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  • 27 May 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Taiwan has kicked off construction of three Tuo Chiang-class missile corvettes and four next-generation minelayers in a ceremony attended by the country’s president Tsai Ing-wen on May 24. The three catamaran corvettes are being built by Lung Teh Shipbuilding and will displace 680 tons at a length of 65 meters. They will armed with Hsiung […]

  • 8 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Taiwan Navy commissioned today two Cheng Kung-class frigates at the Zuoying base in Kaohsiung. The vessels in question are ex-USS Taylor and ex-USS Gary, bought by Taiwan from the US in 2016. They have been renamed Ming Chuan and Feng Chia. The former US Navy Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates were commissioned by Tsai Ing-wen, President of […]

  • 16 August 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      The Taiwanese Navy has unveiled a prototype road-mobile launcher carrier for the supersonic Hsiung Feng III (Brave Wind) anti-ship cruise missile at the biennial Taipei Aerospace and Defense Technology Exhibition (TADTE), Defence News writes. The Hsiung-feng III missile is designed in such a way that it can be operated as a ship-to-ship, land-attack or […]

  • 17 August 2017

    The US Coast Guard on Tuesday temporarily relieved the officer in charge of Coast Guard Station Ashtabula in Ashtabula, Ohio due to what it termed as “loss of confidence”. Chief Petty Officer Bryan Pate was temporarily removed from command by Rear Adm. Joanna Nunan, commander, Ninth Coast Guard District in Cleveland. Petty Officer 1st Class […]

  • 22 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The “Liu Gators”, a basketball team of Sailors from the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), participated in a basketball game April 18, during a Hong Kong port visit, with the students and faculty of Chong Gene Hang College (CGHC). CGHC, a co-ed government aided east district Hong Kong secondary school, hosted the match […]

  • 11 November 2014

    The Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Admiral (ADM) Kraisorn Chansuvanich called on Singapore’s Second Minister for Defence Mr Chan Chun Sing this afternoon. ADM Kraisorn is in Singapore on an introductory visit from 11 to 12 November 2014. As part of his visit, he will call on Chief of Navy Rear-Admiral Lai Chung […]

  • 16 January 2015

    The Royal Navy’s First Sea Lord has paid a visit to a Chinese assault ship during its stay in Portsmouth. Admiral Sir George Zambellas was given a tour of Chang Bai Shan which is one of three Chinese Naval ships visiting the city’s naval base for five days. He was hosted by Rear Admiral Zhang […]

  • 25 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) launched the second of three Chang Bogo-class submarines for the Indonesian Navy. Launched on Monday, October 24, the submarine is part of US$1.1 billion deal signed in 2011. The Indonesian submarines are variants of the German Type 209 submarine which is built by DSME under a licensing agreement with Germany. […]

  • 11 May 2016

    German Navy’s Bremen-class frigate is scheduled to hold a change of command ceremony on May 13, 2016. Due to construction works at the navy yard in Wilhelmshaven the ceremony will take place at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. The 4th Frigate Squadron Commander, Captain at Sea, Thorsten Marx will transfer the command over […]

  • 5 August 2016

    U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) changed command during  a ceremony at the Naval Base Guam chapel on August 5. Cmdr. Steven Tarr III took charge of the submarine from Cmdr. David Lammers. Capt. Jeffrey Grimes, Joint Region Marianas Chief of Staff and former commander of Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 15, was the guest […]

  • 31 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and embarked Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Hong Kong for a scheduled port visit Oct. 29. While in Hong Kong, Sailors and Marines will have the chance to experience the culture, participate in Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) tours, volunteer for […]

  • 23 August 2011
    Training & Education

      A tearful embrace for one of the 44 men and women of HMS Grimby who brought their ship up the Clyde and into Faslane on Friday after a 6,500-mile odyssey from the Gulf. There was a traditional blast of water from a tug’s fire hose, plus cheers, tears and reunions as the curtain came […]

  • 29 June 2015

    Three US Coast Guard cutter crews officially changed commands Thursday during a ceremony in Portsmouth at Sector Hampton Roads. The crews of Coast Guard Cutters Shearwater, Sea Horse and Cochito, 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boats homeported in Hampton Roads, bid farewell to departing officers-in-charge and welcomed aboard the incoming, during the unique, triple change-of-command ceremony. Master […]

  • 26 February 2017

    U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Texas (SSN 775) welcomed a new commander in a ceremony held on the historic submarine piers in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, February 24. Cmdr. Mike R. Dolbec relieved Cmdr. Todd J. Nethercott as the new commanding officer. Capt. Richard Seif, commander, Submarine Squadron One, presided over the ceremony. Laura Bush, former […]

  • 23 January 2017

    USS North Carolina (SSN 777), the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class, fast attack submarine held a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, January 20. Cmdr. Gary Montalvo, commanding officer of North Carolina, was relieved by Cmdr. Matthew Lewis. Capt. Robert Roncska, commander, Submarine Squadron Seven was the guest speaker for the ceremony and shared stories […]

  • 24 September 2017

    US Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald will be changing homeport from Yokouka, Japan to Pascagoula, Mississippi, as part of repair efforts following a June 17 collision between the destroyer and a merchant ship. The US Navy said the homeport change will take place on December 15 after the damaged destroyer is transported back to the US. […]

  • 4 December 2011

    The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) held a change of command ceremony Dec. 2, while the ship was underway. Capt. Kent D. Whalen relieved Capt. Bruce H. Lindsey as commanding officer. The ceremony’s guest speaker and Vinson’s second commanding officer, retired Rear Adm. Thomas Mercer, praised Lindsey’s leadership, highlighting the ship’s humanitarian […]

  • 3 February 2012

    A time-honored change of command ceremony was held for the Virginia-class submarine USS Texas (SSN 775) at the submarine piers on board Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Wed. Feb. 1. Cmdr. Robert Roncska, commanding officer of Texas was relieved by Cmdr. Andrew Hertel. Guest speaker, former First Lady of the United States and ship’s sponsor, Mrs. […]

  • 14 September 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has contracted UK defense company Babcock for work on the third batch of Republic of Korea Navy’s Chang Bogo-class submarines. Under the seven-year contract, Babcock is to produce and deliver weapons handling and launch equipment for the submarines. Babcock said procurement and manufacture of the systems would […]

  • 23 January 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    The leadership of Branch Health Clinic (BHC) Norfolk Triad changed hands Jan. 18 during a change of charge ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. Capt. Richelle Kay-Marriner relieved Cmdr. Sarah Neill. The triad consists of the BHCs at Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk Naval Shipyard and Naval Weapons Station Yorktown. The Naval Station Norfolk clinic is the […]

  • 9 June 2015

    Cmdr. Eric Rozek relieved Cmdr. Michael Luckett as commanding officer of the US Navy’s Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) at a change of command ceremony held at the submarine piers on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, June 5. As Rozek assumed command of Mississippi, he expressed how honored and humbled he is to […]

  • 12 January 2015
    Training & Education

    Three Chinese Naval ships were given a rapturous welcome as they arrived in Portsmouth for a formal visit aimed at enhancing military understanding between the UK and China. Chinese Ambassador Liu Xiaoming and hundreds of flag-waving UK-based Chinese residents welcomed the ships into the city’s Naval Base. Heading the task group is the assault ship […]

  • 30 June 2017

    Norwegian shipbuilder Bergen Group Services announced it has received a one-year contract extension for the service of Royal Norwegian Navy vessels, less than a month after losing a NOK 700 million (approx. $83 million) contract for the upkeep of Nansen-class frigates. On June 22, Norwegian Armed Forces announced it chose OneCo for frigate maintenance over Bergen who […]

  • 24 April 2012

    High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV) 2 departed Toulon naval base after a three-day port visit to strengthen relations with the French navy, April 20. Vice Adm. Yann Tainguy, French navy commander-in-chief, Mediterranean, and other high-ranking French naval officials toured the ship and met with the crew. After the tour, the guests were invited to a […]

  • 27 July 2012
    Industry news, Training & Education

    There has been some sensationalist reporting relating to a minor flood in HMAS Farncomb on 25 July 2012. The following media release is the actual statement made by the Department of Defence on 25 July 2012. On Wednesday 25 July (Australian Eastern Standard Time), while participating in Exercise RIMPAC, HMAS Farncomb suffered a minor flood […]

  • 8 September 2016

    A new commanding officer took charge of the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class, fast-attack submarine, USS Virginia (SSN 774) during a change of command ceremony held aboard the submarine in its homeport, Naval Submarine Base New London Sept. 2. Cmdr. Jeffrey Anderson became Virginia’s 6th commanding officer when he relieved Cmdr. Steven Antcliff of command of the […]

  • 1 July 2016

    A Taiwan Navy vessel fired a “carrier-killer” anti-ship missile towards China during an exercise on Friday morning. A Chin Chiang-class Taiwan Navy patrol boat fired the Hsiung Feng III missile which did not reach China but instead killed one fisherman and injured three more as it struck a fishing boat on its way down. The […]

  • 25 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) participated in the second annual Naval Station Norfolk Fleet Festival, Oct. 20. Three Lincoln Sailors competed for cash prizes against teams from other Hampton Roads-area commands in a chowder cook-off at the festival. Culinary Specialist 1st Class Christopher Williams, Culinary Specialist 3rd Class […]

  • 2 June 2014
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) frocked 258 Sailors to their new pay-grade during a ceremony held in the ship’s hangar bay, May 30.   Frocked Sailors receive the right to wear the uniform and assume the responsibilities of their next pay grade but do not receive pay of their new grade until […]