posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 04:34 PM
Okay, this is a retarded discussion. Just give you a little background, I have just got out of the Navy six months ago and I was a submariner.
Tot tell you the truth, we do not need more ships. We need to have two crews per ship to be able to keep the ships out to sea while reducing the
strain on the sailors.
Looking back at what we have today vs back in the beginning of the 20th century, our Naval power has doubled with less ships.
This is the truth when I say that one SSGN can cause more damage than ten of those battleships. Almost two hundred cruise missiles are on a SSGN with
a huge range, Even some our fast attack submarines are equipped with cruise missiles. The torpedoes that are carried have well over 90% tested
accuracy and it honestly only takes one of our torpedoes to sink a ship. Our newest carriers with be able to launch its entire inventory of jets in a
matter of minutes (a little more than a half hour if all jets are prepared) Our cruisers and destroyers have incredible reach with their equipment.
Did I mention everything has cruise missiles? Did I mention we have guns that can shoot down incoming missiles by firing an obscene amount of bullets
within seconds? With satellite technology, advanced radar, and advanced sonar, we do not need to occupy every damn grid of the world, we just need to
be in range.
The only ships in the water that match our technology is our allies. They are a few hiccups that a couple of the navies out there can do but its not
due to technology or numbers, its more because of crew discipline and tactics.
But hey, give the Navy more money, maybe they can finally pay for some of those programs they promise or maybe even pay us a decent wage for what we
do and not put so much damn cost onto us with our tiny salaries.