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Thread: US Naval ship fires upon Somali pirates

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatter View Post
    I've failed to find a current CTF-150 order of battle, so I can't dispute your assertion. On the other hand, I would like to know how your are arriving at it in the first place.
    I usually go from Galrahn's figures for the 5th Fleet AOR (on his blog), and try to confirm these through other sources first, especially regarding disposition.

    Galrahn - today - lists in 5th Fleet AOR:
    - the Reagan CSG (CSG 7)
    - the Iwo Jima ESG (transitioned in last week)
    - the 8 minesweepers (4 USN, 4 RN) forward-deployed to the Persian Gulf
    - other foreign (war)ships: five French, three Malaysian, two British, one Danish, one Singaporean, one Canadian, one Australian

    Now, the Canadian ship (Ville de Quebec) is not officially part of CTF 150, but instead is officially escorting supply ships into Somali ports.
    Of the five french units, two are known to be semi-dispatched to CTF150, the other three are forward-stationed units (out of La Reunion).
    The three Malaysian, the Singaporean and the Danish ship are all CTF 150 completely for sure, HDMS Absalon is the CTF ship for the flotilla. The Singaporean ship and one of the Malaysian ones are LSTs used for support and helo ops.

    The Australian and two British ships i'm not sure of regarding their disposition toward a certain fleet. At least one of the British ships would be in CTF 152, since the RN had command of that flotilla until today.

    Any US units active around the area are taken out of the CSG and the ESG, which represent the entire US forces in the region that also includes the Persian Gulf, Red Sea and entire Indian Ocean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatter View Post
    Terribly sorry that we don't measure up to your high standards Oscar.
    Mmh...You don't have to. I warmed up a bit and I withdraw my comment.

    It's just that easy dismissal of other nations efforts seems to be the fashion among Americans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar View Post
    It's just that easy dismissal of other nations efforts seems to be the fashion among Americans.
    It's a cultural thing, no disrespect meant to the Americans. Pride of country is ingrained into Americans from a young age much more so than those of most other nations it seems so don't take it personally.

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