Bloody William: "The ocean hasn't shrunk," Ryan said in an interview on CBS's This Morning. "You still have to have enough ships to have the footprint that you need ... to keep our strength abroad where it needs to be."What exactly is the "footprint" (tactical reach?) of a single carrier group compared to the entire American fleet in 1912?
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JerseyTim: Do you think he went back to his advisers after that line and said, "Nailed it!"
DjangoStonereaver: Um....[boeingblogs.com image 700x500]Yes it has, dumbass.
vpb: Actually the area each ship can control has increased dramatically. Besides, if you want to start dredging up historical irrelevancies, the US has the largest navy in the world now and we were number two in 1917.There were only about 40 more ships in 1917, and ships today are much larger. I am fairly sure the Navy is larger today than in 1917 in terms of tonnage. Does anyone know where to find total active tonnage for 1917?
Mad Morf: kbronsito: The entire world has shrunk... its called globalization.Also (I'll accept corrections if i'm wrong) but I understand that our Nimitz class aircraft carriers have two nuclear reactors that allow them to navigate w/o stopping for fuel for about 20 years. It seems that if your ships are faster and don't need to stop as much to refuel and you can cover more ground with less vessels.This is true, but they can only carry enough aviation fuel for about 18 days of continuous flight ops, so that's the limiting factor these days...
Wellon Dowd: How does the firepower of a Ticonderoga-class cruiser compare with an Iowa-class battleship before the latter were upgraded?
DjangoStonereaver: gilgigamesh: DjangoStonereaver: Um....[boeingblogs.com image 700x500]Yes it has, dumbass.The advance in technology is impressive. But its funny that the personnel still wear standard camouflage.If they really needed to stay hidden in that room the camo should be depictions of computers and electronic equipment.Its fractal camouflage, now.
DamnYankees: Dear god, these people might be running this country in a few months.
kronicfeld: Go on, double down on the stupidity.
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