Most Read News, July 27 – August 2, 2015

Bath Iron Works Gets USS Zumwalt’s Propellers

Rolls-Royce has delivered the twin fixed pitch propellers to Bath Iron Works for installation on the US Navy’s most modern surface combatant, the future USS Zumwalt, the first ship of the DDG 1000 multi-mission destroyer class.

Portsmouth Naval Base Prepares for Britain’s Biggest Warships

Work has begun to revamp facilities in Portsmouth Naval Base so it can accommodate Britain’s biggest warships.

US Navy Tests Surface to Surface Missile

Engineering development tests of modified Longbow Hellfire missiles for use on littoral combat ships (LCS) were successfully conducted in June, the U.S. Navy reported on July 30th.

Damen Launches Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s RoRo

This month, a Damen RoRo 5612 was launched at Halong Shipyard in Vietnam. The RoRo is one of nine Damen vessels ordered by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force as part of its Sandy Bottom Project.

US Navy Names Next Freedom-Variant LCS

Secretary of the U.S. Navy Ray Mabus announced Saturday that the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship will be named USS Cooperstown (LCS 23).