The guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) fires a drone during a test of the air defense systems of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).
Sea Links Special: CBO Shipbuilding Report
CBO report: Plan underestimates ship costs.
New U.S. Navy Fleet Unaffordable.
CBO report examines possible JSF cuts.
New Boomers to Cost $8 Billion Each.
New Navy Sub May Cost $1 Billion More.
Read the Report. (pdf)
John Finn, Medal of Honor Winner, Dies at 100.
CBO: Navy Shipbuilding Plan Not Affordable.
Navy Defends Itself.
Littoral Combat Ship visits Canada.
BP Begins ‘Top Kill’ Effort to Plug Oil Spill.
USN May Look to Flywheels To Power Electric Weapons.
Terror-fighting fireboat helps open NY Fleet Week.
Warships of the World
S Korea freezes trade with North over warship sinking.
SKorea stages anti-submarine drill amid tension.
India gets ready to operate N-submarine.
Rebuilt submarine HMAS Dechaineux returns to service.
Russia to buy 4 copter ships from NATO state. More.
Russian warships gather at Far East for drills.
Japanese Navy’s New Soft-Power Ops.
Israel Eyes World’s First Air-Defense Corvettes.
Five foreign navies sending ships for Canadian Navy centennial.
New Wars at Sea
Hezbollah vows to destroy Israel’s navy.
Patrols force pirate attacks, growing ‘more brazen,’ farther afield.
SPANISH fishing trawler repels pirate attack.
Is the U.S. Prepared to Face Midget Subs?
French Warship saves Merchant vessel Nordneptun from pirates.
From the Navy Vaults
The Spanish capture of the Dutch island of St Martin’s. (War and Game)
Privateers: History: Ancient Merchants And Rich Cargo. (Pauline’s Pirates & Privateers)
Dunkirk: The Forgotten Heroes. (The Old Salt Blog)
Ships gather in Ramsgate ahead of Dunkirk re-enactment. (BBC News)
Mongol Fleets in Southern China. (Cog and Galley)
Clad in Iron: The American Civil War and the Challenge of British Naval Power. (Strategypage)
Islamic Navigation. (Cog and Galley)
USS Olympia: Historic warship’s future may be sunk. (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Sailors load a Rolling Air Frame Missile (RAM) launcher aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).