Naval warfare journalist and commentator. Cohost of CavasShips Podcast. Frmr television director. Proud native of Washington DC. Piano player. All cmts my own.

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Joined September 2011
Chinese company Yunzhou Tech continues work on small, fast, #unmanned surface vehicles able to "intercept, besiege and expel invasive targets." Videos and pics show the #USVs in coastal waters. Demonstrations have featured up to 56 at once eng.chinamil.com.cn/view/202…
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The #Chinese #Navy's 3rd Type 075 assault ship underway for initial sea trials 25 Nov fm the Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard in Shanghai. Launched just 10 months ago - an incredible pace of construction. 2nd unit is expected to commission soon. The 1st, HAINAN 31, commissioned in April
Great!Latest video of the third Type 075 LHD shows that it has left for sea trials. 😎 🇨🇳 (Video from bilibili/铁幕防务)
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This week on the CavasShips podcast: RADM ret Terry McKnight on the importance of the US #Navy's expeditionary/amphibious ships in getting Marines to the battle, and how the Chinese are developing their own expeditionary capabilties - modeled on the US... defaeroreport.com/2021/11/26…
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Sunday Scrapbook: the long, strange and continuing saga of USS HARNETT COUNTY LST821, now a flashpoint in the South China Sea between the Philippines and China. Built in 1944 in Evansville, Indiana, she served in WW2 in the Okinawa campaign, followed by a very active role...
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in Vietnam 1967-70 as a mobile base for helicopters and patrol boats. Trf'd to South Vietnam in 70 as MY THO HQ800, escaped to the Philippines to become DUMAGUET AE57, then SIERRA MADRE LT57. Purposely grounded in the Spratleys in 1999 as a stationary base reuters.com/world/asia-pacif…
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Interesting comparison of Pakistan's new 4,000-ton #Chinese-built #frigate TUGHRIL 261 maneuvering with the Philippines' South Korean-built frigate JOSE RIZAL FF150 of nearly 3,000 tons. TUGHRIL, commissioned 8 Nov in Shanghai, had just called at Manila while en route to Karachi
The Philippine Navy’s BRP Jose Rizal (Guided Missile Frigate - FF 150) conducted a passing exercise and other naval drills with Pakistan Navy’s PNS Tughril (FFG-261) near Matinloc Platform in El Nido, Palawan on Nov. 26.
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Almost homeward bound, British #destroyer HMS DEFENDER D36 passing through the Strait of Messina between Sicily and the Italian toe
Passing through the Strait of Messina, the narrow channel separating Sicily and Italy #CSG21
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Magnificent ships lost in the grand scuttle of the French Mediterranean Fleet at Toulon, 27 Nov 1942. Some ships sank literally as the Germans drove onto the quay. Battlecruiser STRASBOURG, heavy cruiser COLBERT, light cruiser MARSEILLAISE, destroyer MOGADOR
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Warships from the US, Japan, Germany, Australia and Canada taking part in ANNUALEX exercises in the Philippine Sea on 21 Nov. as seen from US carrier CARL VINSON CVN70. Japanese flattop IZUMO D183 and Aegis destroyers KIRISHIMA D174 and CHOKAI D176 are seen, along with...
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...German frigate BAYERN F217, Australian destroyer BRISBANE 41 and Canadian frigate WINNIPEG 338
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New Zealand's handy-sized fleet oiler AOTEAROA A11 refueling US destoyer HOWARD DDG83 23 Nov. in waters near NZ. Built at Hyundai Heavy Industries in the ROKorea AOTEAROA joined the New Zealand #Navy in June 2020, replacing an earlier A11, ENDEAVOUR
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USS #HOWARD DDG83 pulled in to Wellington, New Zealand 25 Nov for the first US Navy warship visit to Kiwiland since 2016. Notably in the Age of Covid, 83's crew is granted liberty in Wellington. HOWARD shifted homeport from San Diego to Japan in August c7f.navy.mil/Media/News/Disp…
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US #destroyer ARLEIGH #BURKE DDG51 in the Bosphorus passing Istanbul after sunset 25 Nov headed for the Black Sea, just 9 days after sister PORTER DDG78 left. US seems to be ramping up presence in the region. 1st BS cruise for AB since coming to Rota. Images via @devrimyaylali
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Hi & welcome to Gormless Prat! Today we're featuring - sorry - @HMSQNLZ' air ops crew, who missed removing an inlet cover that got sucked into the engine and led directly to an F-35B Joint Strike Fighter crash upon takeoff. Walkarounds people... portsmouth.co.uk/news/defenc…
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Boarding team from Danish 🇩🇰 frigate HDMS Esbern Snare killed four pirates in an exchange of fire off the coast of Nigeria. (No Danish personnel were hurt in the incident) forsvaret.dk/en/news/2021/da…
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