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 received the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II, spoke at the ceremony. He is the last … [Read more...]

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 the DDG 1000 class of next-generation multi-mission surface combatants tailored for land attack and shore dominance.  I was lucky enough to get a tour of the ship right … [Read more...]

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 exercise at Pohang Beach, South Korea.     This LST is designed to land personnel, tanks and equipment simultaneously with doors and ramps placed on both the stern and bow of the … [Read more...]

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. These amazing photos were captured during the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 exercise, the world's largest international maritime exercise that takes place once every two years in and around the Hawaiian Islands.  The aircraft … [Read more...]

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 of the world. So what does it mean? I think this visualization pretty much speaks for itself. Image via … [Read more...]