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  • 3 June 2014

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus formally named USS Tripoli (LHA 7) May 30 during an evening parade hosted by Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos at Marine Barracks Washington.   “It is a unique evening here at Eighth and I. We are officially naming the next big-deck amphibious ship, the USS […]

  • 16 September 2011
    Industry news

      The name of the Royal Navy’s newest, most capable Astute Class submarine has been formally announced today – HMS Anson. HMS Anson is the fifth in her class, and is being named after Admiral of the Fleet George Anson (1697-1762) who is noted for his circumnavigation of the globe and his role overseeing the […]

  • 24 November 2014

    US Navy Region Southwest (NRSW) named its 2014 Sailor of the Year (SOY) during a ceremony aboard the USS Midway Museum, Nov. 21. Nominees from 11 different installations throughout the region came together in San Diego to compete for the honor of becoming NRSW Sailor of the Year. The ceremony was the culmination of several […]

  • 30 April 2014
    Industry news

    The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) was recognized as one of the top Recyclers of the Year during the 2014 City of San Diego Waste Reduction and Recycling Awards ceremony hosted on the flight deck April 29.   The event was sponsored by the City of San Diego Environmental Services Department in […]

  • 10 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Michael Little has joined Austal as Regional Service Manager – Asia. Based in Singapore, Mr. Little will be responsible for Austal’s support offering in Singapore, Hong Kong and the Philippines and for developing relationships in the broader region. Mr. Little has considerable experience in the Asia-Pacific ship repair industry and direct expertise supporting US Navy […]

  • 18 October 2012
    Training & Education

    U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) assigned a flag officer to lead an administrative investigation and established a safety board to review the facts and circumstances Oct. 15 that led to the collision between a Navy submarine and an Aegis cruiser off the coast of Florida Oct. 13. Vice Adm. Michelle Howard, deputy commander of USFF, […]

  • 28 April 2011

      Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. announced today that its Board of Directors has approved Irwin F. Edenzon as corporate vice president and president of Ingalls Shipbuilding and Matthew J. Mulherin as corporate vice president and president of Newport News Shipbuilding. HII, previously known as Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, began operating on March 31 as an independent, […]

  • 17 November 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy’s future replenishment ships will be named ‘Supply’ and ‘Stalwart’, Australian defense minister Marise Payne announced on Friday.  The ships will be known as Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment vessels and will replace the current HMA Ships Success and Sirius. Supply will be the second vessel in the Royal Australian Navy to bear the name […]

  • 12 April 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    In anticipation of the results of the Australian $50 billion bid to build a fleet of new submarines the Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC) has appointed a general manager for future submarines. Martin Edwards has been named to the position which previously did not exist in the company. “Mr Edwards takes the position at a time of exciting change […]

  • 21 August 2015

    US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Aug. 19 that the next Independence variant Littoral Combat Ship will be named USS Oakland (LCS 24). The ship will be named to honor the long-standing history its namesake city has had with the Navy. The future USS Oakland will be the third naval ship to bear […]

  • 28 March 2011
    Industry news

      Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today that the next two Freedom-class littoral combat ships (LCS) to be built in Alabama will be named the USS Jackson and the USS Montgomery. These two ships are part of a dual block buy of LCS class ships announced by Mabus in December 2010.  By procuring […]

  • 29 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the next joint high speed vessel (JHSV) will be named USNS Trenton during a ceremony in Trenton, New Jersey, Sept. 25.   Mabus named the ship, designated JHSV 5, in honor of the long-standing relationship New Jersey’s capital city shares with the Navy. “The City of Trenton […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Twenty-one U.S. Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) midshipmen, Marines, and officer candidates were commissioned as Naval officers at the 808 Gallery on Boston University’s campus, May 19. The 11 Navy-option and four Marine-option Boston University and Boston College NROTC students were recognized by the guest of honor, Rear Adm. Christian Becker, in front of […]

  • 31 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Leading Diver (LDR) Joshua Kauika, who has just been named Sailor of the Year for 2012, wanted a challenging career and joined the Navy straight from Wanganui High School in 2006 knowing he would get just that. Six years into a career in which he has been described as “inspirational”, “exemplary” and “the epitome of […]

  • 22 July 2015

    On July 19, the US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that the next Independence variant littoral combat ship will be named USS Cincinnati (LCS 20). Cincinnati will be built by Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama. It will be 419 feet long and be capable of operating at speeds in excess of 40 knots. […]

  • 22 May 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

      The crew of a Norfolk-based attack submarine has won a Navy award for being the best-all around ship in the Atlantic Fleet… (therepublic) [mappress] Source: therepublic, May 22, 2011;

  • 1 April 2013
    Industry news

    The New Zealand Navy’s first Rapid Environmental Assessment (REA) boat was officially named TAKAPU in a formal ceremony at Opua on 27 March. The ceremony marked a major milestone in the project, which entails local company Northland Spars and Rigging delivering two new REA boats to increase the Navy’s amphibious, diving, surveying and rapid response […]

  • 7 October 2011
    Authorities, Industry news

      Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus joined Ackerman, Miss., Mayor Dick Cain to announce today that the name of the Department of the Navy​’s next Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) will be United States Naval Ship (USNS) Choctaw County, during a brief ceremony today at Ackerman High School, Ackerman, Miss. “I grew up in […]

  • 15 August 2011
    Industry news

      At Fleet Base West the Prime Minister and the Minister for Defence announced that the ex Royal Fleet Auxilliary Landing Ship Dock Largs Bay is to commission into the Royal Australian Navy as HMAS Choules. Many of you will recall that former Chief Petty Officer Claude Choules passed away in May of this year, […]

  • 22 June 2012
    Industry news

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will host a ship naming ceremony in honor of the littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Omaha, June 25, at 10 a.m. CDT at Louis and Clark Landing, 515 North Riverfront Drive in Omaha, Neb. The future USS Omaha (LCS 12) is the fourth Navy vessel to bear the name. […]

  • 4 July 2014

    History was made today as Her Majesty The Queen officially named the Royal UK Navy’s new aircraft carrier.   At 56 metres she is taller than Niagara Falls and, with a flight deck the size of 60 tennis courts, she is the largest ship ever built for the Royal Navy. Today, at HMS Queen Elizabeth’s […]

  • 8 September 2017
    Industry news

    The Duchess of Rothesay today pressed a button to formally name the UK’s second new carrier. The ship’s sponsor – better known south of the border as the Duchess of Cornwall – triggered the launch of a ten-year-old bottle of whisky from the Laphroaig distillery on the Isle of Islay and 65,000-tonne HMS Prince of […]

  • 5 April 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    BMT Cadence is the new name of a UK-based defense contracting company that was compelled to change its former name, Isis, because of the notorious rebel group in the Middle East. BMT Isis (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, the international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, on March 5 announced the name change and said […]

  • 25 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus will name the Navy’s new Virginia-class submarine as USS Utah in a ceremony on September 28. This will be the second vessel in US Navy history to bear the name. The first USS Utah was commissioned in 1911 and was eventually sunk by the Japanese in 1941. In 1998, the U.S. Navy […]

  • 17 February 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Feb. 16 the four Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers which will be forward deployed to Rota, Spain. The four include three from Norfolk, Va; USS Ross, USS Donald Cook, and USS Porter, and one from Mayport, Fla., USS Carney. The ships are in support of President Obama’s European Phased […]

  • 8 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Vard Holdings Limited, a designer and shipbuilder of offshore and specialized vessels, held a naming ceremony for Norway’s new surveillance vessel “Marjata” at Vard Langsten. The vessel was contracted by the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation in 2011 and will be operated by the Norwegian Intelligence Service. It is equipped for surveillance activity in the Barents Sea and the […]

  • 15 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    During a ceremony on December 14th, at the District of Columbia city hall, Secretary of the U.S. Navy, Ray Mabus, formally announced the first ship of the new fleet ballistic missile submarines (SSBN), formerly known as the Ohio-class replacement, will be named USS Columbia (SSBN 826) in honor of the District of Columbia. Ballistic missile […]

  • 4 September 2015

    Capt. J.J. Cummings relieved Capt. Michael McKenna as commanding officer aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during a change of command ceremony Sept. 3. This change of command was special for Capt. McKenna because it was his last. He retired after 26 years of service in the U.S. Navy. […]

  • 15 April 2013
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy will name the next San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship the USS Portland, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) announced on friday. “Oregon has a long history with the U.S. Navy going back to the construction of hundreds of World War II Liberty and Victory ships at three Portland-area shipyards,” Wyden said. “I want […]