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HMS Warrior

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on July 12, 2011

The HMS Warrior was the world’s first iron-hull, armor-plated warship. It was also one of the largest ships of its time when launched in 1860. Iron hull ships were relatively new when the Warrior was built. Likewise, armor-plating had been brought…

Nikumaroro

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 21, 2010

Nikumaroro (previously known as Gardner Island) is a small coral atoll in the central Pacific Ocean situated just south of the Equator and just west of the 180th meridian. It lies in the Phoenix Island Chain and is part of the Republic of Kiribati.