This Map Answers The Question: 'Where Are The Aircraft Carriers?'

During a time of crisis, it is often said that the first question asked by the President and other key decision makers in Washington is “where are the carriers?” This map posted over on Reddit answers that question, with the USS Harry S. Truman leaving port today for the Middle East via the Mediterranean.
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Here are all of the world's biggest ships at sea

If you take the Empire State building, flipped it over to the side, and then put it in the ocean, it would be smaller than some of the world’s largest ships. That’s how big these behemoths of the sea are, more gigantic than skyscrapers. Oil tankers, container ships, pipe-laying vessels, yachts, sailing boats, cruise… »11/12/15 3:21pm11/12/15 3:21pm

NATO's biggest military exercise since the Cold War is scary impressive

Wow. This totally looks like the beginning of World War III but thankfully it’s just Operation Trident Juncture, a military exercise by NATO. But not just any old exercise, it’s the biggest military exercise NATO has done in decades and one that required 36,000 troops and more than 140 aircraft and 60 ships from over… »11/10/15 3:52pm11/10/15 3:52pm

America's "Carrier Gap" Crisis Highlights A Need For Smaller Aircraft Carriers

The Navy is experiencing serious operational shortfalls due to running its fleet of ten aircraft carriers hard in recent years, which is one short of the mandated 11. As such, it is time for the U.S. to build smaller aircraft carriers in greater numbers than what today’s one-size-fits-all super carrier strategy… »11/04/15 8:58pm11/04/15 8:58pm

China Sends Message By Having Destroyers Shadow U.S. Ship Past Islands

Hours ago the USS Lassen made its way within 12 miles of China’s man-made islands near Subi Reef, part of the Spartly Islands archipelago. During its roughly 72 mile freedom of navigation mission, the American Arelaigh Burke Class Destroyer was shadowed closely by the Chinese Type 052C guided missile destroyer Lanzhou »10/27/15 2:36pm10/27/15 2:36pm

U.S. Navy To Pass Within 12 Miles Of China's Man-Made Islands Within 24 Hours

Within the next 24 hours, the U.S. Navy will execute a freedom of navigation mission in the South China Sea that will put the Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer USS Lassen within 12 miles of China’s man-made islands. Air cover and reconnaissance aircraft will be monitoring the mission nearby in international airspace and… »10/26/15 7:50pm10/26/15 7:50pm

Chinese Warships To Visit Florida As U.S. Sailors Get A Tour Of China's Carrier

A trio of Chinese Navy vessels that are making an around-the-world trip will be visiting Mayport, Florida on November 3rd through the 7th. This visit comes as tensions are increasing between U.S. and China over the South China Sea, with the Navy ready to sail within China’s man-made islands claim on disputed… »10/22/15 9:16pm10/22/15 9:16pm

Hybrid Electric Drives and SeaRAM Coming Soon To Some U.S. Navy Destroyers

The U.S. Navy is looking at ways to make their surface combatants less expensive to operate, and in the case of those stationed in Rota, Spain, more capable of defending themselves. One solution will be the installation of hybrid electric drive systems across the newest portion of the Navy’s destroyer fleet and the… »9/29/15 5:56pm9/29/15 5:56pm

Why Is Egypt Buying Two Orphaned Mistral Class Aircraft Carriers From France?

The Russian-French Mistral Class helicopter carrier saga has been a long and rocky one. Originally the two amphibious assault ships were built for Russia, with many Russian combat systems installed, but France denied delivery after Russia seized Crimea a year and a half ago. Since then, many potential customers have… »9/23/15 5:02pm9/23/15 5:02pm

Incredible overhead view of an oil tanker perfectly docking at a narrow port

The captain of this ship must be a master Tetris player or a savant when it comes to that time wasting iPhone parking game or at least, be the inventor of the three-point turn because his maneuvering of this tanker, the Galway Fisher, into the narrow Port of Galway is simply incredible to see from up top. »8/22/15 3:38pm8/22/15 3:38pm

Navy Comes To Its Senses And Orders Shock Trials On USS Gerald R. Ford

The Navy’s first new class of aircraft carriers in almost 50 years has had its share of developmental issues with mission critical systems. Built under a damning concurrent procurement model, the ship’s catapults, radar, arresting gear and other critical systems remain mired in developmental chaos, even though the… »8/14/15 3:00pm8/14/15 3:00pm

Ring In Your Weekend With This Incredible Photo From The Royal Navy

This breathtaking image shows a Lynx Mk8 helicopter from 815 Squadron light up the evening sky with a massive flare release during an exercise in the Indian Ocean. The Lynx Mk8 shown is on a nine month cruise aboard HMS Richmond, a Royal Navy Type 23 frigate which you see looming in the background. »8/14/15 9:00am8/14/15 9:00am

Report: Images Show Islamic State Missile Attack On Egyptian Navy Ship

Details remain scarce at the moment, but news reports and the photos above purportedly show an Islamic State attack on an Egyptian Navy ship off the coast of Rafah. The Islamic State has been extremely active near and on the Sinai Peninsula, with a massive string of coordinated attacks occurring just weeks ago leaving… »7/16/15 9:50am7/16/15 9:50am

Barracuda Is Supposedly The Stealthy Interceptor Boat The World Needs

Safehaven Marine makes boats that can go where few others can. From Pilot Tenders to Rescue Boats that can overturn in high surf and keep on going, their products are truly hardcore. Now, the famed boat builder is setting its eyes on the law enforcement and military market with their stealthy Barracuda interceptor… »7/13/15 6:45pm7/13/15 6:45pm

Is China Building Their Own Mobile Landing And Sea Basing Platform? 

Photos of what appears to be possibly a mobile sea basing platform and logistics node, similar to US designs, have made their way around China’s internet recently. Such a capability would be an incredibly logical addition to China’s amphibious forces, especially considering their ongoing extra-territorial ambitions. »6/09/15 10:00pm6/09/15 10:00pm

40 Years Ago Today The Enterprise Headed Home After Evacuating Saigon

This shot was taken exactly 40 years ago, capturing the USS Enterprise sailing back to the states after a Pacific cruise that included the evacuation of Saigon. The green CH-53s sitting on the “Big E’s” bow were hitching a ride back to the states. Those little dots in front of them?Sunbathers enjoying the breeze, seas… »5/20/15 7:25pm5/20/15 7:25pm