Marines, also known as a marine corps and naval infantry, are an infantry force that specializes in the support of naval and army operations on land and at sea, as well as the execution of their own operations. In the majority of countries, the marine force is part of the navy, but it can also be under the army like the Troupes de marine (French Marines) and Givati Brigade (Israeli Marines), or form an independent armed service branch like the United States Marine Corps and Royal Marines.
Historically, tasks undertaken by marines have included providing protection from war while at sea, reflecting the pressed nature of the ships' company and the risk of mutiny. Other tasks would include boarding of vessels during combat or capture of prize ships and providing manpower for raiding ashore in support of the naval objectives.
With the industrialization of warfare in the 20th century the scale of landing operations increased; this brought with it an increased likelihood of opposition and a need for co-ordination of various military elements. Marine forces evolved to specialize in the skills and capabilities required for amphibious warfare.
Shipbuilding is a mini album recorded by Tasmin Archer. Archer decided to follow up her successful 1992 debut Great Expectations with an EP of four covers of songs written by Elvis Costello, which was released in January 1994 in the singer's homeland of the UK and peaked at #40 there. The title track served as the lead track.
SBK Records, Archer's label in North America, decided to release the EP as a full album instead, and to fill the space they also included four tracks from Archer's debut album in live form, including an acoustic version of Archer's UK #1 hit Sleeping Satellite.
The album was released on March 8 1994, but failed to chart in the USA. It achieved good reviews however, especially for the Costello covers.
In September 2013, Elvis Costello and The Roots released an answer song written in the perspective of the other side of the conflict, called "Cinco Minutos con Vos" ("Five Minutes with You"). The song is a duet partly sung in Argentinian Spanish by La Marisoul.
The Historical Society of MarineCity is raising funds for a new nautical art installation that will bring the town’s shipbuilding history to life in the parks along the St ... The ships are representative of the different types of vessels local shipbuilders produced during the era when Marine City was a hub of the industry ... “Back in the 1800s, it was one of the biggest shipbuilding places on the Great Lakes.”....
Korea's shipbuilders are sinking deeper into crisis as they continue to struggle to win new orders amid rising raw material costs and labor disputes ... Though it has not announced its second quarter earnings, Daewoo Shipbuilding & MarineEngineering (DSME) is expected to be the only company to log an operating profit, thanks to its highly profitable LNG ship backlog ... Rising materials prices are also a worry for shipbuilders....
US shipbuilding and repair firm VT Halter Marine, part of VT Systems, has appointed Ronald Baczkowski as its new president and CEO... He had previously served 22 years with the United StatesMarine ......