The Tournament is OVER! Thanks to everyone who played! We had an overwhelming response for the finals, but the USS Constitution toppled the USS Enterprise in voting, 265-43. What a game. Here is a shot of the Constitution’s “Team Captains” celebrating their victory. All team members were one-time Constitution Commanding Officers. Look for more fun like this soon on our Facebook page, and thanks for playing! Let us know what you thought of the tournament. (Original Photo from the Associated Press

THE FINAL BRACKET IS HERE. It is the Constitution vs. the USS Enterprise (CV-6).  Both ships are considered to be the greatest ships in the history of the USN.  But which one will prevail?  Vote in the comment section below by midnight!  Happy voting!  We will crown a champion tomorrow! 

The FINAL FOUR of our bracket challenge is here! Time to vote for the Constitution (Region 1 Winner), Olympia (Region 2 Winner), Enterprise (Region 3 Winner), or Nautilus (Region 4 Winner). Voting ends once again at midnight tonight. We decided to speed things up a bit, since the NCAA Tournament ends over a week away! Voting for the final four will be today, with the final match tomorrow! Happy Voting!

Elite 8 Round 2! The Constitution and Olympia move on! Who will move on in today’s bracket! Same rules apply as before - Make sure to vote in the comment section below by midnight and tell all your friends to join in on the fun. Happy Voting! You can go to our site for more information and a full bracket view.

HERE IT IS! Round 1 of 2 with the Final 8 ships from the #NHFSinkorSwim Bracket Competition. Same rules apply as before - vote in the comment section below. Voting ends at midnight. Tell all your friends to “like” our page and vote! Have fun!

Here is the last of the “Sweet 16” of ships (Round 2: Game 2). After today, we will have the “Elite 8” of ships for our March Naval Madness “NHF Sink or Swim 2014” Competition. Same rules apply as before - I think this one will be particularly hard to vote for! You can see the updated site with the winners/updates athttp://www.navyhistory.org/sink-or-swim-2014-ship-bracket-competition/ Game on!

SWEET SIXTEEN! We have finally made it past the first round of voting. We are now in the second round of voting - Here is where it gets harder. The numbers next to the ship names indicate their seed from their time period (just like the basketball tourney). Vote for as many ships as you like in the comment section below - voting ends at midnight tonight. If there are no votes for either matched ship, the higher seed will move on. You can see the updated site with the winners/updates at OUR WEBSITE Game on!

ROUND 1: REGION 4: Here is the last of the opening round of action - After today, we will have a “Sweet 16” set of ships from the Revolutionary War to the present day. The numbers next to the ship names indicate their seed from their time period (just like the basketball tourney). Vote for as many ships as you like - voting ends at midnight tonight. If there are no votes for either matched ship, the higher seed will move on. You can see the updated site with the winners/updates athttp://www.navyhistory.org/sink-or-swim-2014-ship-bracket-competition/ Game on!

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ROUND 1: REGION 3 - Only one “region bracket” today - World War I/World War II. The numbers next to the ship names indicate their seed from their time period (just like the basketball tourney). Vote for as many ships as you like - voting ends at midnight tonight. If there are no votes for either matched ship, the higher seed will move on. Game on! We will post the tabulation from yesterday’s votes with a link to the NHF website later today.

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My mistake - The USS Kearsarge was included twice in the original photo - here is the updated “Round One” list with the 6th seed as the USS Minnesota (sole major war-end survivor of the Battle of Hampton Roads). Keep the votes coming!
Thank you everyone who pointed out the error!