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  • 14 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    USS Wichita (LCS 13), the US Navy’s seventh Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, was brought to life during a commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Mayport on January 12. “The LCS, like your favorite mobile device, offers more portability and maneuverability, while being much less conspicuous,” said Cmdr. Nathan Rowan, commanding officer of Wichita. “And, like a […]

  • 3 September 2015
    Industry news

    LE James Joyce, a Samuel Beckett-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV), joined Irish Naval Service fleet during a Commissioning Ceremony, on Carlisle Pier, Dun Laoghaire, on September 1st, 2015. This is the second Offshore Patrol Vessel of this class, launched with the ceremonial breaking of the bottle, signifying the naming of the ship, conducted by Ms […]

  • 19 November 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    The United States government announced today that it has joined a lawsuit alleging that Inchcape Shipping Services Holdings Limited, a UK-based marine services provider, violated the False Claims Act by knowingly overbilling the U.S. Navy for ship husbanding services from years 2005 to 2014. As a ship husbanding services provider, Inchcape arranged for the provision […]

  • 18 September 2015

    After nearly 28 years of Naval service, friends, family members, former and present crewmembers will gather at Naval Station Norfolk to decommission USS Kauffman (FFG 59), Norfolk’s last Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, Sept. 18. In the 28 years of service, USS Kauffman gave its nation, the ship and its crews more than 20 deployments in […]

  • 22 December 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has established a subsidiary in Qatar which will be “the focal point” of all the services and after sales activities on the naval vessels of the group in the country. The new company, Fincantieri Services Middle East in Doha, is licensed by the Qatar Financial Centre. As explained by Fincantieri, the move is part […]

  • 30 May 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    Ship husbanding company Inchcape Shipping Services Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries have agreed to pay $2o million to settle a US case in which they were accused of knowingly overbilling the US Navy for their services, the US Department of Justice announced May 29. Inchcape is a UK-headquartered marine services contractor which operates in over 60 […]

  • 20 April 2020

    The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Vermont (SSN 792), the 19th Virginia-class attack submarine, April 18. Although the traditional public commissioning ceremony was canceled due to public health restrictions on large public gatherings, the Navy commissioned USS Vermont administratively and transitioned the boat to normal operations. “This Virginia-class fast-attack submarine will continue the proud naval legacy […]

  • 2 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Omaha (LCS 12) will enter service in a commissioning ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Broadway pier in San Diego. USS Omaha, designated LCS 12, is the 11th littoral combat ship to enter the fleet and the sixth of the Independence-variant design. It is […]

  • 13 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    HMS Forth, the first of Royal Navy’s five new Batch-2 River-class offshore patrol vessels, entered service in a ceremony held at her Her Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth, on April 13. At the ceremony, the ship’s Lady Sponsor, Rachel Johnstone-Burt, was joined by UK government and defense officials, as well as the families of the ship’s company. […]

  • 6 November 2015

    As the Australian Navy is preparing for the decommissioning ceremony of HMAS Sydney, to be held on Saturday, November 7, Sergeant Dave Morley of the Australian Navy has gone back in history to bring us a recap of the ship’s career highlights.  HMAS Sydney achieved a number of firsts for the Australian Navy; she was the first […]

  • 31 October 2011
    Industry news

      Powerful salvage tug Alatau returned to Pacific Fleet (PF) rescue service. Built in 1983 by Admiralteyskie Verfi shipyard in Leningrad, the vessel had been serving in Indian Ocean for a long time maintaining Russian Navy’s warships. Through this time, crew of Alatau took part in several ship-rescuing operations. After a decade of strained work, […]

  • 13 July 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Following commissioning in May this year, HMS Diamond, one of the Royal Navy’s new Type 45 advanced air defence destroyers, has entered service following extensive sea trials, the MOD announced today. The vessel’s capability is based around the sophisticated Sea Viper missile defence system, which is capable of tracking and defending against multiple supersonic […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 July 2014

    The last of the Invincible class carriers, HMS Illustrious, will make her final entry into Portsmouth on Tuesday 22 July. After a career spanning 32 years, the Royal Navy’s helicopter and command platform is being withdrawn from service.   Illustrious is succeeded by HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy’s larger, younger and more capable helicopter carrier, […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    For various reasons, the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) has not deployed since 2004. But after a highly successful combat systems ship qualification trial (CSSQT), Wasp has sent a clear, concise, and concussive message to the fleet: She is back in the fight. After completion of a successful CNO availability at BAE shipyard […]

  • 1 February 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder ASC signed a collaboration agreement with international engineering consultancy BMT to meet increasing demand for ASC’s submarine platform expertise and experience. The 12-month collaboration agreement, signed at ASC’s submarine headquarters at Osborne, South Australia, will strengthen ASC’s roles as builder and sustainer of Australia’s Collins-class submarine fleet. “Under this agreement, ASC will be […]

  • 18 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Officer cadets under training at Britannia Royal Naval College have been given an insight into what it takes to become a Royal Navy submariner. The group were given the chance to look around the Royal Navy Submarine School at HMS Raleigh and see the facilities used to train servicemen and women to operate beneath the […]

  • 22 November 2011
    Industry news

      URS Federal Technical Services, Germantown, Md., is being awarded a $7,575,930 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-6282) to exercise options for professional support services to Team Submarine in support of towed array systems, associated component systems, and hull sensor systems. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C., and is expected to be completed by […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The decommissioned survey and littoral warfare support ship HMNZS RESOLUTION has been sold and left Devonport Naval Base on Saturday, according to Royal New Zealand Navy’s social media. The vessel, now names GEO RESOLUTION, is the latest addition to the fleet of the international maritime survey company EGS Group. RESOLUTION (formerly USNS TENACIOUS) was bought […]

  • 17 October 2014
    Equipment & technology

    HMAS Toowoomba’s Mark 54 five-inch Gun Maintainers or “Gun Busters” have conducted maintenance work on this key weapon system to keep it fully functional and ready to defend the ship from incoming threats. This kind of work is usually heavy, greasy, and very hot, particularly when deployed in the Middle East Region with Joint Task Force 633 […]

  • 6 July 2011
    Training & Education

      The flight deck of HMS Illustrious has buzzed and throbbed once more with aircraft as helicopters returned to the first time since her £40m overhaul. LA James Batley guided the first aircraft – a Merlin of 814 Naval Air Squadron – to set down on the deck of ‘Lusty’ in more than 18 months, […]

  • 10 June 2011
    Training & Education

        Russia celebrates Beacon Service Day on June 8. Pacific Fleet made considerable contribution to establishing and development of this service. The first beacon in the Far East – Petropavlovsky Lighthouse – was built 161 years ago at the entry to Avachinskaya Bay. Great number of lighthouses constructed over 100 years ago still operates […]

  • 7 December 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    Indian Navy’s aircraft carrier, INS Viraat, the oldest aircraft carrier in service in the world, might become an aircraft carrier museum. The last British-built ship in the Indian Navy is planned to be decommissioned after it participates in the International Fleet Review 2016, which will take place in February in Visakhapatnam, India. The Indian Government […]

  • 20 March 2013

    Irish Naval Service Vessel L.É. AOIFE has detained a British registered fishing vessel approximately 11 nautical miles south of the Aran Islands on March 19. The detention was in relation to an alleged breach of fishing regulations. The vessel is currently under escort by the L.É. AOIFE to Rossaveal, Co Galway and arrived alongside around […]

  • 9 March 2015

    Two US Navy commands on Guam were among 12 commands fleetwide who were commended for giving back to the community in 2014. Navy Munitions Command East Asia Division (NMCEAD) Unit Guam won the small overseas division while the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) received honorable mention in the large sea category for the […]

  • 13 January 2014
    Industry news

    Russian two new missile corvettes have completed acceptance trials and are ready to enter service in the Caspian Flotilla, writes RIA Novosti. The new Buyan-M class ships, named Uglich and Grad Sviyazhsk, started sea trials in August and completed Kalibr-NK missiles tests during the trials. The Buyan Class corvettes are designed and built to operate […]

  • 18 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy littoral combat ship USS Little Rock officially entered service following a commissioning ceremony on the Buffalo River on December 16. Little Rock (LCS 9) is the navy’s fifth Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), designed and built by Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine. USS Little Rock completed its acceptance trials in August and was […]

  • 25 May 2017

    The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) has contracted BMT Defence Services (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, for consultancy services on the country’s submarine acquisition program. According to BMT, the contract is a framework agreement through which BMT can either conduct stand-alone tasks or provide resources to address any shortfalls in capacity, capability or confidence within […]