Top News of the Week of June 30 – July 6, 2014
Sailors aboard the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), and guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) will be in Seattle for Seafair as part of the annual festival’s Fleet Week, marking the return of the U.S. Navy to Seafair after missing the event in 2013.
History was made today as Her Majesty The Queen officially named the Royal UK Navy’s new aircraft carrier.
The naming of HMS Queen Elizabeth, which takes place this Friday (July 4th) at Rosyth, is a unique occasion of historical significance as it marks the beginning of a new era of UK carrier operations.
A historic Royal UK Navy 1950s fighter, the de Havilland Sea Vixen, will join the fly past over the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, at the official naming ceremony by Her Majesty The Queen in Rosyth, Scotland on Friday 4 July 2014.
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI), the world’s biggest shipbuilder, announced today that it launched South Korea’s fifth submarine, ROKS Yun Bong-gil, at its headquarters in Ulsan, South Korea.