Category Archives: United States Navy
Brave young man, rest in peace.
Well, just a Bear, this time! I’ve had this photo since around 1977. Date and location unknown, but hopefully nowhere near a carrier, or else heads would have rolled: Intel Officer, Cryptologic Officer, Operations Officer, possibly even the Commanding Officer! … Continue reading
I haven’t seen this commercial for quite some time. I wonder if it got pulled, for some reason… Ah, wait! I got it. I am Barack Obama, and I did NOT approve this message. I am the only global force … Continue reading
According to The Telegraph, an “armada of international naval power” has converged on the Persian Gulf for maneuvers, and to protect the maritime lines of communication through the Strait of Hormuz (read oil). I suspect that an additional mission may … Continue reading
Ability to make hard decisions. Ability to make intelligent and realistic decisions. And… …cojones. Can anyone imagine Obama doing this? (h/t History News Network) While publicly claiming neutrality between Argentina and the U.K. during the 1982 Falklands War, President Ronald … Continue reading
On this day in 1785, the cash-strapped U.S. Government issued an order to sell the frigate USS Alliance, the last ship remaining in the Continental Navy. The ship was auctioned off on August 01, 1785, for $26,000. The sale left … Continue reading
With the way things are going, we’ll be there again in no time flat.
Interesting article here on the U.S. Navy’s apparent mine warfare deficiencies, in view of (a) U.S. plans to deploy the USS PONCE to the Persian Gulf and (2) Iran’s vocal threats to close the Strait of Hormuz. However, the Defense … Continue reading
Sunset at U.S. Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) and another carrier at Pier 12, some time between 1977 and 1979.
I snapped this picture of USS CANISTEO (AO-99) refueling USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) in 1978. (I know, I know, NIMITZ is a nuke, but you still need JP-5 for the planes and diesel for the boats.)