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Re: Navy News 3

Postby TVA » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:53 pm

Latest Dutch submarine:

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Re: Navy News 3

Postby TVA » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:26 am

Two hundred feet below the Bay of Bengal, the Royal Navy pays tribute to crew of HERMES:

The Royal Navy's standard flies on HERMES for the first time in 75 years.

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2017/august/24/170824-royal-navy-divers-pay-their-respects-to-hms-hermes

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Re: Navy News 3

Postby TVA » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:52 am

A nifty article about Britain's Shipping Forecast's 150th Anniversary - why it's quaint and still important:

https://inews.co.uk/explainers/iq/bbc-shipping-forecast-150-year-anniversary/

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The forecast has a listenership far larger than just those at sea who need a weather update (although that is a vital audience – the former BBC announcer Charlotte Green used to get Valentines from fisherman who enjoyed her reading). Whether they are rising early or staying up late, hundreds of thousands of people tune in to hear the forecast’s hypnotic recitation of upcoming weather events. It’s a kind of lullaby, or a catechism, or even a prayer, sent out to the unseen waves.
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Re: Navy News 3

Postby TVA » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:57 am

The US Navy needs more nuclear attack submarines:

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-us-navy-needs-build-more-nuclear-attack-submarines-22501
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There is an absolute requirement to modernize both the SSBN and SSN fleets. The Los Angeles-class boats are reaching the end of their nominal 33-year service life although life extension of 5 - 10 years is possible. The oldest of the Los Angeles-class SSNs, the USS Bremerton, was commissioned in 1981 and the youngest, the USS Cheyenne, was commissioned in 1996. So even with the most optimistic predictions about the Los Angeles class’ service life, the remaining 36 boats will have to be decommissioned over the next two decades.

The problem for the submarine force is that the need for attack boats is rising precisely as the Los Angeles class is being retired. According to recent Congressional testimony, U.S. Pacific Command operates about half the number of SSNs it requires and this is in peacetime. At the same time, both China and Russia are building large numbers of advanced conventional and nuclear-powered attack and cruise missile submarines.
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Re: Navy News 3

Postby TVA » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:00 am

The heads of the navies of the G-7 countries all got together....

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Re: Navy News 3

Postby TVA » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:04 am

An Egyptian submarine....

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Re: Navy News 3

Postby TVA » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:36 am

World's most famous Navy wife checks out a ship on its 20th anniversary of being in service:

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Re: Navy News 3

Postby TVA » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:18 pm

Memorial service on RONALD REAGAN for three lost lives:

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Re: Navy News 3

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Re: Navy News 3

Postby TVA » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:09 pm

New Russian sub "Kazan," [Kazan is a city in Southwest Russia along the Volga]

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Re: Navy News 3

Postby TVA » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:04 pm

It ain't over, 'til it's over - and all the mines are found:

http://www.wbaltv.com/article/man-finds-object-believed-to-be-wwii-sea-mine-on-beach/14033345

Bryon Ray found a three-foot-diameter metal ball he believed to be mine on Spessard Holland Beach.

The local bomb squad suspected the same thing of the hunk of metal.
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Re: Navy News 3

Postby TVA » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:18 am

Commissioning ceremony of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH:

Youngest member of ship's company cuts cake with wife of ship's captain:

MANY photographs here:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5155401/Lizzie-meet-Big-Lizzie-Majesty-steps-aboard-ship.html

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Re: Navy News 3

Postby TVA » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:31 am

The ship's sponsor and namesake - a World War II veteran - was also there:

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