Navy ‘Stuff’…

The Navy uses various ‘naming’ conventions for ships, you can see today’s current ship listing, HERE. What I wanted to do today was look at one of the ‘oddities’ in the ship naming line… That being the USS Los Angeles… … Continue reading

Navy ‘Stuff’…

Edit- Sorry about the screwed up pics and dates in the first go round this morning… Apparently something ‘glitched’ in the upload. My bad… All corrected now, thanks Grog for the comm date! By popular demand, some WWII Destroyers that … Continue reading

Navy ‘Stuff’…

I know I said I was going to do Destroyers this week, but I’m waiting on pictures from a couple of folks to add to the post, so instead, you get an old boat… She was in the ‘Quasi-War’, the … Continue reading

USS ENTERPRISE…

One of the proudest names in lineage of US Navy ships, there have been seven USS ENTERPRISEs The first five were sailing vessels of various descriptions starting in 1775, through 1909, next up was a 66′ motor patrol boat, SP790 … Continue reading

Oopsie…

Apparently my post for today didn’t… In lieu of that, enjoy this! Fifteen minutes of Sailors having ‘fun’ on deployment! VFA-41 Black Aces! We used to make do with cruise books… sigh … Continue reading

An interesting (and very true) article…

From USNI Proceedings Magazine-                Is Naval Aviation Culture Dead? By John Lehman   The swaggering-flyer mystique forged over the past century has been stymied in recent years by political correctness. We celebrate the … Continue reading

LCS…

It’s time for the Littoral Combat Ship, better known in the Navy as the Little Crappy Ship to be a thing of the past… The Yemeni rebel’s attack on the MV Swift last week should be making people stop and … Continue reading

AGORs and Astronauts…

The Navy is building two new AGORs (Oceanographic Research Ships), one will go to Woods Hole, and one to Scripps… AGOR-27 is named for Neil Armstrong, a Navy Veteran and the first man to land on the moon. This is … Continue reading

A Sailor’s Thoughts, part 2…

A continuation from yesterday… The guys who seemed to get away with doing the least, always seemed to be first in the pay line and the chow line. General Quarters drills and the need to evacuate one’s bowels often seem … Continue reading

A Sailor’s Thoughts, part 1…

This one came over the transom via the mil-email chain and via JP… Some random and rambling thoughts accumulated from various quarters over the years. A bit of introspection from an “older” sailor. A sailor will walk 10 miles in … Continue reading