Top News of the Week June 10 – June 14, 2013


HMS Dragon Escorts Gigantic LNG Carrier through Strait of Hormuz

HMS Dragon helped shepherd a gigantic gas tanker through one of the world’s most important ‘choke points’ during an exercise to hone protecting sea trade. 

Multinational Amphibious Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013 Kicks Off

Marines and sailors from 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, I Marine Expeditionary Force and the U.S. Navy’s Expeditionary Strike Group-3, Commander, Third Fleet, announced the official commencement of multinational amphibious exercise Dawn Blitz 2013 off the Southern California coast, June 11-28.

UK: Final Section of HMS Queen Elizabeth to Head to Rosyth

The BAE Systems built Aft Island of the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier was loaded onto a sea-going barge on June 11 ahead of its journey from the company’s Scotstoun site to Rosyth.

HMAS Newcastle Replenishes at Sea for the First Time

HMAS Newcastle has conducted her first Replenishment at Sea (RAS) serial in the Middle East Area of Operations with RFA Fort Victoria on 29 May 2013.

Fire Breaks Out aboard USS Nimitz, No Injuries

A fire occurred aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the ship’s electrical equipment while the ship was underway in the Indian Ocean within U.S. 7th Fleet’s operating area June 7.