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  • 24 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Guided-missile frigates USS Boone (FFG 28) and USS Thach (FFG 43) participated in a series of exercises with the Chilean navy submarine CNS Carrera (SS 22), and Chilean navy ships CNS Condell (FF 06) and CNS Blanco (FF 15), June 22. During the three-day passing exercise (PASSEX), ships from both navies trained with each […]

  • 23 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Britain’s newest operational warship – HMS Dauntless – has arrived in the world’s largest naval base ready to show international navies what she can do. Fresh from working with the Americans’ newest carrier, the USS George H W Bush in the Western Approaches, the Portsmouth-based Type 45 has made her maiden voyage across the […]

  • 21 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) concluded its stay in Gaeta, Italy, June 17, after a five-day port visit to the city. Sailors used the port visit as a chance to enjoy some free time and to experience the local food, culture and history in Gaeta and Rome. Barry’s Morale, Welfare and […]

  • 20 June 2011

      A Fleet Air Arm Lynx has flown across the Atlantic to support the war on drugs in the Caribbean. Admittedly, it was in the back of a C17 transporter. Had it tried to make it on its own, the little helicopter would have run out of fuel about 120 miles off Land’s End… The […]

  • 20 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Guided-missile frigates, USS Boone (FFG 28) and USS Thach (FFG 43), departed Talcahuano, Chile, after spending five days participating in events with the Chilean navy, June 16. The ships’ visit focused on building relationships between the navies of the U.S. and Chile through ship tours, sports and personal interaction events. The first event of […]

  • 13 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Second phase of the BALTOPS-2011 joint naval exercise is conducted in the Baltic Sea near Bornholm Island; Russian Navy is represented by Baltic Fleet (BF) large landing ship Minsk under command of Capt 2 rank Alexander Morgen. The active phase is to continue until June 16 in four regions of the Baltic Sea; participants […]

  • 9 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Eight USS Missouri (SSN 780) Sailors who took voluntary leave to assist their namesake state are returning to Groton, Conn., June 8. To officially thank them for their service, Kansas City Mayor Sly James and several city council members met the Sailors at the Kansas City International Airport to thank them for their efforts […]

  • 8 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead was a keynote speaker at the U.S. Naval War College’s 62nd annual Current Strategy Forum (CSF) in Newport, R.I., June 7. Roughead discussed how the U.S. Navy must continue to find more efficient energy sources as the Navy meets the demands of national and global security. “We […]

  • 6 June 2011
    Training & Education

      A retired U.S. Navy master chief petty officer who served in the Battle of Midway shared his experience and reflected on the battle’s place in history during a Battle of Midway commemoration ceremony held at Naval Submarine Base New London, June 3. Master Chief Deen Brown was a radioman while serving aboard the Tambor-class […]

  • 2 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Sailors aboard guided-missile frigate USS Thach (FFG 43) conducted flight operations with a Chilean navy helicopter during the Southern Seas 2011 transit of the Strait of Magellan, May 28. The flight operation was completed successfully as the Chilean pilots flying the Dauphin AS-365N2 landed safely aboard Thach to fly a Chilean officer home on […]

  • 26 May 2011
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) held an event celebrating the culture of the embarked Singaporean staff of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, May 14. Once a week while they are on board , CTF 151 staff members cook and serve traditional foods, and both the staff and Mason’s crew get a chance to relax, […]

  • 26 May 2011
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile frigates USS Boone (FFG 28) and USS Thach (FFG 43) departed Punta Arenas, Chile, May 24 after spending four days participating in events with the Chilean navy and community. U.S. Sailors attended Glorias Navales, a national navy celebration, and engaged in ship tours and volunteer projects with Chilean navy partners. “For the Chilean people, […]

  • 25 May 2011

    HMS Edinburgh is leaving her Portsmouth base today for a seven-month deployment patrolling the British South Atlantic Islands, including the Falklands and South Georgia. As she journeys south, the Type 42 destroyer will call at the Cape Verde Islands and a variety of countries off the west coast of Africa before arriving in the Falklands […]

  • 23 May 2011
    Training & Education

      Frigates USS Boone (FFG 28) and USS Thach (FFG 43) arrived in Punta Arenas, Chile, May 20, as part of their six-month deployment in support of Southern Seas 2011. While in Punta Arenas, Boone and Thach Sailors will attend several Glorias Navales events, a national navy celebration, to develop bonds and promote partnership with […]

  • 17 May 2011
    Training & Education

      U.S. Navy guided-missile frigates USS Boone (FFG 28) and USS Thach (FFG 43), and U.S. Coast Guard cutter USCGC Escanaba (WMEC 907) arrived in Montevideo, Uruguay, May 13. The ships’ time in port will be spent training with Uruguayan sailors and fostering international bonds in support of the Southern Seas 2011 deployment. While in […]

  • 28 April 2011
    Authorities

      The operations of the past year highlight the need for the United States to maintain responsive and flexible global forces, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said at a Defense Writers Group breakfast here today. Mabus said he had just returned from Japan, where he met with 7,000 sailors and Marines who worked in Operation Tomadachi […]

  • 28 April 2011
    Authorities

      A former United Service Organizations (USO) and chart-topping singer visited multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) April 25, while the ship was in port for Fleet Week Port Everglades 2011. Singer Connie Francis was a chart topping pop musician in the 1950s and 1960s, and performed with the United Service Organizations […]

  • 27 April 2011
    Training & Education

      The guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) hosted seven Brazilian and Mexican navy sailors during the Atlantic (LANT) phase of UNITAS 52, April 23. UNITAS 52 LANT is a three-week exercise running from April 15 to May 9 and includes navies from Brazil, United States, Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Peru. The partner nations have […]

  • 27 April 2011
    Training & Education

      U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships arrived in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, after completing the first half of the Atlantic (LANT) phase of UNITAS 52 with ships from Brazil and Mexico, April 26. Guided-missile destroyer Nitze (DDG 94), guided-missile frigates USS Thach (FFG 43), and USS BOONE (FFG 28), and USCGC Escanaba (WMEC 907) […]

  • 21 April 2011
    Training & Education

      A major maritime exercise recently ended with a bang, when minehunter vessels participating in Exercise Joint Warrior 2011, hosted by the Royal Navy off the northwest coast of Scotland, encountered two pieces of Second World War ordnance. The Mine Counter-Measures (MCM) force, consisting of minehunters from the UK, Netherlands and Norway, discovered the unexploded ordnance lying […]

  • 13 April 2011
    Authorities

      Saudi Arabia has recently shown interest in medium-sized U.S. warships as part of its naval buildup to counter Iran, particularly surface vessels capable of countering asymmetric and air threats. This is a key element in Riyadh’s program known as Saudi Naval Expansion Program II, worth as much as $23 billion over 10 years, which […]

  • 12 April 2011

      HMS Iron Duke has completed its final patrol of Iraq’s oil terminals, heralding the end of the Royal Navy’s eight-year involvement in their protection. Since the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003, Britain’s frigate fleet has been committed to almost round-the-clock patrols of the waters around the Khawr Al Amaya and Al Basrah […]

  • 11 April 2011
    Industry news

      BMT Fleet Technology Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced today that its next Fatigue and Fracture Analysis workshop will take place during October 2011. This popular three-day workshop held in Houston, Texas, will be of interest to Naval Architects, Engineers and […]

  • 5 April 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Visualization pioneer Barco has received a contract award to supply its latest generation of rugged displays to General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB), expanding upon its long history of U.S. Navy submarine support to provide these units within the Virginia class submarine’s SCS. General Dynamics Electric Boat is outfitting all future production submarines with Barco’s […]

  • 10 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

    Juliet Marine Systems, Inc. announced today that they have developed and built a revolutionary marine platform called GHOST specifically designed to deal with international problems of piracy. International piracy has been consistently growing. In Somalia alone, pirates today hold 33 hijacked ships and 711 hostages, according to ICC IMB figures. Piracy is growing at about […]