4th June 1855 The Camel Corps – The USS Supply sets sail to acquire camels for the American Army

The USS Supply was a navy stores ship. It usually carried the likes of food, drink and ammunition; basically anything the navy needed to move from A to B. However, before setting out from New York in June 1855, the commander, Lieutenant David Dixon Porter, had spent the previous few weeks modifying the ship for […]

1st June 1940 From Titanic to Dunkirk, Charles Lightoller had an Eventful Life

On the morning of 1st June 1940 an old Royal Navy steam launch which had been converted into a pleasure cruiser set off across the English Channel from Ramsgate. At the helm was a 66 year old retired seaman who had lived what could reasonably be called ‘a full life’. That day the launch, called […]