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  Naval Warfare
On the night of 13 July 1943, the Leander was part of an American naval task force under the command of Rear Admiral Walden L. Ainsworth that was steaming off the coast of Kolombangara in the Solomon Islands.
The Bainbridge was part of a small US naval detachment sent to Turkey in 1922 and was on patrol off the Turkish coast when her Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Walter A. Edwards, noticed that a ship was on fire five miles astern of his ship.
The Gardiners Bay was sent back to the Far East on 7 April 1947 and was assigned to various American naval bases in the Pacific until 1950, when she returned to the United States for another overhaul.
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  Naval Warfare, 1815-1914 - Lawrence Sondhaus - Microsoft Reader eBook - Download Now!
From the era of Napoleon and Lord Nelson to the Anglo-German naval race before the first world war, naval warfare underwent a slow transition from the era of wooden sailing fleets to that of the modern steel navy.
The rivalries of the naval powers, their wars and expeditions are investigated with special attention to the evolving state of naval technology.
Because the relative industrial capabilities of seafaring countries were reflected in their naval building programmes, a focus on industrial development provides an important link between the matters investigated and the broader history of the period.
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  Navy T shirts : naval warfare : Military T shirts : Military Surplus : US Navy T-Shirts
Naval warfare is combat in and on seas and oceans.
Naval strategy was critical; Athens walled itself off from the rest of Greece, leaving only the port at Piraeus open, and trusting in its navy to keep supplies flowing while the Spartan army besieged it.
At the present time, large naval wars seem to be very rare affairs, with the main function of the modern navy being to exploit its control of the seaways to project power ashore.
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 Naval Warfare in ancient India
Naval endeavours could be possible only in regions where the sea provides opportunities for harbourage, or in lands which are washed by large and navigable rivers.
In the naval victory that Vaidyadeva won in Southern Bengal, the Kamarupa fleet probably co-operated with that of the Palas, for, according to the Kamauli Grant, Vaidyadeva had, previous to that conflict, defeated Tingyadeva of Assam and had obtained the __________________ 1.
In naval tactics, as in many other branches of military science, the Hindus proved themselves unequal to their Muhammadan antagonists, The Jat fleet, though numerically superior, was vastly inferior to that of their rivals in its organisation, in the type of its men-of-war, and probably also in the art and science of maritime warfare.
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 NWS-OnLine Forum - NWS - Naval Warfare Project for Fleet Command
NWS-OnLine Forum - NWS - Naval Warfare Project for Fleet Command
NWS - Naval Warfare Project for Fleet Command
Sticky: *** Naval Warfare Project for Fleet Command.
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 Napoleonic Wars : Naval Warfare : Royal Navy : Fighting Sail : Ships : Warships: Nelson : Trafalgar : Warships
In the following pages we cover many aspects of naval warfare in the age of fighting sail and provide some wonderful images from naval artists such as Paul Deacon and Richard Moore.
We detail the naval balance between the Powers in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, explain the type of ships that were used, what life was like aboard a sailing warship, how far cannons could fire and provide a glossary of naval terms.
Naval warfare during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars was a time for heroes and great deeds and still captures the imagination with tales about Hornblower and Jack Aubrey.
www.napoleonguide.com /navyind.htm   (207 words)

 HELLAS:NET - Warfare
Naval architects wished to add more power by adding more oarsmen, but the ship could not be made too long or risk breaking in the middle at sea.
The object of naval fighting was to drive the ram into the side or rear of an enemy ship, puncture it, and then pull back, leaving a hole that resulted in the ship sinking.After 300 BC, grappling and boarding once again became important as ships increased greatly in size and became less maneuverable.
Naval fighting at this time was primarily accomplished by moving ships adjacent, showering the opponent with missiles, and then boarding.
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 Warfare 2
Naval warfare was much more important to Athens than land battles fought by hoplites.
It soon became evident to the Athenians that traditional hoplite land warfare was not as crucial to their dominance as their navy.
With their naval domination, it seemed pointless to engage in hoplite warfare with the Spartans, who were renowned for their superior infantry.
depthome.brooklyn.cuny.edu /classics/dunkle/athnlife/warfare2.htm   (393 words)

In a period marked by rapid developments in technology, coupled with the broadening of the spectrum of conflict to encompass insurgencies and state-sponsored terrorism, it is not surprising that nations often disagree as to the precise content of an accepted practice of armed conflict and to its status as a rule of law.
The increasing emphasis in modern warfare on seeking to isolate completely the enemy from outside assistance and resources by targeting enemy merchant vessels as well as warships, and on interdicting all neutral commerce with the enemy, is not furthered substantially by blockades established in strict conformity with the traditional rules.
Naval mines are lawful weapons, but their potential for indiscriminate effects has led to specific regulation of their deployment and employment by the law of armed conflict.
www.lawofwar.org /naval_warfare_publication_N-114M.htm   (16029 words)

 Law of naval warfare
Naval warfare has not been widespread during the last fifty years.
However, some recent armed conflicts involving naval warfare have shown the inadequacies of certain aspects of the existing law, which has not seen any codification since 1949.
The present state of the law of naval warfare was evaluated in the early 1990s by a group of international experts, scholars, naval officers and ICRC lawyers.
www.icrc.org /Web/Eng/siteeng0.nsf/htmlall/section_ihl_naval_warfare?OpenDocument   (176 words)

 Law of Naval Warfare NWIP 10-2
The text covers the general principles of the laws of warfare, enforcement of the laws of warfare, and legal restrictions on methods and weapons of naval warfare and on belligerents in neutral jurisdictions.
Although primary emphasis is upon the rules concerned with the conduct of naval and aerial warfare, attention is also directed to certain principles and problems common to the whole of the law of war.
The general area within which the naval forces of belligerents are permitted to conduct operations includes: the high seas, the territorial sea and internal waters of belligerents, the territory of belligerents accessible to naval forces, and the air space over such waters and territory.
www.history.navy.mil /library/online/law_naval_warfare.htm   (10922 words)

 GI -- World War II Commemoration
Naval developments in World War II may be divided into four categories: (1) carrier operations, (2) amphibious operations, (3) mobile logistics, and (4) antisubmarine warfare.
The task force method of conducting naval warfare is a byproduct of what might be called the task-type organization of naval operating forces.
Insofar as future warfare was concerned, the most important naval developments of World War II may have occurred in the North Atlantic, where the struggle for survival of Great Britain was won before the United States offensive in the Pacific began.
www.grolier.com /wwii/wwii_12.html   (3913 words)

Naval Special Warfare (NSW), provides an effective means to apply counterforce in conjunction with national policy and objectives in peacetime and across the spectrum of hostilities from peacetime operations to limited war to general war.
Naval Special Warfare units are organized, trained, and equipped to conduct special operations in maritime and riverine environments.
Naval Special Warfare Task Groups (NSWTG), and Task Units (NSWTU), are task organized, tailored in size and composition to the mission, and resourced from NSWG and subordinate commands.
www.fas.org /irp/agency/dod/socom/sof-ref-2-1/SOFREF_Ch4.htm   (6252 words)

 Amazon.com: Naval Warfare, 1815-1914 (Warfare and History): Books: Lawren Sondhaus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Naval Warfare, 1815-1914 is aimed principally at a general readership which will find it a succinct and entertaining overview of the period's developments and events: a judicious and, in spite of its brevity, impressively wide-ranging introduction to a crucial epoch.
Naval Warfare 1815-1914 details the technological breakthroughs of steam power, armour, artillery and torpedoes that brought changes not only to warship design, but also to naval strategy and tactics.
The rivalries of the naval powers, their wars and expeditions are investigated with special attention to the evolving state of naval technology.
www.amazon.com /Naval-Warfare-1815-1914-History/dp/0415214785   (1150 words)

 Navy SEALs.com - Navy Seal Platoon Naval Special Warfare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Naval Special Warfare Command was commissioned on 16 April 1987 at the Naval AmphibiousBase in Coronado, California, and is the Naval component to the United States Special Operations Command.
Naval Special Warfare, provides an effective means to apply counterforce in conjunction with national policy and objectives in peacetime and across the spectrum of hostilities from peacetime operations to limited war to general war.
Naval Special Warfare Task Groups, and Task Units, are task organized, tailored in size and composition to the mission, and resourced from NSWG and subordinate commands.
www.navyseals.com /community/navyseals/seal_platoon_nsw.cfm   (855 words)

 The Navy's Barbary War Crucible - Page 1
This commentary is provided courtesy of Naval History magazine and the Naval Institute, the Independent Forum on National Defense.
He was also deeply concerned that a U.S. naval force operating in the Mediterranean, where European powers had been contending with one another for centuries, might involve the new nation in Old World strife.
Join the Naval Institute, a membership association for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard professionals and anyone interested in the sea services.
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 Books: History of Naval Strategy / Warfare - WWI
Translated from the official German naval history of the First World War, this account is based upon the war diaries of the commanding officers involved and makes extensive use of the texts of naval staff memoranda andinstructions, operation and war orders, and German wireless messages.
The detailed treatment reflects theimportance of this initial stage of the contest, in which are exhibited the maritime planning and determinations that set the course of the entire naval conduct of the war: the blockade by Britain and the German employment of the submarine and mine warfare.
German submarine warfare, May 1915 to January 1917: an analysis of the provocative events leading the U.S. from a strict observance of neutrality to intervention in Europe, including the effects of these events on U.S. policy prior to entrance into World War II.
www.nps.edu /Library/Research/Bibliographies/SubmarineWF/SubWFbibBooksNavalStratWWI.html   (888 words)

 Naval Technology - RAFAEL - Underwater and Surface Warfare Systems
RAFAEL is a world-class provider of naval combat systems that have been developed through the company's extensive experience and know-how in defense technology.
BARAK is a naval air defense system specifically designed to counter existing and future anti-ship air threats, including supersonic sea skimming missiles.
The Protector is an integrated naval combat system, based on unmanned, autonomous, remotely controlled surface vehicles.
www.naval-technology.com /contractors/decoy_defensive/rafael3   (600 words)

 United States Naval War College
The Warfare Analysis and Research Department assists senior decision- makers of the Department of the Navy and other governmental agencies in reaching well-informed, objective decisions on strategic, operational, and programmatic issues by integrating research and analyses with advanced decision support tools and methods in a collaborative environment.
The department carries on the tradition at the Naval War College that was begun in the works of Rear Admirals Stephen B. Luce and Alfred Thayer Mahan in the period between 1884 and 1910.
The Department specializes in the history of the theory and practice of naval and maritime strategy, the history of naval operations in all periods, the history of naval activities in the Narragansett Bay region since the age of exploration, and the history of the Naval War College since 1884.
www.nwc.navy.mil /cnws   (1158 words)

 The Civil War: Naval Warfare
From the earliest days of naval warfare nearly up to the year 1861 the wooden ship was the type of warlike vessels, oaken beams being the strongest bulwarks behind which fought the gallant sailors of the past.
Another idea was adopted which also has had a revolutionizing effect on naval warfare, that of the employment of very heavy guns.
The progress of iron-clad naval architecture has since rendered the use of very heavy guns an absolute necessity, and experiments in this direction have kept pace with those in thickening the steel coating of ships, until both seem to have nearly reached their limit of possible utility.
www.publicbookshelf.com /public_html/The_Great_Republic_By_the_Master_Historians_Vol_III/civilwar_df.html   (817 words)

 Naval Aviation Warfare Mission - 205
Attacks launched from the sea by naval forces and by landing forces embarked in ships or craft designed to achieve a shore presence in a littoral zone.
Naval forces and designated shore facilities providing supporting services other than logistics replenishment to fleet units.
The ability of naval forces to maneuver and maintain themselves in all situations over, under, or upon the surface.
www.navyadvancement.com /warfare-specialist/vfa/205-warfare-mission.php   (1118 words)

 Naval Coastal Warfare Commands
Seahawk 2006 is the first significant exercise for the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, which was established last winter to oversee coastal warfare and riverine forces as well as units focused on disposal of explosive ordnance and construction.
But naval officials decided to beef up their harbor defenses after al-Qaeda suicide bombers exploded a weapons-laden boat next to the U.S. destroyer Cole six years ago while it was anchored in Yemen.
Their mission is to provide a deployable operations center staff with associated equipment to provide command and control (C2) for combined naval warfare forces.
swiftboats.org /reunion/ncws/ncws.html   (1773 words)

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