Everything Old is New Again

The U.S. Navy has deployed a converted transport ship, the Ponce, into a floating forward base for helicopters and special operations troops.  The critical changes were the addition of a flight deck and a modular barracks.  Here is The New York Times article.  This reminds me of the escort carriers built during WWII.  They typically used merchant ship hulls and were very cost-effective as convoy protectors.

Marc De Santis

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