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The SS Great Eastern was the largest sailing ship ever built. She is shown here without masts at the breaker yard in England. She was built in 1857 and was by far the largest ship ever built at the time at 692ft and 18,000 tons. She bankrupt every company that owned her, just from maintenance. She was used to lay the first trans-Atlantic telegraph cables, and they are still in use today. The only time she made money was laying 6 more cables. She was used to defend Canada during the US Civil…

Lorica squamata is a type of scale armour used by the ancient Roman military during the Roman Republic and at later periods. Mystery of History Volume 1, Lessons 70 & 71 #MOHI70 #MOHI71

IJNIJN Yamato (大和) - Corazzata - Caratteristiche generali Dislocamento a vuoto: 65.027 t (di cui 21.266 t di corazzatura) a pieno carico (stima): 72.810 Lunghezza 263 m Larghezza 38,9 m Pescaggio 11 m Propulsione 12 caldaie a vapore surriscaldato Kanpon, 4 turboriduttori Kanpon, 150,000 CV (110 MW) Velocità 27 nodi (51 km/h) Autonomia 8.000 mn a 18 nodi (14.800 km a 33 km/h) Equipaggio 2.750 uomini

USS Olympia (C-6) - this protected cruiser was Admiral George Dewey's flagship at the Battle of Manila Bay. Aboard this ship he uttered the famous command "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley," to Olympia's captain. Sadly, the ship is decaying at her wharf in Philadelphia for lack of funds. Current talk is that the ship will be towed away and scuttled at sea. A better fate would be to restore the ship and moor her in concrete like the Japanese have done with the contemporary…