An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Jolly Rogers of Strike Fighter Squadron 103, performs a high-speed pass alongside the guide-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75).
Navy welcomes Advanced Hawkeye, newest eye in the sky.
Sites for Guam carrier wharf reconsidered.
First Lady Michelle Obama christens newest national security cutter.
US aircraft carrier leads drills with South Korea. More. More.
Anti-sub warfare part of S. Korea exercise.
Opinion-USN On a Comfortable Cruise to Nowhere.
USS Freedom Makes Impact during First RIMPAC Appearance.
Austal waiting on ‘game-changer’ LCS contract.
Independent QDR Panel Calls For Increasing Size Of Navy. Critique.
Lawmaker: LPD 20 woes might delay MEU.
Huzzah! For The Humble Yet Effective Logistic Support Vessel (LSV).
Warships of the World
UK Carrier construction begins on the Mersey.
Converteam develops catapult launch system for UK carriers.
Harriers plan puts new carriers at risk.
Indian media reveal details of British submarine operations.
Two Chinese naval warships on a five-day visit to Egypt.
Japan to Beef Up Submarines to Counter Chinese Power.
Bulgarian Navy Set to Discard Submarine Force.
Germany denies talks with Israel over submarine.
Russia considers South Korean helicopter carrier.
French “Tin Cans” or Technology Transfer? Vysotskiy on the Mistral.
New Wars at Sea
French air defence destroyer JEAN BART joins EU NAVFOR.
Explosion damages Japanese tanker in Strait of Hormuz. More.
Somali Pirates Release Turkish Ship.
Indian Ocean Island Nations Plan Joint Naval Force to Fight Somali Piracy.
Indian Ocean islands ask for EU aid against piracy at summit.
Iran says it has 100 vessels for each US warship.
HSwMS CARLSKRONA continues to monitor pirate activity.
From the Navy Vaults
The Return of the U-boat. (American Thinker)
Islamic Conquest – The war at sea. (Cog and Galley)
Early Arab Warships. (Cog and Galley)
Axis Submarine Operations in World War II. (Submersible Boiler to Silent Sea-Wolves)
Allied Submarine Operations in World War II. (Submersible Boiler to Silent Sea-Wolves)
Type XXI – a Marvellous Failure. (Submersible Boiler to Silent Sea-Wolves)
Binge Thinking History Podcast.
Two Giant Seamen. (Pauline’s Pirates & Privateers)
Know Your Articles. (Pauline’s Pirates & Privateers)
Striker-A Network-centric Missile Ship. (Warship 21)
Remember the Forrestal Fire. (Naval History Blog) More.
The fire and fury of the shipyard. (The Telegraph)
Is the Intrepid sailing into trouble? (Next Navy)
The Candor of ‘Strike Group Reagan’. (Raleigh Examiner)
Abandoned 1854 ship found in Arctic. (CBC News)
Centennial of Naval Aviation: Carriers at War. (The Year in Defense)
E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft