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  • Russell Crowe comes to the defense of his cult-classic epic Master And Commander after it's bashed on Twitter: 'Kids these days'

    01/18/2021 1:50:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 17, 2020 | Brian Marks
    Russell Crowe doesn't take kindly to anyone bashing one of his favorite movies he once appeared in. The 56-year-old Oscar winner took to Twitter on Saturday to defend his 2003 maritime epic Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World after the English singer–songwriter Ian McNabb took aim at it. Crowe brushed off the complaints as a symptom of 'kids these days,' while plenty of Twitter users rushed to defend the cult-classic film.
  • Gotland: Sweden’s Stealth Submarine That “Sunk” A Carrier

    01/12/2021 7:04:09 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 39 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/12/2021 | Peter Suciu
    In December, Saab announced that it delivered the second Gotland-class submarine to the Swedish Defense Material Administration (FMV) after a mid-life upgrade. Along with the lead boat of the class, the Swedish Navy operates three of the diesel-electric submarines, which were designed and built by Kockums shipyard. Designed as a multirole submarine, the Gotland-class could be used in anti-surface warfare (ASuW), anti-submarine warfare (ASW), collection of intelligence including communications intelligence (COMINT) and electronic signals intelligence (ELINT), as well as forward surveillance, special operations and mine laying – the submarines have proven to be well-suited to each. Why So Special? The...
  • U.S. Navy Releases Arctic Strategy

    01/07/2021 6:53:50 AM PST · by em2vn · 25 replies ^ | 01-06-2021 | mike schuler
    The U.S. Navy on Wednesday revealed its strategy in the Arctic as the region becomes more and more accessible.
  • Sinister catch exposes China’s underwater spies on Australia’s doorstep

    An unexpected catch has revealed Beijing’s sneaky underwater spying activities right on Australia’s doorstep – a scary new escalation in tensions. An unexpected Christmas catch has revealed Beijing is actively surveying critical shipping choke-points to Australia’s north. And that could have dire implications if our trade-spat worsens. Three undersea spy drones have been caught in Indonesian waters. They appear to be a Chinese design, and they were in shipping lanes crucial for Australia’s security. They look like simple tubes with wings. But they’re packed full of sensors and a long-range transmitter to send their discoveries back to headquarters. RELATED: Secret...
  • The U.S. Navy’s Zumwalt-Class Destroyer: Hype Or Historic?

    12/27/2020 6:59:09 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 27 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 12/27/2020 | Peter Suicu
    One word can be used to sum up the United States Navy‘s Zumwalt-class destroyer: “controversial.” Designed as a new class of multi-mission stealth warships with a focus on land attacks, the sleek vessels could also take on secondary roles including surface and anti-aircraft warfare. The next-generation, multi-mission destroyers were also equipped with a state-of-the-art electric propulsion system, wave-piercing tumblehome hull, stealth design, and the latest war fighting technology and weaponry. But does the ship pack in too much new technology?
  • The Sinking of the SS Robert J Walker | WW2 Hell Under the Sea

    12/25/2020 9:26:14 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    National Geographic ^ | December 25, 2020 | National Geographic
    During World War II this allied Freighter was attacked by a German Submarine and sank in the Tasman Sea.
  • Here’s what the mess served Navy shipmates on Christmas Days of the past

    12/25/2020 9:20:04 AM PST · by PROCON · 42 replies | Dec. 24, 2018 | Geoff Ziezulewicz
    Link only due to copyright rules.
  • Destroyer USS Mustin Transited Taiwan Strait, Chinese Aircraft Carrier Followed

    12/22/2020 2:13:06 PM PST · by ransomnote · 25 replies ^ | December 21, 2020 | Mallory Shelbourne
    A U.S. guided-missile destroyer moved through the Taiwan Strait on Saturday, U.S. 7th Fleet said in a statement.“The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG-89) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit Dec. 19 (local time) in accordance with international law,” the Navy said in a statement. “The ship’s transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific.”Following Mustin’s move through the strait, Reuters reported that China’s new aircraft carrier on Sunday performed its own transit through the strait. Shandong conducted the transit while heading to train in the South China Sea, the Chinese navy...
  • Taiwan sends ships, aircraft as Chinese carrier passes island

    12/20/2020 5:52:35 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies ^ | Ben Blanchard
    Taiwan’s navy and air force were deployed on Sunday as a Chinese aircraft carrier group led by the country’s newest carrier, the Shandong, sailed through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, the day after a U.S. warship transited the same waterway. While it is not the first time China’s carriers have passed close to Taiwan, it comes at a time of heightened tension between Taipei and Beijing, which claims the democratically-ruled island as its territory. Taiwan has complained of repeated Chinese military activity, including China’s regular flying of air force aircraft near the island. China says such drills are aimed at protecting...
  • The Marine Corps is creating a 'commando' MOS that can fight modern wars

    12/16/2020 4:43:31 PM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 38 replies
    Connecting Vets ^ | Dec. 4, 2020 | Jack Murphy
    The Marine Corps is set to dissolve three infantry Military Occupational Specialities (MOS) and combine them into one "commando" MOS that can do it all, according to a Marine combat instructor briefed on the upcoming changes. "They are giving us new protocols and class information," he described. The shift signifies big changes for the Marine Corps and how it fights wars. Currently, rifleman (0311), machine gunner (0331), and mortarman (0341) are separate MOS's but will be combined some time next year into a designation that at the moment is simply being called 03XX. Just to get accepted into the Marine...
  • Army Beats Navy 15-0

    12/13/2020 8:00:45 AM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12 Dec 20
    The Black Knights (8-2) posted their first shutout in the series since a 27-0 victory in 1969 and have won four of five against Navy (3-7). Navy still leads the series 61-53-7.
  • EPIC! Army-Navy Crowd ERUPTS into Chants of “USA! USA!” as President Trump Steps on Football Field at Game (VIDEO)

    12/12/2020 2:09:43 PM PST · by MagillaX · 71 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/12/2020 | Joe Hoft
    President Donald Trump made a fly-over in Marine One in Washington DC earlier today as THOUSANDS of supporters sang the National Anthem

    12/12/2020 12:05:26 PM PST · by ETL · 88 replies
  • Two If By Sea: US Navy Positioned to Protect Our Coasts from Possible Invasion???

    12/11/2020 11:06:41 PM PST · by Lenora Thompson · 72 replies
    Lenora Thompson, Patriotic Writer ^ | 12/11/2020 | Lenora Thompson, Writer
    "One if by land, and two if by sea; And I on the opposite shore will be, Ready to ride and spread the alarm Through every Middlesex village and farm, For the country-folk to be up and to arm.” The date: April 18th. The year: 1775. The patriot: Paul Revere. Ever hear of him? Paul Revere was a Boston silversmith and patriot. On the night of April 18th, 1775, Revere and his fellow patriots rode hell-bent for leather through New England alerting the patriots that the British were coming by sea as communicated by the "two if by sea" lanterns...
  • Dive Bombers at Midway – How the Dauntless SBD Turned the Tide in the Pacific War’s Most Important Battle

    12/11/2020 11:04:43 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 78 replies
    Military History Now ^ | 3/8/2020 | Walter Topp
    THEY WERE THE Navy’s last chance. It was 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, June 4, 1942. Forty-seven U. S. Navy dive bombers had found what they were looking for. Far below, four Japanese aircraft carriers were launching the first planes of a massive strike that could decide the Battle of Midway. So far, two days of American air and submarine attacks had failed to damage a single ship of the peerless Japanese Aircraft Carrier Striking Force. The priceless intelligence advantage the U.S. had gained through years of backbreaking effort by Navy codebreakers was about to be squandered. The heroic sacrifice...
  • South China Sea WAR: Beijing Warships Open Fire As US Vessels Enter Disputed Waters-(CCP impromptu "range drill", not direct fire yet, difficult to verify)

    Beijing’s claim over the region overlaps with those of six other countries and is rejected by the United States. On Sunday the USS Makin Island and USS Somerset entered the contested area according to the South China Sea Probing Initiative (SCSPI).The SCSPI is a Beijing based think tank which tracks western military movements in the South China Sea. Graphics produced by the group show the former arrived south of Taiwan whilst the later came via the Philippines. Shortly after Chinese warships conducted an “unscripted” live-fire training exercise, using long-range weapons, according to js7tv, a news site affiliated to Beijing’s military....
  • Mids Set to Make First Trip to West Point Since 1943

    12/08/2020 5:00:25 PM PST · by UB355 · 40 replies
    USNA Football ^ | 12/07/2020 | Navy News Release
    Setting the Stage • Army and Navy will meet in the greatest rivalry in all of sports on Saturday at Michie Stadium (38,000) in West Point for the 121st playing of America's Game, the Army-Navy Game presented by USAA. CBS Sports will televise the game nationally with kickoff set for 3:00 pm. • Navy leads the all-time series against Army 61-52-7 (.534), including a 3-0 mark in games played at West Point. • Saturday's game will be the first Army-Navy game played at a home site since 1943, due to World War II, when Navy won at West Point 13-0....
  • This Relatively Young Military Sealift Command Ship Is Absolutely Caked In Rust

    12/05/2020 6:46:27 AM PST · by PIF · 116 replies
    The War Zone ^ | December 5, 2020 | Tyler Rogoway
    The Pentagon is pushing its naval fleet to the brink and this is manifesting itself in its vessels appearing run-down after sustained operations. The Lewis and Clarke class dry cargo ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE-11) pulled into San Diego Bay on Friday, December 4th, 2020
  • South China Sea: US and China in heated clash as Beijing ‘pushed away ships’

    12/04/2020 11:31:24 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 18 replies ^ | Dec 4, 2020 | By CHARLIE BRADLEY
    SOUTH CHINA SEA tensions spiked between the US and China when two ships came within 45 yards of each other, with Beijing "trying to push the US ship out of the way". The footage shared by the US Navy displayed just how close a Chinese vessel came to its US counterparts as the forces undertook freedom of navigation patrols. As the ships drew closer to one another, Chinese military personnel could be seen preparing buoys to absorb any impact between the ships. In the footage, one US soldier is recorded saying: "We interacted with a Luyang- II DDG, CPA was...
  • Confirmed: Navy's previously unreported 2019 Triangle UFO incident

    12/03/2020 8:22:03 AM PST · by Red Badger · 44 replies ^ | by Tom Rogan, Commentary Writer | | December 02, 2020 10:52 AM
    On Wednesday, The Debrief’s Tim McMillan gave us the most detailed look yet at the Pentagon’s ongoing research of unidentified flying objects, UFOs, or what the government refers to as “unidentified aerial phenomena.” Publicly announced earlier this year, the “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force” is run out of the Office of Naval Intelligence. Its mission is to detect, analyze, and catalog UFOs. I can confirm the accuracy of McMillan’s story, the previously unreported Navy UFO encounter in late 2019, and his description of task force intelligence reports from 2018 and 2020. And that the government has been unable to positively...