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  • 11 February 2014
    Authorities

    The San Diego-based Los Angeles-class submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) will adopt Naval Base Guam as its new homeport, the U.S. Navy said yesterday.   The decision comes as the U.S.Navy strives for rejuvenation of its forward-deployed fleet with more advanced and capable units, making USS Topeka the fourth Los Angeles-class submarine to be dispatched to Guam. […]

  • 8 March 2012
    Training & Education

      USS Topeka (SSN 754) deployed from Naval Base Point Loma for a scheduled six-month western Pacific deployment March 6. The Los Angeles-class, fast-attack submarine’s deployment is in support of the Chief of Naval Operations’ Maritime Strategy. Topeka’s missions will focus on maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts, which help establish conditions for […]

  • 5 August 2016
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) changed command during  a ceremony at the Naval Base Guam chapel on August 5. Cmdr. Steven Tarr III took charge of the submarine from Cmdr. David Lammers. Capt. Jeffrey Grimes, Joint Region Marianas Chief of Staff and former commander of Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 15, was the guest […]

  • 21 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Attack submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) and her crew of 13 officers and 120 enlisted personnel arrived Dec. 16 at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. While at the shipyard, Topeka will complete various maintenance work and several system upgrades. Topeka is the third ship of the United States Navy named for the city of Topeka and the […]

  • 31 May 2015
    Authorities

    The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) arrived at its new homeport of U.S. Naval Base Guam May 29. Topeka is the fourth submarine assigned to Commander, Submarine Squadron (CSS) 15 as part of the Navy’s long range plan to put the most advanced and capable units forward. Prior to arriving in Guam, Topeka […]

  • 21 March 2012
    Training & Education

      Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka March 20. This is the submarine’s first port visit as part of its western Pacific deployment. With a crew of approximately 140, Topeka will conduct a multitude of missions and showcase the latest capabilities of the submarine fleet. “My crew […]

  • 13 January 2016
    Training & Education

    Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) arrived at Subic Bay, Philippines, Jan. 12 as part of its routine Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment. With a crew of 160 Sailors, Topeka will conduct a multitude of missions and maintain proficiency of the latest capabilities of the submarine fleet. “The United States Navy continues to enjoy a close […]

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

    Queen Elizabeth to Launch UK’s Biggest Warship Britain’s Queen Elizabeth will launch the Royal Navy’s USD 5.1 billion (£3.1billion) aircraft carrier, named after her, during her visit to Scotland in summer this year, the Daily Record reported.   HMS Queen Elizabeth, the largest ship ever built for the Navy, will be launched in Fife-based dockyard, […]

  • 2 April 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two US Navy attack submarines returned to their homeports on March 30 after concluding deployments to the Western Pacific. Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) was welcomed by family and friends at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after six months of operations. Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) wrapped up a shorter, […]

  • 24 January 2013
    Industry news, Training & Education

    Portsmouth Naval Shipyard hosted a plaque hanging ceremony for USS Topeka (SSN 754) recognizing the official start of Topeka’s engineered overhaul in Kittery Jan. 23. In this time-honored tradition, the ship’s Commanding Officer Cmdr. James Belz joined Shipyard Commander Capt. Bryant Fuller, Topeka Project Superintendent Pete Hall, and Kittery Town Manager Robert Markel in hanging […]

  • 31 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    USS Topeka (SSN 754), the U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class attack submarine, returned to its homeport of Apra Harbor, Guam, after completing routine patrols throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The submarine’s forward-operating period to the western Pacific concluded on January 28 when the submarine docked in Guam. Topeka, under the command of Cmdr. Steven Tarr III, operated […]

  • 18 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s attack submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan for a visit on January 17. The port visit is part of the Los Angeles-class submarine’s Indo-Asia-Pacific patrol. “We are honored to have the opportunity to visit Japan,” said Cmdr. Steven Tarr III, commanding officer. “I believe that healthy relationships between the United […]

  • 1 July 2016
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) returned to its homeport of Polaris Point, Guam, on July 1 following a two-month forward operating period to the Western Pacific. This is the submarine’s first Guam homecoming after it changed homeports in May 2015 when it transferred from the Diego Garcia base to Polaris Point. Topeka, […]

  • 11 July 2014
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    Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) returned USS California (SSN 781) back to the fleet 14 days ahead of schedule June 30, following a maintenance availability.   PSNY’s team of maintenance experts applied lessons learned from USS Topeka’s (SSN 754) engineered overhaul to assist in returning California to the fleet ahead of schedule to meet the Navy’s […]

  • 15 February 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PSNY) engineer improved the process to safely monitor draft conditions of waterborne submarines at the shipyard with a remote controlled safety draft marker, NAVSEA announced Feb. 14. A waterborne submarine’s draft must be constantly monitored to ensure it does not exceed its maximum calculated draft, as minor changes occur during material […]

  • 20 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Submarine Squadron 15 held a change of command ceremony at the U.S. Naval Base Guam on Polaris Point, June 20. Capt. David Schappert relieved Capt. Jeffrey Grimes as commander, Submarine Squadron (COMSUBRON) 15. Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC) Rear Adm. Frederick Roegge was the guest speaker for the ceremony and discussed the importance […]

  • 15 March 2012
    Authorities

      Guided-missile submarine USS Ohio (SSGN 726) (Gold) welcomed a new commanding officer during a change of command ceremony the Naval Undersea Museum March 9. Capt. Rodney Mills relieved Capt. Dixon Hicks. The ceremony came just three days after Ohio, with its Blue Crew aboard, returned to the Pacific Northwest following a 14-month forward deployment […]

  • 26 May 2016
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) held a change-of-command ceremony on the submarine piers in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 25. Cmdr. Thomas H. Shugart III, commanding officer of USS Olympia, was relieved by Cmdr. Benjamin J. Selph. Under Shugart’s leadership and guidance, Olympia completed a seven-month Western Pacific deployment and […]

  • 30 June 2020
    Vessels

    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
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    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, channelnewsasia.com 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
    Authorities

    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
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    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.

  • 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.

  • 26 May 2020
    Vessels

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]