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The USS Fitzgerald Is At Fault. This Is Why.

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Every ship, regardless of nationality or purpose, is required to carry one terse book . This book is titled the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions but is better know by its acronym “COLREGs”. The chapters … Continue reading

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Navy Shows Off Autonomous Fleet

The U.S. Office of Naval Research took to the lower Chesapeake Bay recently to show off their new autonomous unmanned swarming boats. The unmanned boats, mainly of rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBs) and other small boats, use a network of … Continue reading

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LCS The Ship That Broke The Navy

The experience of LCS, it broke the Navy,” said Sean Stackley, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition. The Navy’s ambitious Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program promised low cost, highly flexible, reliable, multi-mission ships. So far they … Continue reading

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Littoral Combat Ship Damaged

The U.S. Navy’s newest littoral combat ship USS Montgomery has suffered a crack in its aluminum hull after being hit by a tug as the ship sortied from Mayport, Florida ahead of Hurricane Matthew. The incident occurred October 4 and … Continue reading

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Battleship North Carolina

A great cause and a great story for our state battleship. Enjoy our heritage and see a great ship!  

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Man Spends 30 Years Building The USS Forrestal Ship Model

To say Jerry Shaw has an eye for detail might be an understatement. The Palm Beach Gardens man spent 14 years, countless hours and thousands of dollars building a 12-foot model of the aircraft carrier the USS Forrestal. His wife, … Continue reading

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Record Depth Salvage Yields Tons Of Silver Coins

Deepwater salvage and recovery firm Deep Ocean Search says it has pulled “several tens of tons” of silver coins from a WWII shipwreck at a world record depth of 5,150 meters. The bounty is estimated to be worth a whopping … Continue reading

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New LCS Warships Replacing The Old Navy Frigates

I agree that we need to modernize our fleets to remain supreme on the high Seas. Our secure world relies on the fact that we protect our continent and sometimes other countries. By land and by sea as the old … Continue reading

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USS Monitor Final Voyage

I found this story and thought I would share it with my readers. The Monitor was a pivotal war ship from our Civil war. Although many people are unaware of it’s existence this war ship was a huge innovation in … Continue reading

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Models made of toothpicks? For real!

Wayne Kusy began making models out of toothpicks in fifth grade. His hobby led to the creation of a fleet of toothpick ships, including the Queen Mary, the Titanic and the Lusitania. build models of ocean liners out of toothpicks. … Continue reading

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