Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Cruise Ship Rescues 10 Cubans In Tiny Boat
Friday, November 25, 2005
"Sick" Navy Mascot
Monday, November 21, 2005
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Monday, November 14, 2005
Court Upholds "The Sailor" Verdict
Rough Water Runs Boat Aground
Friday, November 11, 2005
Pirates Seize Thai Ship & Crew Off Somalia
Thursday, November 10, 2005
REMEMBERING THE EDMUND FITZGERALD
The brave men who were lost that night:
Captain Ernest M. McSorley, Michael E. Armagost, Fred J. Beetcher, Thomas D. Bentsen, Edward F. Bindon, Thomas D. Borgeson, Oliver J. Champeau, Nolan S. Church, Ransom E. Cundy, Thomas E. Edwards, Russell G. Haskell, George J. Holl, Bruce L. Hudson, Allen G. Kalmon, Gorden Maclellan, Joseph Mazes, John H. McCarthy, Eugene O'Brien, Karl A. Peckol, John J. Poviach, James A. Pratt, Robert C. Rafferty, Paul M. Rippa, John D. Simmons, William J. Spengler, Mark A. Thomas, Ralph G. Walton, David E. Weiss & Blaine H. Wilhelm
Built by Great Lakes Engineering works as Hull 301 at its yard at River Rouge, Michigan. The vessel was launched on June 7, 1958.
Gross Tonnage: 13,632 Registry Number: US 277437
Length: 711.2 Engines Steam Turbine 2 cylinder - 7,500 SHP
Breadth: 75.1 Engine Builder: Westinghouse Electric Corporation
The 230th Marine Corps Birthday
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Irish Sailor Caught Up In Atlantic Yacht Race Rescue
Monday, November 07, 2005
Longest Serving Sailor’s Career Honored
The Eerie Glowing Ocean
Sunday, November 06, 2005
Pirates Attack Cruise Ship
Saturday, November 05, 2005
Stowaways Dead On Perth Australia Bound Ship
Friday, November 04, 2005
South African Navy Receives New Submarine
Thursday, November 03, 2005
One Missing, 30 Hurt In Ship Fire Near Egypt Port
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
A Fighting Postal Clerk
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
What’s Ahead For The Yokosuka Naval Base Carrier Presence
Commissioned in 1961, it is the oldest active-duty warship in the Navy and as
such, carries the First Navy Jack “Don’t Tread on Me” flag.
Power plant: Eight boilers, four geared steam turbines, four
shafts, 280,000 shaft horsepower.
Overall length: 1062.5 feet.
Flight deck width: 252 feet.
Beam: 130 feet.
Displacement: Approximately 80,800 tons.
Speed: more than 30 knots (34.5 mph).
Crew: Ship’s company, 3,150. Air wing, 2,480.
Armament: Sea Sparrow launchers, three 20 mm Phalanx Close-In
Weapons System mounts.
Cost at construction in 1961: $265.2 million.
- Eight decks and 11 levels.
- Carries 4 million gallons of fuel and produces 14 million watts
- Has more than 2,400 spaces and compartments.
- Has two inoperable, obsolete escalators, designed to carry
Power Plant: Two nuclear reactors, four shafts.
Length: 1,092 feet.
Flight deck width: 252 feet.
Beam: 134 feet.
Displacement: 97,000 tons.
Speed: More than 30 knots (34.5 mph).
Cost: About $4.5 billion each.
Armament: Two or three (depending on modification)
NATO Sea Sparrow launchers, 20 mm Phalanx CIWS mounts.
Towers 20 stories above the waterline with a 4.5-acre
Steering accomplished by two rudders, each 29 feet by 22
feet and weighing 50 tons.
The Nimitz class includes:
- USS Nimitz (CVN 68), San Diego.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), Norfolk, Va.
- USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Bremerton, Wash.
- USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Norfolk, Va.
- USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Everett, Wash.
- USS George Washington (CVN 73), Norfolk, Va.
- USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), Bremerton, Wash.
- USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), Norfolk, Va.
- USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), San Diego.
- USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) (under construction; expected to
be completed in 2008).