Thursday, February 23, 2023

U.S. Navy Secretary Says China's Naval Fleet Is Growing And The US 'Can't Keep Up' With Warship Production


Daily Mail: China's naval fleet is growing and the US 'can't keep up' with the warship buildup as Beijing uses its sea power to project an 'increasingly aggressive military posture globally,' Navy Secretary warns 

* US Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro voiced concern in remarks on Wednesday 

* Said China has 340 active warships, compared to about 280 for the US Navy 

* Claimed US naval shipyards can't match the output of Chinese ones 

The US Secretary of the Navy has raised the alarm that China's naval fleet surpasses America's in number of ships, and is growing faster than the US has current capacity to match. 

'It is no secret that the People's Republic of China seeks to upend our dominance on the oceans across the globe,' said Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro in remarks at the National Press Club in Washington DC on Wednesday. 

Del Toro said that China's navy has recently added over one hundred combatants to its fleet, calling it 'a naval buildup that is a key component of its increasingly aggressive military posture globally.'  

Read more ....  

WNU Editor: China has responded to the US Navy Secretary's warnings .... US Navy chief ‘crying for funds’ by hyping China’s rapid shipbuilding capability (Global Times). 

U.S. Navy Secretary Says China's Naval Fleet Is Growing And The US 'Can't Keep Up' With Warship Production  

US can’t keep up with China’s warship building, Navy Secretary says -- CNN  

China outpacing US in warship production, Navy secretary warns -- FOX News  

China Can Produce Warships Faster Than Any Country; US Navy Struggling To Keep Pace With PLA Navy- USN Boss -- EurAsian Times  

America vs China: Who stands where, as US Navy secretary says it can't keep up with Beijing -- First Post


Ron said...

We built The Golden Gate Bridge in four years, '33 to '37. We have the brains and manpower to be that great however that power and ingenuity is hogtied by lawyers, dirt worshipers, multi layers of redundant administrators and bureaucrats. We could keep up with any nation if the foot of government was not planted firmly on our necks and the hand of government was not in our wallets.

Bigus Macus said...

Alot of our fleet is made up of Cold War relics that need to be decommissioned. They are past their service life and are a maintenance burdens in both time and money.

Anonymous said...

Building up the the Navy to meet a threat is not a priority for The Grifting Grifters.

Joe Biden and his handlers will take care of the problem like they do in Ukraine. They will provide what is needed, but long after it was needed.

They do not quite see the urgency yet, but they do see the urgency of building up their bank accounts.

It is much better to be a Democrat Congressman living in a 5 star hotel in DC than a Republican congressman living in a dorm. The Democrats went after the dorm.

Wade Andressen said...

For China it's new tech, which is notoriously glitchy. Ships and crews are untested, and China is a newcomer to large-area naval tactics. That doesn't mean they're toothless, but they definitely have a learning curve to maneuver before they can be considered world class. The U.S. has been building large carriers for over 70 years. We still have an advantage, but that could disappear if we don't get back on track.

Anonymous said...

Maybe announcing "the pivot to asia" was kind of stupid.

Anonymous said...

It’s not the size of your ship but how you use it

Mr. Nobody said...

The other point left unsaid is location of those naval assets for both sides: Chinese and Americans.

America has world wide commitments and our forces are spread across the globe,
China's main area of interest is the Pacific and it is also the operational area of the majority [over 90%] of thier ships.

So when looking at potential warfighting capabilities in that area of the world, you have to factor that in.
The US will come to battle with a lot less ships.

Shipbuilding? We discussed that before on this blog. Takes the US years, years to build a ship. This does not include sea trials. To repair a damaged ship. It takes years. Look at the SF and Cole. Out of commission for a long time.

Anonymous said...

America and Canada mostly Canada are no where near ready for ww3 .once again I told you NK takes out south korea ,and helps china wipe out Japan Australia, while russia China crush ukrain soon ,then crush Poland France Germany leaving France completely uninhabitable. Syria ,Iran russia China crush remains Middle East country's then ready to crush izrail.meanwhile China russia surround Canada America taking over Canada in a day yes a day talk to the liberal goverment about that one then making it easy to crush and flatten America leaving a waste land .sleep you loose ,let china police forces accupy Canada and America, let china buy all are land well we allready lost .

Anonymous said...

11:35 PM
stop showing your white trash mind. Biden has been president for how long? and you blame him for this?
get some education and read. or at least try. dumping shit on a page is silly

Anonymous said...


you are showing your hatred of white people again.

Are you ever going to grow up or be able to think in logical sequences without getting emotional?

Roger29palms said...

America has experience and technology. China at this point is still learning and their technology is not nearly as tested but they certainly have the ship numbers and appear to increase those numbers more quickly.
I would think a war between the two would leave both in poor shape and exhausted.
For China there are not so secure borders that could be a problem and food insufficiencies.

I go with the US by a bit.