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American Troops On Their Way Home from WWII

Official U.S. Navy photo via the New-York Historical Society During World War II, the New York Harbour was an incredibly busy port. According to the New-York Historical Society: “63 million tons of supplies and more than 3 million men shipped out from New York Harbor, and at the height of the war, a ship left every 15 minutes. The Brooklyn Navy Yard doubled its size and employed 70,000 people, including many women; it became the largest shipbuilding facility in the country at the time.” In this unbelievable scene, we see…

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So a Gyro Stabilizer on a Boat is Pretty Cool

If you’ve ever been on the water in a small boat on a choppy day you know how wobbly it can get. One (expensive) way of addressing this is by installing a gyro stabilizer on your boat. In this demo by Seakeeper, we see how effective a powerful gyroscope can be at eliminating boat roll. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/gyro-stabilizer-on-a-boat/

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The RNLIs Newest All-Weather Lifeboat is an Engineering Marvel

The Shannon is the latest class of all-weather lifeboat to join the RNLI fleet. She’s the first modern all-weather lifeboat to be propelled by waterjets instead of traditional propellers, making her the RNLI’s most agile and manoeuvrable all-weather lifeboat yet. Designed entirely in-house by a team of RNLI engineers, The Shannon was designed to be launched and recovered from a beach and is loaded with impressive features and specs. The naming of The Shannon class lifeboat follows an RNLI tradition of naming lifeboats after rivers. But it’s the first time…

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Norwegian Cruise Ship Gets Caught in Bomb Cyclone and Passenger Faithfully Documents the Havoc

A New Year’s Cruise carrying over 4,000 passengers was caught in a violent winter storm on the way back from the Bahamas and it wreaked havoc on the ship. The cruise ship, Norwegian Breakaway, was scrambling to return to port in Manhattan, as awaiting passengers were eager to begin their own 14-day cruise, set to begin as soon as the ship returned. All passengers and crew eventually arrived to port safely in the New York City harbour, but not before Winter Storm Grayson had its way. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/cruise-ship-gets-caught-in-bomb-cyclone/

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