Thursday, January 18, 2018
USNS Navy Expeditionary Sea Base MSC USMC
Defense

NASSCO Launches One Unsexy Ship

On Saturday General Dynamics NASSCO christened the Expeditionary Sea Base USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams, a most unsexy but important US Navy ship.  The ship’s namesake, Hershel “Woody” Williams, a Marine who...

January 18, 2018
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Friday, October 28, 2016
USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Flyover
Navy

8 Interesting Facts About DDG1000 – US Navy’s Ship From The Future

By Katie Lange – The US Navy’s newest technologically advanced destroyer, the USS Zumwalt, is the talk of the town throughout the Defense Department. It’s the first ship to be commissioned in...

October 28, 2016
Total Views: 62

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
South Korean Amphibious Landing Ship
Navy

SPOTD: Amphibious Battle Tank Transport Ship Sungoonbang

Today’s Ship Photo Of The Day shows the Korean Amphibious Ship (LST) Sungoonbang unloading a Republic of Korea Type 88 K1 Main Battle Tank during a 2004 military joint military...

December 2, 2015
Total Views: 92

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Interesting

Over 40 Naval Ships Join for Rare Photo Op

A rare occurrence recently in the Pacific Ocean as more than 40 international naval ships joined together for a single photo shoot.

July 30, 2014
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Monday, October 15, 2012
Interesting

The World’s Aircraft Carriers – VISUALIZED

Since the commissioning of China’s first aircraft carrier, gCaptain’s inbox has been flooded with questions about what it means for the U.S., China’s emerging naval sea power, and the rest...

October 15, 2012
Total Views: 97

Sunday, July 29, 2012
rimpac aircraft carrier formation us navy naval
Defense

Global Navies Assemble for RIMPAC [IMAGES]

Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are currently participating in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise off the Hawaiian...

July 29, 2012
Total Views: 17

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Blog

Ship Photo of The Day – USS Harry S. Truman Going Tokyo Drift

Today’s ship photo has pretty much virally blown up since we posted it to the gCaptain Facebook page yesterday. Since then, the photo has had 400 “likes”, 115 “shares” and...

July 11, 2012
Total Views: 16

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Blog

Ship Photos of The Day – Navy Ships and The Golden Gate Bridge at 75

San Francisco this weekend celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge.  One of the best things about being in San Francisco looking out at views of the Bay...

May 30, 2012
Total Views: 54

Friday, March 30, 2012
Navy

Ships Mix With Politics in Navy Plan

By Nathan Hodge, WSJ Washington Wire Blog The Navy’s long-term shipbuilding plan is usually an item that’s only of interest to budget wonks. But in this year’s election campaign, it’s...

March 30, 2012
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Monday, October 31, 2011
Interesting

A gCaptain Halloween – Navy Ships in Razzle Dazzle

Some of you may remember a cartoon which appeared during World War I, a drawing showing an inquisitive stranger talking with the gateman at a railway crossing. The gate was...

October 31, 2011
Total Views: 31

Monday, October 18, 2010
Navy

Possible Changes at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding

In a press release last week, the Northrop Grumman announced they had filed paperwork with the SEC for a possible spinoff of their shipbuilding division. Northrop Grumman owns the shipyard...

October 18, 2010
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Friday, April 10, 2009
Incidents

A look at the USS Boxer (LHD-4)

According to reports, the US Navy is moving a huge amphibious ship closer to the scene of the pirate hostage standoff off Somalia.  Here is a look at one of...

April 10, 2009
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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, Wisconsin.  Freedom is the first...

November 5, 2008
Total Views: 6

Thursday, October 9, 2008
Uncategorized

San Francisco Fleet Week 2008

Reminder to those of you in the San Francisco Bay Area, starting today is San Francisco’s 2008 Fleet Week.  Officially beginning in 1981, it is an annual event that honors...

October 9, 2008
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Uncategorized

Mobile Offshore Base: Theory or Reality

A Mobile Offshore Base (MOB), in theory, is a number of independently propelled semisubmersible modules that can be easily deployed to areas in need of military assistance. It’s primary functions...

October 9, 2008
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Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Video

Mega Moves – The USS Intrepid Returns Home

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wcg-PYicLqg If you are in New York tomorrow (October 2nd) be sure to head down to Pier 86 to watch her return home. Thanks Sea-Fever!

October 1, 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 two small boats...

September 25, 2008
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Interesting

SEABEE Heavy Lift Barge Carrier – Interesting Ship of The Week

The Sea Barge (SEABEE) can carry the aircraft of Army units without extensive sectionalization. The 200- by 100-foot (61- by 30.5-m) deck area between the deckhouse and smokestacks provides a...

August 27, 2008
Total Views: 99