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British Royal Navy

Our research found that Britain lost 24 warships sunk or damaged in October 1780, which must have affected the Royal Navy's ability to fight in the following months.

The outcome of the American Revolution may have been affected by catastrophic storms in the deadliest hurricane season in recorded history.

Editor's Note: Weather affects so much in our own lives, yet too few historians consider its impact on major events in the past. Read more >>

Seventy-five years ago a powered kite landed on a cruiser. From that stunt grew the weaponry that has defined modern naval supremacy.

It hardly seemed possible that a British garrison of seven hundred men could withstand a siege by the greatest American armada of the Revolution. But luck was not with the Americans that summer

“When the British came I was at Fox Island, with my uncle—where we went fishing in an open boat. Read more >>

No American ships were involved, yet on its outcome hung Great Britain’s recognition of our independence

Nowadays tourists visit the West Indies by air, and sooner or later most of them avail themselves of one or other of the local services that, originating in Puerto Rico, hop from island to island southeastward along the chain of the Lesser Antilles to Trinidad and Georgetown, on the coast of Brit Read more >>

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