Top News of the Week Apr 14-20, 2014
The christening ceremony of the first Zumwalt-class destroyer, the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), took place at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard located in Bath, Maine on 12 April, 2014. Secretary of the U.S. Navy, Ray Mabus, and other honored guests attended the christening ceremony.
More amphibious forces are needed in the Pacific, the commanding general of the U.S. III Marine Expeditionary Force said on Friday, April 11.
The U.S. Navy has sent its amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard, which was conducting maritime operations in the Yellow Sea, to provide assistance to people from a sunken ferry in the South Korean waters, the Navy said.
A fire broke out aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) late Monday, April 14 as the ship was transiting the Atlantic, the U.S. Navy informed. There were no injuries as a result of the fire, and the ship continues to operate under her own power.
A Russian attack aircraft repeatedly flew near the USS Donald Cook in international waters in the Black Sea on April 12, a Pentagon spokesman said yesterday (April 14).
Sailors aboard submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) team up with their Military Sealift Command (MSC) civilian mariner counterparts in the ship’s engineering spaces to learn ship systems and begin to develop an engineering plant qualifications program for Sailors that has not existed since the ship’s merger between the Navy and MSC.