Showing posts with label War. Show all posts
Showing posts with label War. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Only Ship Left in America's Fleet That Actually Sunk an Enemy Ship Is 200 Years Old

U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Matthew R. Fairchild
USS Constitution beat the British in the War of 1812, but hasn't seen much action since

The only active ship in the United States Navy to sink another enemy ship in combat is more than 200 years old. The title falls to the wooden frigate Constitution, as the USS Simpson, a guided missile frigate just thirty years old, has been retired from the fleet.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Kiev says cannot withdraw heavy weapons as attacks persist

(Reuters) - Kiev accused pro-Russian rebels of opening fire with rockets and artillery at villages in southeastern Ukraine on Monday, all but burying a week-old European-brokered ceasefire deal.