The Navy's Secrets
New Navy Battleship Completely Computerized
By John Lear
Posted March 2008
The U.S. Navy's newest battleship called "Fleet 21" has completed sea trials southwest of its base in San Diego and is being prepared for deployment.
The 600 foot long battleship bristles with all types of heavy guns and other weapons which include ROV's (remotely operated vehicles) several of which can operate airborne.
The difference between "Fleet 21" and previous Navy battleships is that "Fleet 21" is totally computerized and requires no person on board. It can sail into any area of engagement and deploy its weapons without fear of harm to any sailor.
The potential for anonymous death and destruction fills the Navy High Command with pride and joy.
Navy insiders report that this battleship, of which many are to be built was conceived, designed and built for a specific engagement that is to take place sometime in the next couple of years. But they would not say who the enemy was or exactly where the battle would take place.
Navy Submarine Base Under the Nevada Desert?
By John Lear
Over the past 20 years I have heard and read stories of a huge U.S. Navy submarine base under the desert in Hawthorne Nevada.
During that time I have driven from Las Vegas to Reno many times and was always intrigued at the guard gate and sign just before entering the town of Hawthorne. (Hawthorne is about two and a half hours drive from Reno.)
It used to read ‘Naval Undersea Warfare Training Center’. Today it reads ‘Naval Undersea Warfare Center’. They must have made the change in the past year or so. Maybe longer.
Hawthorne Nevada is a U.S. Army Depot where ammunition is made, tested and stored. Endless rows of ammunition bunkers dot both sides of the road.
Just to the north of Hawthorne is Walker Lake. The East Walker river drains into it and over the past 20 years has become shallower and shallower. The lake is about 18 miles long and about 8 miles wide the longer axis running north and south.
It can’t be very deep. I am not good at judging lake depths, maybe 100 feet? Certainly wouldn’t seem deep enough for a Ohio, Virginia, Seawolf, Los Angeles. Maybe that little nuclear powered Fast Attack Sub. But I know nothing about submarines.
And the lake itself certainly wouldn’t be big enough or deep enough to train for Undersea Warfare. Or so it would seem.
There are stories that California and Nevada sit on a shelf underneath which lies an eastern portion of the Pacific Ocean. Maybe the Pacific Ocean extends under that shelf to Hawthorne Nevada (and even further?). From sources I consider reliable submarines can travel under the U.S. as far as St. Louis. Maybe farther east. Maybe all the way to the Atlantic.
There are stories that Navy submarines can travel from Puget Sound direct to the Lake Pend Oreille in Idaho.
Maybe there is some kind of access from the surface of the desert within the area occupied by the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Hawthorne. And maybe if you go deep enough there is a huge part of the Pacific Ocean in which the Navy conducts Undersea Warfare training.
Impossible? Improbable? So it would seem.
But let’s assume that it might be true. There would have to be a route from the Pacific Ocean to Hawthorne. If we take a set of dividers and place one end at Hawthorne Nevada and place the other end at the closest portion of the Pacific Ocean we would find that it is in Monterey Bay, just south of San Francisco. Just north of Fort Ord.
The distance is roughly about 212 statute miles.
Now let’s also assume that there is traffic both to and from Monterey Bay and Hawthorne Nevada. We would probably have to have to separate channels, one for each direction of travel. If it’s a sea how can we separate these channels? I don’t know.
Below is a chart on which I have drawn two lines representing these channels between Monterey Bay and Hawthorne. If a submarine where to make 33 knots the trip would take about five and a half hours.
Here is a link to the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Keyport Washington.
Here are a couple of excerpts from that site.
"Our main facility is located at Keyport, Washington, in the Puget Sound region near the major components of the Fleet we support. We have Detachments located near our Pacific Fleet customers in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and San Diego, California. Fleet testing and logistics sites are located at Nanoose, British Columbia, and Hawthorne, Nevada."
"Although NUTEC provides test and evaluation services wherever needed, the test center is focused at NUWC Division Keyport, Washington, building upon a foundation of over 90 years of undersea vehicle expertise. Here, in the protected waters of Washington’s Puget Sound, near Seattle, NUTEC offers extensive range instrumentation and support services at test sites at Keyport and in Dabob Bay and the adjoining waters in Hood Canal. NUTEC also provides a variety of portable test systems and distance support capabilities to facilitate unmanned vehicle testing at other Navy range facilities and at sites of operational interest world-wide."
Here is an excerpt from the Branton files:
Last August I drove from Reno to Las Vegas after attending the Bay Area UFO Expo. As I drove through Hawthorne I came upon the entrance to the Naval Undersea Warfare Center which is on the north side of the road I pulled over to the right and took out my camera to get a picture of the sign. As I rolled down the window and lifted my camera I heard a bunch of shouting and guards waving their arms from the guard shack.
I pulled across the road to the entrance just short of the shack a lady in Army uniform came over and told me I couldn’t take pictures. I mentioned to her that I was just going to take a picture of the sign which was less than ten feet from the highway. She told me I couldn’t take pictures anywhere around there.
I asked her if I could sign up for a tour. She responded vehemently in the negative. She then advised me that she should call the Military Police to confiscate my camera. I told her that I hadn’t had time to take a picture and that I was just happened to be leaving at that moment. She waved me to turn around and jotted down my car license number. I was going to ask her if there were any submarines parked underground but she was Army and I figured she probably wouldn’t have known.
So. What do you think? Is there a vast underground sea under California and Nevada with tributary rivers running in various directions? Maybe one that goes to Las Vegas?
Does the Pacific Ocean actually underlie the United States?
Is there a possibility that the Navy does operate submarines from Monterey Bay via an underground sea which extends underneath the San Joaquin Valley, then under the Sierra Nevada mountain range to a Naval Undersea Warfare Center?
Raytheon Team Wins Naval Undersea Warfare Center Services
Contract. ... Maryland, USA; Washington, USA; Nevada,
USA; Honolulu, HI, USA ...
Located in the state of Washington, the Naval Undersea
Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Keyport (see Fig. 1-1)
Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Keyport, Washington
Scorecard: The Pollution Information Site
Criteria Air Pollutant Emissions
Report: U.S. NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER
Map(s) Locating this Facility
Note: When you click on the map... you get this...
Armed Forces Day Celebration
DoD Tech Labs
The Naval Undersea Warfare Center
(NUWC) Division, Keyport, Washington, is a shore Command of the United
States Navy under the Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C. It is
one of two divisions of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center which is headquartered
at Division Newport, Rhode Island. Our main facility is located at Keyport,
Washington, in the Puget Sound region near the major components of the
Fleet we support. We have Detachments located near our Pacific Fleet customers
in Lualualei and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and San Diego, California. Fleet
testing and logistics sites are located at Nanoose, British Columbia, and
|Sharon Stuart-Brown's Blog
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Nevada ... looks good on you
"So we arrived at the Fallon NAS, and the two guys at the gate with machine guns or assault rifles (I don't know the difference, honestly) greeted us. I leaned over from the passenger side to start my rehearsed presentation about how silly this may sound.... One of the soldiers was off to the side, smirking, and the other to whom I was speaking smiled slightly and asked for my documents and ID, and instructed us to pull up to the barricade. He soon returned with my paperwork and said that the rental car guy would come to retrieve us. I was relieved beyond belief that I wouldn't have to unpack my two-weeks worth of belongings! What seemed like an eternity passed before Mr. Hertz showed up at the gate to lead us on a three and a half mile journey through the naval base to the car rental trailer. Yes...a portable office! Before you can say shit, I was in my car and making my way back through the naval base, wishing that I could have stopped to photograph this experience. But alas, unauthorized photography was expressly disallowed - and that was made VERY clear along the way. All I really wanted was a picture of the road signs inside the base that said, "YIELD TO LOW FLYING AIRCRAFT"."
"My friends had prepped me for some of the things I would see along the way...bunkers, Area 51, etc. About 3 miles or so outside of Hawthorne, the bunkers popped up. For thousands of acres, all I could see was bunkers in the landscape. Picture the movie, "Alien", with all of the egg pods as far as the eye could see... and this was how the bunkers appeared - though elongated with doors on the side. A sign along the highway read, "NUWC"...then spelled out, Naval Undersea Warfare Center...Wow. In the middle of the desert....go figure. That's what the bunkers were for."
89406 Zip Code Detailed Profile
Major facitilies with environmental interests located in this zip code:
* NAVAL AIR STATION FALLON (4755 PASTURE ROAD in FALLON, NV). Federal Facility. U.S. NAVY
OIL CONTROL (Facility
Response Plan for oil discharge)
THE NAVY (CONTACT/OWNER) , NAVAL AIR STATION FALLON CAPT. W.S. RYDER (CONTACT/OWNER)
Alternative names: FALLON NAVAL AIR STATION, NAVAL AIR STATION ENVIRONMENTAL, NAVAL AIR STATION FALLON NEVADA, U.S. NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER, US NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CTR, US NAVY, US NAVY - FALLON, U.S. NAVY NAVAL AIR STATION FALLON, US NAVY UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER, USN FALLON - AIR STATION, USNAVY FALLON NAS, USNAVY FALLON NAS B17 RANGE, USNAVY N A S FALLON RANGE 20, USNAVY NAS FALLON STATION, USNAVY NAVAL AIR STATION FALLON
|Naval Undersea Warfare Center
(NUWC) Detachment Hawthorne
NUWC Detachment Hawthorne in Hawthorne, Nevada serves as the depot and storage organization for the mining community. Its main function is the Receipt, Segregation, Storage, and Issue (RSS&I) of mine commodities. It also performs maintenance on Fleet return materials and conducts demilitarization and disposal actions on mine systems in excess of program requirements.
Rigger Kelsey, left, and Ron Roehmholdt, exhibits director at the Naval Undersea Museum,
unload one of 13 World War II submarine torpedoes received at the museum May 4.
By JO1 Mary Popejoy
The Naval Undersea Warfare Museum at Keyport welcomed 13 World War II Mk 14 Torpedoes into their space May 4 after 11 years of paperwork, preparation and persistency.
The journey began in 1994 when Dusty Rhodes, Industrial Specialist (Ordnance and Electronics) and a former Master Chief Torpedoman of Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Keyport, discovered the historical torpedoes at the Army Ammunition Depot in Hawthorne, Nev.
“We were climbing through magazines in the storage areas at Hawthorne, and Bob Bennett, one of the guys who was helping me out said that he had found some of the “big boy” torpedoes in crates,” said Rhodes. “I went over to where he was standing and noticed a Naval Ammunition Logistical Code (NALC) of 1502 stenciled on one crate. I recognized the number from my days in the Fleet as a Torpedoman’s Mate as being a Mk 14 Torpedo,” he added.
They soon discovered they had eleven of the famous torpedoes....
to support the Navy's Pacific Fleet
Some short information on the Hawthorne Army Depot (HWAD)- It is the largest industrial activity in the State of Nevada and the largest Depot in the world. Established in 1927, the Depot drove the town of Hawthorne's population and by 1930 it stood at 680 people. By 1945, the population had reached 5,625 with the base encompassing some 147,000 acres having 178 buildings and 2,427 above and below ground bunkers for ammunition storage. By 1980, the Depot was converted to a "contractor-operated" facility with a total employment of around 500.
SOURCE: The Hawthorne Ordnance Museum - Highway 95 in Downtown Hawthorne, Nevada
|Fleet Disposition Below is current
as of Summer 2008
|Naval Vessel Register
Updated: Mar 05 2008
The Naval Vessel Register contains information on ships and service craft that comprise the official inventory of the US Navy from the time of vessel authorization through its life cycle and disposal. It also includes ships that have been stricken but not disposed. Ships and service craft disposed of prior to 1987 are currently not included, however the data is gradually being added along with other updates
|US NAVY WEB SITE LINKS ALPHABETICAL LISTING|
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Pearl Harbor, HI 96860
COMSUBGRU-9 - Naval Base Kitsap, Bangor
Commander Submarine Group 9Director Submarine Warfare Division, Wash., D.C.
Director Naval Reactors, Wash., D.C.
Navy Recruiting Command
Individual squadrons do not have a stand-alone Web
site. But they are cascaded off the COMSUBPAC site.
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