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Käpt'n Korky

Contemporary naval history

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Good day,

since I found this very interesting piece of news online, I thought it would be a good moment to start a contemporary naval history thread.

The first post is about the subs of the Royal Navy.

For everyone who missed the link:
https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/05/prudent-ask-britains-nuke-subs-also-hit-ransomware/

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Good day,

in 1939 the chinese navy is not worth mentioning. Todays situation is.... different:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/19/royal-navy-scrambles-shadow-chinese-warships-english-channel/

This is the english version a few days ago. I discovered it in a german news about them crossing into the baltic sea yesterday.

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On a somewhat related note, today the USS Constitution set sail once more after two years in dry dock.

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The 4th 7th fleet crash this year, as I was informed, occured in Singapur.
Read it here.

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It has become ridiculous. Either 7th fleet had been running so ragged that their watchstanders are slipping or there has been very laxed policy in regards to Bridge crew readiness.

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5 minutes ago, Legate of Mineta said:

RA;

Through the Malaccan straits?! That has to be really lax indeed. :)

The biggest culprit, in that regard, would most likely be that too mant assumptions and not enough communication between lookouts, bridge, and CIC. However, everything is assumption until the investigation is finished.

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My conspiracy theory:
Trump suspended all international maritime protocol and ordered "american ships first". But only 7th fleet is dumb enough to comply.

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As we say in the good ol' states, Korky, "Them's fightin' words."

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Credits to @Wellington99 for mentioning it to me.

A german WWI U-Boot was found near Oostende, Belgium. Reports state it's largely intact and the remains of the 23 crewmen are probably aboard. It is uncertain if it can be lifted and their remains put to a dry rest.

In german.

ABC.

BBC.

The exact location is not revealed to prevent looting. Which reminds me of the time the Kriegsgräberfürsorge found a massgrave of more than 100 german soldiers in Russia. With the help of locals. When they came back twoo weeks later to finally identify and bury the remains..... they were very much looted. 80% stayed unidentified because of that.

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The german navy has deconstructed one it's last two landing crafts. It was a surprise deconstruction, when it was to be repaired for a last time. So it's scrap already but not decommissioned. The official decomission will take place in late October.

Now the german navy has only 1 naval landing craft left, the Lachs. Who really is a "alter Lachs". *ba-dum-tuss*

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