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  • 30 June 2014

    The Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) began a new chapter, June 27, as its director of two years retired during a ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard.   Capt. Henry J. Hendrix, Ph.D., was assigned as NHHC’s director in the wake of a Navy Inspector General investigation in 2011 that revealed its archives, artifacts, […]

  • 29 September 2015

    The last of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Leaf Class support tankers is to leave the Service on Wednesday (30 September). RFA Orangeleaf, built in Birkenhead and launched in 1975 before being commissioned for service with the RFA in 1984, will complete her service in the port where she was built 40 years ago. The single […]

  • 2 November 2015

    Royal Australian Navy is getting ready to decommission HMAS Sydney this week after her 32 years of service. The ceremony, to be held on Saturday, alongside at the vessel’s home port of Garden Island, Fleet Base East, Sydney, will mark the end of more than three decades of service for this vessel, which has provided the Australian Defence Force […]

  • 30 March 2015

    The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) is scheduled to be decommissioned after more than 34 years of service in a ceremony on Naval Base San Diego, March 31. The last general-purpose amphibious assault ship of the Tarawa class, Peleliu’s decommissioning marks the end of a career comprising multiple deployments to U.S. 7th and […]

  • 22 July 2015

    US Navy’s guided-missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) is scheduled to be decommissioned after more than 30 years of service in a ceremony on Naval Base San Diego, July 23. Commissioned on Nov. 17, 1984, Gary was named after Cmdr. Donald Arthur Gary, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions to help save […]

  • 12 December 2014

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Norfolk (SSN 714) was decommissioned Dec. 11 during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. The submarine will remain in Norfolk until in leaves in January to begin the decommissioning process at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine. Norfolk is currently under the command of Cmdr. Christopher Polk, who became the […]

  • 2 December 2014

    Sailors from amphibious dock landing ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) joined members of the American Legion, Boy Scouts of America and Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps to help lay to rest faded and torn American flags during a flag retirement ceremony in San Diego, Nov. 22. New Orleans’ Sailors provided the color guard service […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    As the Royal Canadian Navy undergoes its most extensive peacetime modernization in history, Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), announced September 19 the upcoming retirement of four ships that have reached the end of their operational lives.   The ships are Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Protecteur and Preserver, two Protecteur-class […]

  • 30 May 2017

    The Indian Navy’s guided missile frigate INS Ganga sailed under her own power one last time on May 27 as she entered the Mumbai harbor ahead of decommissioning. On May 28, Ganga was placed in the non-operational category and will likely be decommissioned before the end of the year, the Indian Navy said. INS Ganga is the […]

  • 23 January 2012

    As announced by the Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert during an All Hands Call at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) Jan. 19, the Navy plans to offer voluntary early retirement to certain Sailors separating due to the Enlisted Retention Board (ERB). A NAVADMIN outlining official guidance and application procedures for voluntary early retirement […]

  • 4 May 2015

    Royal Canadian Navy’s HMCS Iroquois officially concluded its service on Friday, May 1, in a paying-off ceremony at HMC Dockyard in Halifax, receiving a farewell salute from current and former sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen. Commissioned on July 29, 1972, Iroquois sailed with the RCN’s Atlantic fleet, conducting domestic and international security operations. Notably, the […]

  • 2 August 2013
    Training & Education

    The director of the Navy Nurse Corps and deputy chief, Wounded, Ill, and Injured, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, retired after 32 years of service during a change of office ceremony held at the Women in Service Memorial, Aug. 1. Rear Adm. Elizabeth Niemyer was relieved by Rear Adm. Rebecca McCormick-Boyle, chief of […]

  • 3 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    After almost 35 years of dedicated service, the Royal Australian Navy’s humanitarian aid and disaster relief ship, HMAS Tobruk, was decommissioned at her homeport of Garden Island, in Sydney, on July 31. The ship’s Commanding Officer, Commander Leif Maxfield, accepted the Australian White Ensign, which was lowered for the last time, folded, and handed to […]

  • 20 July 2015

    In a ceremony held at the Ship Building Centre (V) on 16 July 2015, Indian Navy’s INS Astravahini, an indigenously built Torpedo Launch and Recovery Vessel was decommissioned. The ceremony commenced with a guard of honour and culminated in hauling down of Naval Ensign for the last time at sunset. An auxiliary vessel of the TLRV […]

  • 2 February 2015

    Placed into commission nearly 30 years ago, the guided-missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) was decommissioned on Friday, January 30, during a Naval Station Norfolk ceremony, led by Cmdr. Brad Stallings, commanding officer. Elrod last deployed in 2014, to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to advance national security interests in Europe and Africa, conduct […]

  • 17 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Former Australian Navy frigate ex-HMAS Darwin will not be turned into a dive wreck off the coast of Tasmania as the island state’s government decided not to accept the Commonwealth’s gift. While the frigate was offered for scuttling off the East Coast for free, the Tasmanian government figured out it would have to pay over […]

  • 11 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Navy’s Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) entered Pearl Harbor on December 5. The vessel sailed on its final journey home after completing a patrol in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. USS Rodney M. Davis is expected to retire from service in January 2015. The frigate, named for Marine Sergeant Rodney M. Davis (1942–1967), who […]

  • 26 September 2011
    Authorities, Industry news

      Electric Boat’s building of two submarines per year for the first time in more than 20 years doesn’t eliminate the “serious challenges” facing the Navy’s submarine force, a retired admiral said Friday. Former Rear Adm. John B. Padgett III, a Norwich native who lives in Old Lyme, said he was very concerned about what […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Sea Warrior Program (PEO EIS PMW 240) awarded a $96 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract June 11 to SRA International, Inc. for the support, sustainment, upgrades, and modernization of personnel systems under the US Navy’s Integrated Personnel and Pay System (IPPS) strategy.   This Personnel Modernization (Pers Mod) contract award directly supports the Navy strategy to […]

  • 13 May 2015

    US Navy’s Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) concluded more than 30 years of service to the Navy during a decommissioning ceremony led by Cmdr. Joel Rodriguez, commanding officer, held May 8 at Naval Station Mayport. More than 400 crew members, plank owners, family members and friends gathered to bid farewell to the celebrated […]

  • 26 September 2017

    Admiral Scott Swift, the commander of the US Pacific Fleet, has publicly announced his request to retire after being informed that he will not be nominated to replace Adm. Harry Harris as the commander of U.S. Pacific Command. Although he has submitted his request to retire, Swift has not put forward a retirement date saying he […]

  • 18 July 2012
    Industry news

    A ceremony marking the retirement of Royal Navy submarine HMS Turbulent took place this weekend at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Devonport in Plymouth. Turbulent officially left operational service at a decommissioning ceremony on Saturday after nearly 30 years of service, including firing missiles during operations against Libya. The ceremony marked the end of the distinguished […]

  • 9 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Crew members, plankowners, family members and friends gathered Sept. 6 to bid farewell to USS Halyburton (FFG 40) during a decommissioning ceremony which capped more than 30 years of naval service.   Among the ceremony guests were retired Cmdr. Porter Halyburton, a Silver Star recipient who spent seven and a half years as a prisoner […]

  • 23 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    LCAC 66 was used in various mine sweeping, detection and lane breeching missions tests.

  • 17 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Australian Navy has retired the Seahawk helicopter ‘Skeletor’ after more than 28 years of service and a career logging 6,200 airframe hours. Navy took the opportunity to retire the anti-submarine helicopter S-70B-2, serial N24-011 during HMAS Arunta’s recent maintenance period in Bahrain while deployed in the Middle East. The helicopter’s last flight from […]

  • 23 July 2014

    After 46 years of service, USS Denver will hold its decommissioning ceremony at 10:00 a.m. at Naval Station Pearl Harbor on 14 August, 2014.   “It is with a great sense of pride that Denver will decommission as the oldest deployable warship in the Navy and as the last and longest serving Austin class amphibious […]

  • 18 June 2013
    Training & Education

    A recently retired Royal Navy Commodore has been recognised for 35 years dedicated service to the UK in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Until retiring in February this year, John Keegan was Commodore Maritime Reserves, based at Royal Navy Headquarters on Whale Island, Portsmouth. But it was for his “diverse” and “selfless” career in the […]

  • 2 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    A Lynx helicopter embarked on the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Portland carried out one final Sea Skua anti-ship missile firing. Royal Navy will no longer be using the Sea Skua missile as the Lynx helicopters carrying it are set to retire in March. This will leave the Royal Navy with a helicopter anti-ship missile gap […]

  • 9 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The 35-year-old boat will now head to Bremerton, Washington, for inactivation.