Category Archives: Podcast

Main podcast series of CIMSEC.

Bilge Pumps Episode 22: A Whole lot of Bilge; SBS & Ultra Long Range Gunnery

By Alex Clarke

Bilge Pumps, Episode 22. We’re being very current, almost bang up to date for Bilgepumps! No guest unfortunately, it’s just your regular crew, but we hope you will enjoy our musings on the SBS, the future of ship to ship boarding, and all the other things it sparked. However, with no guest and it being rather late in the UK and extremely early in Australia, we decided to call it a night. But it felt too short, so we added in the bonus episode we had been saving for when Navy Con (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/navycon-2020-a-tickets-125821115343) goes live…enjoy.

#Bilgepumps is still a newish series and new avenue, which may no longer boast the new car smell, in fact decidedly more of pineapple/irn bru smell with a hint of jaffa cake and the faintest whiff of cork– 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).

Download Bilge Pumps Episode 22: A Whole lot of Bilge; SBS & Ultra Long Range Gunnery

Links

1. Dr. Alex Clarke’s Youtube Channel
2. Drachinifel’s Youtube Channel
3. Jamie Seidel’s Youtube Channel

Alex Clarke is the producer of The Bilge Pumps podcast.

Contact the CIMSEC podcast team at Seacontrol@cimsec.org

Sea Control 209 – Learning War with Trent Hone & Sebastian Goldstein

By Jared Samuelson

If you haven’t done so, get your hands on Trent Hone’s Learning War and give it a read! Trent and German Navy officer Sebastian Goldstein join the program to discuss the book, the transition from battleships to aircraft carriers, the development of the Navy officer corps, fighting doctrine, tactical plotting, the combat information center, and more!

Download Sea Control 209 – Learning War with Trent Hone & Sebastian Goldstein

Links

1. Learning War: The Evolution of Fighting Doctrine in the U.S. Navy, 1898-1945, Trent Hone, Naval Institute Press, June 15, 2018.
2. “Learning War and the Evolution of U.S. Navy Fighting Doctrine with Author Trent Hone,” Chris Nelson, CIMSEC, July 23, 2018. 

Jared Samuelson is the Senior Producer of the Sea Control Podcast. Contact him at Seacontrol@cimsec.org.

Bilge Pumps Episode 21: Engineering the Aircraft of the Falklands War with Stephen George

By Alex Clarke

Bilge Pumps, Episode 21… and this is special…this is one of those times that the Bilge Pumps team just gets amazed! We just cannot believe how lucky we are to have this person come on our podcast. This is Stephen George, Commander, Royal Navy (ret.), an aero engineer the likes of which you will rarely get to speak in public.

Commander George was a part of the unprecedented effort which went into achieving over 80 percent availability from nine aircraft for nearly 120 days during the 1982 Falklands War. It was a marathon engineering effort, involving HMS Invincible, their aircraft carrier under the leadership of Captain J.J. Black, a forward operating base, working on a really intricate engine while rotors were still turning and heli-taxiing through Port Stanley. Unsurprisingly, this is two parts, and we haven’t even started on Steve’s role and knowledge of the F-35 or Queen Elizabeth-class projects.

#Bilgepumps is still a newish series and new avenue, which may no longer boast the new car smell, in fact decidedly more of pineapple/irn bru smell with a hint of jaffa cake and the faintest whiff of cork– 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).

Download Bilge Pumps Episode 21, Part 1: Engineering the Aircraft of the Falklands War with Stephen George

Download Bilge Pumps Episode 21, Part 2: Engineering the Aircraft of the Falklands War with Stephen George

Links

1. Dr. Alex Clarke’s Youtube Channel
2. Drachinifel’s Youtube Channel
3. Jamie Seidel’s Youtube Channel

Alex Clarke is the producer of The Bilge Pumps podcast.

Contact the CIMSEC podcast team at Seacontrol@cimsec.org

Sea Control 208 – At Close Range with James Brun

By Jared Samuelson

It’s a big week! Fresh off being named to the Commandant’s Reading List, Sea Control welcomes Canadian writer and naval officer James Brun to the program to discuss the legendary duel between HMCS Assiniboine and U-210.

Download Sea Control 208 – At Close Range with James Brun

Links

1. “At Close Range – Inside the Deadly Firefight Between HMCS Assiniboine and U-210,” by James Brun, August 7, 2020, MilitaryHistoryNow.com.
2. “The Flower-Class Corvette – 9 Facts About the Tiny Warship That Played a Huge Role in WW2,” by James Brun, August 17, 2020, MilitaryHistoryNow.com.
3.”The Sinking of the ‘Faa di Bruno’ – Inside Italy’s Submarine War in the North Atlantic,” by James Brun, September 23, 2020, MilitaryHistoryNow.com.
4.”The Storming of U-94 – How Two Allied Sailors Took on the Crew of a U-boat in the Caribbean,” by James Brun, October 14, 2020, MilitaryHistoryNow.com.

Jared Samuelson is the Senior Producer of the Sea Control Podcast. Contact him at Seacontrol@cimsec.org.