The Bilge Pumps

BilgePumps Episode 53: Decisions and Infrastructure... Destroyer, Fighter or Submarine?

Episode Summary

Episode 53, so it's the regular crew, Alex, Drach & Jamie... no fluffy research assistants, but it's time for another entry into the Long War theme - although this is about infrastructure, about priortising spending and the very real limits the facilities we have can place on the fleets we build. It's also about China and about the decision facing the USN at the moment about what to fund when the finances are tight. #Bilgepumps has reached year of podcasts and the series is still going... and we definitely smell more like our pets, poodles, gerbils and a corgi than the sea... But we're getting the impression it's liked, so we’d very much like any comments, topic suggestions or ideas for artwork to be tweeted to us, the #Bilgepump crew (with #Bilgepumps), at Alex (@AC_NavalHistory), Drach (@Drachinifel), and Jamie (@Armouredcarrier). Or you can comment on our Youtube channels (listed down below).

Episode Notes


1.      Dr. Alex Clarke's Youtube Channel

2.      Drachinifel's Youtube Channel

3.      Jamie Seidel's Youtube Channel


Link to Tweet of HMS Queen Elizabeth Photos