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  • 3 August 2017
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy now has its 76th secretary of the navy after White House nominee Richard V. Spencer was sworn in on August 3. The former U.S. Marine pilot assumes the role two days after being confirmed in a Senate hearing. Spencer most recently served as Managing Partner for investment company Fall Creek Management, LLC. […]

  • 22 January 2017
    Authorities

    Assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy Sean J. Stackley assumed the responsibilities of acting secretary of the Navy Jan. 20 at noon until the incoming Trump administration nominates, and Congress confirms, a replacement for Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. The U.S. Navy said Thomas W. Hicks, deputy undersecretary of the Navy (Management), will perform the […]

  • 26 January 2015
    Authorities

    The US Coast Guard commissioned its newest fast response cutter William Trump at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Florida, January 24, 2015. The vessel is named after the U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class William Trump who earned a silver star for valor in action during the assault phase of the landing at Normandy during […]

  • 27 November 2014
    Industry news

    Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the WILLIAM TRUMP, the 11th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard. The 154 foot patrol craft WILLIAM TRUMP is the eleventh vessel in the Coast Guard’s Sentinel-class FRC program. To build the FRC, Bollinger used a proven, in-service parent craft design based on the Damen Stan […]

  • 3 March 2017
    Authorities

    U.S. president Donald J. Trump visited the U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, future Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), in what was seen by many as a push for military procurement. The president landed on the flight deck on Thursday on Marine One accompanied by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. They were welcomed aboard Ford by Chief […]

  • 7 April 2017

    The United States has launched dozens of Tomahawk missiles on a military base in Syria, in what it says is a retaliation for the regime of Bashar Assad using nerve agents to attack his own people, that had occurred a few days earlier. The attack has been ordered by the U.S. president, Donald Trump, on […]

  • 5 June 2017
    Authorities

    U.S. president Donald J. Trump picked Richard V. Spencer as the nominee for the Secretary of the Navy, the White House announced on Friday. Richard V. Spencer served in the U.S. Marine Corps until 1981 after graduating from Rollins College in 1976. He also served as a U.S. Marine Corps Captain, and spent five years on the Defense Business […]

  • 27 February 2017
    Authorities

    Philip Bilden, president Donald Trump’s nominee for the secretary of the U.S. Navy has withdrawn himself from consideration, citing privacy and financial sacrifices as the main reason behind the decision. In statements on Sunday, both he and U.S. Secretary of Defense James Matis confirmed the withdrawal. Bilden said divesting from his family business would be […]

  • 19 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    A U.S. Navy report on its future naval force requirements is in line with U.S. president Donald Trump’s plans of building a 350-plus ship navy. Trump announced the goal of a 350-ship navy during a speech in September when he said his plan was based on a 2014 Pentagon quadrennial review of projected threats and U.S. […]

  • 15 October 2015
    Authorities

    The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter William Trump repatriated 50 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Monday. This repatriation is a result of five separate interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. These events all consisted of Cubans attempting to illegally enter the United States on unseaworthy vessels. William Trump, along […]

  • 20 August 2015
    Authorities

    Sixty-five Cuban migrants aboard the US Coast Guard Cutters William Trump and Raymond Evans were repatriated to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba over the last five days. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter William Trump repatriated seven Cuban migrants Tuesday. This repatriation is a result of two separate migrant interdictions at sea in the south […]

  • 10 April 2017
    Authorities

    The commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific ordered the U.S. Navy’s Carl Vinson carrier strike group to change course and head towards the Korean Peninsula in response to North Korea’s advancing weapons tests. The change of direction was announced on Saturday by the U.S. Pacific Command after the ships set sail from Singapore. The group is composed […]

  • 25 May 2017
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy ordered one of its destroyers to challenge China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea by sailing within 12 nautical miles of a Chinese artificially built island. According to Reuters, Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Dewey sailed near a disputed reef in the Spratly Islands over which China is in a territorial dispute with […]

  • 19 July 2019
    Authorities

    The sailors and marines aboard US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Boxer have destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz on July 18, US president Donald Trump said during a White House event. While various media reports said the incident was confirmed by “senior defense officials”, Iranian officials said they had no information […]

  • 27 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    A federal hiring freeze memorandum signed by U.S. president Donald Trump might have a negative impact on navy shipyards and operations, U.S. senators said. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, joined by other senate colleagues, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis calling for Department of Navy shipyard civilian employees to be exempt from […]

  • 19 December 2016
    Authorities

    China will return an underwater drone it ‘stole’ from the USNS Bowditch, a civilian U.S. Navy oceanographic survey ship which was operating in the South China Sea, the Pentagon said on Thursday. “Through direct engagement with Chinese authorities, we have secured an understanding that the Chinese will return the UUV to the United States,” Pentagon […]

  • 15 February 2017
    Authorities

    Russian fighter jets flew “dangerously close” to the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Porter in the Black Sea in what was the first incident of this kind since the new U.S. president was sworn in. Russian aircraft performed three “unprofessional and unsafe” approaches at the USS Porter in a single day on February 10, U.S. officials […]

  • 10 August 2017
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS John S. McCain sailed within 12 miles of a Chinese artificial reef in the South China Sea on Thursday, according to Reuters. Citing unidentified officials, Reuters wrote that the USS John S. McCain sailed close to the disputed Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands where China has built airstrips […]

  • 27 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Austal USA has held a metal cutting ceremony on the US Navy’s Independence-class littoral combat ship Canberra (LCS 30). Austal LCS Program Director Dave Growden had the honor of starting the router to cut the first piece of aluminium, signaling the start of construction. The LCS is a 127m frigate-sized vessel designed to support focused […]

  • 19 April 2017
    Authorities

    Contrary to an official U.S. Navy statement from ten days ago, the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group was not headed to waters off North Korea, officials and U.S. Navy photos have revealed. The U.S. Pacific Command announced on Saturday, April 9, that the carrier strike group was being redirected to sail north from […]

  • 7 November 2017
    Authorities

    US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) wrapped up her hurricane relief efforts returning home to Norfolk on November 6. The ship and its crew spent 68 days providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria. Kearsarge, the staff […]

  • 26 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s next littoral combat ship, the Independence-variant LCS 30, will be named USS Canberra, US president Donald Trump announced in a White House news conference with Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday, February 23. The LCS will be the only US Navy vessel named for a city outside the US and the […]

  • 23 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    U.S. president Donald J. Trump commissioned the U.S. Navy’s most expensive ship ever built, the USS Gerald R. Ford, in a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk on Saturday. The commissioning ceremony for the navy’s new aircraft carrier was attended by a crowd of 10,000 who watched the festivities from the hangar bay, the pier and […]

  • 13 November 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy has shared video footage of its much anticipated Western Pacific exercise where, for the first time in ten years, three nuclear-powered aircraft carriers exercised and sailed together. US Navy’s video shows the carriers, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) sailing in formation together […]

  • 9 September 2015
    Authorities

    Sixty-four Cuban migrants aboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore were repatriated to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Monday. This repatriation is a result of five separate migrant interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. These events were Cubans trying to illegally enter the United States on unseaworthy vessels. Coast Guard assets involved in […]

  • 26 January 2017
    Authorities

    U.S. president Donald J. Trump on Wednesday announced his intention to nominate Philip Bilden as the 76th secretary of the Navy. If confirmed by the Senate, Bilden will replace Ray Mabus, who was the longest serving Navy secretary since World War I. The announcement follows the president’s nomination of Heather Wilson as Air Force secretary […]

  • 18 July 2017
    Authorities

    The commander of the Carrier Strike Group 2 assembled around the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower visited French frigate FS Chevalier Paul on July 14. The visit, held on Bastille Day, promoted interoperability and U.S.-French commitment to stability in the Europe and Africa regions during operation Inherent Resolve. “Our French allies have […]

  • 11 October 2017
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Chafee has become the latest US warship to carry out a freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea. US defense officials said that the destroyer operated near the Paracel Islands on Tuesday. Known as Xisha in Chinese, the group of islands is also claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam. […]

  • 15 August 2018
    Authorities

    US president Donald J. Trump has signed a $717 billion National Defense Authorization Act under which the US Navy would get funds for a total of 13 new vessels. Signed by the president at a ceremony at Fort Drum, New York, August 13, the NDAA includes funds for three littoral combat ships, a fourth Ford-class […]