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February 19, 2010

HMS York, currently defending the Falklands, an updated version of the Type 42 destroyers that fought in the 1982 South Atlantic Conflict. Photo Author Dan Marsh via Wikimedia Commons.

Falklands Crisis Special

Argentina to blockade Falkland waters in dispute over oil rights.

UK ‘maintaining’ forces in Falklands.

Type 42 Destroyer on “routine” deployment.

Analysis: Shrinking Armed Forces would struggle with Falklands campaign.

“It’s the bitter truth: We couldn’t send a task force to the Falklands today”.

Royal Navy warships on standby over Falklands oil dispute.

Brown: We’ll defend the Falklands.

Naval Forces near or enroute to the South Atlantic(Source):


US Navy

LCS Freedom heads out for first deployment.

Cost is critical factor in LCS competition-US Navy.

Builders of the LCS Pull Out All the Stops.

Navy to Boost Riverine Force — but is It Enough?

Too Few CG Cutters For Demands. More.


Warships of the World

Royal Navy’s Amphibious Task Group heads to Norway.

ARK Royal Sails Up Clyde To Take Over As Flagship.

Type 45 Destroyers Sail Together.

Supersonic Cruise Missile Builders Seek Exports.

New Zealand Receives First Offshore Patrol Vessel.

Two Iranian warships visit Qatar.

Russia Commits Naval Suicide.

High-tech shipyard opens in Adelaide.


New Wars at Sea

Did Somali Pirates Fire on USN Ship? More.

Activist ‘boards’ Japan whaler.

Cheaper Piracy Patrols off Somalia Needed, U.S. Official Says.


From the Navy Vaults

How they saved a hero boat. (Scoop Deck)

‘Ready, Aye Ready’  HMCS Tillsonburg. (Tillsonburg News)

Review-Bismarck: The Final Days of Germany’s Greatest Battleship. (Strategypage)

Roman Patrol Boats. (Cog and Galley)

Naval Power in the Renaissance Africa. (Cog and Galley)

The Vandals as a Naval Power. (Cog and Galley)

Uruguay/Germany: Eagle of the Graf Spee. (Memory of Latin America)

Ships: Yankee Built. (Pauline’s Pirates and Privateers)

The Welsh Pirate. (Pauline’s Pirates and Privateers)


3 Comments leave one →
  1. Chuck Hill permalink
    February 19, 2010 4:20 pm


  2. michael permalink
    February 19, 2010 2:27 pm

    Chuck Hill,
    In a word yes the batch 3 type 42’s were lengthened by approx 40ft
    causing the need for this strengthening beam,apparently they had always been suspect amidships.
    If you google ‘type 42 batch 3 strengthening issues’ then look at ‘navy net rum ration forums under HMS Campbeltown it gives some explanations from people who have served on this class.

  3. Chuck Hill permalink
    February 19, 2010 1:01 pm

    On the picture of the York, there appears to be a strake running alng most of the length of the top edge of the hull. Did the design need strengthening?

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