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  • 29 January 2016
    Industry news, Training & Education

    Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, kicked off its 130th anniversary celebration yesterday, January 28. As a sole designer, builder and refueler of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and one of two providers of U.S. Navy submarines, the company said it would celebrate the anniversary throughout 2016 with commemorative videos and employee publications. More than 100 […]

  • 20 December 2013
    Industry news

    Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Newport announced a major milestone for its Virginia Payload Tube Life Cycle Support Facility, Nov. 20 – the installation of the first Virginia Payload Tube. The new facility allows Navy engineers to conduct tests with an actual Virginia-class submarine payload tube. “This unique, ship-like facility will minimize impact on ships’ […]

  • 7 November 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s offshore patrol vessel, HMS Severn, which is twinned with Newport, will visit her affiliated city from 7th to 10th November. During a busy few days, the ship will bring groups of school children on board for organised tours and conduct outreach events with local organisations over the weekend. HMS Severn will then […]

  • 18 June 2013
    Industry news

    USS Enterprise (CVN 65) will return to Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) with shipbuilders on board on Thursday, June 20. With a famous 50-year career as the U.S. Navy’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVN 65) will come full circle, returning to the shipyard that built her for the first inactivation of an aircraft carrier. […]

  • 25 February 2020

    The US Navy’s 12th expeditionary fast transport (EPF) vessel, the future USNS Newport (EPF 12), was launched at Austal USA’s shipyard on February 20, 2020. “We are excited to get Newport in the water, so we can shift focus to final outfitting and trials,” Tim Roberts, Strategic and Theater Sealift program manager, Program Executive Office […]

  • 24 July 2014

    The city of Newport News, Virginia, presented their namesake ship, Los Angeles class-attack submarine USS Newport News (SSN 750), a proclamation commemorating the boat’s 25th commissioning anniversary during a ceremony held in the city’s Huntington Park, July 19.   Mayor McKinley L. Price expressed his gratitude to the ship and her crew for their contribution […]

  • 6 February 2015
    Training & Education

    Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport security personnel conducted a security exercise, simulating two gunmen opening fire on the U.S. Coast Guard cutter USCGC Willow (WLB 202) and NAVSTA Newport Port Operations at Pier 2, Feb. 4, at 8:50 a.m. This was the training scenario that was played out on the waterfront at NAVSTA Newport during the […]

  • 18 August 2014

    The commanding officer of Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Newport News (SSN 750) was relieved of duty Aug. 15 by the commander of Submarine Squadron 6 at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.   Cmdr. Christopher Tarsa was relieved of command by Capt. Paul Snodgrass due to a loss of confidence in his ability to serve effectively […]

  • 17 November 2014

    Commander, Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport held a change of command ceremony, Nov. 14. Navy Capt. Howard Goldman relieved Navy Capt. Todd Cramer as commander, NUWC Newport. A naval submariner originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Goldman is a 1987 graduate of Rice University in Houston, Texas, with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering […]

  • 1 August 2011
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) today announced that the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division has successfully redelivered the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Albany (SSN 753) to the U.S. Navy. The redelivery took place on July 29, one day earlier than originally planned, following successful sea trials. The ship began its Docking Continuous Maintenance Availability March 15 […]

  • 18 April 2011
    Training & Education

    A replica of the first warship to sail under America’s Navy visits Newport this weekend… (wpri) [mappress] Source: wpri, April 18, 2011;

  • 16 September 2015
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Newport News Shipbuilding effectuated cuts Tuesday, with more likely to come in the next year. The shipyard announced 480 layoffs due to a temporary but significant drop in work which the Huntington Ingalls Industries president Mike Petters attributed to congressional inaction and a budget gridlock, reports the Daily Press. The news comes despite of Huntington Ingalls […]

  • 28 April 2011
    Industry news

      Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc., today christened Capt. Ambrose, a tugboat named in honor of Capt. Marvin L. Ambrose, a former tugboat master and docking pilot who retired from the shipyard in 1973 after 44 years of service. The ceremonial christening was held behind the Virginia Advanced Shipbuilding and […]

  • 7 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Twenty-eight submariners from the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Newport News (SSN 750) volunteered at a local elementary in their name-sake city May 3. The field-day event, which consisted of several competitive recreational activities at Jenkins Elementary, is held every year at the end of the school year. The event gave the children a […]

  • 16 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Royal Canadian air cadets departed Naval Station Newport, March 14, following a three-day visit that included orientations at the Surface Warfare Officers School and a visit at the Naval War College. The cadets and their adult chaperones were from the 172d Clarington Squadron, Bowmanville, Ontario; and were travelling to the New England region over their […]

  • 10 July 2015

    The French tall ship Hermione arrived in Newport Wednesday for a two-day visit and was greeted by several dignitaries including Rear Adm. P. Gardner Howe III, president of U.S. Naval War College (NWC), during an event at Fort Adams State Park. The current Hermione is a replica of its namesake ship that brought French Gen. […]

  • 30 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Austal USA hosted a keel laying and authentication ceremony for the US Navy’s twelfth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, the Newport (EPF 12), at its Alabama shipyard on January 29. The keel was said to be “truly and fairly laid” as it was authenticated by Charlotte Dorrance Marshall, signing her initials into the keel plate. […]

  • 28 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy has taken delivery of its newest fast-attack submarine from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding. Delaware (SSN 791), which successfully completed sea trials earlier this month, is the ninth Virginia-class submarine to be delivered by Newport News and the 18th built as part of the teaming agreement with General Dynamics Electric Boat. […]

  • 31 October 2011
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls, Inc., Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., is being awarded an $83,739,829 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N62793-07-C-0001) to exercise an option for the fiscal 2012 continuation of advance planning efforts to prepare and make ready for the defueling and inactivation of USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and its reactor plants. Work will […]

  • 16 October 2018

    US Navy’s Los Angeles fast-attack submarine USS Newport News (SSN 750) wrapped up a seven-month deployment, returning to Naval Station Norfolk on October 13. The submarine and her crew operated in the US 6th Fleet area of operations, visiting UK submarine base HMNB Clyde at Faslane several times during the first part of her deployment. Newport […]

  • 7 November 2019

    The US Navy will christen its newest Expeditionary Fast Transport, the future USNS Newport (T-EPF 12), during a ceremony at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, on November 9. “This ship honors the city of Newport, Rhode Island, and serves as a reminder of the contributions the community has and continues to make to […]

  • 24 January 2014
    Industry news

    Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Inc., located in Newport News, Va. has received a USD 9.8 million contract for onboard repair parts in support of the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) construction.   USS Gerald R. Ford will be the lead ship of its class of the US Navy supercarriers. On […]

  • 3 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division has received a $12 million contract from the U.S. Navy for planning work on the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) as part of its planned incremental availability. The contract is for work to be completed by Sept. 17, 2017, at Newport News and will include […]

  • 6 July 2011
    Training & Education

      Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that California (SSN 781), the nation’s newest and most advanced nuclear-powered submarine, returned to the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division after completing the ship’s first round of sea trials. The submarine returned July 2 with a broom on its mast, symbolizing a “clean sweep” and successful sea trial. […]

  • 20 August 2014

    Korean War era aircraft carrier USS Saratoga will depart Newport, Rhode Island for her final cruise today, August 20. National Historic Landmark Fort Adams, the largest coastal fortress in North America, will salute this heroic vessel and the men who sailed her as she passes down Narragansett Bay for the last time.   Rick Nagele, Executive […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    QinetiQ’s Paramarine Ship and Submersible Design Software has been selected by Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) as its primary naval architectural software.   QinetiQ Paramarine Software will be used for all ships designed and built at its shipyard, including use on the US Navy’s latest class of aircraft carriers and to support submarine research and development. […]

  • 21 June 2013
    Industry news

    USS Enterprise (CVN 65) made her final voyage to the Newport News Shipyard June 20. The ship, nearly six months into her dismantling process, was moved by tugboat on the James River to Newport News Shipyard with almost 150 Newport News Shipbuilding and Huntington Ingalls Industries shipbuilders aboard. “The main purpose of bringing the Enterprise […]

  • 16 September 2011
    Training & Education

      The Los Angeles fast-attack submarine USS Newport News (SSN 750) returned to Naval Station Norfolk Sept. 15 from a regularly scheduled deployment. Newport News is commanded by Cmdr. J. Carl Hartsfield, who became the submarine’s 11th commanding officer on April 20, 2010. While deployed, the crew of Newport News executed the U.S. maritime strategy […]

  • 13 June 2014

    Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) completed the Engineered Overhaul (EOH) of the fast-attack submarine USS Newport News (SSN 750) May 29.   Over the 29-month EOH, the project team and crew performed several system upgrades including installation of a new battery, the overhaul of the ship’s service motor generator, and special emphasis work on the propulsion […]