In 1588, the mightiest fleet set sail from Spain. Its target was England. At stake was nothing less than Catholic control of Western Europe. More »
Two of the greatest sea powers of the 17th century—England and the Netherlands—clashed off the coast at the Battle of Portland in the summer of 1653. More »
During the Eighty Years’ War, the Battle of the Downs would come to mark a crushing defeat of the Spanish. More »
From the First Spanish Armada to Pearl Harbor, conditions aboard the world’s leading navies have improved greatly, but some facets of sea life have remained unchanged. More »
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.
The Luftwaffe sent the Me-262 jet fighter aloft in the final months of World War II in a vain effort to challenge Allied air superiority.
Sergeant Red Erwin’s courage in a burning B-29 over Japan saved the lives of his crewmen and earned him the Medal of Honor.