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The rise of the US Navy

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On a warm August day in 1785, at the Merchants' Coffee House in Philadelphia, an 8-year-old Continental Navy 32-gun frigate named Alliance was auctioned...

China boosts N-subs shipyard capacity

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As China pushes to become a blue-water power, nuclear-powered submarines are critically important to Beijing’s plan. Historically the Chinese Navy’s (PLAN) nuclear-powered submarine fleet...

Leadership in the aftermath of USS Cole attack

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Not all Rear Adm. Derek Trinque's sailors know where he was 20 years ago, but the event and its aftermath had a profound effect...

The Navy and the Spanish flu

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The next episode of The Australian Naval History podcast series, to be released on 19 October, will deal with the Navy and the 1918-19...

Word of Honour. Historical novel

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Word of Honor. By Robert N Macomber. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, 2020. Reviewed by Tim Coyle Word of Honor is a historical novel set in 1898...

Climate change poses threats: RN chief

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The First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Tony Radakin, says Britain faces increasing threats from China and Russia as new global trade...

190 US ships have covid cases

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More than 190 U.S. Navy ships have suffered a COVID-19 outbreak this year, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday said in a message...

US Marines give incentive to re-enlistees

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The US Marine Corps issued offers of up to $100,000 (Oct 2020) in its quest to get its former pilots to come back into...

Ceremonial sword presented to HMAS Moreton

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When retired Royal Australian Navy Officer, and now the Reverend Ian McGilvray, decided to present his ceremonial sword back the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Moreton willingly...

US Navy’s covid strategy cuts port calls

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The US Navy will continue its new COVID-era practice of longer deployments with fewer port calls, as leaders feel they have found a difficult...