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Beyond Repair: Navy Will Scrap USS Bonhomme Richard

Navy ship on fire

PortandTerminal.com, November 30, 2020 SAN DIEGO – The Navy decided to scrap the amphibious assault ship that burned for nearly five days earlier this year, concluding after months of investigations that trying to rebuild and restore the ship would take too much money and too much industrial base capacity. Replacing the warship could cost as much as $4 billion, according …

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Arson? Sailor Being Investigated for Starting USS Bonhomme Richard Fire

Warship on fire. Smoke.

PortandTerminal.com, August 27, 2020 U.S. Navy Sailor under investigation for possibly intentionally starting the devastating fire on Navy ship USS Bonhomme Richard SAN DIEGO — A U.S. Navy sailor is being questioned by investigators for possible arson after allegedly starting the massive fire on the USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego in July, according to defense officials. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) has …

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What was Dazzle Camouflage and did it work?

PortandTerminal.com, December 1, 2019 Camouflage is usually about blending in, but some of the most unusual camouflage during World War I wasn’t designed to do that. Instead of attempting to hide a ship, the goal was to conceal the ship’s course through flashy misdirection. LONDON – In the early days of modern warfare, ships protected themselves from German U-boats with wild, eye-distracting painted patterns called dazzle. The …

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U.S. Navy Secretary Spencer fired over handling of SEAL saga involving Trump

Reuters, November 25, 2019 By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Nov 24 (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper fired the Navy’s top civilian on Sunday over his handling of the case of a Navy SEAL who was convicted of battlefield misconduct in Iraq and later won the support of President Donald Trump. Esper also determined that the sailor in question, Special …

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“Star Wars on the Water”: The JMS Ghost

PortandTerminal.com, November 13, 2019 PORTSMOUTH, NH – If you combined a stealth jet fighter with an attack helicopter and stuck it in the water, what would you get? If you said, “Star Wars on the water” you would probably be pretty close to the mark. Juliet Marine Systems’ Ghost is an advanced stealth ship that, thanks to a technology called super-cavitation, can reduce hull …

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