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Richard Henry Dana, Jr

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on January 24, 2014

Richard Henry Dana, Jr. (1815-1882) was a distinguished Massachusetts lawyer and political activist from an eminent New England family. He was one of the leading admiralty lawyers of his day, but gained more renown (and more than a few enemies) by advocating for the rights of merchant sailors…

SBX-1

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on April 12, 2013

SBX-1 is the US Navy designation for its self-propelled radar vessel. The designation is short for Sea-Based X-Band Radar-1. The vessel started life as a CS-50 twin-hull semi-submersible drilling rig. It was built in the Vyborg shipyard in Russia in 2002.