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  • 30 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile frigate USS Curts (FFG 38) concluded 29 years of service to the Navy during a decommissioning ceremony Jan. 25 at Naval Base San Diego. The ceremony was attended by nine former Curts commanding officers, several former crewmembers as well as grandchildren of the ship’s namesake, Adm. Maurice Curts. “I have daily affirmation that Curts […]

  • 4 November 2013
    Industry news

    The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Thach (FFG 43) was decommissioned after more than 29 years of naval service during a ceremony on board Naval Base San Diego, Nov. 1. The ship was named for Naval aviator Adm. John S. Thatch, the developer of the “Thach Weave” dogfighting tactic in World War II and […]

  • 1 July 2019

    HMAS Success, the longest serving ship in Royal Australian Navy’s fleet, has completed her service to the nation and was decommissioned at her homeport at Sydney’s Garden Island on June 29. Success – dubbed the ‘Battle Tanker’ – has been a vital part of the navy’s capability over the past 33 years. The 157-meter-long Durance […]

  • 17 July 2014

    The naval port in Zhoushan, east China’s Zhejiang province, held a decommissioning ceremony for the Chinese submarine chaser “Hai’an” 650.   According to China Military Online, the vessel, which was deliver to the People’s Liberation Army Navy in December 1981 and served the Navy for 33 years, was officially retired from service yesterday morning. Manufactured by the […]

  • 5 June 2013

    After more than a decade of overseeing Navy Seabee efforts around the world, the First Naval Construction Division (1NCD) was decommissioned May 31 during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk.  Rear Admiral Mark A. Handley, the last 1NCD commander, retired during the ceremony after 32 years of Navy service. The guest speaker was Admiral William […]

  • 23 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 17, known as the Desert Battalion, decommissioned Sept. 28, after seven decades of service. The decommissioning of NMCB 17 marked the final Naval Construction Force (NCF) decommissioning for the fiscal year. The currents of transition that are running through the NCF were specifically felt by NMCB 17 as the battalion […]

  • 28 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Republic of Korea Navy on December 27 announced the decommissioning of an Ulsan-class frigate and two Pohang-class corvettes. The decommissioned frigate is the Chungnam, with pennant number FF-953. The frigate spent 31 years in ROK Navy service after commissioning in 1986 as the third ship in the Ulsan-class of frigates. The first three frigates […]

  • 16 May 2012
    Industry news

    MPR Federal Services has recently been awarded a two-year contract by Newport News Shipbuilding to design, manufacture, and deliver eight ventilation platforms to support the decommissioning of USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65). Newport News Shipbuilding is a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. “The USS ENTERPRISE is the first US nuclear powered aircraft carrier to be decommissioned. […]

  • 1 April 2014
    Industry news

    In a decommissioning ceremony Monday at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the U.S. Coast Guard bid farewell to its last East Coast-based high endurance cutter: the Gallatin.   Coast Guard Atlantic Area Commander Vice Adm. Robert C. Parker presided over the decommissioning where he commended the crew, its leaders and the cutter’s long and […]

  • 2 November 2012
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy is going to scrap the nation’s oldest active duty warship USS Enterprise (“Big E”), according to CNN. USS Enterprise is the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and the eighth United States naval vessel to bear the name. Like her predecessor of World War II fame, she is nicknamed the “Big E”. The […]

  • 25 November 2011
    Industry news

    The last of the Royal Australian Navy’s Amphibious Landing Platforms, HMAS Kanimbla (II), was decommissioned at her homeport of Garden Island, in Sydney, today. Kanimbla’s dedicated service was acknowledged in a traditional ceremony attended by the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AM, CSC, RAN and past and present crew. During the ceremony the Australian […]

  • 24 October 2016

    The oldest aircraft carrier in the world and the last British-built ship to serve in the Indian Navy left the port city of Kochi to undertake its last sail as a navy ship. Having undergone a refit in Kochi, INS Viraat is now en route to Mumbai where it will be decommissioned at the navy yard. INS […]

  • 23 October 2015

    The crew of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) held an inactivation ceremony Oct. 16, at Naval Base Point Loma, celebrating the boat’s 32-plus years service. The occasion marked the submarine’s final public event before its scheduled transit later this month to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington, to begin […]

  • 24 October 2013
    Industry news

    USS Ford (FFG 54), slated to be decommissioned during a ceremony Oct. 31, reached a major milestone Oct. 22 here with the final acceptance of the ship to Naval Sea Systems Command’s Inactive Ships Management Office. Over the past two-and-a-half months, Ford Sailors worked hard to remove gear and equipment, securing and placing systems into […]

  • 28 February 2011
    Equipment & technology

      British Royal Navy has formally decommissioned its Type 42 destroyer HMS Manchester from service last week… (brahmand) [mappress] Source: brahmand, February 28, 2011; 

  • 12 May 2014
    Industry news

    The guided-missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) was decommissioned during a ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, May 9, with friends, family and service members in attendance to celebrate the ship’s 30 years of Naval service.   As Rentz Sailors manned the rails, retired Vice Adm. Martine Jules Mayer, the ship’s first commanding officer and […]

  • 30 May 2017

    The Indian Navy’s guided missile frigate INS Ganga sailed under her own power one last time on May 27 as she entered the Mumbai harbor ahead of decommissioning. On May 28, Ganga was placed in the non-operational category and will likely be decommissioned before the end of the year, the Indian Navy said. INS Ganga is the […]

  • 26 March 2014
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy will formally decommission Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Miami (SSN 755), on March 28, during a 10 a.m. ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine.   The time-honored ceremony will be held in the shipyard’s main auditorium and attended by current crew members, their families and other invited guests. The event […]

  • 19 August 2011
    Industry news

      The Minister for Defence, Stephen Smith, and Minister for Defence Materiel, Jason Clare, today announced that the amphibious ship HMAS Kanimbla would be decommissioned. In September 2010 the Chief of Navy imposed an operational pause on HMAS Kanimbla due to seaworthiness concerns. Since then, Defence has assessed the future of HMAS Kanimbla. This included […]

  • 30 March 2015

    The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) is scheduled to be decommissioned after more than 34 years of service in a ceremony on Naval Base San Diego, March 31. The last general-purpose amphibious assault ship of the Tarawa class, Peleliu’s decommissioning marks the end of a career comprising multiple deployments to U.S. 7th and […]

  • 18 June 2014

    The Royal UK Navy nuclear-powered submarine HMS Tireless is due to be officially retired from active service at a ceremony in Plymouth on Thursday (June 19).   The nuclear-powered Trafalgar Class submarine returned to her base-port of Devonport, in Plymouth, for the last time on June 1 before decommissioning after nearly 30 years of service. […]

  • 1 November 2013
    Training & Education

    The Navy bade farewell to the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate USS Ford (FFG 54) after more than 28 years of service during a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Everett, Oct. 31. The ceremony featured former USS Ford commanding officers, plankowners and family of the ship’s namesake. As USS Ford commanding officer Cmdr. Joseph […]

  • 3 November 2011
    Industry news

      On Nov 1, Bulgarian naval ensign was hauled down from Slava, the only submarine in Bulgarian Navy. Hence, Bulgaria has lost submarine fleet. “For the first time through recent 50 years Bulgaria has no submarines left, because keeping operable of Slava submarine built far back in 1960 is beyond the country’s strength”, said Bulgarian […]

  • 29 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard (USCG) will decommission today Sherman (WHEC 720), its ninth high endurance cutter. The decommissioning ceremony will take place at Coast Guard Base Honolulu at 2 pm local time. In late-January, the cutter returned from its final deployment, completing a 76-day patrol in the Bering Sea. Sherman’s operational resume includes action in […]

  • 5 February 2017

    The U.S. Navy decommissioned its first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) during a ceremony held in the ship’s hangar bay on February 3. The ceremony not only marked the end of the ship’s nearly 55-year career, it also served as the very first decommissioning of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Capt. Todd Beltz, commanding officer […]

  • 18 September 2015

    After nearly 28 years of Naval service, friends, family members, former and present crewmembers will gather at Naval Station Norfolk to decommission USS Kauffman (FFG 59), Norfolk’s last Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, Sept. 18. In the 28 years of service, USS Kauffman gave its nation, the ship and its crews more than 20 deployments in […]

  • 7 April 2014
    Training & Education

    After more than 30 years of Naval service, crew members, plankowners, family members and friends gathered at Naval Station Mayport April 4, to bid farewell to the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS De Wert (FFG 45) during a decommissioning ceremony.   De Wert completed its last deployment Dec. 23, after successfully completing operations in the […]

  • 26 January 2017

    U.S. Navy’s first nuclear-powered powered aircraft-carrier USS Enterprise is set to be commissioned early February, over four years after her inactivation in December 2012. The navy announced on Wednesday that Enterprise would be decommissioned on February 3 in a ceremony closed to the public. The ceremony will be posted to Facebook later, the navy added. USS […]

  • 19 August 2015

    When USS Simpson (FFG 56) decommissions at the end of September, the U.S. Navy will be left with only one active frigate on the books. Simpson, the last active Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, is being prepared for inactivation as she takes a sabbatical from active service prior to being sold through the State Department’s foreign […]