Hello, fellow history fans. My names Josh I am 17 and I hail from the land of corn. I live in Palmyra, Ne which is about 20 miles outside of Lincoln. I have been a Titanic buff since the age of 6 and history fan for about as long. I'm known as the history man at my school. I love history. I love just about all ships except the new cruise liners I consider them a shadow of there ancestors. Sure there bigger but where's the luxery? I have read about every Titanic seen all the films and have become quite an artist at drawing some of the great liners. But nothing compared to the great Ken Marschall I hold him in the deepest respect. I love all the old ships Aquitania especially. The Normandie comes in at a very close 2nd. I have built models of Titanic, the Queens, Mauritania. Including several naval ships. I also have a great selection of WW2 airplanes from all sides. My most notible is the Hindenburg. She cruises my ceiling everyday in endless luxery. My father was in the Navy during Vietnam serving aboard and ammunition ship and does he have lots of stories. My two grandfathers were both in the war one in the Navy the other in the Army. I am so glad to be a part of this forum now. It has really helped to let me talk to people like myself with a deep interest in marine history. I probably love it even more because I have seen the ocean only once for about ten minutes on the beach at Seattle and that was only on Puget Sound. I will hold discussion with anyone and always be polite and to the point on future questions or answers. Feel free to drop a message I'm on here about 3 times a day. Yours Sincerely, Joshua Andersen.