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Old 03-11-2016, 09:14 AM   #1606
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A very unique photo: the bow of Russian submarine K-84 Yekaterinburg (Delta IV SSBN) stripped bare after the fire in 2011
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Default CURRENTLY AMONG THE LAST DOZEN: SUISUN RESERVE FLEET

SS CAPE BLANCO SS Cape Blanco (AK-5060)
SS Cape Fear (T-AK-5061)

SS Cape Bover (AK-5057)
SS Cape Girardeau (T-AK-2039)
SS Cape Jacob (T-AK-5029)
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USNS Triumph (T-AGOS-4)
SS FB-62 (APL-24)
SS Cape Borda (AK-5058)
SS Cape Breton (AK-5056)
USCGC Iris (WLB 395)
USCGC Planetree (WLB 307) <current inventory SS GREEN MOUNTAIN
USNS TRUIUMPH T-AGOS-4 cold war underwater acoustic surveillance vessel Down considerably from two years ago(<enlarges) (note USS Iowa prior to her museum transfer to San Pedro Harbor: second row from bottom-outside right)
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USS Langley, entering Ulithi Lagoon, 12 December 1944.

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Default POLITICS BY OTHER MEANS: THE GREAT WHITE FLEET!

USS KANSAS BB21 USS VERMONT BB20 USS MINNESTOTA BB22<U.S. Atlantic Fleet Battleships, steaming out of Hampton Roads, VA. , in December 1907, to begin their cruise around the World. Leading two ships are: Kansas (BB-21) and Vermont (BB-22).
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Roosevelt didn't want a break with Japan, as the United States was ill-prepared for war. Most of our battle fleet was concentrated in the Atlantic, and there were only a handful of armored cruisers on duty in the Pacific. In the event of war with Japan, this small contingent that made up the Asiatic Battle Fleet would have to abandon the Philippines for West Coast ports until the United States had strength enough to go on the offensive. Thus, to impress upon Japan that the US Navy could shift from the Atlantic to the Pacific, Roosevelt ordered the Great White Fleet to sail around the world. The President also wanted to find out what condition the fleet would be in after such a transit. As he stated before the fleet's departure, "I want all failures, blunders and shortcomings to be made apparent in time of peace and not in time of war." But, more importantly, Roosevelt felt that a successful cruise of this magnitude would provide the American people with an example of US naval prepardness, strength and range.
I guess when dealing with the 'Yellow Peril' in 1907 ?!! it helps to dub fleet the Great White Fleet...move over RIMPAC-
The apogee of 'gunboat diplomacy'! http://www.history.navy.mil/research/library/online-reading-room/title-list-alphabetically/c/cruise-great-white-fleet-mckinley.html
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Icon8 Tactics; misdesign; strategy and dirty work!

^LOOKING good on the outside; Dirty work down below! Triple expansion STEAM ENGINE; sistership USS OREGON BB-3 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana-class_battleship Seriously over-gunned and under-designed-The USS Oregon served in the Spanish American War, Philippine-American War, Boxer Rebellion, Siberian Intervention, and both World Wars (as ammo barge-hull IX-22 at Battle of Guam then scrapped-a pity as she had been a nice museum ship since 1925 in Portland, Oregon) Aptly named the "Bulldog of the Navy'. At the Battle of Santiago USS was very actively involved. OREGON was the only vessel in the American Squadron that was able to obtain and exceed her rated speed, as a result of a combination of factors, reflecting her captain's preparedness. The vessel had kept all of her engines engaged rather than disconnecting some as some vessel commanders had ordered to save coal. In addition, her captain had preserved his best coal for use in an engagement. It was the guns of the OREGON, which bracketed the CRISTOBAL COLON, the swiftest vessel on either side, that caused the COLON's commander to decide to beach the vessel, ending the battle. USS Oregon's arrival at the battle was noteworthy: The 14,700 mile cruise, under the command of Capt. Charles Clark, was done with the utmost speed, but still took sixty-seven days. The ship did not even put into port when a coal bunker was discovered to be on fire adjacent to a magazine. (similar to what had destroyed the USS Maine-causing the war to begin with??!!) The race of the USS OREGON around South America and through the stormy Strait of Magellan to join the Atlantic Fleet was closely followed by the American public. The voyage was of the factors that drove home the need for a canal linking the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. In short: the tactical gunboat diplomacy of rounding the 'Horn' opened the way for the strategic gunboat diplomacy of separating Panama politically(1903) from Columbia in order to build the Canal...
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