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Warships

Why does the US Navy use nuclear power in every one of its submarines but not in any of its cruisers, LHDs etc.?

At present, many important vessels in the United States Navy are powered by nuclear reactors. All submarines and aircraft carriers are nuclear-powered.Before nuclear power, submarines were limited to rechargeable batteries, which did have an advantage of quiet but a...

What is the Root Cause of the Venezuelan GC-23 Collision?

Venezuela Navy Patrol Ship ANBV NAIGUATA (GCG-23) sank after a collision with cruise ship RCGS RESOLUTE (a passenger ship registered in Portugal) early in the morning Mar 30 at the northwest of La Tortuga island, Venezuela, Caribbean. According to...

Bismarck: A battleship preferred to die rather than surrender

While most of the people are locked down to their homes due to coronavirus outbreak, we would like to travel to the history together in order to quench the curiosity of navy enthusiasts especially about the key incidents of...

Why are the decks of Russian ships red?

The decks of the Russian ships are painted with a "red lead" rustproofing/anti-corrosive paint. Many nations do this but then topcoat the red lead paint with grey paint for a uniform color. Gray paint is a very effective means...

When’s the last time a US Navy ship was sunk?

The last US Navy ship lost at sea was USS Guardian. On 17 January 2013, Guardian ran aground on Tubbataha Reef in the Phillipines. Unable to be recovered, the vessel was decommissioned and struck on 15 February 2013. After...

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