NAVIES – P2 & P6
- New Russian missile submarine launched
- Yemeni rebels threaten to sink ships
- UK strike carrier commissioned
- More German submarines for Israel?
SAD FATE OF THE ARA SAN JUAN – P3
NEW NATO COMMAND FOR ATLANTIC – P4
US NAVY EYES NEW GUIDED MISSILE SUB – P7
KREMLIN INCREASES ITS SPY FLEET – P10/11
TRIDENT LAUNCH FOR CANADIAN FRIGATE – P21
FLIGHT-DECK FIRST FOR RAN & RSN – P24/25
KIEL VISIT FOR SWEDISH WARSHIPS – P26
STRIKE CARRIER WARNING FOR N. KOREA – P34/35
EX ALLIGATOR SNAPS UP PLAYERS – P38
HIGH & DRY WARSHIP TRAINS WARRIORS – P40
ODIN’s EYE – P5
UK naval forces are sea lions led by (politician) donkeys.
END OF THE RN AS AN INDEPENDENT FORCE? – P16/17
The British may have new carriers but the rest of their fleet has declined dramatically. The advent of the new super-carriers may herald the British fleet becoming just a support unit for American operations.
FEATURES & ANALYSIS
NAVIES RACE TO SAVE LIVES – P8/9
The multinational effort in response to the loss of the Argentinean submarine ARA San Juan.
ADMIRAL LAYS BARE STATE OF THE RN – P12/13
A former First Sea Lord pulls no punches.
BRITAIN AND THE WEST ARE WIDE OPEN – P14/15
ASW defences have been neglected. A former head of the RN’s Submarine Service gives his damning verdict on the state of UK and NATO’s anti-submarine capabilities.
UKRAINE TO REBUILD ITS NAVY – P18
The long voyage to recovery has begun. More than three years on from the annexation of the Crimea by Russia the Ukraine Navy is intent on constructing Mosquito Fleet to counter its larger neighbour’s potential future aggression.
ITALIAN FLEET MEETS CHALLENGES – P19/20
European’s maritime front line requires action.
A NAVY THAT LEARNS FROM ITS MISTAKES – P22/23
The head of the USN on destroyer collision aftermath.
SPIRIT OF COLUMBUS LIVES ON – P27/29
The globe-girdling deployment of SPS Cristobal Colon.
A WORLD OF MULTI-TASKING – P30/32
Big destroyers and ‘frigates’ handle many tasks.
BIG GUN CRUISER PASSES FLAGSHIP BATON – P36/37
One warship retires and another takes up duty.
HMS PICKLE’S CORNISH ENCOUNTER – P42
WARSHIPS IFR EDITOR’S NATIONAL AWARD – P43/44
OBITUARY – P45
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – P46
THE SUB CAPT WHO ANGERED HITLER – P47/48