Thematically, this Episode #18 is exclusively for sailors, because it is entirely about Corvettes. The show ties up to the “Corvette Week” in last September. Corvettes are small and fast warships with little draught. They were designed in the middle of the 18th century, along with Frigates. Later in Word War II, Corvettes protected merchant ships against adversarial submarines. Today, the definition of a Corvette is not as keen as a razor and the differentiation from Frigates seems to be hard. Nevertheless, Chuck Hill, retired Coast Guard officer, explains the basic characteristics of a Corvette and how they are used in the US Coast Guard (see also his article about: Chuck Hill, “What is a Corvette? And What Next?“, CIMSEC, 25.11.2013).
More articles from the Corvette Week
- Steven Wills, “Corvettes Do Not Support Global Seapower“, CIMSEC, 29.11.2013.
- Viribus Unitis, “Corvette: What Is It And Why Does It Exist?“, CIMSEC, 27.11.2013.
- Paul Price, “Corvettes of the Persian Gulf: A Strategic Survey“, 26.11.2013.
Listen to Episode #18 immediately
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