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  • 3 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Michelle Howard visited Charlestown Navy Yard Oct. 2 to tour USS Constitution and conduct an all-hands call with the crew of Old Ironsides. Howard, the first female four-star admiral in U.S. Navy history and the first African-American woman to attain a four-star rank in the history of the […]

  • 14 February 2011

    The Service Life Extension Programme or SLEP for Royal Malaysian Navy ships is expected to reduce defence spending sharply… (themalasyaninsider) [mappress] Source:themalasyaninsider , February 14, 2011;

  • 20 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    A place where a grey navy ship had been standing in the harbor of Neustadt, the berth of the former frigate Köln, which had served as a training and education platform for sailors, had been empty for many months. The ship is now back in its original place at the Maritime Safety and Security Training Centre. The […]

  • 21 January 2015

    Google Maps published a complete 360-degree virtual experience of USS Constitution on Tuesday, Jan 20. Using Street View technology, Google Maps photographed the ship in fall 2014 to create an online 360-degree virtual experience of touring Constitution in preparation for the ship’s scheduled dry dock restoration period, which begins in March 2015. Cmdr. Sean Kearns, […]

  • 2 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australian Navy’s retired Bathurst class corvette HMAS Castlemaine recently received a new paint job in Williamstown, Australia. BAE Systems’ Williamstown shipyard conducted hull cleaning and painting works on the vessel which is the last Australian-built Bathurst class corvettes to serve in the second World War. After the works were concluded, Castlemaine went back to Gem Pier. The vessel, named […]

  • 14 March 2012

      A submarine of Russian Imperial Navy lying at the depth of 76 meters near Cape Fiolent (Sevastopol, Ukraine) will be lifted soon. As is planned, the sub is to be turned into museum. Submarine Skat was built in 1905. She was responsible for protection of Sevastopol and was sunken in 1919 as overaged asset, […]

  • 17 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    USS Constitution “Old Ironsides” received a waterborne underwater hull cleaning and comprehensive inspection in Boston Harbor, April 6-7 in preparation for its upcoming May 19 dry-docking. Constitution, the oldest commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy, last docked in 1995 and since then accumulated marine growth has fouled her hull. The Navy’s Supervisor of Salvage and […]

  • 11 April 2011
    Industry news

    Arizona Sen. John McCain’s old aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Forrestal, now is to be recycled instead of being scuttled at sea. The U.S. Navy… By Doug Ramsey (publicnewsservice) [mappress] Source: publicnewsservice, April 11, 2011;

  • 2 May 2011
    Equipment & technology

      You might say the tugs operated by American company Wilmington Tug have doubled their range of strokes. Instead of their old two-stroke engines, they are now driven by fourstroke MTU Series 4000 power units. The story behind the change is that the in land waterway vessels and tankers they have to tow have become […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Since returning from deployment, US Sailors assigned to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 have been nothing but busy, with their schedules packed with training evolutions in preparation of salvaging a 150 year-old captured enemy vessel. The Civil War ironclad CSS Georgia has resided at the bottom of the Savannah River in Georgia, since she […]

  • 26 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The UK Royal Navy announced an investment of £2 million for the expansion and modernization of Gibraltar’s ‘Windy Hill’ monitoring station. Sitting high above the Strait of Gibraltar, personnel at the monitoring facility keep an eye on 60,000 ships entering or leaving the Mediterranean, or crossing between Africa and Europe. But after more than a […]

  • 16 August 2012
    Training & Education

    On the evening of 28 February/1 March 1942, two proud ships fought together against overwhelming odds by facing the Japanese Western Java Invasion Convoy in the midst of the Sunda Strait. HMAS Perth (I) and USS Houston were both torpedoed and sank within 30 minutes of the other, consigning almost a thousand US and Australian sailors […]

  • 4 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Coast Guard is set to unveil a historic lifeboat as a new static display during a ceremony scheduled for May 6 at Coast Guard Station Chatham. The new static display commemorates the first production 44-foot Motor Lifeboat purchased by the Coast Guard and commissioned in Chatham in 1963. Previously, this small boat was used by […]

  • 9 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrived at its new homeport in San Diego on May 8, concluding a homeport change from Sasebo, Japan. Bonhomme Richard departed San Diego in April 2012 for Sasebo, Japan, to replace USS Essex (LHD 2) as the Navy’s only forward-deployed amphibious assault ship and flagship […]

  • 31 March 2015
    Authorities

    USS Constitution is scheduled to enter Dry Dock 1 in Charlestown Navy Yard in the early hours of May 19, 2015 for a three-year planned restoration period. Old Ironsides’ move into dry dock, originally slated for March 20, was pushed due to severe weather conditions. The docking evolution was selected for a midnight start due […]

  • 20 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

      Article by: Peter Ong The United States Coast Guard’s only heavy operational Polar-class icebreaker, Polar Star, completed its annual scheduled refit at Mare Island, Vallejo, California, in a maintenance period riddled with challenges. The forty-two year old ship returned from Operation Deep Freeze 2018, a voyage to resupply the McMurdo Antarctic research center on […]

  • 23 February 2015

    Sailors assigned to USS Constitution fire a round from the ship’s saluting battery on February 20. In this way, the vessel commemorated the bicentennial anniversary of Old Ironsides’ dual victory against the Royal Navy ships HMS Cyane and HMS Levant in its final battle of the War of 1812. The battle, which took place on […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Divers have been given special permission to inspect a 100-year-old Royal UK Navy submarine so people can learn more about shipwrecks and – the pioneers of the Silent Service.   Over the next six months, frogmen will inspect the hull of HMS A7 – one of the very first boats built for the fledgling Submarine […]

  • 5 January 2017
    Authorities

    An eventful 2016 has shown that the Royal Australian Navy’s 33-year old Adelaide-class frigate HMAS Darwin still packs a punch. The frigate deployed on two operations and worked with a number of foreign navies across the globe. The year started with a bang, with the ship’s company viewing the New Years fireworks off the Gold […]

  • 5 April 2011
    Industry news

      Defence Minister Stephen Smith should have praised rather than criticised the navy for managing to keep 40-year-old landing ships in service… (ninemsn) [mappress] Source: ninemsn, April 5, 2011;

  • 29 May 2012
    Authorities

    The Coast Guard ended its search at 10:25 a.m. Monday for a 42-year-old man after the 21-foot boat he was aboard allided with a jetty in Kent Narrows, Md., Sunday. A crew from the Maryland Natural Resources Police recovered the man 10 yards away from the scene of the allision. A member of the Queen […]

  • 22 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded VSE Corporation a contract worth up to $74 million to reactivate two former U.S. frigates prior to their delivery to the Taiwan Navy. Under this contract, VSE will manage the industrial work, logistics and crew training for two Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates, the ex-USS Taylor (FFG 50) and ex-USS Gary (FFG […]

  • 14 December 2011
    Industry news

      The Philippines relaunched an old U.S. Coast Guard cutter on Wednesday to guard potentially oil-rich waters that are at the center of a conflict with China. President Benigno Aquino III, who observed the commissioning of the 3,390-ton Philippine navy frigate BRP Gregorio del Pilar in a Manila pier ceremony, said that it denoted his […]

  • 22 April 2011
    Industry news

    Stockholm – A more than 300-year-old Swedish warship that sank on her maiden voyage could well have faded into the mists of history but for… By Lennart Simonsson (monstersandcritics) [mappress] Source: monstersandcritics, April 22, 2011;

  • 15 March 2011

      The 21-year-old U.S. Navy sailor and Fort Ann native who died in a truck accident last week at Camp Pendleton, a Marine Corps training base…  (poststar) [mappress] Source: poststar, March 15, 2011;

  • 8 June 2011

      Personnel embarked aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) performed a cataract removal surgery on a 101-year-old woman while anchored off the coast of Tumaco, Colombia, June 6. Irene Becerra, a native of Araño, Colombia, arrived at the Escuela Max Seídel medical site, June 4, complaining of a headache and loss […]

  • 8 February 2017
    Authorities

    A patrol boat that served in the Royal Australian Navy was already 30 years when it started service in 1942. Over a century later, the boat is still sailing. Former HMAS Riawe was built in 1912 by well-known Tasmanian shipwright EA ‘Ned’ Jack, at his boatyard on the Tamar River near Launceston, as a workboat for […]

  • 16 March 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    A centuries old frigate lying at the bottom of the Gulf of Finland has been identified as belonging to the Admiralty of West Friesland, one of the five former admiralties of the Dutch Republic. The 35-meter warship was reportedly built in Medemblik, the Netherlands in 1708. The cold temperatures in the Gulf of Finland, 62 meters below […]

  • 5 January 2012
    Training & Education

      A day after activating his emergency beacon, an 84-year-old American making his seventh attempt to sail alone around the tip of South Americ… By Eva Vergara and Michael Warren (abcnews) [mappress] Source: abcnews , January 05, 2012;