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2013-07-06 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
3 more US Patrol Coastal ships to Gulf of Rumsfeld
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Posted by Steve White 2013-07-06 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [303 views ]  Top

#1 Cyclone-class patrol ships are replacements for PB Mk III small (65 ft) Vietnam War-era patrol boats used to transport SEAL teams. One guess is that the SEALs want more platforms in the area.
Posted by Thaing Dingles 2013-07-06 01:02||   2013-07-06 01:02|| Front Page Top

#2 Isn't this why we're building the LCS?

No, the LCS is all about networking. Serious, serious networking, not your Rotary Club level networking. I'm still trying to figure out why steel, aluminum balsa had to be cut for the networking aspect to work. It would have done just as well as a virtual ship class and be a damn sight safer and more comfortable for its crews and the all important networking would have been maintained. They could have built it in Tampa at the American Shipless Yard.

Posted by Shipman 2013-07-06 06:08||   2013-07-06 06:08|| Front Page Top

#3 Its been done before. Even had a base of operations. Didn't have a family quarters though.
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-07-06 12:12||   2013-07-06 12:12|| Front Page Top

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