Pod#2 Naval Innovation: Then and Now

Sources: Windjammer Arts, Manual of Gunnery (Vol III)

Who guest features on Pod#2?

RADM James Goldrick, AO, CSC, RAN (retd.) is a former senior officer in the Royal Australian Navy, naval historian, author and analyst on contemporary maritime affairs. RADM Goldrick is a fellow at the Sea Power Centre – Australia, Adjunct Professor at the University of New South Wales (Canberra) and the author of numerous publications, including the books Before Jutland: The Naval War in Northern European Waters, August 1914 – February 1915 and After Jutland: The Naval War in Northern European Waters, June 1916 – November 1918.

What do we discuss?

  • What were the key naval innovations of the mid-19th to early 20th Century?
  • Comparisons between the Jeune École and contemporary tactical asymmetry (with reference to the Iran Guard Corps-Navy)
  • How should modern navies respond to rapid naval innovation such as long range weapons? RADM Goldrick shares his ‘Allied coordinated action’ strategy
  • We also discuss: the early development of naval gunnery, autonomous vehicles, the Guadalcanal Campaign and how to keep up with technological advancement
  • RADM Goldrick accepts our Sailor’s Three challenge and provides compelling responses! Check it out!

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