And the rockets red glare. Here’s a bad ass picture of the USS Fitzgerald firing off a Harpoon missile during a drill. After seeing the photo, everything—why the USS Fitzgerald is classified as a destroyer, why the missile is called Harpoon—makes sense. »
I love this photo by U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shane A. Jackson: sailors standing aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley during a turn at full speed. It's crazy to think that a 509-foot-long beast that displaces 9,200 tons can make such high-speed maneuvers. »
With all the iPhone 5 hoopla lately, you might not have heard the news—Israel and Iran are fixing for a fight that could wipe both countries off the map. Twenty-six Western allies have already dispatched a flotilla of warships to the region to guard the Strait of Hormuz—among them is the brand new HMS Diamond. This… »
This is what happens when a US Navy guided-missile destroyer collides with a Japanese oil tanker. Or gets attacked by Godzilla. It can happen either way. The steel hull just turns into crumpled paper. The Navy hasn't released any explanation of the accident yet. »
Bath Iron Works are building the new Zumwalt-class stealth destroyers for the US Navy. First they build modules at their Ultra Hall and then they roll them outside to be joined together in complete ships. It seems like a lot of fun. »This is how USS Zumwalt will look when complete.
This is a US Navy Spruance-class destroyer sinking in mere minutes after being hit by the latest version of a Mk 48: a heavyweight torpedo which, as you can see in this video, can wipe a whole ship out of the water in a single strike. This version, developed by the US and Australia, has new sonar enhancements that… »