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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 November 2021 at 00:45
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 November 2021 at 08:34
Originally posted by RichardT RichardT wrote:

@ Coast - just spent a depressing 45 minutes reading about the Coronado and it's procurement etc, I'd assumed it was only our Royal Navy that made such a "mess" (let's be polite!) of this sort of thing but glad to hear the USN is keeping up with us !!
Interesting ship even if it doesn't work !
Thanks for showing the pics, certainly got me interested......
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Thanks Richard, yes the high speed, highly maneuverable ship isn't turning out to be the wonder it was supposed. And one can find multiple disparaging articles about all our ships. It doesn't have propellers but maneuvering air jets that let it actually turn on a dime, it is certainly not a blue water battleship.
It is probably going to find itself in the South China Seas islands, if not already as a littoral drone and helicopter platform

I waited in line in the hot sun for 2 hours, but I did get a quite fascinating complete tour of the ship. Here are 2 more photos that might interest
Photo I took on its heliport





This was interesting, the officer in charge giving us a briefing in the Combat (War) room
everything is hi-tech computer displays and such. We weren't allowed to see behind those dark curtains
He said he doesn't see day light for days in there



I wouldn't get too depressed. My money is on the the Zumwalt class destroyers. To me the future of Navy

I was lucky enough to get a tour on this ship also. By the Commander; Captain Kirk (Star Trek, anyone)
Of course this futuristic stealth design ship has multiple disparaging articles. A couple of quick facts, it has 25% radar footprint of standard destroyers and 1/2 of the crew compliment

Waiting in line to take the Zumwalt tour
things were much more tightlipped on the Zumwalt, we all got searched before boarding, but a thrill to be on the ship
One of the benni's for being in San Francisco on "FleetWeek" w the Blue Angels

Here is an article that just came out a day or so ago about the Zumwalt class
getting fitted, my understanding w the latest laser cannons
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42963/the-navys-stealth-destroyers-will-have-their-deck-guns-replaced-with-hypersonic-missiles
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 November 2021 at 20:43
Originally posted by RichardT RichardT wrote:

@ Coast - just spent a depressing 45 minutes reading about the Coronado and it's procurement etc, I'd assumed it was only our Royal Navy that made such a "mess" (let's be polite!) of this sort of thing but glad to hear the USN is keeping up with us !!
Interesting ship even if it doesn't work !
If you want another example of ill-fated naval vessel project, Finnish Navy hovercraft Tuuli is pretty good candidate.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 November 2021 at 19:46
@ Coast - just spent a depressing 45 minutes reading about the Coronado and it's procurement etc, I'd assumed it was only our Royal Navy that made such a "mess" (let's be polite!) of this sort of thing but glad to hear the USN is keeping up with us !!
Interesting ship even if it doesn't work !
Thanks for showing the pics, certainly got me interested......
All the best
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 November 2021 at 08:06
[IMG]boat by Jozef Poortmans, on Flickr[/IMG]
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M/S Finnsea has left Vuosaari, Helsinki and is heading towards Antwerpen

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The mighty Clipper City is the largest tall ship in New York City.

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