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  • 2 July 2015

    Five coastal patrol ships (PC) of the US Navy that have been outfitted with the Griffin Missile System (GMS) conducted a test and proficiency fire June 26-28. The patrol coastal ship USS Monsoon (PC 4) conducted the test fire while USS Typhoon (PC 5), USS Firebolt (PC 10), USS Sirocco (PC 6) and USS Whirlwind […]

  • 4 April 2014
    Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    A flotilla of coastal patrol (PC) ships launched four missiles at target sleds last week to test the operational capability of the system.   Each missile fired resulted in a successful test of the system and destruction of the target, the U.S. Navy said in a release. The U.S. Navy recently completed the installation of […]

  • 4 July 2013

    Patrol Coastal (PC) ships USS Tempest (PC 2), USS Squall (PC 7) and USS Thunderbolt (PC 12) arrived pierside in Bahrain July 3, as part of a realignment that will see a total of eight PCs permanently stationed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). USS Hurricane (PC 3) and USS Monsoon (PC […]

  • 4 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Five Bahrain-based U.S. Navy coastal patrol ships carried out a proficiency fire test of their MK 60 Griffin Missile Systems (GMS) July 18-20 in the Persian Gulf. Coastal patrol ships USS Tempest (PC 2), USS Squall (PC 7), USS Chinook (PC 9), USS Firebolt (PC 10) and USS Thunderbolt (PC 12) launched surface-to-surface Griffin missiles at […]

  • 20 August 2015

    The commanding officer of USS Shamal (PC 13) based in Naval Station Mayport, Florida, was relieved of her duties Aug. 18, by Commander, Naval Surface Squadron (CNSS) 14 Capt. Glenn Kuffel. Lt. Cmdr. Alisha E. Hamilton was relieved of her duties by Kuffel due to loss of confidence in her ability to command following the […]

  • 4 March 2013
    Training & Education

    The Cyclone-class coastal patrol ship USS Monsoon (PC4) departed Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Virginia Beach, Va. Feb. 27, beginning the next phase of pre-deployment training exercises.  Monsoon’s theater tailored Advanced Phase Training Exercise (APTEX) is a four-day training scenario in the greater Chesapeake Bay area. The exercise is designed to stress and evaluate the […]

  • 14 August 2014

    Coastal Patrol (PC) ships USS Hurricane (PC 3) and USS Monsoon (PC 4) completed their arrival to Bahrain the second week of August.   Hurricane and Monsoon are the final two of 10 ships that are part of a realignment plan to increase the PC presence in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). […]

  • 7 July 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Italy: Orizzonte Sistemi Navali Presents MOSAIC MOSAIC (Modular Open System Architecture Integrated Concept) is a family of modular ships, representing an excellent solution to the need of an effective and modern combat component, both littoral and off-shore. Portsmouth Naval Base Preps for Arrival of UK Navy’s Aircraft Carriers Ten top officials from businesses and organisations […]

  • 18 January 2017

    U.S. Navy Cyclone-class patrol coastal ships USS Zephyr (PC 8) and USS Shamal (PC 13) returned to Mayport, Florida, concluding counter drug patrols in support of operation Martillo. The ships returned on January 17 wrapping up their 64-day patrol in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. Marking the completion of the ship’s first deployment in […]

  • 19 September 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy Cyclone-class coastal patrol ships from the US 5th Fleet’s Combined Task Force (CTF) 55 honed artillery skills during a Griffin Missile System (GMS) fleet firing exercise which took place between September 16 and 18 in the Middle East. Coastal patrol ships USS Firebolt (PC 10), USS Monsoon (PC 4), USS Thunderbolt (PC 12), USS Hurricane […]

  • 8 September 2017
    Training & Education

    As a precautionary measure, U.S. Navy ships home ported at Naval Station Mayport are getting underway in anticipation of Hurricane Irma. The following ships headed to sea Sept. 6: USS Shamal (PC 13), USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) and USCG Tahoma (WPG 80). USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), USS Farragut (DDG […]

  • 12 March 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy and Coast Guard units joined Iraqi Navy and Kuwait Naval Force and Coast Guard vessels for a trilateral exercise (TRILAT) in the Persian Gulf. The exercise concluded on February 22 and was the third of its kind executed since March 2017. The exercise was led by Task Force (TF 55) and is part […]

  • 26 June 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Four U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen joined the crew of patrol coastal ship USS Shamal (PC 13) for a two-day underway, June 17. During their visit, the midshipmen were able to experience live gunfire exercises and an astern refueling with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) off […]

  • 9 December 2011
    Industry news

    Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has delivered Yekuana PC-23, an ocean-going offshore patrol boat to monitor the exclusive economic zone… (portnews) [mappress] Source: portnews, December 09, 2011

  • 24 May 2013
    Industry news

    The Mexican Navy has contracted Damen Shipyards Group for the design and material package of a Damen Stan Patrol 4207, including technical assistance. Construction of the vessel will start in the summer of 2013 at ASTIMAR 1 (Tampico), one of the five naval shipyards of Astilleros de la Secretaría de Marina. The vessels are designed […]

  • 5 March 2012

      The Marine Link reports that US Navy and US Coast Guard rescued a dhow in the Arabian Gulf. USS Firebolt (PC 10) and USCGC Maui (WPB 1304) conducted a search and rescue mission for survivors of a capsized Iranian cargo dhow during which the USS Firebolt spotted and rescued a survivor from the cargo […]

  • 4 August 2016

    U.S. Navy Cyclone-class patrol coastal ship USS Shamal (PC 13) returned from its third patrol in the U.S 4th Fleet area of operations on August 1. In support of Operation Martillo, Shamal’s third patrol assisted in five joint interdictions, resulting in the seizure or jettison of 1,483 kilograms of cocaine and six detainees. “Our most […]

  • 19 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education, Vessels

    Naval Today is proud to announce the launch of a new, revamped, and most importantly, improved mobile website. You can access it using your smartphone at We’ve been working on it for some time now, as we’ve realized that more and more readers consume their news using the ever-present smartphone. According to Reuters Institute […]

  • 13 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Norfolk Ship Support Activity (NSSA) oversaw the dry-docking of USS Zephyr (PC 8) at Colonna’s Shipyard as it prepares to undergo a complete structural overhaul, Aug. 8.   Prior to Zephyr’s transfer to Norfolk she was serving as a coastal defense duties training vessel for Sailors stationed in Mayport, Florida. “Docking ships at Colonna’s is […]

  • 8 September 2011
    Industry news

      Spanish shipbuilding company Navantia plans to sign a contract on additional patrol ships for Venezuelan Navy. According to Jane’s Defense Weekly, the parties hold active negotiations about additional delivery of two corvettes for exclusive economic zone patrols (POVZEE), and two littoral patrol ships BVL (Buque de Vigilancia Litoral). Venezuelan Navy tied the contract with […]

  • 25 December 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy coastal patrol ships USS Thunderbolt (PC 12) and USS Sirocco (PC 6) completed a week of maritime security operations in the Gulf of Oman on December 19. Maritime security operations in US 5th Fleet entail routine patrols to determine pattern of life in the maritime domain, enhance mariner-to-mariner relations and disrupt the transport […]

  • 6 July 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    US Navy’s coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt (PC 10) fires a Griffin missile during a test and proficiency fire in the Arabian Gulf. The test was conducted on June 28. Firebolt, assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 55, is supporting maritime security operations and theatre security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. […]

  • 16 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships and personnel from the navies of Oman, UK, France and US concluded the international exercise Khunjar Haad in the Gulf of Oman on February 8. Overall 11 vessels, including US Coast Guard ships, took part in the exercise. Khunjar Haad featured a variety of evolutions consisting of air-defense, surface, helicopter, officer-of-the-watch, expeditionary warfare, screen and […]

  • 1 July 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    On June 30th, Governor Rick Scott announced that Bay County was awarded $280,000 through Florida’s Defense Reinvestment and Infrastructure Grant Programs. The funding will be used to support and sustain Naval Support Activity Panama City and Tyndall Air Force Base, with its $2.6 billion in defense economic impact in Bay County. Governor Scott also announced […]

  • 23 August 2013
    Industry news

    In the first week of August the Mexican Navy (Secretaria de Marina) and Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract for a fourth Damen Stan Patrol 4207. The Dutch ship design and shipbuilding company will supply the Mexican Navy with the design and material package with which ASTIMAR 1 (the Mexican Navy yard in Tampico) will […]

  • 17 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy and Coast Guard personnel wrapped up a trilateral exercise with the navies of Iraq and Kuwait in the Northern Persian Gulf. The exercise concluded August 15 and focused on improving collective proficiency in maritime security tactics between the three nations and ensuring the freedom of navigation throughout the US 5th Fleet area of […]

  • 19 April 2013
    Training & Education

    High performance racing met high technology when American Formula One driver Alexander Rossi visited patrol coastal (PC) ship USS Typhoon (PC 5) and Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2 at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, April 17. The 21-year-old Rossi was born in Auburn, Calif., and will race in the upcoming Gulf Air Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix […]

  • 18 August 2011
    Industry news

      Colonna’s Shipyard, Inc., Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $7,744,698 fixed-price contract for a dry-docking restricted availability on USS Squall (PC 7).  This contract is for the accomplishment of miscellaneous structural, electrical, and mechanical repairs, including dry-docking.  Work will be performed in Norfolk, Va., and is expected to be completed by June 2012.  Contract […]

  • 30 October 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Engine manufacturer Fairbanks Morse announced it has been awarded a contract to build and deliver the four main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) that will power the US Navy’s first Flight II San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship LPD 30. The US Navy awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division a $165.5 million contract for LPD […]