Japan’s maritime history

Japan’s maritime history is rich and extensive, shaped by its geographic location as an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. The country’s relationship with the sea has played a vital role in its culture, economy, and military development throughout the centuries. Here are some key aspects of Japan’s maritime history: 1. Early Seafaring: Japan’s earliest inhabitants … Read more

The USS Santa Barbara

Did you know Santa Barbara has a Naval vessel named after it? From the Wikipedia page… USS Santa Barbara (LCS-32) is an Independence-class littoral combat ship of the United States Navy.[2][6] She is the 32nd ship of the type, and 16th of the class, which is inter-numbered with the Freedom-class littoral combat ships. With 35 … Read more

Annual Auction

The Ventura County Maritime Museum will have their annual fundraising auction on Sunday, November 13, 2011. For more information visit their Website, or call 805-984-6260. I’m sure they’d appreciate your support.

Run up the Colours

Today is National Maritime Day, a day we honor the United States Merchant Marine. These mariners have dedicated themselves to protecting our freedoms, and have helped to promote commerce, both in times of peace and war. A heartfelt thank you goes out to these folks.