Skip to comments.Freeper Jeff Head Announces US NAVY 21: America's 21st Century Navy Site
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:
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?
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.
Thanks...I hope he does like it and find what we’re doing with these new ships of interest.
You are very welcome.
Thanks for pointing this out.
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.
Apparenlty they are also considering Force Recon Marines operating off of several vessels, like the LCS.
When are you going to update the ChiCom carrier site? Any news?
I imagine they would have Sec-Con manned at the same time.
Either in December or January I will make my 2010 update. The Varyag was recently moved into dry dock and they have been working extensively on her. The island is being rebuilt as a part of it.
LOL! Not in your lifetime.
Warships are very temperamental and need lots of TLC. There is always something that needs fixing, tweaking, adjusting, replacing and/or painting.
A fully automated ship is a science fiction fantasy.
Checkin it out now friend.....thanks for the time an effort. Great reference !
Nice site Jeff
Don’t knock Jerry. He may have not been anyones choice for best president, but he was way better than his successor.
You are welcome.
He was far, far better than either Obama or Clinton for sute. My main point was that he was a naval officer who served heroically in dire circumstances who went on to be President of the United States. That is why they named the class after him.
Certainly he is a far better person to name a carrier after, but I still hate the idea of naming them after dead politicians. Using the names of places where naval aviators made their names shine was a far better practice.
Agreed. But naming them after heroes is also fine...and I prefer to look upon that naming as a consequence of his heroic service as opposed to his political career.
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