Navy


Friday, November 7, 2008
Navy

Early Aircraft Carriers

When we think of early Aircraft Carriers, most defer to the US Navy converting Jupiter (Collier # 3) in 1920 to CVI Langley. Commissioned in March 1922,

November 7, 2008
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Navy

First Littoral Combat Ship to be Commisioned – Freedom (LCS-1)

This coming Saturday the U.S. Navy will be commissioning its first Littoral Combat Ship, USS Freedom (LCS-1), in a ceremony at Veterans Park in Milwaukee,

November 5, 2008
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Thursday, October 23, 2008
Interesting

Blackwater to Provide Assistance in Gulf of Aden

These days, it is impossible to watch or read any news publication, maritime or not, and not know about pirates operating in the Gulf of Aden.  The hijacking

October 23, 2008
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Sunday, September 28, 2008
Maritime Security

Somali Pirates and Cold War II

M/V Faina – Photo By FEHMI ULGENER It seems the Somali pirates are either getting overly ambitious in their recent choice of targets or they’re

September 28, 2008
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Thursday, September 25, 2008
Maritime Security

Pirates Choose Wrong Ship to Mess With

In reaction to what appeared to be an attempted hijacking, a security team aboard United States Naval Vessel John Lenthall was forced to fire warning shots at

September 25, 2008
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Fire Incidents

Russian Navy Ship Marshal Shaposhnikov – Incident Video Of The Week

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMJhmOsc5vM Reuters tells us: Sep 18 – A fire on a Russian warship in the Pacific kills two sailors, the latest in a

September 25, 2008
Total Views: 12

Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Interesting

Zubr Class – World’s Largest Military Hovercraft

Gizmodo points us towards the Russian navy’s Zubr Class hovercraft.  Now this is not a new design.  There have been three in service with the

September 23, 2008
Total Views: 461

Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Navy

US Navy’s M80 Stiletto Finally Sees Action

Under military testing since 2006 the US Navy’s M80 Stiletto was put into action this week. Marine Link reports: The Pentagon’s high-speed,

September 17, 2008
Total Views: 224

Friday, September 12, 2008
Navy

Blogging in the Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine

Maritime Reporter has a featured article in their upcoming edition titled “Blogging New Technology” that describes how the US Navy is harnessing

September 12, 2008
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Navy

Ships Of The Future – LCS, Littoral Combat Ship

Popular Science brings us Future Navy Ships – Littoral Combat Ship. They write: This is a small, fast ship (capable of 45 knots) for sub-hunting,

July 30, 2008
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Sunday, June 15, 2008
Navy

Blackwater Maritime Teams With Kings Point

Pictured above is the newly refurbished ex-NOAA vessel McArthur, a 183-ft. ship that boasts “state of the art navigation systems, full GMDDSS

June 15, 2008
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Sunday, May 25, 2008
Incidents

Error In Navigation – Tracing Paper Blamed

The Guardian tells us: A nuclear-powered Royal Navy submarine needed £5m worth of repairs after it struck the seabed because a piece of tracing paper covered

May 25, 2008
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Monday, May 19, 2008
Navy

Warship HMS Illustrious – Another Maritime Reality TV Show

With the shows Carrier America’s Port and The Deadliest Catch ships are dominating America’s primetime reality television but a new show broadens

May 19, 2008
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Navy

MARINER WAKE UP CALL – China’s Growning Submarine Fleet

Experts attempting to understand the strategic aims behind China’s aggressive military expansion have generally focused on Taiwan. But a new naval base

May 13, 2008
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Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Interesting

Full Episodes of ‘CARRIER’ Posted Online

The following is posted by Fred Fry: For those of you who missed 10-hour PBS CARRIER marathon, have no fear as they were kind enough to post the full

May 6, 2008
Total Views: 296

Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

Japan’s navy head sacked over fatal crash

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation is reporting the head of Japan’s Navy (a civilian)  has been removed in the wake of the sinking of a fishing

March 26, 2008
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Thursday, March 13, 2008
Navy

Women in the US Navy – Centennial

via Military.com   Women have been serving as an integral part of the US Navy since the establishment of the Nurse Corps in 1908. Nine years later, the US

March 13, 2008
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Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Navy

HMS Unseen: Brits Developing Invisible Ship

Stealth ships: HMS Helsingborg and HMS Visby. Photo: Peter Nilsson/Kockums AB   The folks at Giz Magazine are reporting scientists at Britannia Royal Navy

March 5, 2008
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Friday, February 22, 2008
Incidents

Agato Destroyer Collision: Bridge Management Questions

The bow and stern parts of the Seitoku Maru fishing boat are lifted onto the deck of a salvage barge Wednesday off Tateyama in Chiba Prefecture. Two fishermen

February 22, 2008
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Incidents

Don’t forget to tell the boss – Admiral Sacked

A short follow up to yesterday’s post: 72 ColRegs and a Japanese Destroyer Japanese Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba has decided to dismiss Maritime

February 22, 2008
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