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  • Battleship Night Action Naval Battle of Guadalcanal November 1942

    11/13/2019 7:02:01 PM PST · by topher · 34 replies
    Excerpt from Book: Operational Experience of Fast Battleships: World War II, Korea, Vietnam ^ | 1989, pp 61 - 67 | Second Edition, compiled and edited by John C. Reilly, Jr., Naval Historical Center, Dept of Navy
    In this decisive action WASHINGTON and SOUTH DAKOTA engaged a Japanese force termed around the battleship KIRISHIMA. SOUTH DAKOTA suffered extensive topside damage, but WASHINGTON's accurate fire mortally injured KIRISHIMA. Set aflame and racked by explosions, KIRISHIMA was scuttled by her crew. The last major Japanese naval thrust at Guadalcanal had been turned back, and WASHINGTON had done what she had been designed to do -- sink one of her own kind in a gunnery action. WASHINGTON was the only American fast battleship to defeat another capital ship. WASHINGTON ACTION REPORT On the night of November 14-15 WASHINGTON was flagship...
  • Navy says it never got a Trump order to stop patrols in Black Sea

    11/13/2019 2:41:58 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 37 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | November 13, 2019 | JOHN VANDIVER
    STUTTGART, Germany — The Navy said it never received an order to halt warship maneuvers in the Black Sea earlier this year, despite testimony in a congressional impeachment hearing that President Donald Trump asked for the cancellation after he heard about it on television. “U.S. 6th Fleet conducted our naval operations in the Black Sea region as scheduled in January and February 2019,” Cmdr. Kyle Raines, a spokesman for Naval Forces Europe-Africa, said Wednesday. The question about a disruption in the Navy’s mission emerged during Congress’ impeachment inquiry into whether Trump withheld military support for Ukraine to pressure Kyiv into...
  • The Karluk Disaster

    11/12/2019 11:36:03 PM PST · by robowombat · 6 replies
    The Karluk Disaster In the summer of 1913, the wooden-hulled Karluk departed Canada for the western Arctic. On board were 10 scientists, 13 crewmembers, four Inuit hunters, one seamstress, her two children, and one passenger. Of these, 11 never returned and most were not heard from again until September 1914. During their 13-month exile, expedition members survived for seven months amid the drifting and inhospitable Arctic ice floes before establishing camp on an uninhabited island hundreds of miles north of Siberia. The wooden-hulled Karluk departed Canada for the western Arctic in June 1913. It became solidly trapped in sea ice...
  • Two hurt when pirates attack Italian ship in Gulf of Mexico, officials say

    11/12/2019 7:41:18 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 12, 2019 | Louis Casiano
    Two crew members on an Italian-flagged ship were injured when the vessel was attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Mexico, the Mexican navy said Tuesday. One crew member aboard the "Remas" had a bullet wound and the other suffered a concussion, officials told Reuters.
  • China's New Aircraft Carriers Are a Really Big Deal. As in a total of 6 carriers.

    11/11/2019 4:51:20 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 80 replies
    National Interest ^ | November 11, 2019 | Mark Episkopos
    China is forging ahead with the construction of its third aircraft carrier in under a decade, highlighting the scale of Beijing’s maritime ambitions. A series of satellite images from the Jiangnan shipyard, recently published by a China-focused think tank, shed light on the ongoing construction of China’s Type 002 carrier. The images reveal a typical military vessel construction site, replete with a floodable basin and multiple sluice gates. While the haziness of the photos makes it difficult to discern the carrier’s dimensions, the hull appears to measure forty meters in width by forty-eight meters in length. If prior reports are...
  • Trump restores Navy SEAL Gallagher to rank of chief again

    11/04/2019 5:46:31 PM PST · by JayGalt · 91 replies
    Popular ^ | 11/4/2019 | Military News
    President Donald J. Trump has decided to restore convicted SEAL Edward Gallagher’s pay grade to chief petty officer, overriding a decision last week by the Navy’s top admiral, Fox News reports “This president recognizes the injustice of it,” Pete Hegseth said during Fox and Friends after speaking with the president. “You train someone to go fight and kill the enemy. Then they go kill the enemy the way someone doesn’t like, and then we put them in jail or we throw the book at them.”.
  • Fox News: Trump To Restore Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher’s Rank To Chief

    11/04/2019 1:31:57 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Fox News host Pete Hegseth said President Trump is expected to make an announcement in the next week about restoring the rank of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher. Hegseth said on “Fox & Friends” Monday morning that he learned the news during a conversation with Trump over the weekend, and the actions by the president are expected to come before Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, Fox News reported. “It doesn’t have to be a pardon or a commutation,” Hegseth said. “It could be, but pardons and commutations imply guilt, that you’ve done something wrong and you need to be forgiven for that....
  • Heritage Index Rates Navy, Marines ‘Marginal’ In Ability to Counter Current Threats

    11/04/2019 8:30:14 AM PST · by robowombat · 30 replies
    USNI News ^ | October 30, 2019 8:01 PM | John Grady
    Heritage Index Rates Navy, Marines ‘Marginal’ In Ability to Counter Current Threats By: John Grady October 30, 2019 8:01 PM The Navy and the Marine Corps have been assessed as “marginal” in their ability to meet the challenges from rival powers in Beijing and Moscow, as well as regional threats coming from Tehran and Pyongyang, according to annual report on U.S. military strength from The Heritage Foundation. The rating for the Marine Corps was an improvement over last year’s assessment of “weak” as part of the 2020 Index of U.S. Military Strength. That rating and the sea services’ commitment to...
  • Trump's Naval Dream Seems Sunk: America Can't Afford a 355 Ship Navy

    11/02/2019 6:11:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The National Interest ^ | November 2, 2019 | Michael Peck
    Like a Christmas wish list, the Navy wants a fleet of 355 ships. It just can’t afford it. “Will we get to 355 ships?” asked Admiral Robert Burke, the Navy’s Vice Chief of Naval Operations, at a recent conference. “I think with today’s fiscal situation, where the Navy’s top line is right now, we can keep around 305 to 310 ships whole, properly manned, properly maintained, properly equipped, and properly ready.” The $205.6 billion for Fiscal Year 2020 that the Navy has requested – bigger than the economies of the majority of nations on Earth – would seem to be...
  • Wreck of Famed WWII Destroyer USS Johnston (DD-557) May Have Been Found

    10/31/2019 8:26:12 AM PDT · by Constitution Day · 69 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute News ^ | October 30, 2019 | Ben Werner
    A few days past the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Samar, researchers from Vulcan Inc.’s research vessel R/V Petrel believe they’ve found wreckage from the engagement’s famed Fletcher-class destroyer, USS Johnston (DD-557). Images of twisted metal, a destroyed deck gun, a propeller shaft and other less recognizable debris were posted to Petrel’s Facebook page Wednesday, with a video narrated by Rob Kraft, Vulcan’s director of subsea operations, and Paul Mayer a submersible pilot with the team started by the late billionaire and philanthropist Paul Allen. “This wreck is completely decimated,” Kraft says in the video. “It is just debris....
  • Safety Concerns for Hybrid & Electric Ships

    10/27/2019 12:13:02 PM PDT · by Oatka · 56 replies
    Sterling PBES Energy Solution ^ | 10-25-2019 | Brent Perry and Grant Brown
    Preface On October 11, 2019, an explosion rocked passenger ferry Ytterøyningen while dockside at Sydnes, Norway. The vessel, recently refit with a lithium-ion battery hybrid drive, is part of the new fleet of low and zero emission vessels being deployed across Norway and other parts of the world. The vessel was at dock having been pulled from service the night before due to a fire in the lithium propulsion batteries; a condition known as thermal runaway. The root cause of the fire is still to be announced, but the secondary explosion caused significant structural damage to the vessel; likely a...
  • Midway: Second World War II-era Japanese carrier apparently found in Pacific (Akagi or Soryu)

    10/20/2019 9:39:51 PM PDT · by Signalman · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/19/2019 | Bradford Betz
    Deep-sea explorers and historians on Sunday announced they apparently found a second World War II-era Japanese aircraft carrier that sank during the Battle of Midway. A review of sonar data captured Sunday showed either the Japanese carrier Akagi or the Soryu resting in nearly 18,000 feet of water in the Pacific Ocean more than 1,300 miles northwest of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Vulcan Inc. director of undersea operations Rob Kraft said. The researchers used an autonomous underwater vehicle, or AUV, equipped with sonar to find the ship. The vehicle had been out overnight collecting data, and the image of a warship...
  • Rep. Dan Crenshaw on Syria cease-fire: Trump's rapid pullout decision created 'chaos'

    10/18/2019 12:06:32 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 58 replies
    faux ^ | 20/18/2019 | Julia Mus
    The Trump administration should have handled the conflict between Turkey and Syria with more careful consideration, Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, said Friday. Appearing on "America's Newsroom" with host Sandra Smith, the former Navy SEAL said, "When America leaves, we create a vacuum. And, when we create a vacuum, we create chaos. And, that's what we're seeing right now."
  • Presidential Message on the 244th Birthday of the United States Navy

    10/13/2019 12:10:15 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies ^ | 10/13/19 | Whitehouse
    Issued on: October 13, 2019   On the 244th birthday of the United States Navy, I send greetings to the sailors currently serving and those who have served our Nation with honor, courage, and commitment in times of war and peace, at home and around the world.The Continental Congress created America’s first national navy in October 1775, just months after the onset of the Revolutionary War.  John Adams led a visionary group of delegates who championed the idea of a national navy before the Continental Congress.  Our young Nation needed maritime protection and a means of taking the fight to...
  • San Francisco Fleet Week Kicks off with Ship Arrivals, Remarks

    10/09/2019 5:21:53 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 22 replies ^ | 10/8/19 | NAVY
    San Francisco Fleet Week Kicks off with Ship Arrivals, Remarks Story Number: NNS191008-02Release Date: 10/8/2019 12:43:00 PM   By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Haist, Commander, Navy Region Southwest Public Affairs SAN FRANCISCO (NNS) -- The 39th annual San Francisco Fleet Week kicked off Oct. 6 as ships arrived bringing U.S. Navy, Marines, and Coastguardsmen together with the city to celebrate the military sea services. This year is expected to be one of the largest San Francisco Fleet Weeks with eight ships and more than 2,300 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsman participating.“I would like to thank the San Francisco...
  • Navy Pilot Says ‘Dark Mass’ Made Torpedo Disappear

    10/08/2019 11:29:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | October 8, 2019 | Andrew Daniels
    You might not know the name David Fravor, but you probably know what he saw … even if he’s still not sure what that was. Fravor is the retired U.S. Navy Commander who in 2017 told the New York Times that he spotted a Tic Tac-shaped UFO from the cockpit of his F/A-18F Super Hornet—“around 40 feet long and oval in shape”—100 miles off the coast of San Diego in 2004. There’s video, of course, of Fravor’s now-legendary encounter, originally released for public viewing by The New York Times and To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, a UFO...
  • China is filling a 'strategic vacuum' in the Pacific left by the US and its allies, and that's...

    10/05/2019 2:40:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 5, 2019 | REUTERS/Xihao Jiang
    FULL TITLE: China is filling a 'strategic vacuum' in the Pacific left by the US and its allies, and that's bad news for Taiwan Taiwan, which China considers to be a renegade territory, lost two of its few remaining allies in late September. China has sought to win over Taiwan's allies, but those countries have their own reasons to embrace Beijing. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On December 1, 2016, 22 countries had full diplomatic relations with Taiwan, an island nation seen as a breakaway province by its larger neighbor, China. On December 2 that year, President-elect Donald...
  • BLAME IT ON MY UFO Team of alien hunters led by Blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge claims it’s found ...

    09/30/2019 5:03:05 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 64 replies
    thesun ^ | 9/30/2019 | harry pettit
    A BAND of alien hunters led by an ex-punk rocker claim they've found evidence of UFOs. The US organisation, bankrolled by former Blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge, says it's acquired "exotic material" from what could be an alien spacecraft. DeLonge, from California, co-founded the group To the Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2017 with the goal of researching extraterrestrials. The team most famously turfed up classified footage of UFOs recorded by American pilots that were confirmed as real by the US Navy earlier this month. Speaking to the New York Times, a spokesperson for the group gave a tantalising...
  • China Launches First Type 075 Big Deck Amphibious Warship

    09/30/2019 10:27:07 AM PDT · by robowombat · 33 replies
    USNI News ^ | September 27, 2019 11:21 AM | Xavier Vavasseur
    China Launches First Type 075 Big Deck Amphibious Warship By: Xavier Vavasseur September 27, 2019 10:45 AM • Updated: September 27, 2019 11:21 AM China’s first amphibious assault ship, a Landing Helicopter Dock known as Type 075, was launched in Shanghai on Thursday. The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy), the customer of the vessel, said in a statement that after a brief ceremony starting at 9:20 am at a CSSC’s Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard, waters began to be pumped into a dry dock in which the ship’s hull was built. Participants at the ceremony – officials from the central...
  • Just how bad was Hunter Biden's 'booty from the coup' appointment to Ukrainian gas company?

    09/30/2019 9:14:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 30, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    Hunter Biden was appointed to the Ukrainian board in April 2014, he was also serving as a naval reserve officer on a mysteriously granted commission. ... By October 2014, Hunter Biden got drummed out of the Navy - for cocaine use after all those waivers - apparently Joe's pull wasn't enough to stop that. He flunked his drug test in 2013, meaning, he was likely a coked up son of a vice president looking for money when he took the $50 grand a month from the Ukrainians, before he got drummed out of the Navy. ... In 2017 divorce papers,...