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  • 2 April 2015
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet ceremoniously disembarked the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) for the final time during the ship’s decommissioning ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, March 31. USS Peleliu, or the “Iron Nickel”, was named after the Battle of Peleliu which took place from Sept. 15 to Nov. 27, 1944 in which 1,256 Marines […]

  • 23 April 2019
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Researchers have located the wreck of an Australian freighter sunk by a Japanese submarine during World War II, 77 years after it was lost. The lost ship was located by maritime archaeologists using CSIRO research vessel Investigator. The SS Iron Crown, a 100-meter long ore freighter, was sunk by a Japanese submarine on June 4, […]

  • 25 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Renowned charity sailor Geoff Holt MBE, from ‘Wet Wheels’, took a few of the career sailors of HMS Iron Duke to sea in his wheelchair-friendly motor yacht. Three of the Ship’s Officer’s and a young sailor joined Geoff and, former Naval technician, Andy Le Seeleur of the ‘Wet Wheels’ charity and auxiliary crewman – at […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Iron Duke is scheduled to visit Hull on Thursday for a four-day visit as part of the city’s year as UK capital of culture. The City of Culture award is given every four years to a city that demonstrates the belief in the transformational power of culture. The city of Hull […]

  • 9 February 2011

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Iron Duke raced to the aid of a badly injured sailor in the Gulf of Oman after receiving an urgent distress call from a Korean fishing vessel. HMS Iron Duke was the closest coalition warship to the MV Golden Lake when the call came through that a fisherman on board had […]

  • 11 June 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a contract to provide lead yard services for the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer program. The contract was announced June 8 and is valued at $49.8 million for the first year with four option years, with a total contract value of $304.8 million. Bath Iron […]

  • 4 December 2014
    Authorities

    HMS Iron Duke has paid a visit to Haiti – the first British naval vessel to the island nation since RFA Largs Bay delivered earthquake aid in 2010. Iron Duke is now reaching the end of her six month deployment of the South Atlantic and marked her entry into the Port of Cap Haitien with […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a $100 million contract to provide planning yard services for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is a business unit of General Dynamics.   Bath Iron Works, as the LCS Planning Yard, will provide maintenance and modernization support for all Navy […]

  • 17 June 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Breaking from her busy training programme HMS Iron Duke has hosted US Navy Vice Admiral James Foggo III as well as sailors from the USS Jason Dunham. Currently deployed in the Baltic Sea with Royal Navy Flagship HMS Ocean and the minehunter HMS Quorn; Iron Duke is part of a large NATO task group involved […]

  • 24 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy Sea Systems Command has awarded General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works a $910,723,811 contract modification for the construction of the yet unnamed Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyer DDG 132. DDG 132 is the fifth DDG 51 awarded to GDBIW as part of a multi-year contract which was announced in September this year. The […]

  • 10 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    HM Ships Iron Duke And Protector met up at sea on passage between operations exchanging IDs and passing friendly greetings before heading off their separate ways.   HMS Iron Duke recently having visited Mindelo in the Cape Verde Islands conducted a ‘steam past’ at sea with HMS Protector off the coast of West Africa. The […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Following a two week, mid deployment maintenance check – HMS Iron Duke has returned to sea.   The Portsmouth based frigate has just spent two weeks in the South African port of Simon’s Town, just a short hop from Cape Town. It was also a chance for the ship’s company to unwind before continuing her […]

  • 12 January 2016
    Training & Education

    HMS Iron Duke sailed yesterday for a six-month deployment to Northern Europe. The Type 23 frigate will work with a multinational NATO task group, taking part in exercises and operations. The ships will be permanently available to NATO to perform tasks as required and conduct diplomatic visits to various countries in the region. They will […]

  • 20 December 2012
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, two contracts in support of the DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer program.  Bath Iron Works is the lead shipyard and design agent for the class. The first contract, valued at $28.3 million, is for lead yard services for […]

  • 17 July 2014
    Authorities

    For the first time in 15 years, the Royal UK Navy has visited Guinea in West Africa, when HMS Iron Duke put into Conakry for four days.   Going alongside in the city port the warship was joined by RFA Black Rover to conduct capability development and training for Guinean forces. The two ships combined […]

  • 5 May 2011
    Industry news

      General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, is being awarded an $18,800,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-2303) for additional class services associated with the detail design and construction of the Zumwalt-class (DDG 1000) destroyer. This work will provide technical and industrial engineering in the interpretation and application of the detailed design to […]

  • 7 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Portsmouth-based Warship HMS Iron Duke has scooped two awards for her efficiency and effectiveness on operations, marking her contribution to maritime security operations in the Gulf and operations off Libya. HMS Iron Duke, a Type 23 Frigate, returned on a high from operations in July 2011 having spent almost seven months east of the Suez […]

  • 17 February 2014
    Industry news

    The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a $21.4 million contract for the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program. Bath Iron Works is one of three shipyards chosen from a field of eight competitors to proceed to Phase I design work on this next-generation cutter program.   The Bath Iron Works team […]

  • 2 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy has awarded funding for the construction of DDG 122, the Fiscal Year 2015 Arleigh Burke-class destroyer under contract at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works. This $610.4 million contract modification fully funds this ship which was awarded in 2013 as part of a multi-ship competition for DDG 51 class destroyers. The total value of the five-ship […]

  • 4 February 2015
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s HMS Iron Duke was recognised with the Fleet Effectiveness Award for Above Water Warfare (AWW). This award recognises the work that the Iron Duke team has put in over the last 12-months working up for deployment, conducting Seawolf In-Service Firings and a South Atlantic Deployment. This is not only in the regular practice and conduct […]

  • 5 June 2013

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a contract valued at $2.8 billion for the construction of four Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, with an option for a fifth ship. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is a business unit of General Dynamics. “This contract adds four ships to our workload in a fiscally challenging […]

  • 19 September 2013
    Industry news

    General Dynamics announced yesterday that Jeffrey S. Geiger, president of General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, will become president of General Dynamics Electric Boat effective November 4, 2013, following the retirement of Kevin J. Poitras. Geiger will continue reporting to John P. Casey, executive vice president of Marine Systems for General Dynamics. In addition, Frederick J. […]

  • 18 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two British ships have carried out exercises with the French and Guinean Navies off the coast of West Africa.   HMS Iron Duke and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker Black Rover have carried out Officer of the Watch manoeuvres in the Atlantic Ocean with the French frigate Commandant Blaison, two Guinean patrol vessels, and an […]

  • 18 March 2014
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a contract valued at $642.5 million to construct an additional Arleigh Burke-class destroyer.   The award brings the total number of ships to be constructed by Bath Iron Works under a multi-year procurement to five, and the total value of the contract to approximately $3.4 billion. […]

  • 20 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is being awarded an $11,2 million modification to previously awarded basic ordering agreement for the accomplishment of littoral combat ship maintenance sustainment support. The littoral combat ship basic ordering agreement was initially awarded to General Dynamics Bath Iron Works for the design and construction of the Independence-class littoral combat ship. […]

  • 13 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    A Royal UK Navy frigate has been training with the Nigerian Navy allowing for an exchange of skills and techniques.   HMS Iron Duke paid a short visit to Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa’s most populous city where the frigate worked with the Nigerian Navy as well as hosting a UK Trade and Industry Expo. The […]

  • 20 June 2014
    Authorities

    Portsmouth-based warship HMS Iron Duke deployed today for a routine deployment across the Atlantic where she will be visiting various far-flung destinations in all seasons in both northern and southern hemispheres – enjoying summer and winter in the space of three months.   During the six months away the HMS Iron Duke will protect UK […]

  • 7 July 2014
    Authorities

    HMS Iron Duke has had her first port visit on her six month operational deployment to the Canary Island port of Santa Cruz in Tenerife.   The 4,200 tonne warship went alongside the cruise ship port of Santa Cruz, the Capital of Tenerife for a 4 day visit, prior to embarking on her operations off […]

  • 5 December 2012
    Training & Education

    General Dynamics Bath Iron Works has received a USD 70.4 million contract to exercise option year 1 for DDG 51 and FFG 7 class integrated planning yard services. The DDG51 is the United States Navy’s first class of destroyer built around the Aegis Combat System and the SPY-1D multi-function phased array radar. The class is […]