sea. It is the only sea snake found in waters off Hawaii. Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and Red Sea. Asian land snakes about 10 million years ago. prevented it from entering the Atlantic.

Robert Dollar

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 18, 2015

Robert Dollar (1844-1932) was born in Scotland. young. California, where he prospered. acquired lumber interests up and down the West Coast. moving his lumber from the Pacific Northwest to markets in California. Dollar Steamship Company, headquartered in San Francisco.

Ship Ellen Southard

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 15, 2015

Richmond, Maine, was named for the daughter of the builder and owner, Thomas J. Southard. ports worldwide. Atlantic coast to San Francisco in 1864. San Francisco, Captain Howe, the master died. His wife assumed command. alerted a passing ship, which brought word to California.

Capelin

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 11, 2015

Hemisphere. males. uniform depth. the mouth gaping back to below the center of the eye. The lower jaw extends beyond the upper jaw. scales. dorsal surface and white on its ventral surface. plankton and krill. food source for whales, seals, cod, squid, and seabirds.

Grace Dieu

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 8, 2015

Southampton, England as the flagship of small naval fleet of King Henry V. being 218 feet in length and with a beam of 50 feet. moss and tar between the adjoining layers. felled to provide material for its construction. Grace Dieu had two masts. sail. rigged. and a very high forecastle.

Sculpin

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 4, 2015

in the northern hemisphere. cold water (barely above freezing), making it common in the high north. areas, shallow reefs, estuaries, and kelp forests. for use in fish meal and fertilizer. three feet. years. reddish, with mottled stripes and bars.

Sea of Okhotsk

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 1, 2015

the Kuril Islands, and the Japanese island of Hokkaido. the sea’s southwest portion. the Kamchatka Peninsula to the eastern cape of Hokkaido. productive marine ecosystems in the world. world’s largest raptor. of whales, are found in its waters. whaling vessels, particularly those from New England.

Salp

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on November 27, 2015

fish. system. scientific research. phytoplankton. marine waters worldwide, particularly in those near Antarctica. The lifecycle is complex. individual. phase is comprised of individuals known as blastozooids. male). an oozoid and starts the process anew.

Ocean sunfish

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on November 24, 2015

temperate and tropical marine waters worldwide. mollusks, and small fish. chopped off. bones and the caudal fin is almost vestigial. almost all of the animal’s propulsive power. The small pectoral fins serve as stabilizers. claw-like teeth. bladders.

USS Simpson

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on November 20, 2015

RADM Rodger W. signing of the instrument of surrender. The Oliver Hazard Perry-class vessel was commissioned in 1985. disaster. Iran-Iraq War. Gulf. encountered the Iranian Kaman Class missile patrol boat Joshan. and then launched a Harpoon ship-to-ship missile. Standard ship-to-ship missile.

Perejil Island

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on November 17, 2015

portion of the Mediterranean Sea, 600 feet off the coast of Morocco. It has no permanent human population. vegetation and minimal fresh water. graze. measurable economic value. value lies in its history and competing national pride. offensive against Muslim invaders. the east and undefended.

Humboldt squid

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on November 13, 2015

The Humboldt squid is a large predatory squid. an additional two or more feet. only one to two years. and two slightly longer tentacles. around each sucker. the prey, and pulls it toward the sharp beak at the mouth. the piece, and then grabs another until the flesh is fully consumed.

KMS Admiral Graf Spee

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on November 10, 2015

was laid down is 1932. long tons light load and over 16,000 long tons full load). guns. its eight diesel engines, it could reach a speed of 28 knots. out-run. commonly referred to as a pocket battleship. radar. support for General Franco’s Nationalist faction.

Channel Islands

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on November 6, 2015

English Channel, physically much closer to France than to Great Britain. numerous islets and rocks. era. the tenth century BC until the Roman era. relocated to England with William the Conqueror in 1066. the Channel Islands were retained by the British Crown. Elizabeth II. Bailiwick of Guernsey.

Tawny nurse shark

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on November 3, 2015

Indo-Pacific region. hunter, spending its daytime inside submarine caves and under ledges. shark have been observed in and near the caldera of submarine volcanoes. It grows up to ten feet in length. coloration. paler. particularly in the dorsal area. first dorsal fin is larger than the second.

Liverpool Old Dock

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 30, 2015

about the same time. south of Liverpool. the construction of the world’s first wet dock. unlading of ships slow. situation, the City hired Mr. Liverpool Pool (Mersey estuary). reaches were closed and partially filled in. Work started in 1709 and was completed on 31 August 1715.

USCGC Healy

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 27, 2015

1997. it is named in honor of Revenue Cutter Service Captain Michael A. the USRC Chandler, USRC Thomas Corwin, and USRC Bear. crews. availability for Alaska natives. homeport of Seattle. 16,000 ton vessel is rated as a medium icebreaker. four-blade propellers to a maximum speed of 17 knots.

Pinna nobilis

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 23, 2015

in the Mediterranean Sea. at depths ranging from two to two hundred feet. height. threads. the byssus gland and can reach over two inches in length. nacre (mother-of-pearl). to turn it a golden color, and woven into a cloth called sea silk. commands a high price. nobility.