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How this Ship changes America's future Wars in the Pacific

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    The Expeditionary Sea Base changes how America will fight a possible war in the Pacific. This is for one big reason: logistics. A potential war in the Pacific means that America's mainland produced supplies, spare parts and equipment as well as American forces, have to be deployed and sustained over an area covering about 1/3 of earth surface. This makes it critical to establish interconnected and versatile logistical bases. But how to do that in the middle of the Ocean? Well the US Navy came up with the ESB. In this video will focus on how this ship changes America's force projection in a potential war in the Pacific and how a similar idea was used in the past.
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    00:00 The ESB Lewis B. Puller
    01:07 Logistics in a potential war in the Pacific Ocean
    03:30 the Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB)
    06:05 Surfshark
    07:23 How the ESB is a critical logistical infrastructure
    09:01 Logistics during the War in the Pacific and the Falklands/Malvinas War.
    12:06 ESB compared to other ships
    13:07 Conclusion
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  • @Kamome163
    @Kamome163  4 หลายเดือนก่อน +53

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    • @emielvanherck2968
      @emielvanherck2968 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      Tiny detail :) at 20 seconds in, you mention Khartoum as the capital of South Sudan, but it is the capital of just normal Sudan :)

    • @jarrettbobbett5230
      @jarrettbobbett5230 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

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      Great work mate.😎

    • @purple_dinosaur
      @purple_dinosaur 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      I like your content but your map graphics that constantly spin/rotate and spin are distracting and nauseating without adding value. I do hope you are able to increase your video output volume.

    • @rustyshackelford1483
      @rustyshackelford1483 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      My good buddy PO3 S.M.York served aboard another Lewis Puller named ship. The missile frigate FFG-23 Lewis B.Puller.
      Long since decommissioned and now serving in the Egyptian navy.

    • @Kamome163
      @Kamome163  4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@rustyshackelford1483 Wow! Thank you for sharing that!

  • @thePronto
    @thePronto 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +636

    Note that the Atlantic Conveyor is still in the South Atlantic. One of the major issues after she was struck by Argentinian missiles was the amount of fuel stored on board. Key takeway: these vessels are useful, but only if they are kept out of harm's way.

    • @cia5649
      @cia5649 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +22

      seems like the perfect special forces/light helicopter carrier/submarine hunters pair it with a military ship in war time for air protection but i think its best suited for special operation around the world

    • @JKSSubstandard
      @JKSSubstandard 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +35

      I hope the US military is taking notes in Ukraine. Their creative use of technology is giving a good look into how wars will be fought in the future. In the case of naval war, how an unmanned sea drone can use speed to get up to and destroy naval assets and how heavy weather can mask their approach

    • @seaplanepaul5354
      @seaplanepaul5354 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +41

      Wrong lesson. Woodward purposefully placed the Atlantic Conveyor to shield the Hermes. It did its job and took a missile hit so the higher valued aircraft carrier didnt.

    • @Tyger_YT
      @Tyger_YT 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      I agree, this ship is practically useless on its own, as there are no air defense/anti-submarine weapons on board. They would always have to be escorted by atleast an Arleigh Burke.

    • @gregorturner4753
      @gregorturner4753 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@seaplanepaul5354 im not sure of that because if that is true that guy was an idiot because that ship was carrying the helicopters for the navy. meaning they then had to fight the falklands with very little helo support. through from what i've heard from my uncle who kept a diary there were some very 'questionable' decisions made by command during the war. to explain, my uncle was the helo pilot flying off one of the ammo supply ships in bomb ally. sadly just before the war he was stationed on HMS Sheffield and they had a family sea day when family of the crew had the opportunity to spend a day at sea on her. (seeing the white cliffs of dover was cool) so when she was damaged and sunk my aunt knew a few of the officers on her.

  • @theamerican_-be3ct
    @theamerican_-be3ct 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +57

    I love how we've looped back around to the base concept of seaplane tenders

  • @richardlewis4288
    @richardlewis4288 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1365

    It’s amazing how the US developed an amazing system of logistics to not only overwhelm Japan in the Pacific Theatre but simultaneously doing the same supplying Europe. When the US has its back against the wall and with effective leadership can accomplish anything.

    • @justinzak5025
      @justinzak5025 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      I dont think the US has had its back on the wall since maybe the Revolutionary war.

    • @Frizzleman
      @Frizzleman 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +118

      In the modern era the US has lost its logistics edge. It’s takes a decade to build one super carrier and several years to refit or repair the same carrier. The navy has been retiring and decommissioning classes and ships from 50 years ago and even some ships from the modern fleet. They cannot match Chinese ship production if they wanted to. In a war situation it would be even worse. If America has three carriers currently in refit and not deployable and another three are needed in other theatres that leaves only half of Americas functional carriers available for a hypothetical war in the pacific. If half of those carriers take battle damage or must simply withdraw to resupply that’s only around three functional carriers in the pacific at any given time. America cannot afford to lose a single military asset in a big war because their logistics would break down immediately otherwise. (It would take years to reinforce any major losses such as a carrier or even destroyer/cruiser) With a war with China, China has the advantage in that America would be attacking and invading and would lose too much of their logistics capability in transit to the pacific from missile strikes, air strikes, and submarine strikes to make fighting in that region next to impossible. American military hegemony is dependent entirely on technology at, this point they cannot even rely on logistics in the modern era. At least not to the extant they had during the Second World War or even the Cold War. China may not have the same technological and weapons capability advantage as America but they do have some of the best logistics in the world. So much so that much of North America and Europe are dependent on Chinese logistics even if not in a strictly military sense. In a modern pacific war America must win early on because they cannot sustain any losses. It’s not impossible America would win in that situation especially if they used the nuclear option but it is highly likely they would lose a quick war and be forced to the negotiating table before they even lose half of their capability simply because they cannot sustain that same capability indefinitely especially not in a war with a near peer like China. This analysis ignores american allies in the region but in my opinion that is another conversation. American logistics facilitated through allied regional countries is not a guarantee in a modern pacific war and that is truly the deciding factor in a modern sino American war. America must ship logistics and assets across the pacific to effectively fight. China does not and in a war of attrition China has the advantage and America has been losing that advantage for the better part of half a century now.
      America is on the decline and China is on the rise. As time goes on they will not be considered so evenly matched and america will be at a disadvantage.

    • @richardlewis4288
      @richardlewis4288 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@Frizzleman
      Disagree China on the rise. They are on the precipice of a demographic implosion.
      With good leadership the US has amazingly fast ability to snap back and lead.

    • @SabastianMoran
      @SabastianMoran 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@Frizzleman November 30, 2023 - It is alway nice to see evidence that the CCP's propaganda arms are monitoring channels like this one. I would be quite surprised to know that you are not an operative and/or employee of the Chinese military. In your one sided "discussion" of a possible Sino/U.S.A. conflict. You conveniently leave out so many variables, that it is obvious as to what your intent is. You are certainly welcome to your opinion, but what people chose to believe, and what is actually true. Is quite different. You may be right, and China may indeed prove victorious in a conflict with the U.S.A. AND.. its allies. However, the bottom line in war is... "Who sucks the least.. is the victor."😁😉

    • @scott3249a
      @scott3249a 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +74

      @@Frizzleman Oh but can China rely on its Troops to fight?

  • @OMG_No_Way
    @OMG_No_Way 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +27

    Watch this at 1.25x. You’ll thank me later.

  • @aerohk
    @aerohk หลายเดือนก่อน +9

    When a captured Japanese officer learned that the US Navy had a ship solely for making ice cream, he knew the war was lost.

  • @eineperson9849
    @eineperson9849 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +124

    hey, great video as always, just one thing: at 20:00 you say "khartoum, the capital of south Sudan" which is incorrect. Khartoum is the capital of normal Sudan, the capital of south Sudan would be Juba😊

    • @lolalasziv1059
      @lolalasziv1059 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +22

      It is at 0:22. Americans of geography. ;)

    • @DaBiggBosz
      @DaBiggBosz 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Noticed that too. Pathetic.

    • @MOBXOJ
      @MOBXOJ 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      As a Sudanese I thought my ears were tripping

    • @benkelly6580
      @benkelly6580 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Yep this threw me off straight away

    • @nikicadinirenic6806
      @nikicadinirenic6806 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Juba, Juba ujela te buba

  • @susansaunders3477
    @susansaunders3477 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +33

    I worked on this ship when it was being built at General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego.

    • @papanam4267
      @papanam4267 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Oh, so that’s what those strange looking ship superstructures were! I thought they were clumsy looking vulnerable cargo ships, but now we know… looks can be deceiving. Those things are actually bad ass mobile moving supply bases and communications-coordination centers with a complement of drones, aircraft, and repair facilities.
      Just stay clear of typhoons!

  • @Pyromanemac
    @Pyromanemac 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +164

    The use cases for the ESB program are near bottomless. However, they will be used primarily as support vessels and for humanitarian needs. That said, not all of the fleet is owned by Sea Lift Command. You also left out an extremely important detail. The first few hulls were semi submersable so that you could launch various boats and barges off of the lower mission deck. Each hull has been slightly different, not just from lessons learned but in large portions of the design. The flight deck for example was added a few hulls into the program. That said, it could be the perfect platform to develop into a drone mothership in the future, if on the large size.

    • @ronhmclaughlin
      @ronhmclaughlin 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      You are conflating the MLP’s with the ESB’s. ESB 3 was made with incomplete MLP 3 hull when MPSRON 3 was disbanded but they are completely separate classes of ships with different missions. The ESB’s are actually commission, warships while the MLPs are assigned military sea lift command and are USNS shipping

    • @Pyromanemac
      @Pyromanemac 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      @@ronhmclaughlin you're unconflating them. It's an extension of the same program. Not all of the ESBs are commissioned either. Just look at the Puller in the video, yellow/blue stripes on the stack. 👍👍

    • @leeschulken8744
      @leeschulken8744 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      I'd argue the more important bit is that as a consequence of being a Tanker refit they only need like 34 crew to man the ship.

    • @gattlinggun9881
      @gattlinggun9881 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      0H YEAAAHHH AMER!CAN LGBTQ GENERAT!0NS!!!

    • @streetrider2487
      @streetrider2487 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Hows the defence on these ships agaisnt drones, torpedoes etc ? is the HULL strong enuff to take some beating?
      @@leeschulken8744

  • @SabastianMoran
    @SabastianMoran 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +68

    November 30, 2023 - As one of many sayings regarding the subject says. "Logistics ain't sexy, but it wins or loses wars." I've know about this class of ship since they started commissing them. However, this video's detailed examination of the vessel class is very enlightinging and I intend to archive it for future reference since real world wargaming is my most important hobby.

    • @ram_sankar
      @ram_sankar 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      I want to try it for business applications. Can you refer some sources because I couldn't find any.

    • @swell07_
      @swell07_ 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      a spelling and punctuation superstar

    • @SabastianMoran
      @SabastianMoran 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@ram_sankar I'm sorry but I offered a couple of companie's websites but apparently Kamome deleted my comments. I guess it is against their rules. I suggest doing Google searches for information about companies you may be interested. Stay well.😊

    • @SabastianMoran
      @SabastianMoran 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@swell07_ 🤔?? Sir.. if your comments are a criticism of my spelling and punctuation. I admit it. I suck at those things, but I try my best to be coherent in my written comments.😊

    • @djdup3819
      @djdup3819 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@SabastianMoranlooks like a compliment to me

  • @Johnathan_The_Terrible
    @Johnathan_The_Terrible 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +24

    I wonder how many pirates will attempt to plunder these vessels, confusing them for unarmed cargo ships.

    • @Trenz0
      @Trenz0 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      There's not a big piracy issue in the Pacific is there?

    • @bastiaan7777777
      @bastiaan7777777 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@Trenz0 th-cam.com/video/s8DzimKKXc8/w-d-xo.html

    • @brianpederson2105
      @brianpederson2105 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      ​@@Trenz0 Actually it's been a thing in the Straits of Mallaca in fairly recent times. Apparently more under control recently.

    • @barryfleming8488
      @barryfleming8488 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Fewer than begin the attempt.

  • @alexelsworthy4445
    @alexelsworthy4445 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +112

    These animations are getting so much better every time. I hope to see these on Nebula

    • @muzaharsherazi8419
      @muzaharsherazi8419 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      What us nebula

    • @SoloRenegade
      @SoloRenegade 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      if only the pronunciation and/or spelling improved...

    • @f_pie
      @f_pie 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      no

    • @Professor_Slappy
      @Professor_Slappy 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Now if they could just get the small stuff right, like removing the USNS stripes from the stacks.

    • @igorsurz
      @igorsurz หลายเดือนก่อน

      Which is better nowadays, Nebula or Curiosiity stream?

  • @kylelilbutt
    @kylelilbutt 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +25

    It’s cool seeing a ship I helped build being shown and talked about.

    • @grievetan
      @grievetan 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      r/thathappened

    • @Metagross555
      @Metagross555 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      ​@grievetan Built by General Dynamics nassco, over 1000 employees and subcontractors
      I literally assembled some of a later hull of the same class, crane operator

    • @thekraken1173
      @thekraken1173 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      @@grievetan Not everyone lives in their moms basement redditor

    • @kylelilbutt
      @kylelilbutt 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      I’ve worked at General Dynamics Nassco since 2014. Started as a trainee Shipfitter, worked my way to journeyman, went on to work with the shipwrights, then became working foreman for the ship fitters, now I work in accuracy control. Not everything on here is false.

  • @headoverheels88
    @headoverheels88 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +63

    First of all, excellent video: clear, concise, and with custom visuals to boot. Great job. Second, these are absolutely remarkable. How have I never heard of these?! That networking effect is clearly there to support emergent AI technologies, redundant kill-chains for missles/anti-missile weaponry, and just general inter-connectivity etc over *huge* areas of empty space. And the fact that they're essentially floating office buildings/fuel depots means they're infinitely more difficult to track/strike/reach than, say, an immovable naval base sitting on an island. Wild. One of those things that seems so obvious in retrospect. Edit: They have desalinization processors too?! I know where I'm going when the zombie apocalypse hits. 🙃

    • @papanam4267
      @papanam4267 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @headoverheels88 Those desalinators are key. I’m going there, too! But wait a minute… actually all US NAVY ships have them. So just go for the Supply ships which have more as much food as they do ammo. Food will be so we can eat and live. Ammo is what we feed to the enemy… or zombies.

    • @wkgurr
      @wkgurr 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      As MacGregor has pointed out - in naval warfare today anything but a submarine is an easy target awaiting immediate destruction. Today in the Russo-Ukraine conflict very often it is impossible for a detachment of a few soldiers to deploy undetected and without being targeted and eliminated by an FPV drone or artillery strike. And you still believe that these giants can go anywhere near a conflict zone without being instantly detected and blown out of the water? Only an American stuck in the thinking of WWII doctrine can see anything else but big fat targets in surface ships like those.

  • @vaughanellis7866
    @vaughanellis7866 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +35

    The 'Sea Base' concept has been around for a while now, the first time I came across the Idea was in the James Cobb novel 'Sea Fighters' where three huge barges complete with accommodation and maintenance services that were fastened together, and they could service helos, armed hovercraft, drones, with a tethered radar aerostat/video surveillance systems.

    • @NarasimhaDiyasena
      @NarasimhaDiyasena 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      China has this with the mothership system their ‘fishermen’ use

  • @Ostalgie658
    @Ostalgie658 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

    The capital of south Sudan is Juba, I think you meant that they were going to the capital of Sudan, Khartoum.

  • @davefranklyn7730
    @davefranklyn7730 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +23

    An LHA is capable of carrying a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) with up to 1,900 troops when fully loaded. The America-class LHA ships, such as the USS America (LHA 6), have a crew of 1,059 (65 officers) and can carry 1,687 troops (plus an additional 184 in a surge situation). An ESB has a crew of 64, and can carry up to 250 marines or other special forces.

  • @VeritasOmniaVincit176
    @VeritasOmniaVincit176 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

    Welcome back, Kamome.

    • @Kamome163
      @Kamome163  4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      I'm back! Sorry for the long hiatus!

  • @nelsonbassett5719
    @nelsonbassett5719 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +136

    It'd be great to see Canada acquire an icebreaking version of one of these to exercise its sovereignty in the Arctic.

    • @wyldhowl2821
      @wyldhowl2821 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      Hopefully they are no going to be shortsighted and get rid of the Asterix after they have the new Joint Support Ships built.
      Even if it's not kept as very hardened ship, it can at least be kept around (perhaps rebranded as a coast guard ship) for things like arctic sealift in summer months and disaster relief missions whenever those arise, so that frees up the military ships for more dangerous waters.

    • @nelsonbassett5719
      @nelsonbassett5719 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      @@wyldhowl2821 Alas, shortsighted is the name of the game when it comes to Canada and its armed forces.

    • @GetFitEatRight
      @GetFitEatRight 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      With what we're doing to the world they won't need one. That Ice is all but gone for a good part of the year. They could legit just order a hull and make their own ship. There is something about how vanilla this idea is that I'm starting to think we've figured out that civilian industry can supply the navy with some really cool toys.

    • @arminius6506
      @arminius6506 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Well how about Canada first build a real military, build nuclear forces and than get sovereignty and than go for arctic

    • @nelsonbassett5719
      @nelsonbassett5719 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      @@arminius6506 Leaving aside the question of nuclear arms. Sure, Canada does need to expand its armed forces but I think a central pillar of that should be it's Arctic capabilities considering it is a Arctic nation with a sizable territory in the Arctic circle. I think it's undeniable that the Arctic will only grow in economic and geopolitical importance as the sea ice recedes year after year so Canada ought to take its northern domain more seriously.

  • @ThePresentPast_
    @ThePresentPast_ 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    Such a banger Kamome, beautiful visuals and pacing, you hooked me from the start!

    • @GrandTerr
      @GrandTerr 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      I see you xD

  • @buddhablue21
    @buddhablue21 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +59

    Great insightful video as always. Clear, concise information delivered with graphics that always hold my attention.

    • @Kamome163
      @Kamome163  4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Thank you🥹

    • @TurboJor
      @TurboJor 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@Kamome163 Taiwan as the new Kaliningrad? Kaliningrad is a heavly armed part of Russia. Do you assume Taiwan has been taken over by China and is an adversary to the US?

    • @Kamome163
      @Kamome163  4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@TurboJor The comparison between Kaliningrad and Taiwan is not political but a security one, as they both are similar to islands surrounded by potentially hostile countries making them flashpoints of conflicts

  • @henrycole6399
    @henrycole6399 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +15

    I have to note with some irony that at 4:15, you mention the ship as a former Alaska-class tanker, yet while remarking on the "tyranny of distance" at 3:09 you don't address the active bases in Alaska, notably Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and EIelson AFB, both of which are less than 3,500 miles from Tokyo.

    • @walkerstarling534
      @walkerstarling534 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      I get your point but there is something ironic about ending with “less than 3,500 miles from Tokyo”

    • @henrycole6399
      @henrycole6399 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      It’s in contrast to the 10,000 miles shown from “the mainland US.”
      General Billy Mitchell said Alaska was the most strategically important place in the world.

    • @thecanterburyjambon1368
      @thecanterburyjambon1368 หลายเดือนก่อน

      He also didn't mention Baked Alaska, or do the joke about saying you're off to obtain information from a woman.
      The whole thing's dripping with irony.

  • @iamcomcy
    @iamcomcy 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    I served on CVN-70. This class of ships is an excellent idea.

    • @jimsummers487
      @jimsummers487 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Carl Vinson…… love u longtime !

  • @nathanielmoran1819
    @nathanielmoran1819 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    Was getting nervous Kamome, starting to think there's was going to be no November video. 🎉
    Great subject delivery. Did not expect a Surfshark advert in a C2 segment of a logistical naval vessel 😂
    Appreciate the time you commit to drawing attention to the geographical and topographical aspects of strategic competition over combat power. Logistics are still the backbone of any nation.
    See you over in 2024.🎉

  • @karenfay4545
    @karenfay4545 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    You neglected to mention this class of vessels are virtually unarmed having only 12 x .50 caliber machine gun stations. The crew is a mix of military and US Merchant Marine civilian sailors employed by Military Sealift Command DoN. Her capacity of absorbing battle damage is almost zero. I have been on the USNS Puller while it was in Norfolk naval base VA prior to deployment to the Persian Gulf.
    Mark Fay US MMC Jr. Engineer STCW QMED AS-E, MSC Retired

    • @JKSSubstandard
      @JKSSubstandard 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      I'd be interested in seeing how that can be remedied. Given the use and design of such ships based off civilian cargo ships, could they be redesigned to use dense cargo containers as a layer of armor, sacrificing cargo to protect the ship from the worst of missile damage

    • @karenfay4545
      @karenfay4545 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@JKSSubstandard Small point, it is based on Alaska class tanker. All I can think of is not putting them where they will inherently not be in the crosshairs. A problematic proposition at best as it is large, gray, and looks important. Sadly, they are intended to be cheap, easily replaced, and expendable. The intention was to put them half way between the high value combatants which are kept far over the horizon, and the shore as an expendable “Lilly pad” for helicopters whose ranges are very limited. At the time the landing deck had overheating issues with the Osprey exhaust. Not sure if that was ever sorted out or not.

  • @Hey_MikeZeroEcho22P
    @Hey_MikeZeroEcho22P 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    SUPER DUPER Graphics!!!
    'Atlantic Conveyor'....Now THAT is a ship I haven't heard in a L O N G Time!!!
    Yes, ESBs are going to be Very Vital in providing logistical support of Operations Anywhere there is water...but Should ( or MayBe have ) a video on ESDs = Expeditionary Transfer Dock Ship, a way for LCACs to be used in a similar way that helos can carry supplies. While ESBs can be multi-role with drones and various helos.....It Would be Difficult to carry heavy loads...tanks, MRAPs, Patriot/THAAD systems...that is where a ESD would help.
    Although T-ESD-1 & -2 are the ONLY ones, they need to have a Ro-Ro type ship, like BOB HOPE-class vessel, or other LMSR-type vessel!!
    Good Work on this, Your narration 'Kamone' is Super, with Superior graphics.....I have been following this ESB/ESD for Quite awhile...Thanks for posting!!! Glad I 'Subscribed'!!!

  • @jam3scruz859
    @jam3scruz859 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

    "Amateurs talk Tactics, Professionals talk Logistics" 💯

  • @SeanHogan_frijole
    @SeanHogan_frijole 19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I love this channel, clear concise and deep information. Thank you

  • @richardglady3009
    @richardglady3009 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Thank you for all your hard work in creating this video. Lots of good information with great visuals.

  • @willjeffery2661
    @willjeffery2661 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    It also makes itself one hell of a target…

  • @ahmedshaharyarejaz9886
    @ahmedshaharyarejaz9886 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    This is a Militarized Container Ship. A Toyota Tactical of the Seas.

  • @stonefish1318
    @stonefish1318 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Well done 3D Animations! Its very helpful to get first a top overview of the System before you go into different sections of it

  • @King_Scorpia_IV
    @King_Scorpia_IV 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Instant new subscriber here after watching just 1 minute. Your visual quality is on another level, and I look forward to watching more of your content in the future.

  • @watershed8685
    @watershed8685 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    Very interesting, I hope they try to do versions with the Replicator launchers.

  • @inscrutianaII
    @inscrutianaII 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    + F-35B. But the importance of USVs + UUVs is hard to understate going forward.

  • @donchaput8278
    @donchaput8278 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Oh look at those death ploppers taking off and landing! Such grace.

  • @mattw785
    @mattw785 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I stumbled across this. DIdnt know this was in the works - great vid & animation.

  • @peterbellini6102
    @peterbellini6102 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

    Excellent report. Please do a follow up on any proposed AA and AS weapons that could be deployed on Puller type vessels as well. At a MINIMUM these are too valuable to lack self defense.

    • @georgebrown5504
      @georgebrown5504 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Yes that was my first question

    • @brianpederson2105
      @brianpederson2105 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      All that extra power production calls out for emerging laser weaponry. These ships should have their own short range and close in anti air defense capabilities. But I'd imagine they'd have a Burke or Constitution class escort in wartime conditions.

    • @Ethan0433
      @Ethan0433 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Given the power production surplus, likely some kind of laser defence for anti-drone/missile. Also likely backed up by 1-2 SeaRam systems, which have similar mounting requirements to the standard gun based Phalanx systems but much better range.

  • @Water_boy76
    @Water_boy76 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    I was in the ship yards and I’ve been watching the ship builders put together these ships like there legos

  • @m19petersen
    @m19petersen 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    This is such a good video with information that nobody else is talking about this channel is unmatched.

  • @jackallread
    @jackallread 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Good video! I hadn’t heard of these before!! Thanks

  • @DanniChan_Worldwide
    @DanniChan_Worldwide 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    You had this Marine cracking up when you said the “TIE-ranny” of distance! 😹

  • @user-gh1ql5uc8t
    @user-gh1ql5uc8t 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

    It will be really interesting to see how these advance in design. Id imagine that if you took the stealth tech lessons from the zumwalt and LCS classes that despite their failures, making a vital logistics support ship harder to detect and hit would be a huge priority down the line. These examples shown all seem like prototypes and proof of concept type designs.

  • @TheGreatSpl00ge
    @TheGreatSpl00ge 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Awesome vid, first time watching your channel. Good stuff.

  • @alpacaofthemountain8760
    @alpacaofthemountain8760 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Great video! Imagine dozens of these ships out around the world, It would be an amazing sight.

  • @hilestoby2628
    @hilestoby2628 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

    The ESB ship Lewis B Puller reminds me of the U.S Navy's next generation ship plans from 20 years ago. The ships in the plans were intermodular and would switch weapons platforms in the event of conflicts. Great video as usual Kamomme and the graphics were really cool.

    • @gmansard641
      @gmansard641 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Old Navy Supply officer here, did some time on an LPH. This sounds a lot like a combination of amphib/helo platform, supply ship/tender, and LCC.

    • @jeffbenton6183
      @jeffbenton6183 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      The modules probably serves the ESB well. It didn't work so well for the LCS - a combat ship - likely due in part to the fact that one is a combat ship and the other is a support ship.

    • @AGTheOSHAViolationsCounter
      @AGTheOSHAViolationsCounter 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Yeah you do realize that those "modular, adaptable, and future-proof" vessels became the LCS(Freedom and Independence) Class and the Zumwalt-class Destroyers right? Arguably the two most overbudget, underwhelming, failure prone, pathetically inadequate and massive embarrassments of ANY Navy of the last half century right? 😅
      If this ship reminds you of those dumpster fire and budgetary black holes. Then I'd say y'all really don't know Jack shit about the piss poor state your military and Navy in particular is in. Mind you it's nowhere near as bad as my own country's Navy(Canada) but it's pretty fucking godawful.

  • @abdelkaioumbouaicha
    @abdelkaioumbouaicha 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +36

    📝 Summary of Key Points:
    📌 The USS Lewis Puller is an Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) operated by the US Navy, serving as a floating base to address logistical challenges in the Pacific Ocean.
    🧐 ESBs like the USS Lewis Puller are versatile floating bases with a large flight deck, command and control capabilities, and ample storage space for supplies and equipment.
    🚀 The ESB's main role is as a logistical node, storing and distributing fuel, water, and supplies to support military operations in the Pacific Ocean.
    💡 Additional Insights and Observations:
    💬 "The reliance on helicopter and tiltrotor transportation of supplies will be crucial due to the vast distances involved and the lack of sufficient land infrastructure."
    📊 The ESB can store over 11 million gallons of cargo fuel and has onboard desalination systems for water purification.
    🌐 The Falklands War demonstrated the importance of auxiliary vessels in sustaining logistics during conflicts over vast distances.
    📣 Concluding Remarks:
    The USS Lewis Puller and other ESBs play a vital role as logistical hubs in the Pacific Ocean, providing essential supplies and support for military operations. Their versatility and ability to overcome logistical challenges make them crucial assets for projecting and sustaining US power in the region.
    Generated using Talkbud (Browser Extension)

    • @Lucyhehe_
      @Lucyhehe_ 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Ty abdel

    • @abdelkaioumbouaicha
      @abdelkaioumbouaicha 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@Lucyhehe_ You'ew welcome, you should give this extension a try.

  • @majoroz4876
    @majoroz4876 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Thank you. My first indication of this type of vessel.

  • @Russia-bullies
    @Russia-bullies 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Thanks for the good & informative show.As ESBs seem to be important,it should’ve some defences & I would’ve preferred a catamaran,instead of a 1 hull ship,for additional protection against underwater tools.

  • @agranero6
    @agranero6 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Khartoum is the capital of Sudan, South Sudan has an embassy of USA, but it is in Juba the capital of South Sudan. I bet the ambassador in Khartoum was a bit surprised.

  • @reedfrey2336
    @reedfrey2336 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Weirdly ever since I saw the 2017 King Kong movie, where at the beginning they have a military expeditionary force stationed on a cargo tanker, with multiple helicopters on the deck. I had this idea that something similar would be the perfect sea based expeditionary base. Low cost, more can be constructed and gives the edge of a aircraft carrier just without throwing such and expensive ship and it's defense fleet into the front line. We could even free up warships for other objectives if the carriers stayed back while these things moved in front.

  • @luca4001
    @luca4001 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    This video is so damn good!! Great job, can I ask you if you could do a video on the Italian navy or on the new Italian foreign policy MATTEI’s plan?

  • @KutWrite
    @KutWrite 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    It's fascinating to see the changes in the Navy since I was last on active duty in the 70s, and then Reserves in the mid-80s.

  • @ISAFMobius18
    @ISAFMobius18 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Iran is doing something kinda similar. They're converting old cargo ships into drone carriers. Now i don't know the exact capabilities these ships will provide other than launching drones. But is a novel idea. Take an existing platform which already cuts down on design and production costs and the availability and accessibility of parts and crews. Reminds me of the old sea plane tenders back in the early 1900s. Also i wonder if they could also handle VTOL jet aircraft like F-35Bs

  • @thomaswick4260
    @thomaswick4260 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    We have 3 EBS in 3 different AOR. One in 6th fleet one in 5th fleet and one in 7th fleet. The latest EBS is completing FCT and will be either a 3rd fleet asset or go to 7th fleet. I know because I work for MSC been onboard 2 of these.

    • @navegandolejanooriente6268
      @navegandolejanooriente6268 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      which one's. I was on the Puller twice. the best thing I ever saw on these tours was my relief

  • @Swigester
    @Swigester 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Amazing job on this video!

  • @l.a.mottern3106
    @l.a.mottern3106 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Thanks! Awesome Report! In WWII Japan converted Merships into carriers, etc. I am surprised more nations havn't done it.

  • @edhenderson1655
    @edhenderson1655 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    This ship is amazing and exceptional except for one major flaw. It still has the hull of a tanker. In any conflict it would be targeted, likely by anti-ship missles and it would not take more then a couple hits, maybe only one, to sink it. The navy needs to return to armored hulls. Even if this ship has defensive weaponry including C.I.S. systems, a swarm attack of missles would likely land 1 or 2 hits on the hull. Survivability is just as important, if not more important then fighting, or logistical ability, for without it, the rest will not survive an assault.

    • @arturoeugster7228
      @arturoeugster7228 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      What about a single torpedo, A Chinese sub can sneak unnoticed and from rather long range release a sound guided smart fish. Battle of the Atlantic repeated, but much easier for stationary ships

    • @JLTJr.
      @JLTJr. 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      How many of our navies current ' fighting ' ships could take more than one hit from a missile and survive ? And with the smaller crews of the newer vessels ; damage control crews will be overstretched from the get go . I'm no Nautical Ned but i'd say it really doesn't matter - these ships are made to be quick and cheap to build and replace : a Liberty ship for the 21st century .

    • @DurzoBlunts
      @DurzoBlunts 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@JLTJr.Spot on, everyone seems to have their head stuck in the new fangled mindset of having a specific ship for every little job.

  • @LaGuerre19
    @LaGuerre19 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    These floating bases are just in their nascency. Even as they stand -- inexpensive proofs of concept -- they are a great enhancement, but imagine what's to come. They are certainly modular: stick a few Phalanx CIWSs on there to beef up defenses. And some other things...
    Some of them could be transformed into unmanned remote controlled vessels themselves and be a hub for drone swarms. There are so many more possibilities and so much that can be done with this platform.
    Great video

  • @DoubleBourbonBaconCheeseBurger
    @DoubleBourbonBaconCheeseBurger 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Bro Im watching your video on china rn, but I came to your most uptodate video to say that your quality of content is amazing. Keep it up , you put so much effort in and you deserve at least 20x the subscribers!

  • @doctorscoot
    @doctorscoot 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    Well, now you've got a massive cargo tanker for logistics which will move like a cargo tanker for logistics and if you need it to operate in a hot war in close proximity to an enemy force in an archipelago like the many in the south west pacific and suddenly you need a carrier strike group to protect it from capable surface and air threats. As well as an SSN beneath.

    • @williamolliges2622
      @williamolliges2622 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      We think alike. Retro fitted civilian platform sounds easy to sink. The idea that the civilian ship provided as concept, was no doubt genius; however, the idea of force protection seemed largely ignored by this concept.

    • @DurzoBlunts
      @DurzoBlunts 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      It's a navy auxiliary vessel... It's not meant to project force like a CVN or arleigh burke other than to act as it's intended purpose of being a floating warehouse with a heli pad for a naval strike group.

    • @doctorscoot
      @doctorscoot 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@DurzoBlunts I mean the other way around. If you deploy this ship into a ‘hot war’ area you’ll need to protect it with your regular navy.
      A lot of the naval battles in the pacific in ww2 were often one side trying to attack the other sides naval _logistics_ (troop carrier landing craft etc).

  • @ma-li3935
    @ma-li3935 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    You forgotten 1 very important Group of Bases for the Pacific, if not more so than all the ones in Asia, of course AUSTRALIA, USA has a number of bases NOW in Australia's northern territories, air bases, shipping/military bases, army too, don't forget pine gap. these bases have the capacity to service any conflict in pacific proper and northern pacific areas, along with the Malacca straits, also with substantial Australian logistic and military support. (Australia is USA's no1 ally)

  • @dristmist7401
    @dristmist7401 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Amazing video. But i really wanna compliment that bridge to your ad, that was very well done.

  • @oddball_the_blue
    @oddball_the_blue 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    They are fascinating ships, having come across one of these docked in Malta.

  • @tomk9122
    @tomk9122 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Great vid. However, the capital of south sudan is Juba!

  • @richardconway6425
    @richardconway6425 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +32

    Absolutely fantastic visuals and animations, well done! 🚀
    So professionally done. As a Blender user myself, I was delighted to see that you had done it in blender. I had initially suspected C4d, but no, blender!!
    This is the first of your videos I had seen, came up as a recommendation, and I will certainly be searching out your other stuff.
    I had never even heard of these ESB type vessels, so I found very it interesting.
    I will just say one little thing, and this is much more about style and tone, than it is about value, but please try to avoid the temptation to make your videos too 'slick', because that does come at the cost of ... errr ... difficult to articulate ... but I don't think that intelligent audiences like that.
    I like to think that I'm watching a 'mini-documentary', rather than an 'infomercial'. Does that make sense? That's the best way I can put it, but thanks anyway for an excellent presentation.

  • @lisa-azrabroad4137
    @lisa-azrabroad4137 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    From the title: So American plans to start another war, this one in the Pacific

    • @bastiaan7777777
      @bastiaan7777777 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Ofc! USA thrives on wars.

  • @kellerweskier7214
    @kellerweskier7214 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    those open sides kinda make things difficult for some cases such as cargo or mass medical. could have put in some of those garage doors atleast.
    im surprised there isnt any 'modularity' in all that space. slide in moduals for specific mission needs. extra quarters, dry/wet cargo, medical, general cargo, dedicated electronic warfare suite, maybe some kinda horizontal launch system.
    But i guess this is all kinda expensive.

  • @mac_attack_zach
    @mac_attack_zach 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Change video speed to 1.25, works great!

    • @cannyscott
      @cannyscott 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Good shout

  • @toolaggy5705
    @toolaggy5705 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

    @Kamome So are we going to ignore talking about how this ESB ship to be protected? The ESB would be the #1 target by a near-peer adversary over a warplanes carrier. Unless the ESB is escorted, then you'd need to devote more warship assets to protect the ESB (ESB strike group) at which point you have less warships to patrols the blue sea. You might as well have the ESB traverse the sea with the carrier strike groups. There is no way this ESB ship will survives on its own or even with a few warships escorting it in a actual war with a near-peer adversary.

    • @yopyop3241
      @yopyop3241 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      My guess is that you protect them mostly by taking out China’s satellites and/or network.
      From there, it’s about attrition. These are cheap, while the planes and subs that China would have to rely on after its space assets are blinded are expensive and will take losses every time they have to penetrate the First Island Chain.
      Also, since they’re based on existing vessel hulls, it will be easy to mock up lots of very convincing decoys.

    • @Boomkokogamez
      @Boomkokogamez 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      Well, US are building Constellation class, they can send one or two of the Constellation ships to guard ESB, free up Destroyers for other mission.

    • @PeterMuskrat6968
      @PeterMuskrat6968 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      By US Destroyers...?

    • @kurtwicklund8901
      @kurtwicklund8901 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      They would start as part of carrier task forces and remain doing this until naval superiority was established. Only then would they be free to support ground operations. They are not built to banzai the beach against on the opening day of war.

    • @LackofFaithify
      @LackofFaithify 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      These were originally dreamed up for the War on Terror where they would have no opposition. The same people that pushed the Little Crappy Ships made this. They are not new and only needed because the USA has no merchant marine left since all the US corps outsourced all their shipping to...well you can guess which country. This channel is run by an idiot.

  • @vanmaren962
    @vanmaren962 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Excellent video. Keep it up!

  • @joehayward2631
    @joehayward2631 14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I read somewhere how the Navy/Marines would like the top deck to also allow the F35B & Harrier jet. Some would allow a floating dock like car ships where a ramp comes out then vehicles can drive down and pull on a transport like the huver craft, then the boat looks like ww2 landing front ramp goes down once on a beach. They had like a bay so hover craft can pull into to move elsewhere. This has to be one of the best navy/marine idea. Ive seen many videos were the Army has been training with these boats. Helicopter traps. We cant forget nato.

  • @99Racker
    @99Racker 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    We learned in WW2 (and other wars in history) ships are also very vulnerable in a bigger threat than land bases. With the Marine Corps going to a temporary island hoping structure, I still look at Wake Island as a history lesson on the threat we have to evacuate Marines with a Navy capably less than we had in WW2.

    • @AL73250
      @AL73250 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      What are you trying to say?

  • @GregoryAlanGaskill
    @GregoryAlanGaskill 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Using shipping containers as mobile magazines for drones and missiles would be ideal. Put them atop container ships for protection. Blending in and appearing harmless will be stealth in plain sight.

    • @fcscouto
      @fcscouto 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      the US Army has them. Its a four-round launder loaded with laser-guided 70mm rockets for anti drone warfare

    • @alfredneuman6488
      @alfredneuman6488 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Xi told the PLA and Chinese Merchant Marine to do that around 2012.

  • @echohunter4199
    @echohunter4199 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I’m just a retired US Army Infantry Senior NCO (1983-2009) and the Pacific Theater is a complicated environment to fight in due to the long distances and limited modern facilities in friendly island nations in the region. Our biggest asset that we have is the various forward area equipment storage facilities, I forget the formal name for these but they hold every vehicle and ammunition required to fight a modern war, down to food and spare parts. If those facilities are destroyed then we lose the ability to rapidly defend attacked areas which will allow our enemy the time it needs to occupy and reinforce its defenses which will make our job a lot harder to fight the enemy. The good developments is that Japan and other nearby island nations are expanding their military spending on a massive scale to bring modern weapon systems against an enemy with advanced weapons. If a conflict does erupt in that region it will be a lot different than WWII and our role (US Military) will be in support of countries under attack or in participating in their operations instead of doing all aspects of battle as we did during WWII (the Filipinos did provide a good amount of soldiers that fought well for their islands and they should not be overlooked by any means).
    I see these ships as a cost effective response and a platform that’s easy to mass produce similar to the Liberty Ships during WWII where a basic ship design was able to be modified to perform various tasks beyond shipping cargo which was a huge benefit for our forces. So when you see a lot of these ships being built, that’s when you can anticipate a war is around the corner. I pray I’m wrong.

  • @looinrims
    @looinrims 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Amazing video as always!

  • @RobertLewis-el9ub
    @RobertLewis-el9ub 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Good logistic support vessel. Stupid idea to weaponize it - as soon as you turn an ESB into a sensor or weapon delivery platform for UAV/UWV it is now a priority target but without the systems to defend itself.

    • @tonymanero5544
      @tonymanero5544 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Not true. By putting offensive weapons on any platform, the enemy has to target them which dilute their concentration to attack other targets. Look up the history of B-52 decoys, first unarmed and supplemented by Hound Dog, then SCAD (not deployed), then SRAM replacing Hound Dog for saturation direct attack, then Cruise Missiles which can direct attack targets and saturate Russian defenses. The enemy has to defend or attack more targets that has offensive weapons. So a single Harpoon on a Coast Guard vessel would require a response from the enemy.

    • @PaperStreetHandyman
      @PaperStreetHandyman 27 วันที่ผ่านมา

      It doesn't operate alone. Different ships serve different functions in a battle group.

  • @PaperAirplaneFactory
    @PaperAirplaneFactory 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    3:21 Great video but why don't you show Alaska and the Aleutian Islands that is also an essential part of this base network?

    • @twelvestitches984
      @twelvestitches984 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      The US doesn't have any military bases in the Aleutian Islands. NAS Adak was closed a long time ago. Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage is a sizeable base though.

    • @lougarcia1485
      @lougarcia1485 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Plenty of bases in Alaska. Which china prioritizes first, well before the mainland. China will try to land a ground force on Alaska first. I think we are smart enough to say that.

    • @twelvestitches984
      @twelvestitches984 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@lougarcia1485 Alaskan national guard units are not military bases.
      The only way China would attempt to invade the US homeland is if we got into a full scale nuclear war with Russia, or someone else. Then, while we are trying to rebuild, maybe they would attempt it but we would still have our submarines so there's just no way.
      "IF" China ever really attempted an invasion of US territory it would be Guam and possibly Hawaii. There's no way they could reinforce or resupply troops invading our mainland.

  • @edbrit4893
    @edbrit4893 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Interesting report, for both friends and adversaries. One major oversight for both logistics and projection of power which you missed is our Last Frontier, Alaska. 9hrs air travel to anywhere in the world.

  • @bernardedwards8461
    @bernardedwards8461 หลายเดือนก่อน

    When our unit was doing jungle operations. all we required was a resupply every ten days by helicopter or parachute (usually heli) and nothing else, we found our own water, which was never delivered to us. Everything had to be carried on our backs, so the resupply was not huge and we sometimes had lightweight rations which could be bulked up with rainforest water, so logistically we were not a great burden on the base-wallahs. Most days we had some patrolling to do, so the weight of our rucksacks needed to be kept down to 50 lb or less though occasionally we carried a lot more. In theory we could have kept this up almost indefinitely if casualties were low, though in practice we were only in the jungle for about 6 weeks before returning to base for a rest.

  • @JustAnNPC69
    @JustAnNPC69 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +36

    I think that Hawaii and Guam is far from enough in supporting US logistics in the Pacific and that the US should also build more logistical hubs in the Alaskan Islands and some other islands in the pacific.

    • @BullGator-kd6ge
      @BullGator-kd6ge 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      I’ve yet to see a video regarding a potential Pacific war mention Wake Island

    • @rmdean10
      @rmdean10 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      He left them out in the map. Anchorage and Fairbanks both have substantial Army / Air Force installations that survived the end of the Cold War.

    • @JustAnNPC69
      @JustAnNPC69 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@rmdean10 would you consider that enough for large scale pacific war?

  • @simonallen4791
    @simonallen4791 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Frankly apart from the flight deck, they really botched the Hanger & Mission Deck. IF for instance you are conducting flight ops and a Osprey has a broken wing pivot and needs to be hangered because of weather. Better hope another aircraft doesn't break because the hanger isn't likely to
    A: Have the capacity to stow another.
    B: Be able to move another aircraft around the Osprey in an "Open" condition. Seeing that the hanger has only one set of doors...
    This also applies to a Broken Chinook unable to fold its rotors.
    The MLP ability to interface with the T-AKR shouldn't have been deleted from ESB. It should also have hac the ability to operate and carry RHIB, USV, LVCP & possibly LCU while being able to load/unload LCAC + it's replacement and EFT. Lastly a cargo(Conex Container) System to allow cargo to be placed anywhere on the Mission Bay Floor should've have been a no brainer. So how much more costly would these extras have been-I don't think that much...

    • @firstletterofthealphabet7308
      @firstletterofthealphabet7308 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Don’t these have fail-safes? Drain the valves and push the wings/blades in manually?

    • @simonallen4791
      @simonallen4791 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@firstletterofthealphabet7308
      If the Wing-Fuselage pivot itself is buggered then you will likely have to lift the wing itself off I would think???
      Even then a Open configuration Osprey (Blades folded??) might not be able to enter the hanger anyway...

  • @longtabsigo
    @longtabsigo 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    I helped write the requirements for this as the Joint Special Operations Task Force (JSOTF) Headquarters and Support platform in the absence of either a Carrier Battle Group or Marine Amphibious Task Group.

  • @erlethepearl
    @erlethepearl 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    exciting - much more important than larger warships.

  • @charliepoppy123
    @charliepoppy123 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

    No mention of how incredibly vulnerable these ships would be unless within a task group, which leaves their role completely fulfilled by carriers and fleet auxiliary. The Atlantic conveyer was destroyed by exorcet missiles in the 80's. These wouldn't stand a chance against modern advances in munitions and satellite tracking.. let alone hypersonics. Most modern warships have reverse osmosis desalination plants on board already, water consumption by marines is not a limiting factor in amphibious warfare.

    • @Nebris
      @Nebris 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      All this...kept seeing a missile slam into this baby thru the entire vid. Oh well...

    • @Nebris
      @Nebris 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      A less glib response; these vessels will require near complete Area Dominance to operate, which is possible to achieve, tho it will be quite difficult to do so, especially as China is the obvious adversary.

    • @monkeeseemonkeedoo3745
      @monkeeseemonkeedoo3745 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      My guess is there will be a few ships with them to help defend, like with carriers. But yeah they seem like more than ideal targets

    • @leojohn1615
      @leojohn1615 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      they are just another type of cargo ship and would opperate in convoys like any other cargo ship i dont see the problem

  • @achillesa5894
    @achillesa5894 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Frankly, this is why the US is a global superpower. The contrast with Russia which is struggling to win a war in its doorstep is stark. Having cool fighter jets, guided missiles, drones etc is all well and good but they're nothing if you can't supply and maintain them. "Amateurs talk strategy, professionals talk logistics".

    • @bastiaan7777777
      @bastiaan7777777 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      USA: bringing war and death to you since it's foundation.

  • @kimjonglongdong3158
    @kimjonglongdong3158 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    So I would assume the main issue I’m thinking of, is the same the US navy is aware of. These are converted civilian vessels. That means they are constructed (outside of any blocks added on/replaced, like the hanger block? At the front of the vessel) to civilian maritime standards.
    The UK Royal Navy experienced a lot of issues with this style of vessel converted to military use. As others have said, the Atlantic conveyor for a start may have stood a better chance at surviving the Exocet hit had it been built to military instead of civilian maritime standards. Another example would HMS Ocean, ex helicopter carrier. This vessel was built to civilian maritime standards as opposed to military, and from what I have heard had issues relating to that, along with she wouldn’t be particularly survivable in a high threat environment.
    The USA has a reputation (might be outdated by now)of not heading the warnings of other countries, but hopefully they do learn from other countries mistakes. While civilian converted vessles and vessels built to civilian standards save a lot of money, they come with a host of issues. My assumption (perhaps foolishly) is that these converted vessels may be acting as the “test run” for this style of vessel and, once a proven idea, they might make an improved version.

  • @heinzbongwasser2715
    @heinzbongwasser2715 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    interestng keep going good content and very pleasing voice

  • @jaquigreenlees
    @jaquigreenlees 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    What is shocking is how the US has ignored their closest option for a land base to support action in the Pacific. Unalaska, that island in the Aleutian chain running south and west gives them a land base / naval port within their borders yet close to any possible area of conflict.

    • @LordZontar
      @LordZontar 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      No it doesn't. Read the history of the Aleutians Campaign in World War II. The only reason the Japanese attempted an invasion there was as a diversion from their main thrust at Midway and when we didn't bite at that bait they hardly bothered with any serious effort to sustain operations there while conducting their Solomons and New Guinea campaigns. Too remote from the actual theatre of operations. The Aleutian island chain is 3000 miles from the East China Sea, 4000 miles from the Philippines and the South China Sea. They're no closer to where the action would be than Hawaii. Additionally, in the winter months the storms in the North Pacific make transit very hazardous, so those sea lanes are effectively cut off for three months out of the year. There is no geographical advantage to establish bases in the Aleutians for any future Pacific war.

    • @kriswhartonful
      @kriswhartonful 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      As the video mentioned, land bases are stationary targets. A mix is probably best...

  • @lordinquisitorstefanauster846
    @lordinquisitorstefanauster846 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    PH is like france, you never know when they will be an ally or a neutral country and sometimes as an enemy ally.

    • @bastiaan7777777
      @bastiaan7777777 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      France just puts tanks in reverse when threatened. Hon hon hon...

  • @henrycarlson7514
    @henrycarlson7514 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Interesting , Thank You . I hope Every Thing Works

  • @echomande4395
    @echomande4395 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Can the ESDs house and support LCAC and other landing craft and can it crossload vehicles or containers from sealift ships to those landing craft at sea?

  • @tonytaskforce3465
    @tonytaskforce3465 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    A giant floating airfield, supply-base and barracks for marines, helicopters and drones with a lot of gee-whizz radios, radars and TVs thrown in. Given unchallenged US control of the sea these monsters could do the work of a 1945 carrier-group at a fraction of the cost and difficulty. Whether they are necessary is anybody's guess. As a cynical old man I suspect the Military-Industrial Complex's love of taxpayer money may have a great deal to do with this.

    • @taterrhead
      @taterrhead 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      these are almost all for show / $ laundering at this point ... in the age of drone warfare ++ ballistic missiles (Iran, NK, Russia, and China) ... any 'Peer Competitor' conflict all of these things could be sunk within minutes notice

    • @jonathanpfeffer3716
      @jonathanpfeffer3716 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Don't assume the US has unchallenged dominance of the seas. China's A2AD complex around the SCS region is very very fucking scary.

  • @danielwillett7164
    @danielwillett7164 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Excellent presentation.

  • @nelsonbassett5719
    @nelsonbassett5719 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    It's really informative to watch this video in conjunction with RealLifeLore's video on how the US is surrounding China ( th-cam.com/video/xBY5veWGBd8/w-d-xo.htmlsi=Zb-ayMSNU9mSfKpx ). The US has a vast network of bases in Asia and are only expanding them. The logistics to support them during peacetime must be immense. I can't imagine the difficulties of resupplying them during a conflict. Certainly an ESB helps but it is only one piece in the puzzle.

  • @dougbright8120
    @dougbright8120 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    This is all very well conceptually but fails catastrophically in foreseeable execution.
    While these vessels might find themselves parked up in relatively open ocean from time to time, generally they would preferably be located in the lee of some island complex, mainly because the main working deck below the airstrip is open to the weather, more violent seas and the potential for salt corrosion.
    Aluminium aircraft frames don't take kindly to salt.
    However, regardless of where they are located, they are prime targets for long-range accurate sea or aircraft launched missiles.
    This means that their security cover must be extensive and possibly further extended by external surveillance assets including satellites, all of which ties up more equipment and $$$.
    You maintain that airfields can be bombed or struck by missiles.
    But typically any strike on an airfield would be likely to leave some useful working parts of the base intact unless destruction was complete.
    This would not be the case with seaborne expeditionary platforms, and the entire logistics of that floating base could easily be taken out by a single powerful strike, and of course the sinking of such a base would mean that every piece of salvageable equipment would be unlikely to be serviceable in any short time if ever.
    This particular brain spasm from the US Department of Defence might work on places like Somalia and Sudan, for exactly the same reason that the US has been able to get away with its ill-considered adventures in Iraq and Afghanistan - because they were dealing with a bunch of people in bedsheets and sandals wielding AK-47s and RPG's - until they could no longer be sustained - but it would fail horribly in any attempt to attack an enemy like Russia from either the east or west or the northern coast or the Black or Baltic Seas.
    Contrary to popular propaganda put out by the usual neocon suspects Russia is infinitely more advanced militarily than is the US, in the same can be said for China or certainly will be the case in the near future.
    Russia has been at this game for decades and planning out future scenarios to deal with its prime Raison D'Etre and that is not hegemonic but the defence of Russia as it stands today.
    Just remember, one little Yasan sub carrying several underwater launched hypersonic Zircon missiles would take out multiple expeditionary platforms without even surfacing, from potentially as far away as at least 1000 km.
    It is impossible for the US or anybody else to surveil an area of sea with a 1000 km radius.
    The US could save itself a lot of time and expense by simply not sticking its nose into the affairs of other countries and not adopting the role of global policeman and chief moraliser for everybody.
    It seems pretty obvious that whoever dreamed up this idea has still not learned the lessons of Ukraine.

    • @arteckjay6537
      @arteckjay6537 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Considering that Russia hasn't been able to defeat a small country on its border for nearly two years, I think it's safe to say that Russia is nowhere near the US or China's military prowess. China, however, has many advantages when it comes to a war in Taiwan. Not exactly in technology, but in situational context.

    • @alcibiadesW
      @alcibiadesW 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@arteckjay6537 You mean the "small country" that has been getting free military supplies, training, intelligence, logistics, etc. from all of NATO? If Ukraine had none of that then yes, it would have been defeated quite quickly. It just took Russia a bit longer to defeat NATO as a whole.

    • @arteckjay6537
      @arteckjay6537 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @alcibiadesW Ah, so they could win easily if the country was poorly trained and had no supplies. That's a pretty poor argument, if you think about it. "Russia is superior to the US, the only reason they can't defeat a small bordering country for two years and counting is because it is being supplied... by the US." If America's military was so weak, wouldn't Russia be able to win despite the supplies? Quit embarrassing yourself, man.

    • @alcibiadesW
      @alcibiadesW 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@arteckjay6537 You are trying to change your argument. Your original statement made no mention of outside support. So it isn't just Russian fighting a "small country" alone, as you tried to imply.
      And no, Ukraine had been receiving training and equipment since 2014. It officially had one of the strongest armies in Europe. [Personally, I doubt its army was as large as it claimed. Ukraine is one of the most corrupt countries on Earth. And claiming the existence of phantom soldiers in order to receive their pay and other funding is an ancient trick.]
      The Russians invaded with a relatively small force of around 100k, much smaller than the Ukrainian army was supposed to be. And part of the Russian force was militias from Donetsk and the eastern territories, not true soldiers. Yet the Russians were winning. After NATO began its massive levels of support, the Russians had to change tactics. So they went for attrition warfare. Which they have also been winning.

    • @arteckjay6537
      @arteckjay6537 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @alcibiadesW I wouldn't consider being pushed back all the way to eastern Ukraine as "winning" but you're probably just gonna deny it and say I'm switching up again. I guess we'll see who's right in a few years.

  • @elmariachi2979
    @elmariachi2979 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    This video and the animations are unbelievable

  • @EvilFandango
    @EvilFandango 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Thank you!

  • @noserly
    @noserly 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Or we could stop pushing for global hegemony and not have to fight all these wars. Tell the oligarchs to be happy with what they have. Spend some effort and billions at home for once.

  • @thomaslanders2073
    @thomaslanders2073 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +214

    Bro, China could build a thousand of these ships in the time it takes the US to build one 😂

    • @kaing5074
      @kaing5074 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      They haven't stolen the plans from the US military yet you Chinese shill. Wait another 10 years for a shitty chinese version just like their nonoperational aircraft carriers

    • @Kamome163
      @Kamome163  4 หลายเดือนก่อน +56

      Very good point

    • @giganigga9624
      @giganigga9624 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      True but chinas economy is basically cardboard we could hurt China in an instant if we lose advantage on the field

    • @jerrymiller9039
      @jerrymiller9039 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +335

      And they would all sink without getting out of port

    • @Omer1996E.C
      @Omer1996E.C 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +146

      @@jerrymiller9039 you're mocking them out of insecurity. We must get to work, not joke about others' powers and overestimating ours, this is getting more and more serious with time