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  • 18 September 2017
    Authorities

    The US 7th Fleet commander relieved the commander of Task Force 70 (CTF 70) and the commander of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 as part of ongoing investigations into a series of incidents which caused the deaths of 17 US Navy sailors. The commander of Task Force 70 (CTF 70), Rear Adm. Charles Williams and the commander […]

  • 21 December 2015
    Authorities

    Commander Robert Shu relieved Commander Christopher England as the commanding officer of the U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) during a change of command ceremony at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), December 15. England was Fitzgerald’s commanding officer of since 2012 and will serve his next tour at the Pentagon in […]

  • 20 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), with a crew of approximately 300 Sailors, anchored in Shimoda, May 16 to participate in the city’s 74th annual Black Ship Festival. The festival promotes the peaceful relations between the Japanese and American people and commemorates the 159th anniversary of the arrival of Commodore Matthew Perry to Japan in […]

  • 11 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    After developing a new crack in its hull during the first departure from Yokosuka, US Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald started its voyage to the US for a second time on December 9. Fitzgerald was initially loaded aboard heavy lift vessel MV Transshelf in late November to be transported to Pascagoula, Mississippi, for repairs after colliding with […]

  • 18 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries an initial $63 million contract to repair and restore the damaged destroyer USS Fitzgerald. After being selected to perform the repairs in August and receiving a $29.4 million planning contract in October, the Mississippi-based shipbuilder is now set to start work on the initial collision ripout phase of an […]

  • 25 June 2015
    Authorities

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile-destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) arrived in Brisbane, Australia, for a port visit, June 25. The port visit will provide Fitzgerald Sailors time to unwind and the opportunity to explore Australia and its culture. Fitzgerald is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the […]

  • 15 June 2020
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) departed Huntington Ingalls Industries, Ingalls Shipbuilding division’s Pascagoula shipyard on June 13 to return to its homeport in San Diego.

  • 24 September 2017
    Authorities

    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. […]

  • 23 August 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Navy has selected Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) for the restoration of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) in Pascagoula, Mississippi, the US Naval Sea Systems Command has announced. While the start date, scope, cost and the time required to fully restore the ship have not yet been determined, NAVSEA plans to award the contract before the […]

  • 18 August 2017
    Authorities

    Following a thorough investigation into the June 17 collision between destroyer USS Fitzgerald and a commercial tanker, the US Navy has determined that the destroyer’s poor leadership is responsible for the collision. On August 18, the commanding officer, executive officer and command master chief of the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) were relieved of […]

  • 27 June 2017
    Authorities

    Following the recent collision of the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald, the Royal New Zealand Navy will have its frigate HMNZS Te Kaha operating in Asian waters to support the United States Seventh Fleet. Te Kaha’s role will be to contribute to the security and protection of the Nimitz carrier strike group. Seven US sailors were […]

  • 28 August 2017
    Authorities

    The US Navy has picked a Texas-based shipping company to transport the damaged US Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald back to the US for repairs. USS Fitzgerald, which was heavily damaged in a June 17 collision with a merchant vessel, will be brought from Japan to Mississippi where it is to be repaired by Huntington Ingalls […]

  • 10 July 2017
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Fitzgerald is ready to be moved into a dry dock in Yokosuka, Japan to continue repairs following a June 17 collision with a merchant vessel off Yokosuka. The U.S. 7th Fleet command announced that the destroyer is scheduled USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) is scheduled to move into a dry […]

  • 18 June 2017
    Authorities

    A number of U.S. Navy sailors reported missing following a collision between U.S. destroyer USS Fitzgerald and Filipino merchant vessel ACX Crystal were found dead in a flooded berthing area of the destroyer. Overall seven sailors were reported missing in the collision that took place at approximately 2:30 a.m. local time, June 17, about 56 nautical […]

  • 14 August 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) fires a Harpoon missile during a live-fire drill. Fitzgerald is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Image: US Navy

  • 11 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy Secretary (SECNAV) Richard V. Spencer is to issue a secretarial letter of censure to former USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) commanding officer Cmdr. Bryce Benson and former crew member Lt. Natalie Combs, for their role in the deadly collision off Japan in June 2018. The destroyer collided with Filipino merchant vessel ACX Crystal on […]

  • 2 June 2014
    Authorities

    The officers and crew assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) ended an era and began a new chapter with a change of command ceremony on the ship’s flight deck, May 29.   Cmdr. Christopher England assumed command of Fitzgerald from Cmdr. Jonathan Schmitz, marking the end of 17 months of […]

  • 10 July 2017
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet command is prolonging the deployment of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) after her sister ship USS Fitzgerald was damaged in a collision in June this year. USS Sterett is staying in the Western-Pacific until the end of August to provide capability and presence in the region in response to […]

  • 4 February 2020
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) is underway to conduct comprehensive at-sea testing, marking a significant step in her return to warfighting readiness. The ship departed Huntington Ingalls Industries-Ingalls Shipbuilding’s Pascagoula shipyard on February 3 to conduct a series of demonstrations to evaluate that the ship’s onboard systems meet or exceed navy […]

  • 28 November 2017
    Vessels

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) returned to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka on November 26th, aboard heavy lift transport vessel Transshelf. Fitzgerald returned to repair two punctures in her hull caused by the heavy lift vessel’s steel support structure during on load at anchorage. Repairs are expected to extend the on […]

  • 7 July 2011
    Training & Education

      The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and USS McCampbell (DDG 85) will visit Sydney, July 4, for a port visit before participating in Talisman Sabre 2011, a joint-exercise with the Royal Australian Navy. Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011 is a biennial training activity aimed at improving and validating the Australian Defense […]

  • 6 August 2013
    Training & Education

    USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) moored in Aomori, Japan, Aug. 5, for a port visit to the northern Japan city that is in the midst of hosting its annual Nebuta Festival. While in port, the guided-missile destroyer’s crew members will have an opportunity to experience the local culture by taking part in several of the festival’s […]

  • 17 October 2011
    Training & Education

      Russian-American naval anti-terror exercise Pacific Eagle 2011 with participation of Pacific Fleet (PF) task unit started on Oct 13 off Mariana Islands and on Oct 14 entered active phase. Warships of US Navy and Russia’s Pacific Fleet started joint anti-piracy drills. According to scenario, search teams from American destroyer are supposed to inspect Russian […]

  • 19 June 2017
    Authorities

    The remains of all seven USS Fitzgerald sailors previously reported missing were found in the ship’s flooded berthing compartments on June 18. The compartments were flooded in a collision between USS Fitzgerald and Philippine-flagged merchant vessel ACX Crystal southwest of Yokosuka, Japan.. The collision was so severe that it could have sank the destroyer if it […]

  • 24 November 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) got underway from her forward-deployed homeport in Yokosuka to travel to the US for repairs. The destroyer departed Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka on November 24 to meet heavy lift transport vessel Transshelf and begin her journey to Pascagoula, Mississippi, where it will be repaired […]

  • 21 July 2014
    Authorities

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) arrived in Fukuoka, Japan, July 18 for a goodwill and friendship building port visit.   This marks Fitzgerald’s first visit to Japan’s sixth largest city. “We are excited to interact and learn more about the beautiful Japanese culture and share a bit of our own,” said […]

  • 10 August 2017
    Authorities

    US destroyer USS Fitzgerald which was heavily damaged in a June 17 collision with a merchant vessel will be sent back from Japan to the US for repairs, the US Navy has decided. A US Navy 7th Fleet spokesperson confirmed this to Naval Today adding that the contract to transport the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer is […]

  • 17 August 2017
    Authorities

    Seven US sailors who died in a collision between destroyer USS Fitzgerald and a commercial ship on June 17 posthumously advanced to their next rank, the US Navy announced on Wednesday.  – Gunner’s Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia, was posthumously advanced to Petty Officer 3rd class. – Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo […]

  • 22 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Damaged US Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) has arrived in Pascagoula, Mississippi, where it will undergo some two years of repairs after being involved in a collision with a merchant tnaker in June 2017. The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer arrived in Pascagoula on January 19 aboard heavy lift vessel MV Transshelf after getting underway […]