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February 14, 2019

USS Hornet CV-8

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 7:29 pm
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The wreckage of the Hornet has been located.  This is good news.  Some of the photos released so far are very interesting.

 

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February 7, 2019

Speechless

Filed under: General — dknights @ 10:38 am
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This is an amazing piece of investigative journalismI’ve blogged about this previously, but this article on the USS Fitzgerald’s collision is shocking.

January 25, 2019

Brinksmanship

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:53 pm
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The US Navy is sailing through the Taiwan strait.  The Chinese are shadowing with bombers.  Yea, nothing could go wrong here.

January 17, 2019

Angering the dragon

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:46 pm
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Looks like the US Navy and the Royal Navy are teaming up to further piss off the PLAN.  While this does nothing to lower tensions in the region, it is a good idea.  A little now will go a long way later.

 

January 15, 2019

What in the world is going on?

Filed under: General — dknights @ 9:37 am
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A devastating report on the lack of preparedness leading to a naval tragedy.  Though not mentioned in this report, I have read another report elsewhere suggesting the duty officer and the officer in charge of the CIC, were not speaking to each other at the time of the accident.

January 10, 2019

It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:10 pm
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The sorry saga of the Zumwalts

January 5, 2019

Haunted Battleship

Filed under: General — dknights @ 6:04 am
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Your silly story of the day.  On a serious note, visit the North Carolina if you can.  It is neat and well worth the trip.

December 29, 2018

USN pregnancy problem

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 6:09 am
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An interesting article.

December 28, 2018

South China Sea

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 1:16 am
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The Chinese are stepping up their military technology in the South China Sea region.  This will not end well.

 

As I’ve said before….

 

P-8A vs. P-1

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 12:40 am
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Interesting article comparing the latest US and Japanese maritime patrol and ASW aircraft.

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