The first of four voyages under the command of Columbus

Expedition of Christopher Columbus was organized with the intention of finding a westward route to Asia, and we all know what happened with that, he ended up in Central Americas. Continue reading

Solo Sailing Journey Around-the-World

Captain Joshua Slocum, a Canadian Mariner, sailed Around-the-World on The Spray, a restored fishing sloop in 1895. Continue reading

First Automated Underwater Gas Production Station

On September 1988 the French petrochemical firm Societe Nationale Elf Aquitaine, completed the first underwater automated plant to gather natural gas, named Skuld. Continue reading

Year 2000 celebrated first by the island of Kiribati

As the story goes, back in 1995, President Teburoro Tito adjusted the International Date Line on the island of Kiribati. Continue reading

Undersea cable network between Japan and USA

The first undersea fiberoptic cable network began operation in August 2001, between Japan and USA, this was a joint venture between American and Japanese telecommunications companies, connecting Japan to the U.S. mainland via Hawaii.
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Ocean-Mapping Satellite Launched

The ocean-mapping satellite was Seasat 1, launched by the United States on June 26, 1978. Continue reading

Japanese First Used Ironclad Vessels in War

Ironclad naval vessels were first used during the invasion of Korea by the Japanese warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1592. Continue reading

American Turtle Was the First War Submarine

The war submarine American Turtle was built by American inventor David Bushnell of Saybrook, CT, USA in 1776. Continue reading

Zheng He Created a Sea Chart

Admiral and diplomat Zheng He created the earliest known sea chart of the southern Asian and Indian waters during his seventh voyage in 1431-33. Continue reading

Zheng He Commands Exploration Voyage Around Asia

Zheng He, a Muslim-born officer in the service of Emperor Yongle commanded a Chinese voyage of exploration and diplomacy in 1405. Continue reading