seakeeping

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Debating Defence and Naval Policy (XXVI)

The corvette analogy is correct, but only insofar as the corvette goes. The long-range escort of that day was the sloop, with the aforementioned USCG cutter having even better endurance due to their innovative turbo-electric propulsion systems. Both sloops and cutters had cruiser-like endurance on far less displacement and were, […]

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Debating Defence and Naval Policy (XXV)

I too am a subscriber to the “tyranny of distance” thesis, as well as that “size matters” in providing seakeeping platform stability for systems effectiveness as well as creature comforts. However, there is also much to be said for Ken Hansen’s thesis, if I may paraphrase, that “good enough is […]

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