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March 12, 2010

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) with USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) and the Argentina navy frigate ARA Gomez Roca (P 46).

US Navy

Austal, General Dynamics part ways on LCS.

Va. Leaders Continue Fight Move of Carrier to Fla.

Humanitarian missions a big bet for Navy.

USS Dewey Commissioned at Seal Beach.

Navy Assault Hovercraft get life-extension.

CO fired for ‘cruelty’ gets new job.

DoD: F-35 costs rise at least 50 percent.

Mayport to get first East Coast littoral ships.

Japan permitted U.S. Navy nukes.

Comfort returning home from Haiti mission.


Warships of the World

Why France Sold the Mistral Warships to Russia.

Mistral Procurement Disguises Weak Condition of the Black Sea Fleet.

New Corvette for Russia’s Navy.

HMS Triumph back from 4 yr refit.

Harriers jet in to HMS Ark Royal.

Pictures of HMS Astute’s first dive.

Tugs of the future‘ will support Royal Navy’s new carriers.

Indian Govt. OKs more money for submarines.

Concerns Rise over Future Australian Subs.

South Africa’s Harbor Queens.

Canada’s Naval Gap.


New Wars at Sea

Navies taking the fight to the Pirates.

Chinese “Green fleet” sails for Gulf.

Canadian warship on counter-terrorism mission near Yemen. The blog.

French frigate Nivose captures 35 pirates off Somalia.

Al Qaeda Threatens Royal Navy Ships.

British captain’s Somali pirate nightmare.

NATO votes to extend mandate to fight piracy.


From the Navy Vaults

The Vandals. (War and Game)

Germany wants “Graf Spee” Nazi eagle displayed in a museum. (Merco Press)

Lady Pirates: Queen Of The Manannans Part 1. Part 2. (Pauline’s Pirates & Privateers)

Scapa Flow: Diving the German Fleet. (Global Adventures)

Catapult Aircraft Merchantman: Desperate Times – Desperate Measures. (USNI Blog)


2 Comments leave one →
  1. D. E. Reddick permalink
    March 12, 2010 10:02 pm

    From Voice of America we learn that the German Navy has now joined the Somali pirates sinking club (of recent days).

    EU Forces Sink Suspected Somali Pirate Vessel

    VOA News 12 March 2010

    The European Union’s anti-piracy naval force operating off the coast of Somalia says it has sunk a suspected pirate vessel and seized another.

    The operation was carried out by a German warship in the waters between Somalia and the Seychelles.

    The suspect vessels had first been spotted by a Luxembourg patrol plane.

    Suspected pirates rounded up during the operation were later released.

  2. Chuck Hill permalink
    March 12, 2010 4:43 pm

    Is the Navy’s big bet on a humanitarian mission because of too much exposure to the Coast Guard during the formulation of the “Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower?” Have they invested in the “Star Fleet” vision from Star Trek watched during the formative years of the leadership? Or is it a cynical way to justify Amphibs?

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