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This is the grave of Matthew Perry. Born in 1794 in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, Perry grew up in the world of post-Puritan respectability, with many ancestors being leading early Europeans in New England. In 1809, Perry entered the Navy. This made sense, as his father was the naval officer Christopher Raymond Perry and his […]
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Apropos of this story on the reintegration of B-52 into an air-sea framework, some recent research on the book reminded me of how differently the Soviets handled air-sea cooperation.  As readers of Red Storm Rising may recollect, Soviet long and medium range bombers were expected to play a major role in naval conflict in the […]

Israel Ditches the LCS

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On June 29, 2009

It appears that the Israelis have ditched plans to purchase the Littoral Combat Ship: In a radical revamp of its surface fleet modernization program, the Israel Navy has shelved long-held plans to pur

Australian Navy Goes on Vacation

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On November 18, 2008
Innovative: Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon says a two-month Navy shutdown over Christmas has been ordered to give staff a rest as the Navy continues to grapple with staff shortages. The shutdown will involve all ships not on operational duties and some staff will be allowed to work from home. Mr Fitzgibbon says the Government is […]

Peter the Great on the Way!

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On September 22, 2008

RFS Pyotr Velikiy and his (my understanding is that Russians use the masculine in reference to naval vessels, but if anyone has clarification, please don’t hesitate) entourage set sail for Venez

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