Large merchant fleet called Russia's weakness in case of war

Due to the global development of world markets, Russia has become dependent on the supply of products (both imports and exports) by sea, and therefore vulnerable in this regard in the event of strategic deterrence and military action. So says the veteran of the US Navy, author of the book "Soviet Naval Diplomacy" Bradford Dismuks - his words are reported by Clio's Musings.

Russia ranks second after China in the number of merchant ships flying its own flag. The American veteran believes that in the event of a military conflict between Russia and the United States, the latter should declare a naval blockade of Moscow, providing these measures with all possible means - the Russian Federation and its ships should be expelled from the World Ocean. US warships will track Russians in the Arctic, Europeans in the seas washing Europe, Japan and South Korea in the Far East and the Pacific.

All this would mean the uselessness of the large Russian merchant fleet - it will be unable to ensure the export of liquefied natural gas and agricultural products, without which Russia will have a very difficult time

- said the American expert.

In this regard, Dismuks sees the need for the invention of weapons that would cause significant damage to the engines of enemy ships, without affecting the ships themselves and without threatening the lives of their crews.
  • Used photos:
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must sign in.
  1. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
    Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 27 August 2020 13: 43
    A couple of Poseidons and the Americans will be stuck in the middle of their puddle without ports and everything that adjoins them. Beirut will seem like paradise to them.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 27 August 2020 14: 01
    PS "Experts", these are such "experts" - everything is in the subjunctive-indefinite: "would" see the need "should" will "think" ....
  3. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 27 August 2020 14: 11
    Another "manilovschina", another Winnie with sawdust in his head trying on electrical tape. We will shoot a little and arrange a blockade, and the Russians will play the balalaika and clap their eyes. The dependence of the United States itself, as well as of its allies, on sea transport, is naturally not taken into account. winked
    In a slightly expanded version of the article, I was especially impressed by how

    the American fleet will track Russian vessels in Arctic waters.

    I still recommend reading the original because here "Chaliapin sang". Everything looks a little different there, and in general it allows you to understand how these guys think.

    By the way, he reflects on various topics: the blockade of China, anti-submarine defense, and so on.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 31 August 2020 22: 34
      Additive .... August 27 ..... Fire on one of the 2 operating US Coast Guard icebreakers Healy.
      The USA has lost 50% of the icebreaker fleet crying
  4. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 27 August 2020 14: 39
    The American veteran believes that in the event of a military conflict between Russia and the United States, the latter should declare a naval blockade of Moscow, providing these measures with all possible means.

    America is even dangerous to think about it! A US naval blockade is much easier to implement. And to sink their fleet with submarines or from the air, and cut off underwater communications with Europe. And Russia, located in the center of Eurasia, has not only external sea routes for trade, but also air, road, sea and railway transport. The states will have only trade with Canada, or Mexico, through the "Trump wall"! Well, the military blockade of Kaliningrad will make Russia remember that it bought the Tribaltika from the Swedes for money and has not sold it to anyone yet. It's time for the Tribals to pay for the apartment ...
  5. boom Boom Offline boom Boom
    boom Boom (Bum) 27 August 2020 15: 38
    The weakness is that the twenty Russian oligarchs have a fleet worth more than the entire Russian fleet.
    1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
      Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 27 August 2020 16: 39
      Quote: boomboom
      The weakness is that twenty Russian oligarchs have more fleet value than the entire Russian fleet

      Well, buy a hundred ships and you will have a bigger fleet than the oligarchs.