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    Posted: 27 Nov 2018 at 11:09
Hello,

I have just joined the forum and would like to introduce myself. I am interested in naval history and in particular the technology of and life on board warships from the steel and steam period.  I have a large collection of photographs and last January, I set up a website to show some of my photographs in a novel way. Instead of arranging the photographs by type of warship or by nation, for example, I have chosen various topics touching on naval technology and life in the navy - keep fit, women in the navy, the rise of the big gun, naval aviation.....etc.

I hope that by joining this forum, I will be able to discuss the topics on my website with other members.

Have a look: www.navtechlife.com

Take it steady,

John
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Originally posted by John Seal John Seal wrote:

Hello,

I have just joined the forum and would like to introduce myself. I am interested in naval history and in particular the technology of and life on board warships from the steel and steam period.  I have a large collection of photographs and last January, I set up a website to show some of my photographs in a novel way. Instead of arranging the photographs by type of warship or by nation, for example, I have chosen various topics touching on naval technology and life in the navy - keep fit, women in the navy, the rise of the big gun, naval aviation.....etc.

I hope that by joining this forum, I will be able to discuss the topics on my website with other members.

Have a look: www.navtechlife.com

Take it steady,

John


What's news is that China has just finished building it's new home built Aircraft Carrier, and the hints are that, while it may or not be nuclear powered, it features other innovations unmatched by the USA.

I appreciate the fact that your interest is in the Age of Steam, but, I believe that the US must not let China and Russia dominate international waters such as the Black Sea and the South China Sea. Taking a leaf from Trump's book, I agree that other allied countries should be doing more. The world cannot keep relying on the US to solve military problems alone.
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Originally posted by toyomotor toyomotor wrote:

Originally posted by John Seal John Seal wrote:

Hello,

I have just joined the forum and would like to introduce myself. I am interested in naval history and in particular the technology of and life on board warships from the steel and steam period.  I have a large collection of photographs and last January, I set up a website to show some of my photographs in a novel way. Instead of arranging the photographs by type of warship or by nation, for example, I have chosen various topics touching on naval technology and life in the navy - keep fit, women in the navy, the rise of the big gun, naval aviation.....etc.

I hope that by joining this forum, I will be able to discuss the topics on my website with other members.

Have a look: www.navtechlife.com

Take it steady,

John


What's news is that China has just finished building it's new home built Aircraft Carrier, and the hints are that, while it may or not be nuclear powered, it features other innovations unmatched by the USA.

I appreciate the fact that your interest is in the Age of Steam, but, I believe that the US must not let China and Russia dominate international waters such as the Black Sea and the South China Sea. Taking a leaf from Trump's book, I agree that other allied countries should be doing more. The world cannot keep relying on the US to solve military problems alone.

Can you think of anything other than world war that could slow China down? This is when I expect biological weapons will be drawn. Since they do exist and they have been useful against China in the past.

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Wasn't it Mahan that came up with the 'decisive battle' theory.  The Japanese made the Yamato and the Musashi for just such a battle, but the Americans (& Aussies, and Dutch etc) never obliged.  Their big guns came to naught, especially with the use of the airplane.
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Quote Can you think of anything other than world war that could slow China down? This is when I expect biological weapons will be drawn. Since they do exist and they have been useful against China in the past.

I tend to agree, but whether it's a world war or one simply between the Allies versus Russia and China, I couldn't guess.

IF the western world went to war with China, I could easily see Putin using the distraction to feather his own nest.

Regardless, I think that the first country to use Biological or Chemical would find an immediate backlash against it, potentially bringing other countries into the fray.

I've been surprised at the lack of comment from the Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei and the other countries which could be impacted by Chinese hegemony in the South China Sea. I'm also quietly fuming at NATO and the world in general for permitting Russia's annexation of the Crimea.

Indonesia and the other countries need, IMHO, to send a message to China that it supports Australia and the US stance over freedom of the seas, and more importantly, take action.


But haven't we galloped off topic again. Stern Smile



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