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  • 7 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Chilean Navy diesel-electric submarine SS Thomson (SS 20) arrived at Naval Base Point Loma on Sept. 6 to participate in the Chile-U.S. bi-lateral exercise CHILEMAR VI. CHILEMAR is designed to demonstrate interoperability between U.S. submarine rescue systems and Chilean submarines, including a simulated submarine rescue operation, and to promote greater understanding and cooperation between […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The Chilean diesel-electric submarine CS Thomson (SS 20) arrived at U.S. Naval Base Point Loma May 1 while participating in the U.S. Navy’s Diesel-Electric Submarine Initiative (DESI).   Partnering with South American navies to employ diesel-electric submarines in support of fleet readiness events off the East and West Coasts, the DESI program was established in […]

  • 11 May 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Nigerian Navy Receives Former U.S. Coast Guard Cutter The U.S. Coast Guard and the Nigerian Navy held a ceremony Wednesday in North Charleston to officially sign the decommissioned Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin over to the Nigerian Navy.   The Gallatin was offered to Nigeria April 24, 2013, through the Foreign Assistance Act, and was decommissioned from Coast […]

  • 18 May 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    US Navy Sailors Drive Potent New Riverine Boat It’s small, fast, heavily armed, networked and one of a kind. But the new coastal command boat just starting to operate in this region is giving sailors in the Persian Gulf a taste of the swift and bad-ass boats coming to the brown-water Navy.  Construction of Royal Navy’s HQ in […]

  • 18 December 2014

    The guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) held a change of command ceremony at Bravo Pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Dec. 17. Cmdr. Matthew Hall relieved Cmdr. Andrew Thomson as commanding officer of John Paul Jones. In command since June 21, 2013, Thomson led the ship and crew through a demanding training […]

  • 18 June 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) joined 2,000 Sailors on Naval Submarine Base New London June 14 to watch a presentation aimed at raising awareness of sexual assault and prevention. The 90-minute production by students of Central Michigan University’s (CMU) ‘No Zebras, No Excuses’ performance team took place as a training aid during […]

  • 16 February 2017

    South African Navy frigate SAS Amatole visited Plymouth, UK, to mark the sinking of the South African troop ship Mendi 100 years ago off the Isle of Wight which coincides with the nation’s Armed Forces Day. Apart from the commemoration, SAS Amatola will spend a few weeks training with the Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) organisation. The captain of […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    After engagement in Noble Justification from 13 to 26 October 2014 and obtaining a certification from NATO Response Force, the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG-2) continued on to enhance its skills in exercise Ariadne 2014. This year’s training will include, besides SNMCMG-2, HS Adrias, HS Kalypso, HS Kallisto, HS Kassos, FS FGS Lyre, BS BGR Priboy, the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 February 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Sociedad Anónima de Electrónica Submarina (SAES), a Spanish company specialized in underwater acoustics and electronics, has delivered the first Sensor Data Link-Surface Segment (SDL-SS) to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV). This is the first formal delivery; SAES will deliver a total of five SDL-SS systems over the years 2013 and 2014. SAES has successfully […]

  • 19 March 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    On Thursday 13 March the EU Naval Force flagship, FS Siroco, rendezvoused at sea in the Gulf of Aden with Hellenic warship, HS Psara, to conduct a replenishment from sea.   The meeting was also an opportunity for Rear Admiral Hervé Bléjean to visit the crewmembers of the Hellenic Navy frigate, which recently entered the […]

  • 3 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Chilean Navy’s diesel-electric submarine CS Simpson (SS 21) arrived at Naval Base Point Loma on June 26 as part of the Diesel-Electric Submarine Initiative (DESI) program. Hosted by Commander, Submarine Squadron 11 (CSS-11), the submarine and its crew will spend the next three months in San Diego, conducting underway operations with US Navy submarines, ships and […]

  • 20 December 2013
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), commemorated its 20th year of service with members of the ship’s first plankowners at Naval Base San Diego, Calif. Dec. 18. John Paul Jones, named after American Revolutionary War Navy Capt. John Paul Jones, was commissioned Dec. 18, 1993. Cmdr. Andrew J. Thomsan, commanding officer of John […]

  • 15 April 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Norwegian marine technology company Kongsberg has been selected to deliver its anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and diver detection sonars for the Pohjanmaa-class corvettes currently being developed by the Finnish Navy under its Squadron 2020 project. Kongsberg Maritime AS, Sensor & Robotics has signed the relevant contract worth about NOK 100 million (USD 9.5 million) with Saab. […]

  • 7 November 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Shipbuilder Kawasaki Heavy Industries has launched the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force’s 12th Soryu-class diesel-electric submarine. Named Toryu (with pennant number SS 512), the boat is the second in the class to be fitted with lithium-ion batteries which store considerably more power than the lead-acid batteries installed on the previous ten Soryu-class submarines. JS Oryu […]

  • 16 October 2013
    Training & Education

    In September, HMAS Parramatta’s Flight Deck Team conducted a Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP) with Spanish replenishment ship ESPS Cantabria while participating in Exercise Triton Centenary 13. What made this VERTREP a special occasion was the use of an MRH-90 helicopter to transfer the stores from Cantabria to Parramatta. For most of the Flight Deck Team, and indeed many of the Ship’s company, […]

  • 5 November 2018

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) recently made a stop in Manama, Bahrain, for a mid-deployment voyage repair (MDVR). According to the US Navy, the destroyer got underway on Oct. 31, after an eight-day port visit. Jason Dunham, which has been deployed since June 2 out of Norfolk, Virginia, had spent 66 consecutive days underway […]

  • 11 January 2017

    U.S. Navy’s Amphibious Squadron 11 held a change of command aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in Sasebo, Japan, on January 9. During the ceremony, Capt. George Doyon relieved Capt. Ed Thompson as Commander, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11. The ceremony’s guest speaker, Rear Adm. Marc Dalton, commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, […]

  • 7 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The lead ship of a new class of US Navy aircraft carriers has received its second advanced weapons elevator (AWE), nearly one month after receiving the first one and some 20 months after entering service. USS Gerald R. Ford’s AWE Upper Stage #3 was turned over to the ship February 14, following testing and certification […]

  • 22 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) visited Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) June 19. During the visit, MCPON (SS/SW) Rick D. West, was briefed on NAVSUP’s Shipmates to Workmates program, the Navy Cash Program, and new training initiatives for Navy culinary specialists (CSs) to boost their skills and service to Sailors around the […]

  • 2 December 2014

    Commander Shea S. Thompson relieved Cmdr. Anthony Littmann as commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) during a change of command ceremony held pierside at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Nov. 25. Littmann served as the ship’s executive officer through a 7th Fleet deployment, participation in Operation Valiant Shield, and Koa Kai 2012 before […]

  • 11 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Training specialists from the Center for Service Support (CSS) and Naval Technical Training Center (NTTC) Meridian implemented the improved and modernized Yeoman (YN), Personnel Specialist (PS), Ship’s Serviceman (SH) and Logistics Specialist (LS) courses Oct. 10. The updated course blends computer-based training with traditional classroom instruction to bring the course up-to-date and in step with […]

  • 16 April 2013
    Training & Education

    U.S. Pacific Fleet announced the selection of the 2012 Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year during a ceremony held at the Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki, April 12. Competing amongst 10 petty officer first class finalists, Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (FMF) Joseph Santos, from Saipan the largest island of the Commonwealth of the Northern […]

  • 14 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force has commissioned its ninth Sōryū-class submarine during a March 12 ceremony in the Hyōgo Prefecture. JS Seiryū (SS-509), as the ninth boat in the class is named, was built and delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and will be homeported in Yokosuka. Kawasaki Heavy Industries launched the country’s tenth Sōryū submarine on November 6, 2017, […]

  • 3 April 2014
    Training & Education

    HMS Lancaster will visit Kent this weekend (April 4-8) with Deal man Lieutenant Commander James Thomson as second-in-command.   The 133-metre warship will go alongside at Cruise Terminal 2 in the Port of Dover on Friday April 4 and remain there until Tuesday morning. During her packed weekend’s activities, members of the ship’s company will […]

  • 15 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force ships have gathered in Sydney to conduct the bilateral Exercise Nichi Gou Trident from April 15-26. Two Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force destroyers JS Umigiri (DD158), JS Asayuki (DD132) and one submarine, JS Hakuryu (SS 503) are taking part in the exercise. The arrival of the Soryu-class submarine marked the […]

  • 29 April 2015

    Rear Adm. William R. Merz, commander, Submarine Group 7, and Vice Adm. Masakazu Kaji, commander, Fleet Submarine Force of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) visited Naval Base Guam April 26-28. Merz and Kaji toured Naval Base Guam, the JMSDF submarine JS Hakuryu (SS 503), and observed the Hakuryu team conduct a brief mission in […]

  • 14 August 2014

    Two guided-missile destroyers will arrive at their new home port of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam this week – the USS Preble (DDG 88) is expected to pull in at 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 14, and the USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) plans to arrive at 10 a.m. on Aug. 15.   The John Paul […]

  • 22 March 2011

      Earlier this month, the cruiser USS Monterey entered the Mediterranean Sea on a new mission. The Monterey was built three decades ago at the… by Loren Thompson Read More [mappress] Source: forbes, March 22, 2011;