David Knights' Weblog

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.

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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.

November 28, 2018

Birth of the Battlecruiser

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:32 am
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An interesting article on the development of the Battlecruiser class of naval ship at the turn of the 1900s.

November 9, 2018

Way to go UK

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:15 pm
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United Kingdom, that is.  A scientific breakthrough by the Brits.

November 8, 2018

Norway loses a ship

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 6:00 pm
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This is bad news.   Ouch!   Hopefully it can be re-floated and repaired.

November 7, 2018

Russia’s carrier woes

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:50 pm
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I blogged on this previously.  It looks like the Russians may have more problems than at first thought.

October 1, 2018

Chicken of the South China Sea

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:27 pm
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Readers won’t be surprised to see tensions in the South China Sea continuing to increase.  All it is going to take is someone making a miscalculation and somebody’s going to be shooting at someone else.

September 27, 2018

Kh-35U

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:46 am
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Video of Russian anti-ship missile test.  What I noticed is all the hits seem to be high up on the superstructures.  Interesting video.

September 17, 2018

Fascinating

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:57 pm
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Fascinating.  I would have never even thought this might be a possibility.

September 14, 2018

DDG-1000

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 12:38 pm
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The DDG-1000 program (the stealth destroyer) has been a money pit for the Navy.  If the armed forces want more money, they need to eliminate crap like this.

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