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Freeper Jeff Head Announces US NAVY 21: America's 21st Century Navy Site
US NAVY 21 ^ | 4 November 2009 | Jeff Head

Posted on 11/04/2009 12:45:45 PM PST by Jeff Head

I created a web site that focuses on the brand new classes of warships that the US Navy is currently building for the 21st century. It includes a lot of specifications, history, and good pictures of each class. The logo and links to the various ship classes are included below. (Picture intesive links)


Just click on each of the Pictures or names of the vessels and they will take you to the page for that vessel at the site : http://www.jeffhead.com/usn21

These vessels are critical to our ability to maintain our unassailable edge in the near to mid-term future. Other nations, some of them likely adversarial in the future, continue to build rapidy and our edge must be maintained if the sea lanes are to remain free.

Other naval oriented web sites I have created regarding this include:

OTHER NAVAL LINKS BY JEFFHEAD:

World-wide Aircraft Carriers - AEGIS Vessels of the World - The Rising Sea Dragon in Asia - ROCN vs PLAN - 25 Favorite US Navy Pics



TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: navair; usn; usn21; usnavy; usnavy21
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1 posted on 11/04/2009 12:45:45 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Jim Robinson; Noumenon; joanie-f; Dukie; Squantos; JohnHuang2; RobFromGa; k.trujillo; ...

FYI, my latest US Navy site.


2 posted on 11/04/2009 12:46:20 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

Outstanding!


3 posted on 11/04/2009 12:50:00 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Jeff Head

I would not want to be conning the USS Gerald Ford in a narrow channel into a busy harbor with the island set that far back.


4 posted on 11/04/2009 12:50:15 PM PST by Non-Sequitur (.)
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To: Jeff Head

BZ, Jeff!


5 posted on 11/04/2009 12:50:45 PM PST by paterfamilias
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To: Jeff Head
Go Navy!

Any word from your end?

Regards,

TS

6 posted on 11/04/2009 12:55:35 PM PST by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: Jeff Head

Isn’t it also true that many of these ships operate with a crew of 20-25? Goodbye opportunities for our young men and women to enjoy a career in the Navy. Only a very few will pass the recruitment tests.

The Navy is saying goodbye to America. That’s how I see it.

In the future, the majority of ships in the Navy will be operated by remote control and the Navy will be a completely alien force. I fear for the future of this country.


7 posted on 11/04/2009 12:55:37 PM PST by BertWheeler (Dance and the World Dances With You!)
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To: Jeff Head

I thought that was a 3 touchdown lead over Army ;)


8 posted on 11/04/2009 12:55:54 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Non-Sequitur
The command area extends somewhat out on the starboard side there, so they can look down the deck, off to the side if necessary and see in front of the ship. With video feeds, my guess is they will be able to see the rest as required.

No matter where it was located, I would not want to conn one of those monsters down any narrow channel in any case. LOL!

9 posted on 11/04/2009 12:56:29 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

Very nice....


10 posted on 11/04/2009 12:57:47 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: BertWheeler

>>In the future, the majority of ships in the Navy will be operated by remote control and the Navy will be a completely alien force. I fear for the future of this country.<<

Theoretically, we haven’t needed human pilots in any aircraft for 20 years. But we still stick people in ‘em anyway.

You might be a little premature in your bleak assessment.


11 posted on 11/04/2009 12:57:59 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: BertWheeler

It is true that costs are being reduced...but if you look at each vessels specs you will see the crew requirements. None of them are 25. The smallest, the Littoral Combat Ships will use 100-115. The carrier crew will be reduced by maybe a thousand but will still have a compliment of 4,600. So this assertion is simply not true.


12 posted on 11/04/2009 1:01:11 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Vroomfondel; SC Swamp Fox; Fred Hayek; NY Attitude; P3_Acoustic; Bean Counter; investigateworld; ...
SONOBUOY PING!

This may be of interest.

Click on pic for past Navair pings.

Post or FReepmail me if you wish to be enlisted in or discharged from the Navair Pinglist.
The only requirement for inclusion in the Navair Pinglist is an interest in Naval Aviation.
This is a medium to low volume pinglist.

13 posted on 11/04/2009 1:01:45 PM PST by magslinger (Deja Mue- The feeling that you have heard this bull before.)
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To: The Shrew
Haven't heard back...wish I had.

Contact is working up near the north slope.

ANyhow, do you notice that all of the destroyers, subs, and LCS are all being outfitted to carry SEALs and Force Recon detachments?

Not just the gators anymore.

14 posted on 11/04/2009 1:02:39 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

Who ever put the island there in those pictures never had to conn a carrier, or any other ship probably. I’m betting that it’ll actually be located much farther forward. Safe navigation will require it, and there is no practical reason that I can think of for locating it that far aft. Other than it looks cool.


15 posted on 11/04/2009 1:04:28 PM PST by Non-Sequitur (.)
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To: SuperLuminal; Virginia Ridgerunner; paterfamilias

Thanks guys! Please spread it around.


16 posted on 11/04/2009 1:04:49 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head
Got it bookmarked, thanks

I trust these new Navy ships will have a way of scrapping old paint off all by themselves?
Scrapping off old paint and applying a fresh coat of red-lead and then 2-coats of gray paint had to the most hated task we had to do during those tedious between cruise times. The air powered needle guns helped some taking off the old paint, but you were half deaf afterward.

17 posted on 11/04/2009 1:05:58 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: Non-Sequitur
Actually, some significant studies by the Navy, including many carrier commmanders is guiding that decision.

An article on The Navy League talks at length about it.

The island, or superstructure, of the Navy's new CVN 21 aircraft carrier is at the heart of numerous improvements planned for the ship. The new carrier, scheduled for launch in 2014, is to have an improved aircraft sortie rate, a crew that is far smaller than that of the Nimitz-class vessels, and lower life-cycle costs.

The means to achieve those goals began with a smaller, redesigned island that is made partly of composites and moved aft, or further back, on the deck relative to islands of the 10 Nimitz-class carriers. Rear Adm. Dennis M. Dwyer, program executive officer for aircraft carriers, said the redesign of CVN 21's island is "the real transformational part of the 'airport'" operations on board the carrier.

Slimming down the island and moving it about 100 feet aft created space on deck for the creation of a centralized re-arming and re-fueling location the Navy has dubbed the "pit stop," after the similar process in auto racing. It enables the crew to service the aircraft and get them quickly back into the air for another tactical mission. "That is the concept," said Dwyer. At present, "we do a lot of ... pushing planes around the deck and that takes a lot of time. They don't push cars in a NASCAR race. They drive them into the pit and they get out in 14 seconds. We [could be] doing that."

You can read the entire article: HERE

18 posted on 11/04/2009 1:10:08 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: NavyCanDo

Maybe better, longer lasting paint mixtures...but ultimately someone will have to do the deed.


19 posted on 11/04/2009 1:11:17 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

Very nice Jeff!


20 posted on 11/04/2009 1:12:00 PM PST by Bob J ("For every 1000 hacking at the branches of evil, one strikes at it's root.")
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To: Jeff Head

I sure hope I’m wrong.

I enjoyed every day of my twenty year career in the U.S. Navy and hope future generations can serve their country in the same manner.


21 posted on 11/04/2009 1:12:50 PM PST by BertWheeler (Dance and the World Dances With You!)
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To: Jeff Head
Some of you will be interested in this.

Searching for a gift to give my Dad who served in the Navy during WWII, I discovered this web site.. NAVY CRUISE BOOKS ON CD.

http://navyboy63.com/nhf/

I was able to purchase my Dad's ships cruise book, The USS Mississippi, and it was the same cruise book page by page I remember seeing when I was just a kid, but on CD. That original book fell apart back in the 1960s and was eventually lost or tossed. Sadly my Dad passed away before the CD was delivered so he never did get to see it.

22 posted on 11/04/2009 1:13:58 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: Jeff Head

Glad I’m not driving then.


23 posted on 11/04/2009 1:14:26 PM PST by Non-Sequitur (.)
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To: Jeff Head

I could and probably will spend hours looking at the various ships. Some dedicated time went into your site and I’m very impressed. One concern I have for our navy is the potential impact of anti ship missiles. Seems there are few measures to protect against them short of taking out the sources.
Thanks for your hard work.


24 posted on 11/04/2009 1:30:26 PM PST by mcshot (It's WE THE PEOPLE!. Don't like our Constitution then get OUT on the 0 boat.)
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To: Jeff Head

Thanks for the ping!


25 posted on 11/04/2009 1:30:55 PM PST by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bomb-a administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: submarinerswife; brwnsuga; navynucmom; RainMan; US Navy Vet; Shimmer1

Navy family ping list


26 posted on 11/04/2009 1:33:37 PM PST by Shimmer1 (Froggie sez water nice and warm)
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To: Non-Sequitur
"I would not want to be conning the USS Gerald Ford in a narrow channel into a busy harbor with the island set that far back."

Carriers are not intended for social calls or regattas. They pilot them by the comprehensive array of instruments with which they are equipped, not simply by sight.

27 posted on 11/04/2009 1:34:48 PM PST by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bomb-a administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: Shimmer1

The “Ford” and “Zumwalt” class huh. Swell just Swell, We R Screwed!


28 posted on 11/04/2009 1:36:56 PM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: Jeff Head
I always enjoy your posts Jeff ... even if you ARE Navy.


/8^)


It'll take a while for me to get through this one ... Thanx.

29 posted on 11/04/2009 1:38:06 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Jeff Head

Bump and bookmarked for later


30 posted on 11/04/2009 1:44:07 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: Jeff Head

Nicely done Jeff, thanks for the ping!


31 posted on 11/04/2009 1:45:51 PM PST by Jean S
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To: Jeff Head
Electromagnetic aircraft launch and recovery replacing current steam catapults and current arrestor systems.

I was aware of electromag replacing steam cats. Do you know anything about electromag arresting gear or was the above a misprint?

32 posted on 11/04/2009 1:47:58 PM PST by Jacquerie (Catapult & Arresting Gear Officer, USS Saratoga CV-60)
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To: Jeff Head

A USN BTT. I sure miss those midnight Mail Buoy Watches...


33 posted on 11/04/2009 1:49:07 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Bob J

Thanks Bob. I have worked with the Navy on several occassions in my career. My Dad was a combat vet of the PTO in World War II and then several years a reserve officer after the war. My son-in-law is currently active duty Navy...a submariner.


34 posted on 11/04/2009 1:56:26 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Non-Sequitur

I’m glad I’m not too.


35 posted on 11/04/2009 1:56:59 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: mcshot

Actually, the RAM system, the Standard Missiles and AEGIS, and the Phalynx CIWS all have good records of taking out anti-ship missiles in training exercises. All of our capitol ships are armed with multiple stations of two or more of those options.


36 posted on 11/04/2009 1:59:10 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: US Navy Vet

Actually, I have to say, after reading of Gerald Ford’s exploits and service during the second World War and his heroism in the hell he went through on the one carrier...given his rise to the CINC coupled with that...and despite his lackluster performance as President...I can see why they did it.


37 posted on 11/04/2009 2:01:07 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

Nice job (looks like a LOT of work). I sent your url to a lifelong buddy of mine who was a swabbie for 27 years...he will love it.


38 posted on 11/04/2009 2:02:40 PM PST by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: Jeff Head

I’m in!


39 posted on 11/04/2009 2:14:47 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: editor-surveyor
Carriers are not intended for social calls or regattas.

But they are also expected to get from point a to point b without running over something or running aground.

They pilot them by the comprehensive array of instruments with which they are equipped, not simply by sight.

None of which are as accurate as a Mark One, Mod One Eyeball when it comes to conning a ship.

40 posted on 11/04/2009 2:21:11 PM PST by Non-Sequitur (.)
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To: Jeff Head
Good Work, Jeff!
Well Done!
Thank You
41 posted on 11/04/2009 2:24:20 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Jeff Head

In all seriousness, if the point is to make room for a refueling area then it would make more sense to me to push the island forward and make the space behind it rather than move the island back. The French did something similar with the DeGaulle, and their reasoning was that the island provided protection from the elements. In heavy seas with that sponson forward you can take spray over the deck and onto the crews servicing the planes in that open area. The island would provide a block for that. But what do I know?


42 posted on 11/04/2009 2:42:53 PM PST by Non-Sequitur (.)
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To: Jeff Head; NavyCanDo
Ya'all know I work with spices. Well, The NAV has figured out how to mix Oleoresin of Capsaicin from Chili Peppers and added that to paint - paint for below the water line. The mussles, barnacles and other little sea creatures that love to attach themselves to the bottom of ships don't like the feel of the capsaicin burning their little feet. They drop off and the ship retains a great deal of it's speed. It's supposed to assist in fuel conservation and reduced work load on the crew.

FWIW,

TS

43 posted on 11/04/2009 2:43:26 PM PST by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: Jeff Head
ANyhow, do you notice that all of the destroyers, subs, and LCS are all being outfitted to carry SEALs and Force Recon detachments?

Smart. I see the use of Marines as base ops security with patrolling and long range 'missions' by SEALS, SAS, etc. operating from coastal/riverine operations. Add air support by Harriers and UAV/Predator air support and you have a mini-MEU raising havoc with our nation's enemies.

Regards,

TS

44 posted on 11/04/2009 2:55:40 PM PST by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: Pharmboy

Thanks...I hope he does like it and find what we’re doing with these new ships of interest.


45 posted on 11/04/2009 3:06:03 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Fiddlstix

You are very welcome.


46 posted on 11/04/2009 3:06:58 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: magslinger

Thanks for pointing this out.


47 posted on 11/04/2009 3:08:52 PM PST by Ole Okie (American)
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To: Non-Sequitur
French moved theirs forward. The English will have two Islands. And we are moving ours back.

My point was simply that it was not done to look "cool", a lot of thought was put into it by people who've been there and done that.

I have no doubt that there was a lot of give and take in the reasoning. But...at this point, the Ford is already under construction and I believe the decision is set in.

48 posted on 11/04/2009 3:08:55 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: The Shrew

Apparenlty they are also considering Force Recon Marines operating off of several vessels, like the LCS.


49 posted on 11/04/2009 3:10:02 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

Bookmarked.

When are you going to update the ChiCom carrier site? Any news?


50 posted on 11/04/2009 3:34:14 PM PST by Ronin (Better an avowed enemy in front of me than a potential traitor beside me. NO RINOS!)
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