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The book is awkward when he is trying to, what I believe to be, humanizing the characters. There is a lot of material in the book that could have been edited out without damaging the main plot. It might even have built suspense. The first 5th is a somewhat tedious intro to numerous characters and carrier battle group procedures and lingo. Many of these characters do not survive the firs Nimitz Class - This book is a mixed bag. Many of these characters do not survive the first 5th. Many realistic details.
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The Bosporus mission seems far fetched. The president requires this mission before he will authorize a surveillance operation even though it will delay the surveillance by weeks at a minimum. Everything clicks right for the Americans. The author enjoys and is proficient at describing his characters and settings. All of the characters are highly proficient at all of their duties.
They are the best and brightest. No one makes mistakes. It includes romance and personal relationships, although they seem a little artificial as if author is trying to humanize characters. Dialogue is a little stilted. I found the character descriptions distracting from the story. Comments salted throughout opposed to any human welfare programs in the US.
Strong Republican sentiments are expressed "We are lucky to have this [Reaganesque]president. Contempt for the media and Democrats freely expressed. Not very PC in their attitudes towards third world countries. If they are an American ally, then praise cannot be too high. Everyone will do anything for the beloved Americans. If they are a perceived enemy, then they are often described in derogatory terms. An interesting comment near the end of the book is that the US should rethink its use of Carrier Battle Groups. This is after the book has been touting the superiority of the impregnable Carrier Battle Groups.
Its a tough job, but someone has to be the world's policeman and guard it from the darkness. Reminds me of the adage the military is always fighting the last war. It is also interesting that the Americans have almost no intelligence successes, but must rely on their military might to succeed. Jan 11, Michal Angelo rated it it was amazing Shelves: would-recommend.
I would suggest that serving Naval officers read it, perhaps especially Navy cadets, who may have ambitions to join the Submarine Services on either side of the Atlantic. What I listened to was only about 3 hours and did seem too sudden in transitions, so it makes sense that it was this abridged version.
Overdrive and my library catalog did not make that clear. The dark horse anti-hero of the story is a submariner who manages to vaporize a US nuclear aircraft carrier and sneak away. The US is left playing catch up and payback. The sponsors of the action are not targeted, though a different possible nation is attacked, all to satisfy a blustering, trigger happy US What I listened to was only about 3 hours and did seem too sudden in transitions, so it makes sense that it was this abridged version.
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The sponsors of the action are not targeted, though a different possible nation is attacked, all to satisfy a blustering, trigger happy US President. Oct 03, Jerry rated it liked it Shelves: military , An interesting and technically accurate read that, while it held my attention, came across as rather flat and one-dimensional. Not the edge of my seat, nail biting, cat-mouse suspenseful Naval drama I was hoping for. This was not the US Navy in action. Instead we have a LCDR, and a couple US and British Admirals who are able to figure everything out effortlessly and come up with everything with a brief time out for the Seals to retaliate against the wrong country.
Not much drama here. Oct 07, Andreas rated it it was ok. While it has many Clancy-like traits, it fails when it moves out of the military and into the political and administrative arenas. Cool submarine stuff though. May 14, MMc14 rated it it was amazing. I enjoyed this book. Interesting plot. The interspersing of the two different sides early on was interesting. I inadvertently read Kilo Class first, so this helped fill in a few holes. Apr 29, Michael Wiggins rated it really liked it Shelves: fiction. Nimitz Class by Patrick Robinson is what-if scenario that touches somewhat close to some of my dearest subjects: the US Navy and the Nimitz class nuclear aircraft carrier.
My brother and I have both, in our turn, served on Nimitz class carriers during the cold war and even during some mildly warmer conflicts. When both of us enlisted, our main adversary, and a deadly one at that, was known to be the Soviet Union. We often said our wartime mission against the Soviet Union would be to launch aircr Nimitz Class by Patrick Robinson is what-if scenario that touches somewhat close to some of my dearest subjects: the US Navy and the Nimitz class nuclear aircraft carrier.
We often said our wartime mission against the Soviet Union would be to launch aircraft-- only-- because we wouldn't be around for the recovery. As it turned out, the cold war ended a great deal more satisfactorily than that, for which I am grateful. But other dangers abound, and thus the mission of the US Navy continues. This novel is a fictionalized account of one such danger: a single, well-placed diesel-electric submarine armed with a nuclear torpedo. This book is fairly old now, but I like the approach that Robinson takes with it. He clearly writes as a fan of the carriers, and of the United States' role in keeping the peace by securing the free flow of trade and the ascendance of rogue states.
I liked this military thriller, with just a few squawks. Sometimes the dialogue seems either forced or fake, as in: "So.
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Into the valley of death rode the six thousand," or "Tell me you're kidding me. You could not be serious. You are sitting there telling me that we somehow have to deal with the biggest single peacetime crisis in American history? You sure that as Joint Chiefs we're not having some kind of a Joint Dream. One more thing, and it's mainly a problem because air traffic control was my job in the service, but the Landing Signal Officer isn't the only person, or even necessarily the main person, talking down aircraft during landings.
Air traffic controllers do most of the talking during nighttime Case III flight ops. The phraseology was really pretty off the mark. These, however, are not major problems; I just felt that they needed mentioning. Overall, Robinson's book was well worth digging off the shelf of my folks' home. It was probably given to my late dad retired Navy as a gift from one of his sea-going sons. I feel certain the old salt probably liked it too.
Feb 02, George rated it really liked it Shelves: overdrive. The version that I listened to was only about three hours long and it was exciting all the way. While I thought it was a solo book, I found out that there are 9 more in the series Military suspense top class Very realistic, excellent plot, and very detailed giving auto of authenticity to the story.
May 18, Tyler Simpson rated it liked it. I think this is more like a 3. I did the audio version and it started very slow.
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I am a sucker for naval war stories and I am glad I stuck to it. It was a little cheesy and uber patriotic in spots but all in all a good military story. I will continue with the series. Jun 22, Lee Hinsley rated it it was amazing. Absolutely Loved this book..
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Submarine books are always of interest to me but this is absolutely top notch. Aug 20, Jeffrey Linck rated it really liked it. Good fictional story about a Nimitz Class aircraft carrier that vanishes in a nuclear blast. Gives detail about the inner workings of that warship. Apr 16, Trevor rated it liked it Shelves: series. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Nimitz Class by Patrick Robinson - pretty good military mystery adventure.
He has written more might be worthwhile to check out. Jun 03, Dennis rated it did not like it. More of a political manifesto wrapped around a tepid plot.
Nimitz was awarded the Navy Battle "E" for battle efficiency for along with the Ney award for food service excellence. It returned to its home port of San Diego on 3 June In January , while in the Persian Gulf, the ship was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation for its back-to-back deployments in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in and The award was presented by Admiral Gary Roughead in a ceremony on the ship 6 January Nimitz visited Hong Kong for five days in February to allow its crew to rest and visit the city.
On 9 December , the Navy formally announced that Everett, Washington was to be the new home port for Nimitz. In March , Nimitz arrived at its new home port of Naval Station Everett in Washington state after more than a year of maintenance work in Bremerton. It replaced the Nimitz -class carrier, Abraham Lincoln. This operation was part of an evaluation of the feasibility of the MV as a potential replacement for the C-2 Greyhound carrier onboard delivery COD cargo transport aircraft. Two days later it was reported that the carrier and its task group had been re-routed westwards across the Arabian Sea.
It was reported that the ship—in its eighth month out to sea—transited the Suez Canal on 20 October into the U. In late , following the completion of work up qualifications, Nimitz participated in her first deployment, a two-week multi-national fleet exercise involving the Third Fleet , as well as ships from the Royal Canadian Navy and JMSDF. This saw a pair of aircraft from VX undertaking carrier operations of launch, recovery and handling aboard ship in both day and night conditions. The Nimitz -class carriers have a lifespan of approximately 50 years.
Nimitz herself is projected to be replaced around by the Gerald R. The exact date of the ship's inactivation and decommissioning will likely depend on Defense Department funding considerations. The Final Countdown , a alternate history science fiction film about a modern aircraft carrier that travels through time to the day before the attack on Pearl Harbor , was set and filmed on board the real-life USS Nimitz.
The PBS series Carrier followed the May-November deployment of Nimitz to the Persian Gulf, documenting the life and shipboard routines of the crew over 10 episodes. There was a shire of the Society for Creative Anachronisms on the ship called "Shire of Curragh Mor" anglicized Irish for "Big Boat" , and the shire's arms played on the Nimitz's ship's badge.
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These carriers have improved protection for ordnance stored in their magazines, as well as an upgraded flight deck for ballistic protection. The Enterprise is the only ship in her class, and at the time of her inactivation, she was the third oldest commissioned US Naval vessel. Currently, the Enterprise is still a commissioned ship but is inactive. During this inactivation period all usable systems, fuel, fluids, and tools will be removed, rendering the ship unfit for service.