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In The Current Issue of WARSHIPS Magazine

    • NAVIES DRAW A LINE
    • PIONEER WARSHIP
    • ONE OF CANADA’S GREATEST MYSTERIES
    • PREPARING TO MEET THREATS
    • NATO RIPOSTE TO RUSSIA
    • STRUGGLE TO FILL GAPS
    • THE ULTIMATE TEST
    • STILL ON PATROL
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EUROPE NEEDS TO SHAPE UP AND EASE AMERICA’S GLOBAL BURDEN PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 10 October 2014 13:09

Odin’s Eye

(From the October 2014 edition)

 

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Whatever you think of Pax Americana, for 70 years since WW2 the USA has shouldered the responsibility of being the world policeman that the tired, played out empire of Britain shrugged off.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 October 2014 13:21
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QUEEN ELIZABETH IS AFLOAT NOW MAKE A CASE SUITABLE FOR DANGEROUS TIMES PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 September 2014 13:50

Odin’s Eye

IAN ARTHUR FOR ODIN

One hundred years ago workers in Portsmouth Dockyard were racing to complete a mighty ship of war named Queen Elizabeth, potentially the most powerful naval vessel ever constructed in Britain.

 

Lead ship in a new class of five super dreadnoughts, the future HMS Queen Elizabeth was cutting edge. Using oil to fuel her boilers (and so provide unprecedented sustained speed for a battleship) she was to be armed with 15-inch guns that were the first of their kind to ever be mounted in a capital ship.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 September 2014 14:10
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CHINA BOOSTS ITS GLOBAL REACH VIA NAVAL DIPLOMACY PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 September 2014 13:56

by Iain Ballantyne

& Usman Ansari

 

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China is extending its maritime defence diplomacy mission into Africa as part of an increasingly ambitious global effort to use its navy for making friends and influencing people.

 

The provision of Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) to Nigeria and construction of patrol vessels for neighbouring Cameroon is only the latest development for a rising superpower that has massive economic interests already in Africa. A naval task group of three vessels - frigates Yancheng and Louyang together with auxiliary support ship Taihu - called in at Lagos.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 September 2014 14:10
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News Digest from the September 2014 Edition PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 September 2014 14:01

Reports by Usman Ansari, Dave Billinge,

Juan Carlos Cicalesi & Agustin Puetz

  • STRIKE CARRIER FOR RAN?
  • CHILEAN SUBMARINE & FRIGATE IN COLLISION AT SEA
  • FRANCE PRESSES ON WITH RUSSIAN BUILD
  • FRIGATE SHORTAGE
  • INDIAN ASW BOOST

 

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