Royal Navy Takes Delivery of a Crewless Remote Boat

The first fruit of the Navy's £3m investment in self-driving boats is floating about somewhere and awaiting commands, as our sea defences are now additionally shored up by a tough-looking boat able to hit speeds of 44mph all by itself. Read More >>

The MoD Has Blown £500m on Storing Old Nuclear Subs

Fans of the history of the UK's submarine fleet will be pleased to know we have numerous classic old nuclear-powered subs in various storage sites around the country, although government financial watchdogs aren't best pleased about it, as the lifetime cost to the Ministry of Defence for storing these ancient subs has now breached the £500m mark. Read More >>

World War I-Era German Submarine Resurfaces From the Sand Near French Coast

The remains of SM UC-61, a World War I German minelaying submarine c(also known as a U-boat) is resurfacing on the coast of Wissant near Calais over a century after it was abandoned and scuttled by its 26-sailor crew before they surrendered to the French, the BBC reported on Saturday. Read More >>

China May be Testing a Ship-Mounted Railgun

As the U.S. commitment to its long-running railgun program appears ready to wane, China’s own program might be winding up, recent reports suggest. Read More >>

Big Expensive British Floating Thing Has a Hole in it

A very expensive thing designed to do one job has a flaw in it that stops it doing that job very well. It's yet another perfect metaphor for the state of the nation in 2017. Read More >>

The Argentine Navy Is Missing an Attack Submarine With 44 Crew on Board

The ARA San Juan, an Argentine Navy diesel-electric attack submarine built in 1983, has been missing since November 15th with a crew of 44 sailors on board, CNN reported. Read More >>

Experts Question Details From the Story of Two Women Stranded at Sea for 5 Months

The story of two women who were stranded at sea for 5 months in shark-infested waters seemed almost too cinematic to be true. And now some experts are questions the veracity of some of their claims. Read More >>

Women and Their Dogs Rescued After Being Stranded at Sea for Five Months Surrounded By Sharks

Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava set off for Tahiti on May 3rd, but suffered engine failure and even a broken mast. To make matters worse, their phone fell overboard on the first day. Read More >>

Queen Elizabeth Prepares for War at Sea

Today's a momentous occasion in the history of British naval superiority, as we shall see the first of the nation's new aircraft carriers leave the dock for the first time. Read More >>

UK Vulnerable to Giant Squid Attacks

Were some sort of leviathan from the deep to emerge and attack Britain's heritage coastline we would be powerless to stop it tearing our Victorian piers to shreds, as reports from inside the military say that the UK's entire fleet of attack submarines is currently out of action. Read More >>

China Tells the U.S. It Can Have Its Dumb Submarine Back

On Thursday, China seized an unmanned sub in the South China Sea that belonged to the U.S. Navy. Following a diplomatic complaint from the Pentagon, China now says it will return the vessel and that Americans were “hyping up” an incident that’s really no big deal. Read More >>

Navy Warships Lose Big Guns in Cost-Cutting Exercise

The Navy's warships might soon only be able to offer advisory support in military hotspots around the world, as one of their key weapon systems is getting unbolted and popped into storage to save money. Read More >>

The US Navy’s Futuristic New Diving Helmet Turns Sailors Into Minions

The US Navy is developing a new diving helmet fitted with something called Divers Augmented Vision Display (DAVD). It’s essentially a fancy underwater HUD. But really, the whole setup basically looks like a high tech Minion costume. Read More >>

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Seeing Hundreds of People Trying to Climb a Slippery Obelisk Is So Ridiculous

To cap off their first year at the Naval Academy, hundreds of plebes try to scale the greased down Herndon Monument to replace the hat on top of the 21-foot tall obelisk. It’s a fun tradition that teaches teamwork and caps off a hard year—but it looks oh so ridiculous to see so many shirtless human bodies recklessly piled on top of each other, like some sort of zombie horde trying to jump a barrier. Read More >>

Russian Planes Just Came Really, Really Close to Hitting US Navy Destroyer 

The United States Navy just reported “multiple, aggressive flight manoeuvres by Russian aircraft” on two separate occasions while in international waters. While conducting deck landing drills yesterday “two Russian SU-24 jets made numerous close-range and low altitude passes” near the USS Donald Cook. Read More >>