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  • 29 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), the US Navy’s 66th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, arrived in Boston on Monday for her commissioning ceremony. The destroyer will enter service in a 10 a.m. EST ceremony at Flynn Cruiseport in Boston, Massachusetts, on Saturday, Dec. 1. The future USS Thomas Hudner honors naval aviator and Medal of Honor […]

  • 18 November 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    The keel of the U.S. Navy’s future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), was authenticated during a ceremony at the Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard on November 16. The ship’s keel was authenticated by Ms. Barbara Miller, wife of the former superintendent of the Naval Academy, Vice Adm. Michael Miller. Medal of Honor […]

  • 25 April 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    US destroyer USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) tested the new AEGIS Virtual Twin system, a prototype of the AEGIS virtual combat management system, in a March live-fire missile launch. Thomas Hudner’s crew operated the Virtual Twin to fire a missile against an incoming target, proving the Virtual Twin can control radars and missiles to execute […]

  • 30 March 2017
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy announced it would christen its newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), on Saturday, April 1, at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. The future Thomas Hudner is named in honor of naval aviator and Medal of Honor recipient Thomas J. Hudner Jr., the last living Navy […]

  • 14 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) is set to enter service in a ceremony in Boston, on December 1, the Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has announced. Thomas Hudner, commanded by Cmdr. Nathan Scherry, is the 66th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, and the 36th DDG 51 class destroyer built by […]

  • 11 October 2018
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) left the pier at Bath Iron Works (BIW) on October 10 for open sea, General Dynamics Marine Systems said.  The newbuilding headed for Boston where she will be commissioned on December 1 into the navy fleet. Launched in April 2017, Thomas Hudner is the […]

  • 15 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy received its future guided-missile destroyer USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) from General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) in a ceremony on June 15. During the delivery ceremony, a flag was raised onboard USS Thomas Hudner which was previously flown over Arlington National Cemetery by Capt. Hudner’s former squadron, and also previously flown […]

  • 7 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) successfully completed acceptance trials May 3 after spending a day underway off the coast of Maine. The US Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) reviewed the ship and its crew during a series of demonstrations while pier side and underway. As informed, many of the ship’s […]

  • 3 April 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Bath Iron Works-built US Navy destroyer Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) completed builder’s trials late March after four days underway, the US Navy announced. Builder’s trials consist of a series of in-port and at-sea demonstrations that allow the shipbuilder and the Navy to assess the ship’s systems and its readiness for delivery. “With the successful completion of these trials, […]

  • 8 May 2012
    Industry news

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today the next Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer (DDG) will be named the USS Thomas Hudner. Thomas J. Hudner Jr., a naval aviator who retired as a captain, received the Medal of Honor from President Harry S. Truman for displaying uncommon valor during an attack on his wingman, […]

  • 23 May 2012
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus held a ship-naming ceremony at USS Constitution in Charlestown, Mass., May 22. Mabus announced the next Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, DDG 116, will be named after Medal of Honor recipient retired Navy Capt. Thomas Hudner Jr. “The USS Thomas Hudner will ensure that future generations of Sailors and […]

  • 5 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), the US Navy’s second Zumwalt-class destroyer, completed acceptance trials on February 1, the US Naval Sea Systems Command announced The US Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey reviewed the ship and its crew during a series of demonstrations both pier side and underway, evaluating the ship’s construction and compliance […]

  • 31 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    USS Lyndon B. Johnson, the third and final U.S. Navy Zumwalt-class destroyer, had its keel laid in Bath, Maine, on January 30. The keel laying and authentication ceremony was held at the General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard. The keel was authenticated by former President Lyndon B. Johnson’s daughters and ship co-sponsors, Lynda Johnson Robb and […]

  • 29 December 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy’s future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) completed acceptance trials December 16 after spending two days underway off the coast of Maine. USS Rafael Peralta is the third Flight IIA Restart destroyer laid down in October 2014 and christened a year later by the U.S. Navy at the General Dynamics’ Bath […]

  • 20 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy said its future guided-missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) successfully completed Alpha trials on October 18, after spending two days underway off the coast of Maine. The trials were conducted by shipbuilder Bath Iron Works (BIW), a subsidiary of General Dynamics. Alpha trials, the initial set of builder’s trials, is the […]

  • 20 December 2012
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, two contracts in support of the DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer program.  Bath Iron Works is the lead shipyard and design agent for the class. The first contract, valued at $28.3 million, is for lead yard services for […]

  • 21 August 2012
    Training & Education

    USS Constitution departed her berth from Charlestown, Mass. Aug. 19, to set sail for the first time since 1997, during an underway demonstration commemorating Guerriere Day. The underway honored the 200th anniversary of Constitution’s decisive victory over the HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812, marking the first time a United States frigate defeated a […]

  • 5 December 2011
    Training & Education

    A Centennial of Naval Aviation (CoNA) wreath-laying ceremony was held at the United States Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., Dec. 1. Commander, Naval Air Forces Vice Adm. Allen G. Myers IV, served as a co-host for the event. Also in attendance to present the wreath was Medal of Honor (MOH) recipient retired Navy Capt. Thomas […]

  • 1 April 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics a $644.3 million contract modification for the planning and construction of Harvey C. Barnum (DDG 124) Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. This modification fully funds this ship, which was awarded as part of a multi-year competition for DDG 51 class destroyers awarded in 2013. The total value of the five-ship contract is approximately […]

  • 2 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy has awarded funding for the construction of DDG 122, the Fiscal Year 2015 Arleigh Burke-class destroyer under contract at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works. This $610.4 million contract modification fully funds this ship which was awarded in 2013 as part of a multi-ship competition for DDG 51 class destroyers. The total value of the five-ship […]

  • 11 June 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a contract to provide lead yard services for the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer program. The contract was announced June 8 and is valued at $49.8 million for the first year with four option years, with a total contract value of $304.8 million. Bath Iron […]

  • 29 September 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a contract modification fully funding the construction of two new Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, DDG 126 and DDG 127. DDG 126 was awarded under the contract that was part of a multi-year competition for DDG 51-class destroyers in 2013. DDG 127 was approved by Congress under separate […]

  • 29 July 2016

    In a ceremony at Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C., on July 28th, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Arleigh-Burke class destroyer, DDG 124, will be named Harvey C. Barnum Jr. in honor of the retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the Vietnam War. Barnum also served […]

  • 5 June 2013

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a contract valued at $2.8 billion for the construction of four Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, with an option for a fifth ship. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is a business unit of General Dynamics. “This contract adds four ships to our workload in a fiscally challenging […]

  • 18 March 2014
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a contract valued at $642.5 million to construct an additional Arleigh Burke-class destroyer.   The award brings the total number of ships to be constructed by Bath Iron Works under a multi-year procurement to five, and the total value of the contract to approximately $3.4 billion. […]

  • 9 May 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The US Navy-owned research vessel (R/V) Thomas G. Thompson returned to sea recently following an 18-month mid-life refit at Vigor Marine’s Harbor Island shipyard in Seattle. The vessel was “was refurbished from stem to stern”, according to Vigor Marine, and has received new operating systems and technology aimed at improving its research capabilities. R/V Thomas […]

  • 8 August 2014
    Authorities

    Capt. Ronald L. Ravelo assumed command of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) from Capt. Karl O. Thomas in a change of command ceremony Aug. 7 at Victory Landing Park in Newport News, Virginia.   In his remarks, Shoemaker praised Thomas for the success of his command and stated his expectations of the […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) successfully engaged incoming aerial threats with its NATO Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) system during a Combat System Ship Qualification Trial (CSSQT), May 21.   TR launched multiple ESSMs to verify the defensive capabilities of the missile system are functional and effective. “The ESSM is the ship’s […]

  • 19 January 2018
    Authorities

    US Naval Surface Forces commander Vice Adm. Thomas Rowden stepped down from his position on January 18 in the aftermath of US Navy destroyer collisions in the Pacific in 2017. Rowden stepped down ahead of a recommendation for his relief as part of a series of measures taken following the loss of 17 sailors in the collisions. […]