Back in the day Murdoc got into the whole Friday Cat Blogging thing. Here’s a throwback: Ah, the good old days.
Destroyer USS The Sullivans Damaged After Missile Explodes After Launch, No Injuries Reported A Navy guided missile destroyer was damaged after a missile exploded shortly after launch during an exercise off the U.S. Atlantic coast on Saturday, Navy officials have confirmed to USNI News. “On July 18 at approximately 9 a.m. (EDT) a Standard Missile-2 […]
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.
Murdoc came across this at some point but never linked. New USS Arizona model shows blue paint scheme Craftsman Don Preul, determined to create the world’s most accurate representation of the warship, conferred with Park Service historian Dan Martinez on the proper colors. Research was difficult because most of the ship’s records had been destroyed […]
Delays in Zumwalt Destroyer Program Hamper Production of DDG-51s at Bath Iron Works Delays in the first two Zumwalt-class DDG-1000 destroyers are part of the reason that construction on DDG-51s is lagging behind schedule: Several sources told USNI News that due to myriad reasons — including the size of the yard, the composition of the […]
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 […]
USS Ranger arrives at Port of Brownsville The vessel is the second ship to be dismantled at the Rio Grande Valley’s International Shipbreaking Ltd., the first being the USS Constellation. The Ranger was towed to the Port of Brownsville from the Navy’s inactive ships maintenance facility in Bremerton, Wash. Forrestal and Saratoga have also been […]
F-35Cs Cut Back As U.S. Navy Invests In Standoff Weapons The U.S. Navy has reduced its planned buys of the Lockheed Martin F-35C Joint Strike Fighter by almost one-third over the fiscal 2016-2020 Future Years Defense Program (FYDP), while committing almost $800 million to new standoff weapon developments and canceling the only missile program that […]