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  • 9 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy has commissioned its newest expeditionary sea base, USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), during a ceremony held in Norfolk, Virginia, on March 7. The future Hershel “Woody” Williams is the first ship to bear the name of Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer Four Hershel Woodrow Williams, the last surviving Medal of Honor […]

  • 15 January 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Secretary of the US Navy, Ray Mabus, announced the Navy’s newest Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship, T-ESB 4, will be named USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams during a ceremony in Charleston, West Virginia, Jan. 14. Hershel “Woody” Williams, the ship’s namesake, was born in West Virginia and joined the Marine Corps following the attack on Pearl […]

  • 18 January 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base ship, future USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), got underway from the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, California, to start its first round of sea trials on January 17. Hershel “Woody” Williams started construction in October 2015 and its keel was laid in August 2016. NASSCO launched the ship […]

  • 23 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Navy christened its second expeditionary Expeditionary Sea Base, the USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), in a ceremony in San Diego, California, on October 21. The ship’s namesake, Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams, spoke at the ceremony, and his two daughters, Travie Ross and Tracie Ross, officially named and christened the ship with the traditional break […]

  • 22 August 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Navy’s second Expeditionary Sea Base USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams was floated out by shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO on August 19. During the float out, NASSCO moved the ship from a graving dock to one of its piers for the next phase of construction. As part of the process, seawater flows into the graving […]

  • 6 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Military Sealift Command’s newest expeditionary sea base USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams (T-ESB 4) completed her maiden voyage on July 5, arriving at Naval Station Norfolk from San Diego, California. USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams is the second unit of the ESB variant, delivered to the navy in February 2018 after completing builder’s and acceptance trials […]

  • 18 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy is set to hold a christening ceremony for the expeditionary sea base ship USNS Miguel Keith (ESB 5) on October 19, at General Dynamics NASSCO, San Diego. The ship is being christened after it completed acceptance trials earlier this month. ESB 5 is named in honor of Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and […]

  • 31 January 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO laid the keel for the US Navy’s future USNS Miguel Keith (ESB 5) at a ceremony in San Diego on January 30. A keel laying is the formal recognition of the start of a ship’s construction. It is the joining together of a ship’s modular components and the authentication or etching of […]

  • 3 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    General Dynamics NASSCO hosted a keel laying ceremony for the future USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams, the U.S. Navy’s second Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) currently under construction at the company’s San Diego shipyard. USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams is the Navy’s second ESB ship. The 784-foot-long ship will serve as a flexible platform to support a variety […]

  • 24 January 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    Expeditionary Sea Base ship USNS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (T-ESB 4) has completed its first integrated trials, the US Naval Sea Systems Command announced. T-ESB 4 got underway Jan. 19, sailing from and returning to General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) shipyard in San Diego. Integrated trials combine builder’s and acceptance trials, allowing for […]

  • 12 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Navy is set to christen its second Expeditionary Sea Base, the USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams on Saturday, October 21. The ceremony will take place at General Dynamic’s San Diego shipyard and will see Martha P. Downs, Puller’s daughter and the ship’s sponsor, break a bottle over the ship’s bow. Construction on the ship started in October […]

  • 23 September 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    US Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams (T-ESB 4) spent three days in the Chesapeake Bay testing an anti-mine system developed for the littoral combat ships. T-ESB 4 used the littoral combat ship mine countermeasure (MCM) mission package portable control station to maneuver the MCM equipment and the launch and recovery […]

  • 23 February 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy’s Military Sealift Command received its fourth expeditionary sea base, future USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams, from General Dynamics NASSCO on February 22. The delivery took place after the vessel completed sea trials which started January 17, 2018. Construction of the USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams began October 2015 and involved more than 21,000 tons of steel. The […]

  • 20 September 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Commander, Strike Force Training Pacific (CSFTP) held a change of command and retirement ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island, Sept. 18. Rear Adm. Joseph W. Kuzmick assumed command from Rear Adm. David Woods, who retired from 32 years of honorable service. “It is a special honor and privilege to be here today as we […]

  • 2 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics NASSCO, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, a $106 million contract to procure long lead time material and engineering support for the fifth Expeditionary Mobile Base ship (ESB-5). Formerly known as the Mobile Landing Platform Afloat Forward Staging Base program, Expeditionary Mobile Base is a ship that provides logistics movement from sea […]

  • 28 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding (NASSCO) a $34.5 million contract for the post shakedown availability of USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3). During the maintenance works, NASSCO will also upgrade the ship to allow it to support special operations forces. Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Muehlbauer, Puller’s military crew officer-in-charge, said in June this year […]

  • 27 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    General Dynamics NASSCO began construction on the fifth ship of the U.S. Navy’s expeditionary transfer dock (ESD)/expeditionary sea base (ESB) program on January 25. The still unnamed fifth ESB ship will feature a a 52,000 square-foot flight deck, fuel and equipment storage, repair spaces, magazines, mission planning spaces and accommodations for up to 250 personnel. Serving as […]

  • 10 January 2017

    HMAS Anzac, the lead ship of the Australian Anzac-class frigates, changed command in a ceremony onboard the ship as she was alongside in Sydney. Commander Belinda Wood formally handed over command of HMAS Anzac to Commander Michael Devine. Commander Wood thanked her crew for all their efforts in a tenure that took the ship around the […]

  • 18 April 2014
    Industry news

    Lockheed Martin, a US-based global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technology company, has received a USD 7.2 million contract to repair 12 items of the common cockpit for the U.S. Navy’s H-60R/S helicopters.   The MH-60R is the Navy’s primary anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare platform, and the most advanced maritime multi-mission helicopter in operation and […]

  • 6 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    More than 6,000 Sailors serving aboard the five ships of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group are scheduled to depart their homeports of Norfolk, Virginia and Mayport, Floridan on Monday. The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), commanded by Capt. Daniel Grieco, will depart Naval Station Norfolk along with the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy […]

  • 30 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Bottlenose dolphins from the US Navy’s Marine Mammal Systems Program (MMSP) took part in dynamic mine countermeasure (MCM) training during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise in Southern California. The dolphins are based at Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific on Naval Base Point Loma in Southern California and designated as “Mark 7 […]

  • 9 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) has the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), MQ-8B Fire Scout embarked for solo missions, a U.S. Navy first during a full deployment, March 7. The Fire Scout is the Navy’s only unmanned aircraft to operate on land and at sea. The Fire Scout is a vertical take-off and landing UAV […]

  • 22 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Friends and families of the crew from the USS Hawaii (SSN 776) gathered at the submarine piers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to say goodbye as Hawaii’s namesake Virginia-class submarine departed for a scheduled Western Pacific (WESTPAC) deployment, May 21. “We are very excited to be deploying, and the experience that the ship and our […]

  • 15 February 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Dunecht, Haddo and MacRobert Trust, three woods form Aberdeenshire, Scotland are collectively felling 11 elm and ten oak trees and shipping the wood south to donate it to HMS Victory, according to the Royal Navy. Nelson’s flagship from the Battle of Trafalgar is in the middle of a 15-year conservation project and requires the very finest materials to ensure […]

  • 30 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy’s 2nd Fleet has declared the command has achieved initial operational capability (IOC), less than one year after being re-established by senior military leaders and just in time to lead one of the largest exercises in the Baltics. The IOC was declared on May 29, in an announcement by Vice Adm. Andrew “Woody” […]

  • 6 August 2015

    US Navy announced that the Senate confirmed Adm. John M. Richardson, director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, as the 31st Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) August 05, 2015. Richardson will replace Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert who has been CNO since September 2011. Vice Adm. Frank Caldwell, who was also confirmed by the Senate, will succeed Richardson later […]

  • 22 March 2012
    Training & Education

      USS San Diego (LPD 22) departed Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba following her first port visit March 21. San Diego arrived in Cuba March 18, three days after departing Huntington Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. While in Cuba, San Diego hosted ship’s tours for more than 100 base personnel and their families, including Commander, […]

  • 7 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Royal Navy’s Astute-class submarine builder BAE Systems has awarded Wood Group a two-year contract to provide insulation installation services on the Barrow-in-Furness-based submarines. Wood Group did not disclose the contract value but added that it includes up to three one-year extension options. In addition to the new contract, the company is already performing a range of industrial services […]

  • 29 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) participated in a local science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) event at Kitsap Mall, April 26.   The event, sponsored by West Sound STEM, was designed to increase children’s interest in STEM fields through active participation in more than 60 interactive exhibits […]