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October 9, 2009
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USS Port Royal (CG-73), after seven months and $40 million, sports two new screws, new rudders, a new sonar dome and a re-touched coat of sparkling blue below the waterline.

USS Port Royal (CG-73), after seven months and $40 million, sports two new screws, new rudders, a new sonar dome and a re-touched coat of sparkling blue below the waterline.

US Navy

 

Port Royal back in the water again, and barnacle-free.

New LCS prices to be revealed.

USS McInerney Sets Sail for Final Deployment.

Navy Establishes Carrier Strike Group 1.

Submarines of the future could get a communications upgrade.

Stout deployment may be BMD mission blueprint.

Navy Looks to Stop Enemy Ray Guns.

Visitors Flock To Ship Made Of WTC Steel.

Awesome Aegis Ascendant.

China sets its sights on US Navy, admiral warns.

US Navy vows focus on quality ships, affordability.

 

Warships of the World

 

Lankan-Indian Navies on training exercise. More.

Reports of firing by Lankan Navy on Indian fishermen wrong.

New German F125 frigates armed with MLG 27 light naval guns.

Incat: Australia needs high speed vessels for faster crisis response.

US ‘to play key role’ in new Aussie subs.

China ahead in warship sprint.

China designs CIWS (Close In Weapon System) for destroyers and frigates.

Russia reinforces control in Abkhazian waters.

Israeli Navy to soon declare unmanned craft operational for patrols. More.

Israeli Dolphin subs upgraded for missiles, larger fuel capacity. More.

Iran to build medium-size submarines.

Swiftships to build boats for Iraq.

Cutbacks for both the Royal Navy and the RAF.

Indonesian Navy eyes Russian, Chinese missiles.

 

Tackling Pirates

 

Canada sends frigate to fight pirates off Africa.

North Korean Cargo Vessel Detained, Freed.

Somali navy to patrol the coasts of Somalia.

 

From the Navy Vaults

 

Sinking Subs. (Strategypage)

Song for the Victory Fleet”. (US Naval Institute)

HUNT-class Escort Destroyers. (Naval-History.net)

Battle of Arginusae-406 BC. (Cog and Galley)

Battle of Cyzicus-411 BC. (Cog and Galley)

Alcibiades 460-404 BC. (Cog and Galley)

18th Century ship’s logs could aid weather forecasting. (The Mirror)

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    October 10, 2009 12:00 pm

    “DK Brown seem to regard the Hunts highly in his book.”

    Though I have high regard for the late Mr Brown (he shaped I how see ships) I came to that conclusion all by myself! Occasionally we Brits can come up with a good ship……

  2. October 10, 2009 6:45 am

    DK Brown seem to regard the Hunts highly in his book.

  3. Anonymous permalink
    October 9, 2009 4:28 pm

    If I remember rightly HMS Cardiff once had bottom painted blue.

    As for the Hunts you are preaching to the converted. Superb ships.

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