Top Ten Posts

These are the top ten posts ever published on his blog. Updated through the end of 2021. (This is different from the “top post and pages” listing on the home page. That only looks at the last week.)

  1. What Does It Take to Sink a Ship? (2011)
  2. Navy this is Coast Guard, we need to talk (2019)
  3. OPV to OPC (2012) (Since the OPC has been selected, now only of historical interest)
  4. The Navy’s New Patrol Boat (2012)
  5. Three Nations Share German OPV Design (2014)
  6. Case for the Five Inch Gun (2012)
  7. What Might Coast Guard Cutters Do in Wartime, Part 2, Coast Guard Roles (2012)
  8. Alternate Weapons for New Large Cutters? (2012)
  9. 50mm Chain Gun, More Detail (2019)
  10. An Offshore Patrol Vessel with Teeth (2019)

The top ten posts in 2021 were:

  1. 50mm Chain Gun, More Detail (2019)
  2. What Does It Take to Sink a Ship? (2011)
  3. Perhaps the Most Well Armed Cutter Sized Corvette in the World (2021)
  4. The Hamilton Class 378 foot WHECs, an Appreciation (2021)
  5. Guided Rounds for the 57mm Mk110, ALaMO and MAD-FIRES, an Update (2019)
  6. “Weapons Effectiveness Testing–25 vs 30mm” Revisited (2021)
  7. Philippines’ New 94 Meter Cutter and the Japanese Kunigami Class Cutters (2020)
  8. Norway’s Coast Guard Jan Mayen-class vessel (2021)
  9. Bahrain Bound FRC gets Upgrades, LRAD and Short-Range Air Search (2021)
  10. “Here Is What…Missiles Actually Costs” –The Drive (2020)

Also Recommended, The three part series, “A Tale of Two Harbor Defense Organizations”

Other Posts of Continuing Interest:


2 thoughts on “Top Ten Posts

  1. Note: If you were never in a War Zone, but injured while on active duty, you may be entitled to VA compensation payments! Check with a Veteran Service Office at your local American Legion Office!!
    ‘Requesting a Registration and Screening for Non Ionizing Radiation Exposure from Air Surveillance Radar, (IE – Hawk Missile System Radar) for long ours of exposure during your Military Service’. Do not forget the U. S. Coast Guard personnel that were station on LORAN stations.

    Refer the VA Contact to the
    ‘Veterans Health Benefits Handbook of July 2003, Chapter 3, Page 19. Ref: Ionizing Radiation Review, Volume 5, February 2011’,

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    Remind the VA of Thousands of us ADA Veterans are getting this Registration and Screening made at our local VA.

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