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At 88 years young, Capt. Walsh still runs the day-to-day operations of International Maritime, a consulting company he established in 1976.
Image Courtesy Don Walsh.

Trieste: 60th Anniversary of Deepest Dive

and simple, except in the water,” said Walsh, who retired from the Navy as a captain. “I had nothing to lose. I was on the ‘junior varsity’ for the Navy. My class standing at the Naval Academy was not great. I was told, ‘You’re officially stupid.’”Adm. Arleigh Burke, then chief of naval operations, told Walsh if he and Piccard were successful, the Navy would publicly celebrate the mission—but, if they failed, it would remain silent.Worried about the potential dangers of the Mariana Trench, a risk-averse commanding officer ordered Trieste’s crew

China To Invest in More Submarines

build more warship destroyers in 2015, the Want China Times reported, citing Fujian-based Quanzhou Evening News. A massive number of Type 052 destroyers, China will particularly build a Type 052C ship and seven more Type 052D ships. The Type 052C, a guided-missile destroyer, resembles the US Navy's Arleigh Burke-class destroyer   China launched on Dec 22 the Jinan, one of six Type 052C destroyers meant to accompany the Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier. Apart from the Type 052C, China also has five other Type 052D destroyers, according to the PLA Navy. Known as the "Chinese Aegis,"

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) transits the Dardanelles en route to the Black Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Edward Guttierrez III/Released)

Report: Russian Fighter Jet Makes Close Pass on U.S. Navy Ship

bilateral and multilateral training missions, and to support NATO operations and deployments, throughout the region. The U.S. Navy, on a normal and routine basis, operates ships in the Black Sea consistent with the Montreux Convention and International Law. Donald Cook, the first of four Arleigh Burke-class destroyers to be forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is serving on a scheduled patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations as part of the President's Phased Adaptive Approach to European ballistic missile defense.   (AP & Staff Reports)  

CNO Adm. Jonathan Greenert talks to tidewater area Sailors during an all-hands call aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

U.S. Navy Treading Water on Shipbuilding

craft with enhanced gun and surface-to-surface missile systems, as well as for the new Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), as well as laser-guided rockets for helicopters and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). The service will continue its plan to acquire new but proven warships and aircraft, including the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, San Antonio-class amphibious ship, Virginia-class submarine, MH-60 R/S helicopter, F/A-18 Super Hornet, E/A-18 Growler, and E-2D Hawkeye. New platforms currently under development and construction will move to the Fleet, including LCS, the Gerald Ford-class aircraft carrier

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