Top News of the Week Apr 14-20, 2014

Top News of the Week Apr 14-20, 2014

USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Christened

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.

US General Voices Need for More Amphibious Forces in the Pacific

More amphibious forces are needed in the Pacific, the commanding general of the U.S. III Marine Expeditionary Force said on Friday, April 11.

US Navy Sends Ship to Assist Sunken Korean Ferry Victims

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.  

USS Hue City Catches Fire, No Injuries

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. 

Russian Attack Plane Approaches USS Donald Cook in Black Sea

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). 

USS Frank Cable’s Sailors to Increase Capabilities

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.