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Sea Links

March 26, 2010

High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV-2) arrives at Souda Bay for a routine port visit.

US Navy

USS Blue Ridge due in Hong Kong amid tension.

Mayport set to recapture its glory days.

Proposed carrier move making East Coast waves.

Marines want to go back to traditional amphibs.

Mulling the Laser Battleship.

USN Struggles with SSBN Replacement.

SecNav: 4th JSHV will be Fall River.


Warships of the World

India successfully test fires Brahmos supersonic cruise missile

Indian Navy on aggressive acquisition.

Indian Navy delays sailing into new era of ‘invisible’ warships.

Will the Indian Ocean Become the Next Arena of Great Power Conflict?

India To Showcase Indigenous Warship at Exhibition.

Indian Navy outlines plan for N-sub.

French Navy tests latest variant of Exocet missile.

Endurance report highlights effects of undermanning.

RN Frigate returns with upgraded missile system.

UK Navy’s Astute, Dauntless vessels begin sea trials.

UK Invests in Type 26 “Battleships” . MoD Announcement.

Plymouth MP says Britain ‘must be ready’ on Falklands.

Russia To Test Project 855 Yasen Nuclear Submarine.

Germans Prove Greek Sub Faults Bogus.


New Wars at Sea

Naval presence cuts regional piracy by half.

Canada reassigns warship to fight al Qaeda attacks.

Mercs vs. Pirates: Deadly Shootout on the High Seas.

Somali pirates strike 1100 miles out to sea.

Spanish warship rescues Iranian pirate victims.

Pirates go for a swim.

Philippine Navy Hunts Al Qaeda-linked Group.


From the Navy Vaults

New Mexico’s past to be aboard submarine. (Houston Chronicle)

Sailor rained hell on enemy in Pacific. (The Desert Sun)

England’s First Queen of the Seas. (USNI Blog)

Fear of Fire. (Pauline’s Pirates & Privateers)

Celebrating 100 years of the Canadian Navy. (Midland Free Press)

Origins of Navy Terminology. (

“Pallada” frigate hosts historical exhibit. (The Voice of Russia)

The birth of the American Navy. (Civil War Days & Those Surnames)

New Missions for Submarines after the Cold War. (Submersible Boiler to Silent Sea Wolves)

Antisubmarine Warfare after the Cold War. (Submersible Boiler to Silent Sea Wolves)


4 Comments leave one →
  1. leesea permalink
    March 27, 2010 12:17 am

    you want to see workmanlike design element go look at the JHSVs! Definitely not as” swoopy” as the Incat designs

  2. March 26, 2010 5:24 pm

    Also I read in the links of Chinese ships harassing a US ship. One of the things that keeps me interested in naval matters is how much of this type of activity goes on. Mainly as Churchill said it goes unseen by those on land. I sometimes wonder whether some log should be kept.

  3. March 26, 2010 2:54 pm

    Nice to see Labour handing out defence contracts to keep Scottish jobs on the run up to the General Election.

    Defence often does better Labour government than under Conservatives one as the latter always seeks to protect its voting base with public monies.

    I am still amazed at how much the design of a warship costs. You would think with all this computer aided design and modelling it wouldn’t take more than 20 or 30 million. I will have to go to look up the design cost of the QM2……

  4. papa legba permalink
    March 26, 2010 2:24 pm

    On a purely aesthetic note, That picture of HSV-2 is impressive. It’s odd to see the sci-fi lines of the hull juxtaposed with the workmanlike ramp in the stern and the masts on top. It’s like someone hired Hugo Gernsback as a naval architect.

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