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  • 5 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    An expedition team aboard the research vessel R/V Petrel recently documented the famous World War II destroyer USS Ward (Destroyer No. 139) in its final resting place ahead of the Pearl Harbor attack anniversary on December 7. Funded by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen, the expedition crew sent a remotely operated vehicle to the wreck […]

  • 14 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The wreck of another historic WWII aircraft carrier has been found by the expedition crew aboard research vessel (R/V) Petrel who discovered wreckage of USS Wasp (CV 7) on January 14. The ship was found in the Coral Sea, 4,200 meters (nearly 14,000 feet) below the surface. USS Hornet, another sunken US Navy aircraft carrier, […]

  • 21 October 2019
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The wreck of an Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carrier that was part of a six-ship fleet involved in the Pearl Harbor attack has been found by researchers aboard R/V Petrel. IJN Kaga was found resting 5,400 meters below the surface of the Central Pacific, after being scuttled by the Japanese on June 4, 1942 during […]

  • 27 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The wreckage of US Navy’s World War II destroyer USS Strong (DD 467) was discovered by the expedition crew of Paul G. Allen’s research vessel (R/V) Petrel resting 300 meters (nearly 1,000 feet) below the surface of Kula Gulf, north of the island of New Georgia, in the Solomon Islands. The destroyer was found on February […]

  • 26 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The US Navy announced it is starting a mission to survey the downed C-2A Greyhound aircraft that crashed into the Philippine Sea en route to aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan on November 22. The navy will carry out the mission with help from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s research vessel R/V Petrel which will depart from the Philippines […]

  • 20 August 2017
    Authorities

    Billionaire and philanthropist Paul G. Allen and his researcher team have found the wreck of the famed World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis, which was lost on July 30, 1945. The cruiser was found in the Philippine Sea, more than 18,000 feet below the surface, with the number 35 on the hull as a first […]

  • 20 March 2018
    Research & Development, Vessels

    US Navy’s World War II Atlanta-class light cruiser USS Juneau (CL-52) was located off the coast of the Solomon Islands in South Pacific by the crew research vessel (R/V) Petrel. R/V Petrel, which was acquired by Microsoft co-founder and investor Paul Allen and fitted with subsea equipment capable of diving to 6,000 meters, located the cruiser on March […]

  • 12 April 2018
    Research & Development, Vessels

    An expedition crew aboard the Reserach Vessel R/V Petrel discovered the sunken World War II cruiser USS Helena in the Solomon Sea in late March. The cruiser, which is the first-ever recipient of the Navy Unit Commendation, was sunk by Japanese cruisers in July 1943, during the Battle of Kula Gulf. Researchers aboard Paul Allen’s R/V […]

  • 13 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The wreck of US Navy’s World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet was discovered on the floor of the South Pacific Ocean around the Solomon Islands in late January 2019. Hornet was found 5,400 meters (nearly 17,500 feet) below the surface, by the expedition crew of Paul G. Allen’s research vessel (R/V) Petrel. Hornet was best […]

  • 6 March 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The wreck of one of the first US Navy aircraft carriers has been located on the floor of the Coral Sea, 500 miles off the eastern coast of Australia. The USS Lexington was discovered 3,000 meters (about two miles) below the surface by the expedition crew of research vessel (R/V) Petrel on March 4 – 76 years […]

  • 18 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Just days after sailors from HMS Argyll trekked across South Georgia, the crew of tanker RFA Black Rover were treated to a visit to the snow-laden paradise. The tanker, which has recently taken over from her sister Gold Rover in the South Atlantic, spent four days anchored in Cumberland Bay off the capital Grytviken. Hot […]

  • 23 April 2018

    A joint US and Australian expedition to survey Australia’s first submarine HMAS AE1 has provided detailed images of the 103-year old shipwreck, which lies on the seafloor off the Duke of York Islands in Papua New Guinea. The Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS AE1 was lost at sea with all hands on September 14, 1914. It […]

  • 16 February 2018
    Authorities

    The US Navy has mapped the wreckage of a C-2A Greyhound aircraft that crashed into the Philippine Sea in November 2017. The navy carried out the mission from aboard research vessel RV Petrel using the vessel’s side scan sonar and remote operated vehicle (ROV) to survey the aircraft from Feb. 2-5. The team determined the aircraft […]

  • 15 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    U.S. Navy’s new research vessel R/V Neil Armstrong recently arrived at its new home at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts. During a pierside ceremony featuring remarks from former astronaut Neil Armstrong’s widow, Carol, current astronaut Sunita Williams, and Frank Herr, head of the Ocean Battlespace Sensing Department at the Office of Naval Research, spoke about […]

  • 6 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Belgian Navy’s 34-year-old research vessel will be replaced by a larger and better-equipped successor, Belgium’s Science Policy Office (BELSPO) announced in a press conference on Tuesday. The announcement was made by Belgian secretary of state for science policy Zuhal Demir and defense minister Steven Vandeput. Belgium’s secretary of state for science Elke Sleurs announced […]

  • 13 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailing through sea mist in the South Atlantic, a navy warship approaches one of four islands which make up the British Territory of Tristan de Cunha. Found 230 nautical miles south-east of the island Tristan, Gough Island has special naval connections. It is named after Captain Charles Gough, who carried out a similar patrol here […]

  • 1 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy’s auxiliary general purpose oceanographic research vessel, R/V Sally Ride (AGOR 28), was commissioned during an October 28 ceremony at the Broadway Pier Port Pavilion in San Diego. The ship was named in honor of the late Sally Ride, who was selected for NASA’s astronaut corps in 1978, became the first American woman […]

  • 12 April 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Houston-based subsea technology company Sonardyne is to provide the U.S. Navy’s new oceanographic research vessel, R/V Neil Armstrong with acoustic positioning systems. The ship is operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) on behalf of the Navy and replaces the recently retired R/V Knorr vessel which had been in operation since 1970. Neil Armstrong is […]

  • 26 February 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    R/V Sally Ride, U.S. Navy’s Auxiliary General Purpose Oceanographic Research Vessel (AGOR), completed builder’s trials, February 21, off the coast of Anacortes, Washington. Builder’s Trials for Sally Ride tested various shipboard systems and ensured readiness prior to conducting Acceptance Trials with the U.S. Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey. The propulsion system, mission-over-the-side handling equipment, […]

  • 9 May 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The US Navy-owned research vessel (R/V) Thomas G. Thompson returned to sea recently following an 18-month mid-life refit at Vigor Marine’s Harbor Island shipyard in Seattle. The vessel was “was refurbished from stem to stern”, according to Vigor Marine, and has received new operating systems and technology aimed at improving its research capabilities. R/V Thomas […]

  • 19 December 2013
    Training & Education

    A six-member military delegation headed by Deputy Chief (Materials, Petrol, Oil and Lubricant) of the General Logistic Department of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, Major General Zhu Cheng paid a courtesy call on Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy, Rear Admiral Jayantha Perera at the Naval Headquarters on 17th December 2013. Director General […]

  • 11 March 2015
    Authorities

    Five Royal Malaysian Navy staff, including a female officer, were arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in and around the naval base in Lumut, on Monday evening, Malay Mail reported. MACC obtained a seven-day remand order against 14 people to facilitate investigations into alleged corruption offences. The navy personnel will be investigated under Section 17 (a) of […]

  • 21 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) recently welcomed the U.S. Navy’s newest research vessel R/V Sally Ride in honor of the first American female astronaut. The Navy’s Superintendent of Shipbuilding received the ship from the Dakota Creek Industries shipyard in Anacortes, Washington, and ONR delivered it to officials from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography […]

  • 20 November 2017
    Authorities

    US Navy destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) rescued three mariners from a sinking vessel off the coast of San Diego, on Saturday, November 18. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) was conducting routine operations when it responded to a distress call from motor vessel ‘Ikena’. Wayne E. Meyer arrived on scene and […]

  • 5 December 2017
    Authorities

    US and Russian Navy specialized deep-ocean unmanned vehicles are joining efforts to locate the missing Argentine Navy submarine ARA San Juan. The US Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) deployed its cable operated unmanned recovery vehicle (CURV) 21 which was loaded aboard US Navy research vessel R/V Atlantis in Comodoro Rivadavia, Southern Argentina, on December 4. The Russian Navy’s special purpose […]

  • 12 December 2013
    Training & Education

    After supporting ongoing British relief efforts in the Philippines, HMS Daring has arrived in Shanghai. The goodwill visit to China comes at an important time in bilateral relations, just after the UK-China summit when Prime Minister David Cameron led a strong delegation of ministers and businessmen to Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu. In front of a […]

  • 23 April 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    The first in a new class of Royal Navy tankers – the RFA Tidespring – arrived at the Royal Navy’s Faslane base for her first visit to the Scottish establishment and for her first participation in a major international maritime exercise. Built specifically to support HMS Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers and their task groups, Tidespring […]

  • 18 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Whilst conducting counter-piracy operations off the Horn of Africa different nations from different task forces often meet. In this case the US supply ship USNS Joshua Humphreys from Task Force 53 provided two flagships with fuel.   FGS Brandenburg flagship of the EU Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta took station on the supplier’s left and […]

  • 17 January 2014

    Another busy year is ahead of the Royal Australian Navy’s replenishment oiler HMAS Sirius. Nevertheless, before she sets sail to support this year’s operations, she will have to undergo a scheduled maintenance period in order to be ready to head out to the high seas once again.   In 2013, which was a record setting […]