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January 29, 2010

A Haitian boy sits near the beach landing zone as USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) conducts amphibious operations.

US Navy

Navy keeps carriers in draft QDR.

USS George H.W. Bush Departs for Sea Trials.

USS Eisenhower Relieves USS Nimitz in the Gulf.

U.S. Cruiser Acts as Floating Air Traffic Control.

US Navy releases final terms for coastal warships.

Defective welds threaten warship safety.

How the CG(X) cancellation simplifies the US Navy’s planning.

Navy’s Oldest Nuke Sub Decomissioned.

Petraeus: Missile-Shooting Ships on Station in the Gulf.


Warships of the World

Ark Royal returns as flagship of the Royal Navy.

Australia finally gets upgraded frigates.

Australian Govt moves to reform warship maintenance.

Fixing Australia’s broken sub fleet. More.

French Sub-Launched M51 Missile Test-Fired.

India debuts bioattack resistant frigate. More.

Israel wants German corvettes, submarines.

French Warship Arrives Off Haiti With Aid.

Two Visby corvettes are operational.

Fincantieri Sells Two Stealth Vessels to the UAE.


New Wars at Sea

Reported Failed Attempt to Rescue Kidnapped Brits.

US warship rescues North Korean ship from pirates.

Russian warship starts patrol of Somali waters.

Shippers Mull Private Security against Somali Pirates.


From the Navy Vaults

The Athenian navy versus the US navy. (Gary Corby’s Blog)

HMS Indestructible: Unlocking the bloody history of the ship…(Daily Mail)

Patuxent River campaign of War of 1812 has lessons for today’s military. (USNI Blogs)

USS Enterprise:The Space Ship and the Sailing Ship. (Pauline’s Pirates & Privateers)

The Pathetic Pirate: Pedro Gibert. (Pauline’s Pirates & Privateers)

The plight of the Battleship Iowa. (Scoop Deck)

Seeking Shipmates with Knowledge of Teak Decks. (USNI Blog)

English Medieval Naval Superiority. (Cog and Galley)


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Mike Burleson permalink*
    January 29, 2010 8:16 am

    I’m sure that makes the crew feel much better!

  2. Scott B. permalink
    January 29, 2010 8:02 am

    For next week’s LCS Alternative topic, below is a comment posted by Tim Colton, with an *interesting* picture of LCS-1 :


    Lockheed Martin’s much touted “proven design” for LCS 1 appears to have been modified. The photo on the right indicates that it has been given some extra buoyancy aft by the addition of what look like a maritime version of butt cheeks. Is it still a proven design? January 27, 2010.

    An alert reader points out that these additions appear to be above the waterline, in which case they don’t add to the buoyancy. So, what are they for? January 28, 2010.

    A lot of input has been received on this topic. The consensus seems to be that these void spaces aft are designed to provide extra buoyancy when the ship is damaged and in danger of sinking. Oh well, that makes sense, doesn’t it?


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