To be especially watchful at night, and during the time for challenging, to challenge all persons on or near my post, and to allow no one to pass without proper authority.
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Navy has retired its most recent class of frigates, and expects that by the Littoral Combat Ships LCS will assume many of the duties the frigate had with the fleet. The LCS is a class of relatively small surface vessels intended for operations in the littoral zone close to shore. It was "envisioned to be a networked, agile, stealthy surface combatant capable of defeating anti-access and asymmetric threats in the littorals".
The ship is easy to reconfigure for different roles, including anti-submarine warfare , mine countermeasures , anti-surface warfare , intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, homeland defense, maritime intercept, special operations, and logistics, all by swapping mission-specific modules as needed.
The LCS program is still relatively new as of with only ten active ships, but the navy has announced plans for up to 32 ships. List of littoral combat ships The navy has announced that a further 20 vessels to be built after that will be redesignated as 'frigates'. Mine countermeasures vessels are a combination of minehunters , a naval vessel that actively detects and destroys individual naval mines , and minesweepers , which clear mined areas as a whole, without prior detection of the mines.
The navy has approximately a dozen of these in active service, but the mine countermeasure MCM role is also being assumed by the incoming classes of littoral combat ships. A patrol boat is a relatively small naval vessel generally designed for coastal defense duties.
There have been many designs for patrol boats, though the navy currently only has a single class. They may be operated by a nation's navy or coast guard, and may be intended for marine " blue water " or estuarine or river " brown water " environments.
The Navy has approximately a dozen in active service, which are mainly used in the littoral regions of the Persian Gulf , but have also been used for home port patrols and drug interdiction missions.
The navy's current class of patrol boats have names based on weather phenomena. All current and planned U. Navy submarines are nuclear-powered, as only nuclear propulsion allows for the combination of stealth and long duration, high-speed sustained underwater movement that makes modern nuclear submarines so vital to a modern blue-water navy.
Navy operates three types: Navy nuclear ballistic missile submarines carry the stealthiest leg of the U. These submarines have only one mission: The primary missions of attack and guided missile submarines in the U.
Navy are peacetime engagement, surveillance and intelligence, special operations, precision strikes, and control of the seas. Attack and guided missile submarines have several tactical missions, including sinking ships and other subs, launching cruise missiles , gathering intelligence, and assisting in special operations. As with other classes of naval vessels, most U. The boats of the current U. As the four current U. The members of the oldest currently-commissioned attack submarine class, the Los Angeles class , are typically named for cities.
The follow-on Seawolf -class ' three submarines— Seawolf , Connecticut and Jimmy Carter —share no consistent naming scheme. With the current Virginia -class class attack submarines, the U.
Navy has extended the Ohio class' state-based naming scheme to these submarines. Attack submarines prior to the Los Angeles class were named for denizens of the deep, while pre- Ohio -class ballistic missile submarines were named for famous Americans and foreigners with notable connections to the United States.
Carrier-based aircraft are able to strike air, sea, and land targets far from a carrier strike group while protecting friendly forces from enemy aircraft, ships, and submarines. In peacetime, aircraft's ability to project the threat of sustained attack from a mobile platform on the seas gives United States leaders significant diplomatic and crisis-management options. Aircraft additionally provide logistics support to maintain the navy's readiness and, through helicopters, supply platforms with which to conduct search and rescue , special operations , anti-submarine warfare ASW , and anti-surface warfare ASuW.
Navy began to research the use of aircraft at sea in the s, with Lieutenant Theodore G. Navy aircraft also played a significant role in conflicts during the following Cold War years, with the F-4 Phantom II and the F Tomcat becoming military icons of the era.
The F Lightning II is presently under development and was scheduled to replace the C and D versions of the Hornet beginning in The Aircraft Investment Plan sees naval aviation growing from 30 percent of current aviation forces to half of all procurement funding over the next three decades.
Navy shipboard weapons systems are almost entirely focused on missiles, both as a weapon and as a threat. In an offensive role, missiles are intended to strike targets at long distances with accuracy and precision. Because they are unmanned weapons, missiles allow for attacks on heavily defended targets without risk to human pilots.
Land strikes are the domain of the BGM Tomahawk , which was first deployed in the s and is continually being updated to increase its capabilities. For anti-ship strikes, the navy's dedicated missile is the Harpoon Missile. To defend against enemy missile attack, the navy operates a number of systems that are all coordinated by the Aegis combat system. Medium-long range defense is provided by the Standard Missile 2 , which has been deployed since the s. The Standard missile doubles as the primary shipboard anti-aircraft weapon and is undergoing development for use in theater ballistic missile defense.
In addition to missiles, the navy employs Mark 46 and Mark 50 torpedoes and various types of naval mines. Naval fixed-wing aircraft employ much of the same weapons as the United States Air Force for both air-to-air and air-to-surface combat.
For surface strikes, navy aircraft utilize a combination of missiles, smart bombs, and dumb bombs. Unguided munitions such as dumb bombs and cluster bombs make up the rest of the weapons deployed by fixed-wing aircraft.
Rotary aircraft weapons are focused on anti-submarine warfare ASW and light to medium surface engagements. To combat submarines, helicopters use Mark 46 and Mark 50 torpedoes.
Against small watercraft, they utilize Hellfire and Penguin air to surface missiles. Nuclear weapons in the U. Navy arsenal are deployed through ballistic missile submarines and aircraft. It can be released through free-fall or parachute and can be set to detonate in the air or on the ground. England directed all U. Many ships chose to shift colors later that year on the first anniversary of the September 11, attacks.
The previous naval jack was a blue field with 50 white stars, identical to the canton of the ensign the flag of the United States both in appearance and size, and remains in use with vessels of the U. A jack of similar design was used in , though with 13 stars arranged in a 3—2—3—2—3 pattern. When a ship is moored or anchored, the jack is flown from the bow of the ship while the ensign is flown from the stern. When underway, the ensign is raised on the mainmast.
Many past and present United States historical figures have served in the navy. Leahy , Ernest J. King , Chester W. Nimitz , and William F. The first American president who served in the navy was John F.
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Views Read Edit View history. Some of them, like the Knights Hospitaller and the Knights of Saint Thomas , also had charitable purposes and cared for the sick and poor. However, they were not purely male institutions, as nuns could attach themselves as convents of the orders. One significant feature of the military orders was that clerical brothers could be subordinate to non-ordained brethren. In , the orientalist Joseph von Hammer compared the Catholic military orders, in particular the Knights Templar , to certain Islamic models such as the Muslim sect of Assassins.
In , José Antonio Conde suggested they were modeled on the ribat , a fortified religious institution which brought together a religious or hospital way of life with fighting the enemies of Islam. However popular such views may have become, others have criticized this view, suggesting there were no such ribats around Outremer until after the military orders had been founded. The role and function of the military orders extended beyond their military exploits in the Holy Land , Prussia , and the Baltics.
In fact, they had extensive holdings and staff throughout Western Europe. The majority were laymen. They provided a conduit for cultural and technical innovation, such as the introduction of fulling into England by the Knights Hospitaller , and the banking facilities of the Knights Templar.
Presently active institutions are listed in consideration with their legitimacy according to the International Commission on Orders of Chivalry. They are divided into international and national according to their adherence, mission, and enrollment, disregarding the extent of eventual gradual geographical distribution outside of their region of concern.
Thus when being recognized, the Pope allowing only the " Order Of Christ " a Portuguese order and its Papal branch Supreme Order of Christ can claim to have any descent from the Templars, which is now used for Honorary State merits in Portugal and preserved as such.
While other contemporary Catholic societies may share some military organizational features and ideology, such as the Society of Jesus ,  they differ from the medieval military orders in the absence of military purposes or potential. Modern orders may still be founded explicitly as a military order; the Military Order of Loyalty Spanish: Orden Militar de la Constancia was founded in by the Spanish protectorate in Morocco.
Awarded to both Spanish and Moroccan military officers and soldiers , the single-class order was abolished in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Military order monastic society. This article is about the medieval Catholic chivalric military orders.
For modern military orders of merit, see Military orders, awards and decorations. On-line Reference Book for Medieval Studies. Archived from the original on 6 October Retrieved 24 January The Knights Templar and Scotland. Nicholson 28 June The Debate on the Trial of the Templars — The Catholic Church today: University of Notre Dame Press. Nicholson 1 January Pontifical Council for Social Communication. Retrieved 27 November Robert Appleton Company, Retrieved 9 December This Order is now out of use.
Precedentes histórico-teóricos dos regionalismos dos Açores e da Galiza. Univ Santiago de Compostela. Carlota Joaquina, queen of Portugal Reprinted. Books for Libraries Press. Monarchs in Exile, The Bookman vol. Dodd, Mead and Co. While the Duke of Braganza is the unquestioned heir and successor of Dom Miguel, the institution of the Royal Brotherhood of St Michael of the Wing is better seen as a modern memorial revival of the original institution than any kind of continuation of the Miguelist award.
The military religious orders of the Middle Ages: With an appendix of other orders of knighthood: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. The Order was swept away by the French Revolution but was revived again in a modified form in The Italian Revolution once more swept it away beyond hope of revival on 16 November and its Church and property became the property of the State.
Alas that modern Italy should not be a little more tender of the memories of her past glories. Familiare della Casa Asburgo Lorena. Orders of knighthood awards and the Holy See. The Society of Jesus and the State, c. Orders , decorations , and medals. State order Dynastic order See also: Order of chivalry Military order Order of merit Royal family order Fraternal order. Orders, decorations, and medals Wikipedia: WikiProject Orders, decorations, and medals Wikipedia: Orders, decorations, and medals of the Holy See.
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