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  1. Antonio

    USN Fleet Carrier Studies (Fall 1945)

    A comprehensive source is Norman Friedman's "U.S. Aircraft Carriers". "By 1945, the Essex class was considered unsuited to the new generation of naval aircraft. The 1945 fleet carrier was to have solved such problems in a hull suited to mass production". Also incorporating those learned from...
  2. Grey Havoc

    Langley Aerodrome

    View: https://www.reddit.com/r/weirdboats/comments/gjakpg/langley_experiment_gas_driven_carrier_october_1903/ ORIGINAL CAPTION: First failure of the manned Aerodrome, October 7, 1903 ORIGINAL CAPTION: William E. "Gink" Doherty coaxes the structurally modified Langley Aerodrome into the air...
  3. Grey Havoc

    Distant Thunder / NetSAT littoral water system (DARPA)

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b84Wzh-kH_s https://www.darpa.mil/attachments/TestimonyArchived(April%2020%201999).pdf
  4. Grey Havoc

    The smallest active duty vessel in the USN?

    https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/a33766522/tiny-boat-smallest-ship-us-navy/ View: https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/ifa0ns/the_smallest_activeduty_vessel_mini_tug_of_the/
  5. Grey Havoc

    Douglas Munro and the Battle of the Matanikau

  6. sferrin

    ASTOR Mk45 nuclear torpedo.

  7. Grey Havoc

    Non-carrier uses of Essex class carriers in their later years

  8. Grey Havoc

    WWII USN Torpedo Scandal

    https://www.wearethemighty.com/history/ww2-navy-torpedo-problems-mk14?rebelltitem=3#rebelltitem3 https://www.defensemedianetwork.com/stories/torpedo-scandal-rear-adm-charles-lockwood-the-mark-14-and-the-bureau-of-ordnance/...
  9. Grey Havoc

    Kirk Douglas passes away at the age of 103

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/kirk-douglas-dies-spartacus-670526 A life well lived. Rest In Peace. :(
  10. covert_shores

    Really old secret projects (1800s and earlier)

    Thinking that we need a thread for all old (pre-1880s?) projects. Came across HMS Duke of Kent design for a four-deck ship of the line on Reddit. c1809. Never built. Original source http://collections.rmg.co.uk/
  11. Grey Havoc

    USN/DTRC Low Observable Force [Fleet Concept 13]

    Here's a late 80's/early 90's concept from the David Taylor Research Center (now Carderock Division, NSWC) for a semi-submersible warship. Looks like it was intended to be nuclear powered, using waterjet propulsion. Also referred to as the Low Observer Force. With the intention of being able to...
  12. Triton

    US Navy Advanced Logistics Delivery System (ALDS)

    Assessment of Advanced Logistics Delivery System (ALDS) Launch Systems Concepts by Gregory W Anderson et al., NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV PHILADELPHIA PA MACHINERY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DIR (Oct 2004) Abstract: Handle / proxy Url: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA430083
  13. Triton

    US Navy CGH-67 Battlecruiser

    Browsing through DefenseImagery.mil and found this artist's conception for the CGH-67 battlecruiser shot on 3/1/1986 http://www.defenseimagery.mil/imagery.html#a=search&s=artist's%20concept%20&guid=c9ac99d262da8bfb073e9f2d11c589987e6752c1 Does anyone know anything more about this concept?
  14. bobbymike

    From Defense News Today - "Nuclear" Cruiser

    http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=4226195&c=AME&s=TOP I am assuming a nuclear power plant could also produce a great amount of extra energy for DEW and other exotic "high power energy need" weapons. Any thoughts?
  15. RyanCrierie

    SAM-N-8 Zeus

    Another little known thing, of which once again Designation Systems Net is the only real resource. Copy of a xeroxed copy found in NHC files: Photograph that was with the article (yes, i know, poor quality; but....hey....)
  16. GTX

    CVV concepts of the '70s

    Hi folks, Does anyone have any information on the USN CVV concepts of the 1970s? Apart from some brief references in books, I have found the following information on the web: "CVV was the major program, an outgrowth of Zumwalt's earlier T-CBL, proposed by Ford and championed by Carter. It...
  17. Skybolt

    US Navy supersonic (mach 2) seaplane competition

    A lot must be researchied on the post-Seamaster hostory of US Navy seaplane projects. We are told that the Navy interest vanished in front of the "victory of the carrier" (the SLBMs came later). But... there was at least a couple of competions (and specifications) before eveithing ended (?)...