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    FREMM won Fincantieri Wins $795M Contract for...

    FREMM won

    Fincantieri Wins $795M Contract for Navy Frigate Program

    By: Megan Eckstein
    April 30, 2020 5:09 PM

    Fincantieri FFG(X) Design based on the FREMM. Fincantieri Image

    The Navy...
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    Reportedly, the Dino Chouest is on her way to...

    Reportedly, the Dino Chouest is on her way to Bremerton to pick up Kitty Hawk for her tow to Brownsville and scrapping. Dino Chouest just exited the Panama Canal. Dino Chouest last towed Independence...
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    There were no FRAM 1 Fletchers (or Sumner’s for...

    There were no FRAM 1 Fletchers (or Sumner’s for that matter). FRAM 1’s were exclusively Gearing (or Carpender) class. The only FRAM Fletchers were the before mentioned 3 FRAM 2’s.
  4. BRP Rajah Humabon (PS-11) has been decommissioned

    http://globalnation.inquirer.net/165019/ph-navys-oldest-warship-retires-service
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    My wife and I were in New Orleans over the...

    My wife and I were in New Orleans over the weekend and you can see the sad remains of the Thomas S. Gates (CG-51) from the High Rise Bridge over the Industrial Canal. It's not the best picture, my...
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    All of the remaining Austin class ships were...

    All of the remaining Austin class ships were stricken from the NVR on November 13.

    That list includes:
    Cleveland (LPD-7)
    Dubuque (LPD-8)
    Denver (LPD-9)
    Juneau (LPD-10)
    Nashville (LPD-13)...
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    Kitty Hawk was stricken from the NVR as of...

    Kitty Hawk was stricken from the NVR as of October 20, 2017 and is listed for disposal.

    http://www.nvr.navy.mil/SHIPDETAILS/SHIPSDETAIL_CV_63_5146.HTML
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    I'm really sad to hear this. I've always looked...

    I'm really sad to hear this. I've always looked forward to his replies on threads.

    Fair Winds and Following Seas Rusty
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    Other USN ships with Yarrow boilers

    We all know about the flushdeckers and their issues with the Yarrow boilers. My question is what about the Yarrow boilers in other ships. (Since they were still being installed in new ships into the...
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    Here are pictures of the former Taylor (FFG-50)...

    Here are pictures of the former Taylor (FFG-50) and Gary (FFG-51) arriving in Taiwan after being transferred there. Notice anything interesting?

    Interestingly, their 1 arm bandit has been...
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    Nimitz is supposed to have enough core life to...

    Nimitz is supposed to have enough core life to make it to 2025, but is scheduled to be replaced by Kennedy in 2021ish. Get Kennedy back on schedule for 2020 and Enterprise back on schedule for 2025....
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    The problem I see is that the financials to...

    The problem I see is that the financials to reactivate the Kitty Hawk is probably not much different than reactivating the Oriskany back in 1982. In order to make the initial reactivation cost...
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    Sticky: They were probably shipped to Crane, IN. I'd be...

    They were probably shipped to Crane, IN. I'd be really surprised if they still exist now. The Navy did a big purge of battleship parts years ago.
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    One correction: The Monssen (DD-798) hadn't...

    One correction: The Monssen (DD-798) hadn't broken down. She had been decommissioned on December 11, 1957 and was being transferred from Boston to Philadelphia when the storm hit. In the pictures of...
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    From a NAVSEA Facebook post: This Just In:...

    From a NAVSEA Facebook post:

    This Just In: Ex-Independence (CV 62) Departure Update:

    Due to inclement weather in the Northwest Pacific Region, departure of ex-Independence (CV 62) from the U.S....
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    Dino Chouest is now located in Sinclair Inlet,...

    Dino Chouest is now located in Sinclair Inlet, near Independence.
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    Dino Chouest appears to be the tow ship and is...

    Dino Chouest appears to be the tow ship and is arriving in Puget Sound today.

    https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:454665/mmsi:368400000/vessel:DINO%20CHOUEST
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    Independence is nearly ready to depart Bremerton...

    Independence is nearly ready to depart Bremerton for Brownsville. They are waiting on the tow ship to arrive. ETA mid-Feb.
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    I think the article is confusing the Marad NDRF...

    I think the article is confusing the Marad NDRF Beaumont fleet with the former Navy mothball anchorage at Orange, Tx. Back in the days, Navy mothball fleets would designate one of the mothballed...
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    I'm sorry to hear about your loss and you have my...

    I'm sorry to hear about your loss and you have my sincere condolences Mr. L.
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