marines on ship

Dazzle Ship

Victo Ngai

I am very excited to share with you my debut children’s book, Dazzle Ship, authored by Chris Barton and published by Lerner Book. 

Dazzle Ship is the story behind the thousands of war ships painted with bold colors and crazy patterns during WW1. 

Sounds interesting? You can get a copy anywhere books are sold in American or online here

Big thanks to Chris Barton, AD Danielle Carnito and Editor Carol Hinz for getting me acquainted with this colorful piece of history and being so wonderful to work with! 

Video and photos by Munira, Music by Bensound. 

Good Afternoon, tumblr!  You can call me the Boat Goat.  I’m a licensed officer on an American flagged cargo vessel.

Have you ever wondered what it was like to actually sail the ocean blue?   What working and living on a ship really entails?  Wondering where we really keep that jar of prop wash?  Perhaps curious as to just how the US Navy keeps getting itself rammed?

Wonder no more.  Any questions you have about the maritime world, just send my way, and I’ll answer them as best I can.

Context: My players, an 18th century pirate crew, have just captured a Marine ship and killed its captain, Admiral Michael. Admiral Michael had sunk their former ship, the Shrieking Jenny. They are discussing what to do with his corpse.

A: We could send the head to the Marine to send a message.

B: Orrr we could make his head into a shrunken head and let it dangle from the top of our ship!!

C: And we’ll call the ship the Shrunken Michael!

Everyone cheers. The GM is confused.