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  • 20 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Wherever the USS Delaware goes after she is launched in 2018, a “piece of my heart will go with her,” said Dr. Jill Biden, who will sponsor the Navy’s newest Virginia-class fast-attack submarine. Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden and a native of Delaware, and Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced the name of […]

  • 28 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy has taken delivery of its newest fast-attack submarine from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding. Delaware (SSN 791), which successfully completed sea trials earlier this month, is the ninth Virginia-class submarine to be delivered by Newport News and the 18th built as part of the teaming agreement with General Dynamics Electric Boat. […]

  • 1 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    U.S. Navy’s next Virginia-class submarine, USS Delaware, was christened at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division. During a ceremony held April 30, Jill Biden, the Second Lady of the United States and sponsor of the Virginia-class submarine Delaware (SSN 791), declared the keel “truly and fairly laid.” Delaware is the final ship of the Block III […]

  • 7 April 2020

    The US Navy has commissioned its newest fast-attack submarine, USS Delaware (SSN 791). Built at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding and delivered to the navy in October 2019, Delaware is the 18th Virginia-class attack submarine. Although the traditional public commissioning ceremony was canceled for public health safety and due to restrictions on large public […]

  • 2 September 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy’s eighteenth Virginia-class submarine, Delaware (SSN 791), has returned to Newport News after completing the initial set of sea trials. The submarine, in the final stages of construction, spent three days at sea proving all of its systems, components and compartments. Delaware submerged for the first time and performed high-speed maneuvers on the […]

  • 18 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries has launched the 18th Virginia-class submarine Delaware (SSN 791) at its Newport News Shipbuilding division. During a three-day process that began last Wednesday, the 7,800-ton submarine was moved out of a construction facility and into a floating dry dock using a transfer car system. The floating dry dock was submerged, […]

  • 19 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy will christen two Virginia-class submarines in two separate ceremonies on Saturday, October 20. The first ceremony starts at 10 a.m. EDT at Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, in Newport News, Virginia, where the future USS Delaware (SSN 791) will be christened. Dr. Jill Biden, former second lady of the United States, […]

  • 14 December 2015

    The U.S. state Delaware and its Department of natural resources and environmental control DNREC sank the former Army and Navy ship Shearwater on December 11. The ship was sunk onto the Del-Jersey-Land Reef as the latest fish-attracting habitat and underwater enhancement to Delaware’s acclaimed artificial reef system. Shearwater, commissioned in 1944 as a coastal freighter […]

  • 23 May 2016

    After wartime service in the Pacific aboard the storied “Mighty Mo” – the battleship USS Missouri – one of the ship’s nine original 16-inch guns that fired 2,700-pound shells was moved today to a permanent display within historic Fort Miles at Cape Henlopen State Park. Of yet another historic note, the big gun was mounted on […]

  • 11 January 2013
    Industry news

    The state of North Dakota is recognizing its namesake submarine, Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) North Dakota (SSN 784), in a unique way by proclaiming Jan. 11 “USS North Dakota Day.” Cmdr. Doug Gordon, commanding officer, PCU North Dakota, will visit the state, Jan. 9-11, to participate in the events surrounding this special day and to take […]

  • 26 October 2014

    USS North Dakota (SSN 784) officially became the Navy’s newest addition to the submarine force following a commissioning ceremony held Oct. 25, at Naval Submarine Base New London. North Dakota is the 11th Virginia-class attack submarine to join the fleet, and the first of eight Block III Virginia-class submarines to be built. The Block III […]

  • 8 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Trident ballistic missile submarine USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) Sailors visited the boat’s namesake state to participate in Philadelphia Fleet Week May 22-26. Five Pennsylvania Sailors, led by USS Pennsylvania Commanding Officer Cmdr. Gustavo Gutierrez, took part in various events in the region throughout the week. “It is a great way for the Navy and […]

  • 16 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    A team of researchers has found the wreck of US Navy destroyer USS Abner Read on the bottom of the Bering Sea off the Aleutian island of Kiska, where it sank after being torn off by an explosion while conducting an anti-submarine patrol. Seventy-one US Navy sailors were lost in the aftermath of the blast, […]

  • 12 January 2012
    Training & Education

      The commanding officer of Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) North Dakota (SSN 784) participates in his first namesake visit to the “friendliest” state, Jan. 11-13. “Namesake visits are critical during the construction phase of a submarine because it increases the awareness of the critical investment by the taxpayers of North Dakota and the nation,” said Cmdr. […]

  • 20 April 2012
    Training & Education

    In remembrance of the War of 1812, the crew of USS Nicholas (FFG 47) participated in physical fitness workouts and War of 1812 discussions, April 16. Nicholas is currently deployed supporting Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-S) counter-narcotics operations in the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) area of responsibility in support of Operation Martillo. For three […]

  • 29 November 2012
    Training & Education

    For the second consecutive year, the crew of Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) North Dakota (SSN 784) is combining forces to help out the local community by donating toys to a local childcare facility this holiday season. The holiday gift-giving idea was created by Electronics Technician Seaman Apprentice Lucas Pickering and other members of the submarine’s crew […]

  • 14 March 2012
    Training & Education

      The commanding officer of Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) North Dakota (SSN 784) and the chief of the boat (COB) visited Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) units at the University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University to educate Midshipmen about the Submarine Force, March 13-14 in Philadelphia. “Visiting the Midshipmen attending Villanova and the University of […]

  • 1 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The crew of USS Mahan (DDG 72) helped fulfill the wishes of a retired World War II Sailor, April 10, by hosting him aboard the deck of a destroyer just one more time. Retired Chief Sonar Technician William Schaen served in the Navy during World War II when he was 19 years old. Now at […]

  • 11 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) North Dakota’s (SSN 784) engineering department master chief and the boat’s prospective executive officer are participating in a namesake visit to the state, Oct. 10 – 13. During their visit to North Dakota, Lt. Cmdr. Kristopher Lancaster and Master Chief Machinist’s Mate (SS) James Lucky will visit both Grand Forks and Fargo […]

  • 18 March 2013
    Industry news

    The Navy celebrated the keel laying of Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Warner (SSN 785) at Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding (HII -NNS) in Newport News, Va., March 16. The submarine is named for former five-term U.S. Senator from Virginia and Secretary of the Navy John Warner. In a time-honored Navy tradition, the initials […]

  • 4 November 2013
    Industry news

    The US Navy’s 11th Virginia-class attack submarine was christened in Groton, Conn., Nov. 2, during a late-morning ceremony at the General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) shipyard. The ceremony marked the official naming of Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) North Dakota (SSN 784). The ship is currently under construction by both GDEB and Newport News Shipbuilding, a division […]

  • 21 October 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

      The chief of the boat (COB) assigned to Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) North Dakota (SSN 784) is participating in his first namesake visit to bring awareness to the Virginia class submarine, Oct. 20-23. PCU North Dakota’s Chief of the Boat Master Chief Electronics Technician (SS/DV) Timothy A. Preabt, originally from Minot, N.D., will meet with […]

  • 14 May 2012
    Industry news

      The Navy celebrated the keel-laying of Pre-Commissioning Unit North Dakota (SSN 784) at General Dynamics Electric Boat-Quonset Point division in North Kingstown, May 11. In a time-honored Navy tradition, ship’s sponsor Katie Fowler, wife of retired Vice Adm. Jeff Fowler, had her initials welded onto a steel plate that will be permanently affixed to […]

  • 23 February 2015

    The crews of the US Coast Guard Cutters Capstan, Cleat and Chock are working this winter to break ice and maintain navigable waterways from the Delaware River, through the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, down to Tangier Island, Virginia. The crew of the Baltimore-based Chock traveled to Tangier Island to break ice and aid residents. While […]

  • 8 January 2015

    The US Navy will christen the future USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) Jan. 10 during a ceremony in Mobile, Alabama. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Virginia Kamsky, chair and chief executive of Kamsky Associates, Inc., will serve as the ship’s sponsor. JHSV 5 will be the fourth naval vessel […]

  • 11 June 2019

    The US Navy has concluded its salvage operation related to the December 6, 2018, collision between the F/A-18 and a KC-130J off the coast of Japan. The operation took place between May 27 and June 7, 2019. The salvage effort accomplished the task of recovering the KC-130J’s cockpit voice recorder and digital flight recorder. The […]

  • 11 May 2017

    One of U.S. Coast Guard’s most famous vessels, the “Perfect Storm” cutter Tamaroa, will now have a new role after being sunk off Cape May on Wednesday. The ship is to become part of an artificial reef located 26 nautical miles southeast of Cape May and comprised of old military ships that is enhancing fishing opportunities […]

  • 29 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the next joint high speed vessel (JHSV) will be named USNS Trenton during a ceremony in Trenton, New Jersey, Sept. 25.   Mabus named the ship, designated JHSV 5, in honor of the long-standing relationship New Jersey’s capital city shares with the Navy. “The City of Trenton […]

  • 6 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After more than 30 years as the display ship at the Washington Navy Yard and its ineligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, Display Ship Barry was designated for disposal last year. Now, the ship must be removed before renovation of Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge as current plans call for a fixed-span bridge […]