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  • 9 January 2014
    Industry news

    BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair has received a 13.89 million contract for the planned maintenance work on USS Wasp (LHD 1). The dry-docking planned maintenance availability will update and improve USS Wasp’s military and technical capabilities. Under the contract, BAE Systems will plan and execute depot-level maintenance, alterations and modifications on the warship. USS Wasp […]

  • 19 November 2019

    The US Navy’s Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) arrived at its new homeport of Naval Station Norfolk on November 18, completing a homeport shift after spending nearly two years forward deployed Japan. The ship had been assigned to Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo and operated in the US 7th Fleet (C7F) area of […]

  • 15 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) arrived in Sasebo, Japan, on January 14, to become the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship in 7th Fleet. USS Wasp, which has undergone significant upgrades to be able to land and launch the US Marine Corp’s F-35B Joint Strike Fighter, completed the 28,400-mile journey after getting underway from […]

  • 30 July 2013
    Industry news

    The Norfolk Shipyard is gearing up to repair the US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) having secured a contract modification for the vessel’s planned maintenance availability. “We’re thrilled to welcome the U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship, USS Wasp (LHD 1), to our Norfolk, VA shipyard where our team will execute a $110 […]

  • 26 April 2016
    Training & Education

    The Wasp Amphibious Readiness Group completed its Amphibious Ready Group Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercise (ARGMEUEX), April 24. ARGMEUEX is the first event that is officially evaluated by Commander Carrier Strike Group 4. The exercise provides an opportunity for the Wasp ARG, made up of Commander Amphibious Squadron (COMPHIBRON) 6, amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD […]

  • 10 October 2019

    US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) has entered the US 4th Fleet area of operations as it makes its way toward the new homeport of Naval Station Norfolk. The ship entered South American waters on October 1 after leaving its previous homeport in Japan and the US 7th Fleet early September. Wasp […]

  • 13 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) is nearly ready to head to her new homeport in Japan after works on her maintenance availability were completed in Norfolk. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) completed the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Planned Maintenance Availability on June 9. MARMC was tasked with overseeing repairs and […]

  • 6 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $55.7 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the 2017 planned maintenance availability of USS Wasp (LHD-1). A planned maintenance availability includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship’s military and technical capabilities. According to the […]

  • 17 March 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) has reached a half-way point during its planned maintenance availability (PMA), the Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) said March 15. Since the commencement of Wasp’s PMA in January, a considerable amount of work has gone into getting the ship to this point. “I’m proud of where we are, […]

  • 25 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Wasp rounded off four months at sea as it pulled into Souda Bay, Greece, on October 24. The ship’s crew, embarked Amphibious Squadron 6 staff, and embarked marines spent 121 total days underway, interrupted only by a brief stop for fuel in Rota, Spain, in July. USS Wasp marines had been […]

  • 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, […]

  • 1 April 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy’s forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) arrived in Subic Bay, on March 30, ahead of exercise Balikatan. Wasp arrived in the Philippines with embarked Marines from Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) 4, which are led by 4th Marine Regiment. This will be the first Balikatan drill to […]

  • 14 March 2012
    Training & Education

      Nearly 1,000 Sailors from amphibious assault ship USS WASP (LHD 1) pulled into Mayport, Fla., March 13. Wasp left her homeport of Norfolk March 2 to conduct routine operations in the waters of the Southern Caribbean, and use the degaussing range in Mayport. “With the [degaussing] range in Norfolk under repairs, we needed to […]

  • 5 March 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) got underway from her new homeport in Sasebo, Japan, to complete a pre-deployment readiness assessment before switching to operations as part of the ship’s first patrol in the Indo-Pacific region. Wasp is undergoing a Naval Surface Forces-led ready for sea assessment (RFSA), led by the Type […]

  • 2 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) departed Greek Souda Bay port on November 1 following an eight-day port visit to complete her mid-deployment voyage repair (MDVR). While the port call’s primary focus was a MDVR to ensure the ship is in fully operational condition for the remainder of her deployment, Wasp was able to […]

  • 3 October 2018

    After completing integrated Defense of the Amphibious Task Force (DATF) drills in the South China Sea, US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) entered Singapore’s Changi Naval Base together with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) for a scheduled port visit on October 2. Capt. Colby Howard, commanding officer of Wasp, says Singapore […]

  • 24 July 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The crew of amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) held a change of command ceremony in Norfolk, July 18. Capt. Brian Teets relieved Capt. Gary Boardman as the commanding officer of Wasp in a time honored ceremony held in the hangar bay.  “I would like to thank the crew for their outstanding hard work […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    For various reasons, the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) has not deployed since 2004. But after a highly successful combat systems ship qualification trial (CSSQT), Wasp has sent a clear, concise, and concussive message to the fleet: She is back in the fight. After completion of a successful CNO availability at BAE shipyard […]

  • 29 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Japan Receives Biggest Warship Since WWII The biggest Japanese warship since the WWII was delivered to Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force. USS Theodore Roosevelt on Its Way to Portsmouth More than 5,000 American sailors are heading for Portsmouth on board the giant aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. HMS Diamond Ends Multi-Million Pound Upgrade The crew […]

  • 20 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Six U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II jet aircraft arrived Monday evening aboard the USS Wasp off the coast of the United States’ Eastern Seaboard to mark the beginning of the first shipboard phase of the F-35B Operational Test (OT-1). The at-sea period will continue aboard USS WASP for the next two weeks, with fleet […]

  • 24 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) has wrapped up the inaugural patrol following its homeport shift to the US 7th Fleet area of operations earlier this year.  Wasp and other ships of the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) have been operating with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) for nearly two months as […]

  • 27 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the US Navy’s Wasp amphibious ready group (ARG) met up with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) amphibious transport dock ship JS Osumi (LST 4001) in the Philippine Sea for maneuvers on August 26. During a passing exercise, multiple ships sail in formation to practice communications and maneuvering procedures. Participating in this PASSEX with the Osumi […]

  • 1 October 2017

    An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter embarked on the US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) rescued two civilians after their private plane crashed several miles off the coast of Dominica, September 28. The civilians, coming from French Guadelupe and Antigua, sustained minor injuries and were transported by helicopter to Wasp where they received […]

  • 27 October 2017

    US Navy amphibious ships USS Wasp (LHD 1) and USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) have concluded Puerto Rico hurricane response and were redeployed to other missions, the US Navy said. The decision to withdraw the ships from Puerto Rico was made by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of Defense in consultation with Puerto Rico’s governor. As […]

  • 25 May 2015

    An F-35 Bravo Lighting II prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). The operation was conducted in the Atlantic Ocean on May 20. Wasp, with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 and VMFAT-501 embarked, is underway conducting the first phase of operational testing which will evaluate […]

  • 13 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The crew of USS Wasp (LHD 1) commemorated the 12th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 with a ceremony held in the hangar bay, in port Norfolk. While television sets aired a 9/11 documentary in the background, the main event commenced with singing the national anthem, followed by the chaplain’s invocation and remarks from Wasp’s crew. […]

  • 8 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) departed BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair after a yearlong dry-dock phased maintenance availability (DPMA) to return to her homeport, Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, Sept. 30. The move back to her homeport represents the next step in a two-year process to fully maximize and modernize equipment and systems […]

  • 12 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy sent six sailors, from Navy command headquarters in Portsmouth, England, to integrate into Wasp’s flight deck operations to prepare them for their upcoming Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers. Her Majesty’s Ship (HMS) Illustrious was the last carrier in British service before being decommissioned in 2014 and will soon be replaced by its advanced […]

  • 4 July 2016

    Sailors aboard the U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault sip USS Wasp (LHD 1) laid to rest 20 military veterans and one military spouse during a burial at sea held June 30. Seventeen Sailors, one Marine, one Airman, one Soldier and one military spouse where committed to the sea with full military honors, including a 21-gun salute. […]