"Next in the starry procession came the officers, at their head the Generals and Admirals, all with the watchword: Obedience. The Emperor devises an ideal battleship, impregnably iron-clad, rapid, and armed with torpedo-tubes, which would take the place of the torpedo-boats.... The construction...
First directly mentioned on SPF back in 2017:
Most recent development:
Likely related in some way to the CARACaS program.
Hello all, I'm searching infos regarding real (albeit conceptual only) battleship projects distinguishing themselves for extraordinary caliber of main guns and/or number of main guns and displacement. I'm aware of the following, some yet briefly discussed in other topics:
Something different for today ... a collaborative project between Grumman and Shin Meiwa in Japan.
Note wing engines can tilt up a few degrees (it's described on another page). Also, there is heavy reliance on active boundary layer control via twin turbines behind the rear pressure bulkhead...
Of particular concern is information related to the Sea Dragon anti-ship missile program, a project of the Pentagon’s Strategic Capabilities Office that was being developed by submarine builder General Dynamics Electric Boat...
Navy Unveils 3D-Printed SEAL Sub
Jul 24, 2017
The U.S. Navy recently unveiled the military's first 3D-printed submarine hull. Printed on the Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL) Manufacturing...
The first commercial nuclear reactor in the United States, Shippingport, was derived from a reactor originally designed for a cancelled nuclear powered aircraft carrier. I haven't been able to find any information on this aircraft carrier, and I don't think the Shippingport reactor is related to...
In the meantime we kill the Zumwalts and their cruiser derivative. Brilliant. Who wants to bet that 10 years down the road they change their minds, reach to the Zumwalt hull (because it's the only one remotely close) and then complain that they cost so much?
I was just curious as to what version of Polaris this is. Both articles featuring these pics say they're early Polaris tests. But I've never seen a Polaris like that before.
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/
"Textron Starts Work on New Navy Hovercraft"
By: Sam LaGrone
Published: November 18, 2014 7:58 AM • Updated: November 18, 2014 7:58 AM