The Bow Ramp

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Yankee Sailor Weighs In

with his own take on the Navy's shipbuilding problems here. Y.S. and I have similar thoughts about the kind of ships that are being designed for the Navy. I won't say they are being built as the price tag is becoming so high there will never be many of them--and that is the really distressing part of the picture.

The Navy's strength has always been its people. The pursuit of better is good, but only so long as it does not interfere with the ability to get our people "haze grey and underway." Our fleet needs a large number of ships that are the naval equivalent of the Ford F-150 pickup.

p.s. I should have added Yankee Sailor to my blogroll a long time ago. A concientious blogger I am not.