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  • RN HAS TO THINK BIG WHILE BUDGET IS SMALL

    INNOVATION TO KEEP ITALIAN FLEET ON THE CUTTING EDGE

    RUSSIAN NAVAL RENEWAL ACCELERATES

    FACING DOWN THE MISSILE THREAT

    US MARINES RUNNING OUT OF FIGHTERS

    ROYAL NAVY WARSHIP CRISIS TO DEEPEN

    VETERAN SEA JET SIGNS OFF

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Between Europe & the Open Sea PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 May 2016 09:05

Odin’s Eye

A century on from Jutland the UK faces a key decision.

 

BETWEEN EUROPE  SEA

If nothing else the Battle of Jutland a hundred years ago, is famous for one particular saying. Vice Admiral David Beatty lost two battle-cruisers from his advanced squadron and remarked: “There seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today.”

 

After the initial encounter Beatty turned north and led the Germans onto the Grand Fleet. Later on May 31, 1916 Admiral John Jellicoe brought his ships into battle but despite twice crossing the High Sea Fleet’s lines, cutting the Germans off from their base, and hitting them harder, they later won the propaganda war, claiming a tactical victory.

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News Digest PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 May 2016 09:28

Reports by Usman Ansari

  • AUSTRALIA REJECTS JAPANESE OPTION FOR FRENCH BOAT
  • RUSSIA DEPLOYING MORE CRUISE MISSILE SHIPS IN THE MED
  • CHINA COMMISSIONS NEW AMPHIB VESSEL
  • HISTORIC MISSILE TEST FOR CANADA
  • LITTORAL MISSION VESSEL PROGRESS
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THE FAMILIAR OLD PROBLEM OF BUILDING WARSHIPS FIT FOR FIGHTING PURPOSE PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 March 2016 19:16

James Galvin tries to penetrate the fog surrounding how the Royal Navy ends up with warships that have potentially fatal flaws, suggesting similarities with events a century ago. He also looks at the disconnection between what politicians think warships are for and their actual purpose.

FAMILIAR PROBLEM 1

 

“There is something wrong with our bloody ships today!” So said Admiral David Beatty at the Battle of Jutland 100 years ago after witnessing the loss of the battlecruisers HMS Queen Mary and HMS Indefatigable. They had been destroyed by German shells, with great loss of life. What is less well-known is that he went on to say to his Flag Captain, Ernle Chatfield (like Beatty a future First Sea Lord): “and our systems too.”

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Report by Iain Ballantyne PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 April 2016 08:58

Editor WARSHIP IFR

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A Russian Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer attack aircraft makes a very low

altitude pass past the USS Donald Cook on April 12. Image: US Navy.

 

Two Russian naval strike jets made danger-close passes of an American guided-missile destroyer in the Baltic. Referred to by the US Navy as ‘several close interactions’, the incidents also involved a Helix helicopter adopting the Cold War tactic (used by both sides back then) of photographing a NATO vessel up close.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 April 2016 10:35
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News Digest PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 March 2016 19:21

Reports by Usman Ansari

  • KEY RCN UNITS SENT TO SCRAP
  • RUSSIA DEPLOYS AT HIGHER RATE THAN COLD WAR
  • REGIONAL SUPREMACY IS THE PRIME OBJECTIVE
  • SOUTH CHINA SEA TENSION
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