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  • 6 March 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The wreck of one of the first US Navy aircraft carriers has been located on the floor of the Coral Sea, 500 miles off the eastern coast of Australia. The USS Lexington was discovered 3,000 meters (about two miles) below the surface by the expedition crew of research vessel (R/V) Petrel on March 4 – 76 years […]

  • 24 November 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    Decommissioned Forrestal-class aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CV-61) is now almost completely gone as the ship’s dismantling and recycling process came to an end this month. All that is left of the ship is a little over five tons of historic items which have been donated to the USS Lexington Museum in Corpus Christi, Texas, for […]

  • 9 August 2017

    The US Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), concluded a three-month patrol of Indo-Asia- Pacific returning to its base at Yokosuka, Japan, on August 9. During the patrol, Ronald Reagan participated in exercise Talisman Saber 2017, designed to enhance U.S.-Australian military interoperability through a variety of maritime, land and air operations scenarios. The […]

  • 21 October 2019
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The wreck of an Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carrier that was part of a six-ship fleet involved in the Pearl Harbor attack has been found by researchers aboard R/V Petrel. IJN Kaga was found resting 5,400 meters below the surface of the Central Pacific, after being scuttled by the Japanese on June 4, 1942 during […]

  • 5 June 2012
    Training & Education

      South Texas Navy commemorated the 70th anniversary of the turning point in the Pacific during World War II, with a Battle of Midway ceremony aboard the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, June 4. Among the guests honored at the ceremony was Bob McKinley, a retired chief petty officer who served on board the […]

  • 23 April 2018

    A joint US and Australian expedition to survey Australia’s first submarine HMAS AE1 has provided detailed images of the 103-year old shipwreck, which lies on the seafloor off the Duke of York Islands in Papua New Guinea. The Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS AE1 was lost at sea with all hands on September 14, 1914. It […]

  • 19 November 2012
    Training & Education

    The Naval Air Training Command (NATRACOM) held a change of command ceremony aboard USS Lexington museum Nov. 15. Rear Adm. Mark Leavitt relieved Rear Adm. William Sizemore II, as the chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA). Sizemore is retiring after 32 years of service as a commissioned naval officer. NATRACOM conducts and oversees all pilot […]

  • 20 March 2018
    Research & Development, Vessels

    US Navy’s World War II Atlanta-class light cruiser USS Juneau (CL-52) was located off the coast of the Solomon Islands in South Pacific by the crew research vessel (R/V) Petrel. R/V Petrel, which was acquired by Microsoft co-founder and investor Paul Allen and fitted with subsea equipment capable of diving to 6,000 meters, located the cruiser on March […]

  • 14 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The wreck of another historic WWII aircraft carrier has been found by the expedition crew aboard research vessel (R/V) Petrel who discovered wreckage of USS Wasp (CV 7) on January 14. The ship was found in the Coral Sea, 4,200 meters (nearly 14,000 feet) below the surface. USS Hornet, another sunken US Navy aircraft carrier, […]

  • 26 May 2011
    Training & Education

    An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Red Rippers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 became the 400,000th aircraft to land on USS Enterprise’s (CVN 65) flight deck May 24. Lt. Matthew L. Enos and Weapon System Officer Lt. Cmdr. Jonathan Welsh manned the Super Hornet for the historic landing. Enos said he is honored he […]

  • 9 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed a scheduled transit of the Suez Canal and entered the Red Sea, April 5. Dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) led amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), flagship of the group, and amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio […]

  • 28 May 2012
    Industry news

    Assessment of the extent of damages onboard the USS Miami nuclear submarine (SSN 755) which caught on fire on Wednesday night, while docked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine, is underway. Preliminary results indicate that the fire did not damage the submarine’s nuclear propulsion system, however, as confirmed by the officials, torpedo room, forward […]

  • 30 May 2014

    A change of command ceremony was held aboard USS Essex (LHD 2), May 28 where Capt. Peter M. Mantz relieved Capt. Joker L. Jenkins as Essex’s commanding officer.   “You have worked together time and time again to achieve and exceed our command goals under challenging conditions,” said Jenkins. “You have all proven yourselves as […]

  • 27 May 2011
    Training & Education

    The Secretary of the Navy and president of Yale University signed an agreement May 26, to bring the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) program back to Yale for the first time in almost 40 years. The new agreement between the Navy and Yale establishes that NROTC active duty Navy and Marine Corps officers will […]

  • 30 June 2020

    Shipbuilder Austal USA has delivered USS Oakland (24), a new Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS), to the US Navy, from the company’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.

  • 13 April 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Image of the Day: Artist Rendering of Electromagnetic Railgun aboard USNS Millinocket The Office of Naval Research-founded electromagnetic railgun, which is installed aboard the joint high-speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3), shown by an artist rendering.   A long range weapon, railgun, can launch projectiles using electricity instead of chemical propellants and is under testing […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The United States and Singapore navies are holding Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise from 15th to 26th of July in the South China Sea, reported today. The exercise will focus on sharpening conventional maritime warfare capabilities, according to the Singapore Ministry of Defence. The Ministry of Defence also said that the exercise […]

  • 26 December 2016

    The U.S. Navy received USS Gabrielle Giffords, littoral combat ship number ten, during a ceremony held at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard. The future USS Gabrielle Giffords is the fifth Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) delivered to the USN since 2009 and the fourth naval vessel delivered to the USN by Austal USA in 2016. Austal […]

  • 2 February 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Future USS Coronado Leaves Austal Shipyard he US Navy’s newest littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Coronado, left the Austal USA Shipyard and headed to her commissioning site in Coronado, Calif.   LCS Program Manager, Capt. Tom Anderson, said that it was exciting to see the ship exiting the new construction yard en route […]

  • 24 June 2020
    Authorities, Research & Development, Vessels

    The US Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded Austal USA a modification to a previously awarded littoral combat ship (LCS) contract, the shipbuilder said.

  • 14 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy has unveiled the names of new expeditionary fast transport (EPF) and littoral combat ships. Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy, announced on February 13 that the next Freedom and Independence variant littoral combat ships will be named USS Nantucket (LCS 27) and USS Savannah (LCS 28), while a new expeditionary fast […]

  • 8 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy is set to commission littoral combat ship, Wichita (LCS 13), in a ceremony at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, this weekend. Wichita is the US Navy’s seventh Freedom-variant littoral combat ship and was delivered to the US Navy together with USS Sioux City (LCS 11) in August 2018. Sioux City entered service in November […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The U.S. Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of Agriculture kicked off the Great Green Fleet January 20, with the deployment of the USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCS CSG) during a ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island, USA. The Great Green Fleet is a Department of the Navy initiative highlighting how […]

  • 27 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The next US Navy ship to be commissioned and carry the Kansas City name arrived at its homeport in San Diego on May 24.

  • 7 June 2013
    Industry news

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced yesterday the next three joint high speed vessels (JHSV) will be named USNS Yuma, USNS Bismarck and USNS Burlington, and two littoral combat ships (LCS) will be named USS Billings and USS Tulsa.  “It is my privilege as Secretary of the Navy to name these ships after five […]

  • 26 May 2020

    The US Navy’s new littoral combat ship, the future USS Oakland (LCS 24), concluded acceptance trials on May 22 following a series of in-port and underway demonstrations in the Gulf of Mexico. During trials — the final milestone prior to the ship’s delivery — the navy conducts comprehensive tests of systems, including those essential to […]

  • 5 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The navies of Republic of Singapore and the United States wrapped up the first iteration of a new exercise which took place between August 19 and September 2. With the training space available in the waters off Guam, exercise Pacific Griffin provided the RSN with the opportunity to join the US Navy in advanced warfare […]

  • 1 July 2011

    NOAA and the U.S. Navy embarked today on a two-day research expedition to survey the condition of two sunken Civil War vessels that have rested on the seafloor of the James River in Hampton Roads, Va., for nearly 150 years. Using state-of-the-art sonar technology to acquire data, researchers will create three-dimensional maps of the two […]

  • 6 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy and the Republic of Singapore navy conducted a surface action group exercise (SAGEX) during the 2014 Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise, Aug. 4.   Two multinational teams faced off as part of the exercise, with the goal of finding the other team first using various shipboard and aviation sensors, and […]