Gives a great comparative view. HMS Illustrious became a helicopter carrier following the retirement of the British Harriers in 2010 and was herself retired in 2014 shortly after this photo was taken. The HMS Queen Elizabeth is expected to be commissioned next year and to enter operational service in 2020.
Egyptian navy vessel targeted by militants off Sinai’s coast CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian navy vessel was targeted on Thursday by militants affiliated with the Islamic State group, who claimed they destroyed it with a rocket while it was anchored off the Sinai peninsula’s Mediterranean coast. Egyptian military spokesman Brig. Gen. Mohammed Samir said the […]
Office of Naval Intelligence: China’s Fleet Advancing Faster Than US Expected The Chinese navy has 77 surface combatants, more than 60 submarines, 55 amphibious ships and about 85 missile-equipped small ships, according to the report first published by the U.S. Naval Institute. The report explains that more than 50 naval ships were “laid down, launched […]
So Much for the UN Charade in Syria… If there’s one favor Russia and China have done for us all lately, it’s been to reduce the United Nations to glaring irrelevance in the Syria conflict. Due to these two, there has been no Security Council resolution proposing to deal with Syria, and it looks like […]
According to NavyTimes.com, the USS Stout (DDG 55) is headed toward the Mediterranean to bolster the US presence in the area. Just in case. It was previously reported that the carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) is going to be kept in the Indian Ocean after being relieved by the USS Truman (CVN 75). Just in […]