Tag Archive | USS Constitution

Uncle Bill’s Cold War Cruiser

Sometimes when you did through family history pictures you get a surprise. My Uncle Bill (William Zoromski), whom I had only met a couple of times once when I was 6 and another time when I was sixteen, reportedly served on the USS Providence, a guided missile cruiser that I supposedly toured in 1959 when […]

A Pip Squeak Navy

Imagine if you will the US Navy at the height of the Reagan Administration. The US Navy rules the world’s oceans with 600 ships-of-war. There are no serious challengers either in numbers or expertise. Now further imagine another nation that shares the same language, same culture and similar values challenging the supremacy of the US […]

Broadside, 1812

As a kid I had a board game called Broadside. Broadside was a naval game based on the War of 1812. It was published in 1962 by Milton Bradley. It was part of a series that included a game on the American Civil War called Battle Cry and a WW1 flying game called Dogfight. Each […]

War of 1812, An Almost Forgotten War

This link has to do with ¬†Battlefield Archaeology.¬†It deals with an unknown incident during the War of 1812. In fact, the War of 1812 is relatively unknown even in the US where it was fought. It’s a bigger deal in Canada since the US took the opportunity to invade Canada. The attempt was a disaster. […]