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  • 5 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Huntington Ingalls Industries has moved the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) on Saturday from Pier 2 at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division to her original birthplace, Dry Dock 11. Newport News employees will continue the defueling process in the dry dock under the current inactivation contract. Six tugboats guided the ship about one mile to […]

  • 1 October 2015

    The US Navy said a member nation of a US-backed coalition ship found illicit arms on board a vessel believed to be of Iranian origin. According to Voice of America, a US navy official said that the majority of weapons was thrown overboard but a part was saved for analysis by the crew of USS Forrest Sherman. […]

  • 14 August 2015

    Members of the U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) Logistics Support Unit (LSU) took advantage of an extremely rare opportunity to visit the recently constructed French tall ship Hermione June 6, shortly after the ship completed its maiden voyage to the United States from France. The original ship bearing the same name was used by Maj. Gen. […]

  • 14 November 2012
    Industry news

    Four new Royal Fleet Auxiliary tankers which will be bought as part of the Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability (MARS) programme will be called the Tide class. The 37,000 tonne ships will come into service from 2016 to replace the RFA’s single hulled tankers and will maintain the Royal Navy’s dedicated bulk fuel Replenishment At […]

  • 20 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    U.S. Navy sailors will be receiving new flame resistant uniforms as the U.S. Fleet Forces commander announced on January 19 that an improved variant of the flame resistant coverall was approved for use. The approval came after a review of the results from recently completed afloat wear tests conducted aboard three deploying ships and involving […]

  • 29 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The third unit in the US Navy’s new class of towing, salvage, and rescue ships will be named Saginaw Ojibwe Anishinabek in honor of the history, service and contributions of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, the US Navy secretary has announced. The Saginaw Chippewa people are comprised of Saginaw, Black River, and Swan […]

  • 13 September 2017

    The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) announced it is renaming its future auxiliary, oiler and replenishment (AOR) vessels – the Joint Support Ships (JSS) – to honor the names of former RCN ships serving in this role. Initially named as Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Queenston and HMCS Chateauguay (in recognition of the significant battles of […]

  • 17 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors from Trident Training Facility (TTF) Bangor laid to rest faded and torn flags during a flag retirement ceremony in honor of Flag Day, June 14, at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor’s Deterrent Park. The Sailors placed the flags into the fire and rendered a salute while the flags were honorably burned. “Today was Flag Day, and […]

  • 25 May 2015

    The Blue and Gold crews of USS Alabama (SSBN 731) celebrated the ship’s 30th anniversary with a small ceremony at Naval Base Kitsap – Bangor on May 22. With this milestone, Alabama becomes the second active Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine to go beyond its originally planned 30-year service life. Cmdr. Paul Reinhardt, Alabama Blue crew […]

  • 2 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The final Australian-developed Nulka missile decoy was delivered to the Australian Navy by BAE Systems in April, after three decades of service to Australia, the United States and Canada. Once launched, Nulka can fly a pre-programmed flight path to entice sea-skimming missiles away from a ship. It has a unique design in that it hovers […]

  • 10 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Dynamic Mongoose 2015 Begins NATO’s Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise DYNAMIC MONGOOSE 2015 (DMON 15) began today, Monday, 4 May 2015, off the coast of Norway, with ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from 10 Allied and 1 partner nation converging on the Norwegian Sea for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare training. Seven Units Ordered for Italian Navy’s Fleet […]

  • 30 October 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy’s second Ford-class aircraft carrier, future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), marked another milestone as Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) flooded the ship’s dry dock on October 29. John F. Kennedy has been under construction at its Newport News location since 2015 and continues to makes preparations for its christening, which […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Safe Boats International, LLC, Bremerton, Washington, is being awarded a $34,5 million firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of four MK VI Patrol Boats.   This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the total cumulative value of this contract to $52,295,843. Work will be performed in Tacoma, Washington (82 percent); Kent, Washington (7 percent); […]

  • 14 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Five Filipino-American Sailors assigned to U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) took advantage of a port visit in Manila, Republic of the Philippines to reenlist in their birth country. The Sailors who reenlisted include Chief Personnel Specialist Achilles Amante, Chief Boatswain’s Mate Bryan Barcena, Ship’s Serviceman 1st Class Michel Tolentino, and brothers, […]

  • 31 October 2014

    Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City (NSWC PCD), the In-Service Engineering Agent for the AN/SLQ-48 Mine Neutralization System (MNS), achieved casualty free status in September NAVSEA reported. Casualty free status is conferred after a system operates without the logging of an equipment deficiency or technical issue in the Fleet’s Casualty Reporting (CASREP) system. CASREP free […]

  • 20 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    A place where a grey navy ship had been standing in the harbor of Neustadt, the berth of the former frigate Köln, which had served as a training and education platform for sailors, had been empty for many months. The ship is now back in its original place at the Maritime Safety and Security Training Centre. The […]

  • 7 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Officials from the Bremerton Parks and Recreation Department held a rededication ceremony for the newly renovated Naval Ammunition Depot Soroptimist Park Aug. 4. During the ceremony, officials unveiled a recently repainted F8-H Crusader fighter jet from the Vietnam War to the Sailors and civilians in attendance. “Today is a great day in Bremerton,” said Marion […]

  • 17 November 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy’s future replenishment ships will be named ‘Supply’ and ‘Stalwart’, Australian defense minister Marise Payne announced on Friday.  The ships will be known as Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment vessels and will replace the current HMA Ships Success and Sirius. Supply will be the second vessel in the Royal Australian Navy to bear the name […]

  • 7 October 2014

    The Blue and Gold crews of USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) celebrated the ship’s 30th anniversary Oct. 6 with a ceremony at the Naval Base Kitsap Bangor, becoming the first Ohio-class SSBN to go beyond its originally planned 30-year service life. When Henry M. Jackson was commissioned Oct. 6, 1984, 30 years of service […]

  • 25 February 2013
    Industry news

    HMAS Creswell ship’s company have welcomed the return of canteen services to the establishment after a two year absence, as refurbishments to the ninety-nine year old canteen building were completed recently. Commanding Officer of HMAS Creswell, CAPT Brett Chandler welcomed BRAVO Coffee to the base (in concert with the RANCCF), as they commenced trading in […]

  • 21 November 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Somerset scrambled recently to shadow a Russian naval destroyer as it transited the Moray Firth, returning home from the Mediterranean Sea. It was not the Kulakov’s first visit to UK waters as the destroyer was also shadowed by HMS Somerset from the same position in the Moray Firth in March 2016. […]

  • 13 April 2018
    Industry news

    US shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries said on Wednesday that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division plans to reactivate its shipbuilding facilities on the east bank of the Pascagoula River. The site of the original Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., founded in 1938, was decimated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. HII said the reactivation would restore the facility’s ability to […]

  • 29 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Members of a Latvian explosive ordnance disposal team used demolition charges to detonate a World War II-era German bottom-mine in Estonian waters, in the Baltic Sea. The operation was conducted as part of the conducting mine countermeasures operations in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Estonia during Exercise Open Spirit 2015. EODMU-8 is working […]

  • 12 March 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    South African defense contractor Denel has teamed up with German ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems for joint work on South African Navy frigates and submarines. The two companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding on board the SAS Amatola, in Rostock, Germany, during the frigate’s deployment to European waters. Denel’s Maritime division will take responsibility for maintenance and upgrades on three […]

  • 12 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Navy chief petty officer (CPO)-selectees in Miasawa, conducted a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, Sept. 11, in honor of the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The CPO-selectees commemorated the anniversary by honoring those who perished in the attacks, as well as highlighting American resolve and unity. “While the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks were cowardly […]

  • 25 January 2013
    Training & Education

    The amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) recently looked to the future as well as the historic past during a three-day port visit to Newport, R.I. While there, the crew gave tours of their ship to future chief engineers from the department head school, prospective supply officers from the supply school, and […]

  • 21 April 2015

    Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) headquarters officially opened its recently redesigned, renovated and renamed building with a ceremony April 20 at the Washington Navy Yard. With a nod to NAVSEA’s mission, Building 197 will be known as the Humphreys Building, named in honor of Joshua Humphreys, the original designer of the U.S. Navy’s first six […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Babcock, in association with Raytheon, is to deliver four Phalanx 1B kits and convert four land Phalanx Weapons Systems to their original marinised configuration to provide naval Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWS) capability (the UK’s primary defence for ships against anti-ship missiles), under a contract awarded by the UK MoD. Three of the four Phalanx kits […]

  • 2 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    French shipbuilder DCNS delivered ‘Gamal Abdel Nasser’, the first of two Mistral-class helicopter carriers, to the Egyptian Navy on June 2. The LHD (Landing Helo Dock) ships were acquired by the Arab Republic of Egypt on October 10, 2015. Built by STX France in Saint-Nazaire the two Mistral-class vessels were originally meant for Russia. France, however, suspended the […]