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  • 14 June 2019

    Limpet mines were likely used in the June 13 attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, the US Navy said providing images and videos as proof. This is in contrast to initial reports that said one of the tankers, the 110,000 dwt Front Altair, had been torpedoed. The navy said its forces in […]

  • 21 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) arrived in Port Victoria, Seychelles for a port visit, Oct. 18. This port visit serves to continue Naval Forces Europe-Africa efforts to strengthen maritime partnerships with East African nations like Seychelles in order to enhance regional stability. Bainbridge recently visited Seychelles in late August. “Bainbridge looks forward to […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Vice Adm. Frank C. Pandolfe, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, visited the guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96), July 11, while the ship made a port call to Naples, Italy. The destroyer departed its homeport of Norfolk, Va. June 14 and will remain in the Naval Forces Europe-Africa theater for the duration of its deployment supporting […]

  • 27 October 2015

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer recently moored in Gaeta, Italy for a port visit. The main goal of this visit is strengthening the existing ties between the US and Italian forces. USS Bainbridge (DDG-96), the fifth ship to carry that name, is homeported in Norfolk. The vessel is currently deployed conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th […]

  • 11 April 2016

    The U.S. Navy has fired the commanding officer, former executive officer and command master chief of USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) after an investigation found commercial fireworks were stored on board the ship. Leaders of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, based at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia were relieved by the Commander of the Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28, Capt. […]

  • 26 August 2013

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) arrived in Port Victoria, Seychelles for a port visit, Aug. 26. This port visit serves to continue Naval Forces Europe-Africa efforts to strengthen maritime partnerships with East African nations like Seychellesv to enhance regional stability. Bainbridge joins other U.S. Navy ship USS Carter Hall (LPD 50), which arrived Aug. […]

  • 8 August 2011

    USS Bainbridge returned home to Naval Station Norfolk after completing a successful independent deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet are… (wdbj7) [mappress] Source: wdbj7, August 8, 2011;

  • 9 June 2017

    The U.S. Navy has identified a sailor who went overboard from the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG-60) on June 6 as Fire Controlman 2nd Class Christopher W. Clavin. Sailors saw Clavin fall into the water while the ship was underway conducting training near Cherry Point, North Carolina and immediately started a massive search and rescue effort. The search took place 80 miles off the […]

  • 30 May 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) team aboard USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) received improved equipment for identification of potential hostiles taken into custody during maritime operations, May 21. The U.S. Navy wanted to develop a program that would ultimately meet the needs of Sailors during VBSS missions. John Boyd, Director, Defense Biometrics and Forensics, […]

  • 24 February 2015

    Royal Canadian and U.S. Navy ships will participate in a Task Force Exercise (TFEX) off the coast of Virginia and the Carolinas, beginning Feb. 23. Exercise participants from the Royal Canadian Navy include Commander, Canadian Fleet Atlantic; the Tribal-class destroyer HMCS Athabaskan (DDG 282); and, the Halifax-class frigate HMCS Montreal (FFH 336). U.S. Navy units […]

  • 6 November 2019

    US Navy destroyers USS Mason (DDG 87), USS Nitze (DDG 94), and USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) returned to Norfolk Naval Station on November 5, completing a seven-month deployment to the US 6th and 5th Fleet areas of operation. The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyers deployed April 1 as part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2 and Carrier […]

  • 24 October 2012
    Training & Education

    A renowned Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) alumnus and former USS Bainbridge (DDG-96) commander addressed students and faculty at NPS’ King Auditorium, Oct. 16. The Bainbridge first caught the public’s attention after it led the dramatic rescue operation that freed Maersk Alabama Captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates in 2009. Ironically, the Bainbridge is named for […]

  • 21 April 2015

    Capt. Francis X. Castellano relieved Capt. Robert D. Katz as commanding officer of guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) during a change-of-command ceremony, April 17. Katz commanded Vella Gulf during a six-month deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. While deployed, Vella Gulf operated in the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. […]

  • 16 September 2011
    Industry news

      BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $17,013,557 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-4308) for the USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) fiscal 2012 drydocking selected restricted availability. A DSRA includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship’s military and technical capabilities. […]

  • 2 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln got underway from Norfolk to start a deployment in which it will sail around the world before arriving at its new homeport in San Diego. The carrier will shift homeports after completing a mid-life overhaul at the Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Next in line for the […]

  • 23 February 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) conducts its Force Protection Exercises (FPEX) at Naval Station Norfolk, Feb. 19, as part of the ship’s certification process. Lt. j.g. Billy C. Newell, Kearsarge’s security officer, said: FPEX is an exercise of evolutions designed to test the effectiveness of our anti-terrorism plan, preplanned responses (PPRs) and […]

  • 13 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The 2018 edition of one of the largest sailing events in the world will be hosting over 30 warships from 14 nations, the German Navy has announced. Taking place in the last full week of June, the 136th edition of Kiel Week will draw several million attendants and include a multitude of events from June […]

  • 29 January 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and ships from its carrier strike group (ABECSG) departed Naval Station Norfolk for the final pre-deployment exercise on January 25. The undertaking is called the Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) and is designed to assess a strike group’s ability to conduct military operations at sea and project power […]

  • 26 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    NATO’s second annual anti-submarine warfare exercise Dynamic Mongoose kicked off on Monday off the coast of Norway. The Norway-hosted Norwegian Sea exercise follows its Mediterranean counterpart – Dynamic Manta – which took place off Italy in March. Dynamic Mongoose will be taking place from June 25 to July 6, and will see the participation of […]

  • 20 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two US Navy groups operate in US 5th Fleet AOP in show of force amid Iran tensions.

  • 12 February 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and ships from its carrier strike group (ABECSG) participated in a simulated strait transit off the eastern coast of the United States, Feb. 7. Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12 conducted the simulation as part of composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX) to test the strike group’s ability […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Maritime forces from North Africa, Europe, and the United States kicked off Exercise Phoenix Express 2015 with opening ceremonies in Tunisia. The at sea portion of the exercise begins today, Monday, and will test North African, European, and U.S. forces’ abilities to combat illegal migration, piracy, and movement of materials for weapons of mass destruction. […]

  • 1 August 2012
    Industry news

    The Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Aircraft Carriers, Rear Adm. Thomas Moore, announced the stand up of a new program office, July 27, within PEO Carriers, PMS 379, and the assumption of office by Cmdr. Doug Oglesby. The new program office will manage the planning and procurement of John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) and future […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin an additional $147 million contract to upgrade the fleet’s electronic warfare defenses against evolving threats, such as anti-ship missiles.   Under this low-rate initial production contract for Block 2 of the Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP), Lockheed Martin will provide 14 systems to upgrade the AN/SLQ-32(V)2 system […]

  • 28 June 2018

    The US Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson has visited Norway and the UK to strengthen maritime partnerships and international relationships. While in Norway from June. 24 to 26, Richardson was hosted by his counterpart, Chief of the Royal Norwegian Navy Rear Adm. Nils Andreas Stensones. He also met with Norway’s chief of defence, […]

  • 2 May 2019

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and ships from its carrier strike group (ABECSG) have joined Italian Navy aircraft carrier ITS Giuseppe Garibaldi as part of exercise Mare Aperto, an Italian multilateral maritime warfare exercise designed to promote interoperability and proficiency. The exercise started April 29 and will last until May 10, 2019. Multiple […]

  • 29 August 2014
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Commander, Submarine Development Squadron 5 (CSDS 5), Detachment UUV, took delivery of Large Training Vehicle 38 (LTV 38), an unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) Aug. 22.   The delivery makes LTV 38 the first UUV to join the vehicle inventory used by detachment UUV at Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport. Once a few final operational preparations […]

  • 10 May 2019

    US Navy aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and ships from its carrier strike group entered the US 5th Fleet area of operations on May 9 after transiting the Suez Canal. The Abraham Lincoln CSG (ABESCG) arrived in the Middle East a little earlier than initially planned, following an announcement from the US National Security […]

  • 21 April 2015

    Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8 held a change of command ceremony at Norfolk Naval Station, April 17. Rear Adm. Victorino G. Mercado was relieved by Rear Adm. Bret C. Batchelder as commander, Carrier Strike Group 8, which includes the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group. Mercado assumed command of CSG-8 in June 2014. He led the […]