Monday 29 November 2021

INFOGRAPHICS #51: Αmphibious Ready Group (ARG)

The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) is underway
in formation in the Atlantic Ocean, 2009. The 22nd Marine
Expeditionary Unit, deployed aboard the ships of the
Bataan ARG, is serving as the theater reserve force
for U.S. European Command. U.S. Marine Corps photo
An amphibious ready group (ARG) of the United States Navy consists of a naval element—a group of warships known as an Amphibious Task Force (ATF)—and a landing force (LF) of U.S. Marines (and, occasionally U.S. Army soldiers), totaling about 5,000 people. Together, these elements and supporting units are trained, organized, and equipped to perform amphibious operations.The resulting forces may range from a single Amphibious Ready Group/Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) [ARG/MEU (SOC)], to a larger organization capable of employing a Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) or even a Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF). Normally two to three ARGs are forward deployed: one in the Mediterranean Sea/Persian Gulf–Indian Ocean area, and one or two in the western Pacific Ocean area. The other ships of the ARG are either working up to deploy, in transit, or in overhaul. One ARG/MEU, known as Task Force 76/Expeditionary Strike Group 7, is forward based in Sasebo and Okinawa, Japan. In most cases, the ATF will be deployed under the protective umbrella of a Carrier Strike Group (CSG), which provides cover for the ATF and combat support to operations ashore. Ships of the ATF are capable of embarking and supporting other forces when the mission requires, including the United States Army, Special Operations Forces (SOF), or other joint and combined forces.

Friday 5 November 2021


By D-Mitch

The following Fleet graph (that took me significant amount of time to make it!) depicts all the vessels of the Hellenic Navy in 2023 (UPDATED) excluding tugboats, passenger transfer ships, RIB, LCVP, floating cranes, SOC smaller than 16m in length and other minor vessels. All the figures are completely new! I tried my best to illustrate each different type. It is in Greek. An older version of the Greek Fleet in English you can find it here. Please respect my work and do not modify or alter my graph. Enjoy!

Το ακόλουθο γράφημα Στόλου (το οποίο μου πήρε αρκετό χρόνο να το δημιουργήσω!) απεικονίζει όλα τα σκάφη του Πολεμικού Ναυτικού το 2023 (ΑΝΑΝΕΩΜΕΝΟ) με εξαίρεση ρυμουλκά, πλοία μεταφοράς προσωπικού, βοηθητικά βάσης, πλωτούς γερανούς, φουσκωτά σκάφη, ακάτους, ΣΑΠ μικρότερα των 16μ σε μήκος και άλλα δευτερεύοντα σκάφη. Όλες οι φιγούρες είναι εντελώς νέες! Προσπάθησα να απεικονίσω τον κάθε τύπο ελληνικού πολεμικού όσο πλησιέστερα με την πραγματική του μορφή. Παρακαλώ σεβαστείτε τον κόπο μου και μην αλλοιώσετε ή τροποποιήσετε το γράφημα!