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December 4, 2009
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Sailors aboard the nuclear submarine Nautilus salute the Sailors aboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Miami (SSN 755).

Pearl Harbor Links

Remembering Pearl Harbor. (The Dolphin)

Pearl Harbor: a day that will live in infamy. (Springville Journal)

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor. (Mille Lacs County Times)

Historic Pearl Harbor Pictures. (About.com)

There Probably Will Be an Electronic Pearl Harbor. (Computer World)

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US Navy

Navy Swapping 1 Of 3 Guam-based Submarines.

Second LCS-2 Class–the price revealed! More. Even More. Still More.

Video-Acceptance Trials of the Austal-designed and built Littoral Combat Ship, LCS 2 “Independence”.

Growth of US Subs in the asiatic theater.

Is a Navy without Ships Still a Navy?

Northrop Grumman gets $171M to continue DDG 51 Destroyer program.

General Dynamics to Christen the U.S. Navy’s Most Advanced Submarine. More.

New submarine on sea trials. More.

Engineer who guided the creation of submarine-launched missiles passes.

Navy funds autonomous submarine for coastal surveillance.

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Warships of the World

Japan Lobbies to Save Nuclear Tomahawk?

Chinese Navy making its submarines quieter.

French carrier Charles de Gaulle returns to service.

Royal Navy’s Carrier Based Fast Air.

Royal Navy’s future is still secure.

HMS Dauntless joins Royal Navy fleet. (video) More.

Navy’s £1bn+ destroyers set to remain unarmed for years. Sea Viper fails.

Iran releases British yachtsmen.

More on Iranian naval threats report. Still More. Even More.

Indian Navy spells out expansion plan.

Revisit warship building strategies: Indian navy chief. More.

Stealth frigate INS Teg floated–out for Indian Navy.

Indonesia intends to buy 96 additional patrol boats.

First Aegis Weapon System Completed for Royal Australian Navy.

What kind of ship does the Russian naval infantry need?

Second Russian Stealth Frigate In Works.

Malaysia to splurge on new corvettes.

South Africa’s small but modern fleet attracts global interest.

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Tackling Pirates

Maersk Alabama Crew blames capt. for pirate attack.

Captain Shane Murphy responds to crew’s allegations against Richard Phillips – an open letter.

Admiral: Sea too large to stop all pirate attacks.

Denmark plans anti-pirate fleet.

Technology to combat High Seas piracy.

Pirates Holding 11 Ships, 264 Sailors Off Somalia.

Dutch Navy frigate Evertsen arrests pirates on high seas.

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From the Navy Vaults

Peter Berg previews Naval authenticity and reveals ‘Battleship’ movie secrets. (HitFix)

From the archive: Rawalpindi sunk by the Deutschland. (The Guardian)

World War II Hellcat Removed From Lake Michigan. (CBS News)

Spoof-Navy Shame Over Kids’ Coup. (The Spoof)

Remembering Antarctica Explorer Robert F. Scott. (The Dry Valleys)

7 Comments leave one →
  1. December 5, 2009 7:00 am

    It is sad (re Daring) Sea Wolf block 1 could hit a 4.5in shell doing close on mach 2. The VLS system with solid state gyro’s is even better.

    I will confess that I do like the 3in guns on the Italian variant of Horizon. But that is me just liking big guns………

  2. Mike Burleson permalink*
    December 5, 2009 6:32 am

    D.E.–As always, thanks for the links! Excellent photos.

  3. D. E. Reddick permalink
    December 4, 2009 8:17 pm

    Sorry,

    But I forgot to include a link with information about and depictions (upon completion) of the building aircraft carrier INS Vikrant.

    http://www.freewebs.com/jeffhead/worldwideaircraftcarriers/vikrant.htm

  4. D. E. Reddick permalink
    December 4, 2009 8:09 pm

    Mike,

    I read your links to the Indian aircraft carrier developments and found some other links that describe the situation and depict the rebuilt Baku / RS Gorshkov / INS Vikramaditya and the new build IAC / INS Vikrant.

    The first link is to a new thread at MilitaryPhotos.net. Post # 1 is composed of two news reports. Post # 9 contains illustrations of the two above mentioned aircraft carriers. It also contains some additional information regarding the building INS Vikrant.

    http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=169993

    The second link contains a review of the rebuilding Baku / RS Groshkov / INS Vikramaditya. There are multiple pictures taken during the process of reconstruction. You can see how the shipyard grafted an add-on extension to the bow of the old Baku / Gorshkov to create the new ski-jump bow featured on the Vidramaditya. That ski-jump bow now appears to be basically complete (while the superstructure is still being worked on). She’s a much-changed ship.

    http://www.freewebs.com/jeffhead/worldwideaircraftcarriers/vikram.htm

  5. - Alex 2.0 permalink
    December 4, 2009 7:23 pm

    ^^ Not at all, those articles are totally unfounded, purely speculative and for the purpose of scaremongering, the twat that wrote that peice hates everything that isn’t a flat-top and the bigger the better, pretty sure I had the displeasure of bumping into him in the early 90s.

    However, we should have gone solo from day 1, never mind NFR-90, nevermind Project Horizon. British developed SAMs(altough Aster is pretty much a British missile anyway) from MK.41 VLS

    SAMPSON is a great bit of kit, would’ve liked to have seen more on SPECTAR it had great potential (although it appeared costly… if only it didn’t have potential, the USN would have lapped it up for LCS)

    – Alex

  6. Mike Burleson permalink*
    December 4, 2009 6:59 pm

    British always get the shaft when they cooperate with the French, who went their own way on Horizon hulls!

  7. December 4, 2009 6:40 pm

    Should have gone AEGIS for Daring. Always said so. Even the Spanish (can we have another handout please Brussels) and Norway (EU no thanks) chose American. Supposedly the US closes ally and we go European…………

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