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    12/04/2017 4:08:12 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    freebeacon ^ | December 4, 2017 | Natalie Johnson
    Service failed to meet over 90 percent of requests for support training in 2016 The U.S. Navy doesn't have enough amphibious warships to effectively support the Marine Corps in training for combat operations, according to senior Pentagon officials. Marine Lt. Gen. Brian Beaudreault, deputy commandant for plans, policies, and operations, said Friday the current fleet of 32 amphibious assault ships falls short of the number needed to meet operational requirements. He said this negatively impacts the ability of joint naval forces to train, particularly in large-scale formations, which harms readiness. Beaudreault, testifying before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness,...
  • Scathing report blames crew errors for deadly Navy collisions [USS McCain and USS Fitzgerald]

    11/02/2017 7:14:15 AM PDT · by Enchante · 43 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo ^ | November 1, 2017 | Luis Martinez
    Poor decisions and lax standards made by the crews of the USS Fitzgerald and the USS John S. McCain contributed to the deadly collisions last summer that killed 17 sailors, according to a new Navy investigation. "The collisions were avoidable," said Adm. John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, in the executive summary to the report. "Both of these accidents were preventable and the respective investigations found multiple failures by watchstanders that contributed to the incidents," he added in a statement accompanying the report's release. "We must do better." On June 17, the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with a...
  • The Navy Is Set to Retire Half of Its Biggest Surface Combatants—With No Replacement in Sight

    10/10/2017 11:28:17 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 77 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | Oct 9, 2017 | Kyle Mizokami
    A full half of the U.S. Navy's largest surface warships are set to retire in three years, with nothing available to take their place. Eleven Ticonderoga-class cruisers, each with more than a hundred vertical missile silos, are scheduled to retire starting in 2020. The retirement of these ships will leave a bog hole in the Navy arsenal. The U.S. Navy's Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruisers were introduced in the 1980s. Weighing nearly 10,000 tons and measuring 567 feet long, the ships were designed primarily for the air defense roles. Equipped with the Aegis Combat System, the Ticonderogas were designed to protect...
  • More on the USS McCain and other Navy ship “accidents”

    08/28/2017 8:51:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 73 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/28/17 | NavyPatriot
    A few days ago, Aug 23, I sent a post explaining the workings on the navigation bridge of a typical Naval Vessel. A few of my fellow Naval Veterans corrected me on something. We never referred to our Officer on the bridge as the OIC (Officer in Charge). His title was OOD! (Officer of the Day) Sorry, I knew that, but must have had a brain freeze! I also was incorrect on the number of personnel involved on a vessel the size of a CRUISER or DESTROYER. I should have known better! My navigation experience was mostly aboard the USS...
  • America’s Oldest Commissioned Warship Refloated After Two-Year Restoration

    07/26/2017 7:27:18 AM PDT · by Oatka · 43 replies
    gcaptain ^ | July 25, 2017 | gCaptain
    (photo at site) America’s oldest commissioned warship, USS Constitution, was finally refloated on Sunday following a two-year, multi-million dollar restoration at the historic Charlestown Navy Yard, located at the Boston National Historical Park. USS Constitution entered the yard’s Dry Dock 1 on May 18, 2015, and since then ship restorers and teams of Constitution Sailors have worked side-by-side to bring Old Ironsides back to her glory. The restoration included the replacement of 100 hull planks and the required caulking, the re-building of the ship’s cutwater on the bow, as well as the on-going preservation and repair of the ship’s rigging,...
  • The cruise ship with the biggest capacity in the world revealed: MSC vessel will host [tr]

    06/05/2017 7:19:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 5, 2017 | Annabel Fenwick
    A new cruise ship is heading our way, built to host more passengers than ever before. MSC Cruises announced plans for its new World Class ships - which will carry a maximum of 6,850 guests and boast 2,760 cabins - at a ceremony in France's Saint-Nazaire last week, with an artist's rendering of the ship showing that she'll be quite a sight to behold. The 200,000–ton vessels, the first of which will be delivered in 2022, will have room for 70 more passengers than the current record-holder, Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas, which has a capacity of 6,780.
  • Priority: Rebuilding Our US Navy

    11/13/2016 9:00:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | November 13, 2016 | Robert Charles
    Let’s talk national security, since that conversation is coming, with a vengeance. One issue on which all Republican candidates were united, on which room exists for swift agreement between the Trump Administration and Congress, and on which Democrats may agree – is a tightening focus on US Navy capabilities, procurement processes, strategic priorities and deployment, as well as morale – their exceptional football record versus Army notwithstanding. For starters, a top-to-bottom review of actual and planned capabilities in the context of emerging threats, from cyber to China, is long overdue. Second, a deep dive on mounting delays, re-designs and...
  • USS Morrison

    11/12/2016 5:14:19 AM PST · by KYBeagle · 4 replies
    The first attack on Morrison, a main target as fighter-director ship, was a suicide run by a "Zeke"
  • Images Show A Badly Damaged HSV-2 Swift Following Attack Off Yemeni Coast

    10/08/2016 6:30:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    The Warzone ^ | October 5, 2016 | Tyler Rogoway
    As we noted previously, details surrounding the attack on the UAE-operated logistics ship Swift remain very fuzzy. Most news outlets reported the ship was sunk. Contrary to those reports, it appears the ship–or what was left of it–was being towed to Eritrea for examination. It looks as if it has arrived there, and the pictures are not pretty.
  • The final missing ship from the Battle of Jutland is found on the sea bed more [tr]

    09/19/2016 5:30:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 19, 2016 | Joseph Curtis
    The last missing ship from the Battle of Jutland has been found in the North Sea 100 years after it was sunk in combat with Germany. HMS Warrior was recently discovered 90 yards under the sea a century after it was abandoned due to the heavy damage it took from enemy shelling. The Battle of Jutland is regarded as the only major naval battle of the First World War and involved 100,000 men and 250 ships, with almost 9,000 sailors killed on both sides during the 36-hour conflict.
  • Trump warns Iran: Ships 'will be shot out of the water'

    09/10/2016 7:10:37 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 98 replies ^ | Daniella Diaz and Jeremy Diamond CNN
    <p>Donald Trump vowed Friday that if Iran inappropriately approached U.S. ships, they would be "shot out of the water."</p> <p>"And by the way, with Iran, when they circle our beautiful destroyers with their little boats and they make gestures that our people -- that they shouldn't be allowed to make, they will be shot out of the water," he said at a rally here.</p>
  • Japan's 114-year-old battleship Mikasa: A relic of another time

    08/05/2016 6:43:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    CNET ^ | August 5, 2016 | Geoffrey Morrison
    An hour south of Tokyo, on the edge of the bay is a piece of history unique in the world. Embedded in concrete just a few feet from the water is the 114-year-old battleship Mikasa. It's the only surviving pre-dreadnought battleship, not to mention one of the only Imperial navy vessels still intact from that era. After 21 years in service, the Mikasawas decommissioned, but not scrapped. Instead she was preserved at the request of the Japanese government, with her engines and armament removed, and her hull encased in concrete.
  • Mystery of 14 Turkish navy ships 'still missing' after failed coup(tr)

    07/19/2016 2:47:42 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 19, 2016 | Jennifer Newton
    More than a dozen Turkish navy ships are reportedly still at sea and remain unaccounted for following the botched military coup. The commander of the Turkish navy Admiral Veysel Kosele also remains missing, having been out of contact since Friday evening. It is unclear if he was part of the coup attempt or if he is being held against his will after local media reports said he was tricked into boarding one of the missing ships after being told there was a terrorist attack.
  • The €1billion floating town is finally delivered: World's biggest cruise ship with 18 decks [tr]

    05/13/2016 7:19:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 99 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 13, 2016 | Becky Pemberton
    The world's biggest-ever cruise ship, the 227,000-tonne Harmony of the Seas, a luxury home on the waves for 8,500 passengers and crew, was handed over by a French shipyard on Thursday after a 40-month engineering feat. At 218ft, it is the widest cruise ship ever built, while its 1,187ft length makes it 164ft longer than the height of the Eiffel Tower. The immense floating town, which cost close to one billion euros (Ł800 million), has 18 decks and will be able to carry 6,360 passengers and 2,100 crew members.
  • Amazing Drone Video of Once Forgotten Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard

    03/31/2016 3:07:32 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    gCaptain ^ | March 31, 2016 | Mike Schuler
    Some cool drone footage by Youtuber Jersey Drone of ships left abandoned at Staten Island’s Arthur Kill ship graveyard, eerily located on the Arthur Kill channel separating New York and New Jersey.
  • Here’s One Idea How to Defend Ships From Ballistic Missiles (Modified 'San Antonio' LPD class)

    01/16/2016 6:03:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 15, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    The U.S. Navy has been in discussions with shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls about the possibility of building a missile defense variant of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock (LPD-17). The new vessel could eventually be equipped with new radars, railguns and lasers. The massive 25,000-ton troop carrier has the size and weight margins for the mission, according to industry officials. “You can put a lot of additional weight on the ship and you can put … some modern technologies like ballistic missile defense radars that are very heavy,” Huntington Ingalls vice president Brian Cuccias told reporters at the Surface Navy Association...
  • [N. Korea] Japan: Kim Jong-Un's Fishing Edict Behind Corpse-Filled 'Ghost Ships' Mystery

    12/22/2015 8:14:39 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Breibart ^ | Dec 17, 2015 | Frances Martel
    Japan: Kim Jong-Un's Fishing Edict Behind Corpse-Filled 'Ghost Ships' Mystery by Frances Martel 17 Dec 2015 When dozens of ships carrying decaying bodies began to wash ashore near Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, theories abounded regarding who were on the ships, where they were coming from, and what led to their deaths. Japanese officials are now saying they believe they have solved the mystery: the ghost ships belong to North Korean fishermen, urged by dictator Kim Jong-un to brave unreasonably dangerous weather for a bigger catch to bring home to the North Korean military. While similarly-constructed ships - often boasting barely-visible Hangul...
  • Ship Photos of the Day – Dolphins and Ships

    12/11/2015 5:53:53 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    gCaptain ^ | December 11, 2015
    Houston ship pilot Lou Vest has a knack for snapping pics at just the right moment
  • World's first LNG-powered container ship, the Isla Bella of the Marlin class, begins service

    11/02/2015 5:55:58 AM PST · by thackney · 26 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | Energy Information Administration
    The General Dynamics shipyard in San Diego delivered the world's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered containership to TOTE Maritime on October 16. The 764-foot long Isla Bella is the first of the Marlin class, a new class of container ship built in the United States, making it Jones Act-qualified for shipments between U.S. ports. The ship was built by the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, a division of General Dynamics. Delivered nearly two months ahead of schedule, the Isla Bella will operate out of Jacksonville, Florida, providing service to and from San Juan, Puerto Rico. The second ship of...
  • Why Did the Environmental Protection Agency Spend $1.4 Million on Guns?

    11/01/2015 7:40:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies ^ | October 30, 2015 | Ed Feulner
    Even those of us who have worked in Washington for many years and become accustomed to the inner workings of government can still be amazed by what lurks behind the curtain sometimes. Case in point: the Environmental Protection Agency.Most Americans have at least heard of the EPA, even if they have only a dim notion of what the agency actually does. It tends to skate along under the radar, unless something unusual happens, such as the toxic spill that turned the Colorado’s Animas River orange last August. Of course, what really made the spill unusual is that the EPA itself caused it.Otherwise, Americans don’t hear...