Cool graphic by Redditor TL_DReadit
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 […]