An examination of 340 skeletons has revealed what it was like to be a sailor in Nelson's navy. It was pretty grim. The bones, excavated from sites in Greenwich, Gosport and Plymouth, also found that more than six per cent of sailors in Nelson's navy, were amputees, many of whom died
The New York Times posted an article about a dispute between the Bazilian Navy and Robert Marx, a marine archaeologist, who is claiming that the government has tried to cover up underwater evidence that proves the Romans reached Brazil. Mr. Marx, who has long sought to prove that other sailors reached
100 possible shipwrecks have been found by Sapnish Navy vessels looking for sunken treasure. Spanish Navy vessels looking for sunken treasure off the country's coast have found around 100 possible shipwrecks in the first fruit of a drive to protect Spain's historical heritage from private salvagers seeking gold and other
The National Archives have release naval doctor's records dating from 1793 to 1880. Among them are described 7ft parasitic worms and the first documented case of a hermaphrodite. One passenger was 12-year-old Ellen McCarthy, who was on board the Elizabeth sailing from Cork, Ireland, to Quebec, Canada, in June 1825
The wreckage of a WWII-era Navy aircraft was discovered by loggers in an Oregon forest. nvestigators were initially concerned that there might be unexploded bombs or bullets on the site, but a search by Oregon State Police bomb technicians turned up no obvious signs of any unexploded ordnance, Hughes said.