Archive for the ‘Sea’ Category
Was browsing around, ended up reading about the Essex-class carrier USS Lake Champlain (CV-39), and found out a couple of interesting things about her that I didn’t know. First, she got the updated island superstructure and jet-handling upgrades of the SCB-27 program, but she never got the angled flight deck:
Also, during Operation Magic Carpet in 1945, she set a transatlantic speed record bringing US troops home from Europe. It stood until it was broken by the liner SS United States (currently and shamefully rotting away in Philadelphia) in 1952.
The Swift is a non-commissioned transport that was leased by the military for testing and is now chartered to the Military Sealift Command.
USS Nimitz (CVN 68) had been relieved by the Truman but stayed in the Indian Ocean. Just in case.
The article reports that the USS San Antonio (LPD 17) is also headed in the general direction of Syria.
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 case.
This is what happens when you land on the wrong ship.
You don’t have this sort of problem when you never have more than one carrier in the area.