Retired Adm. John Nathman, who formerly commanded Fleet Forces Command, honored veterans Thursday night during the hour before President Obama accepted his party’s nomination for a second four-year term in the White House.
Rob Barker, a former naval electronics warfare technician, first identified the ships as Russian in design, and was able to identify the ship in the foreground as a specific vessel — the Kara-class cruiser “Kerch.”
Here’s the Wikipedia entry on the Kara class cruisers – and it is definitely the same design with a weird radar array that looks nothing like American designs. It does look like the ships in the DNC slideshow, though. Here’s a picture of a US Ticonderoga class cruiser for comparison. As should be immediately obvious, the DNC used pictures of Russian ships.