Archive: Navy/USMC

A diagram of the USS Fitzgerald's (DDG-62) collision in the Navy's line of duty investigation supplement. (Image: U.S. Navy)

Top Three Fitzgerald Commanders Relieved Of Duty

The U.S. Navy relieved of duty the top three officers of the USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) last Thursday months after the ship collided with a merchant vessel near Japan (Defense Daily, June 19). DDG-62’s commanding officer Cmdr. Bryce Benson, executive officer Cmdr. Sean Babbitt, and command master chief Master Chief Petty Officer Brice Baldwin were relieved […]

The future USS Portland (LPD-27), sails in the Gulf of Mexico during acceptance sea trials. (Photo: Huntington Ingalls Industries)

Newest Navy LPD Completes Acceptance Trials

The Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII] Ingalls Shipbuilding-built latest Amphibious Transport Dock, the future USS Portland (LPD-27), completed acceptance trials on Aug 18, the Navy and company announced Monday. Acceptance trials are conducted with the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) to demonstrate the ship’s readiness for delivery. This comprised a set of over 200 […]

The USS Ramage (DDG-61) sails away from Ingalls Shipbuilding after finishing a nine-month overhaul and modernization period. Photo: HII.

HII Finishes DDG-61 Overhaul And Redelivers Back To The Navy

Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII] Ingalls Shipbuilding division redelivered the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG-61) to the Navy on Monday after completing nine months of overhaul and modernization work. The overhaul and modification work, conducted at HII’s Pascagoula, Miss. facility, included procurement of materials, ship alterations, and repairs. HII highlighted the ship was […]

Visible damage to the USS John S. McCain’s (DDG-56) port side following a collision with the Alnic MC near the Straights of Malacca and Singapore. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/Released.

Richardson Orders Operational Pause In Navy Amid Second DDG Collison In Three Months

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson on Monday ordered an operational pause in all U.S. fleets around the world following the second collision between an Aegis Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and a civilian ship within three months. Richardson said in a statement that between these collisions and a series of incidents in the Pacific […]

Bow-on view of the USS Indianapolis, taken off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 10 July 1945, after her final overhaul. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

Wreckage Of Famed WWII Cruiser Indianapolis Found Three Miles Under Pacific

More than 70 years after a Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into her side and sent the USS Indianapolis to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, the ship’s wreckage was found by a civilian research team. On the night of June 29, 1945, coming back from the island of Tinian to Leyte in the Philippines, […]

The future USS Little Rock was launched in July 2015. Photo: Lockheed Martin.

LCS-9 Finishes Builder’s Trials

The Lockheed Martin [LMT]-built Littoral Combat Ship Little Rock (LCS-9) successfully completed builder’s trials last week, a milestone is preparing the fifth Freedom-variant LCS for acceptance trials within weeks, the company said Monday. The builder’s trials included company sea trails held in Lake Michigan designed to test how the ship performs under different operating conditions. […]

DARPA tests its TALONS research effort on a commissioned U.S. Navy vessel, USS Zephyr, for the first time over three days. (Images: DARPA)

First DARPA Test Of Elevated Sensor Mast On Commissioned Ship

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently demonstrated the prototype of an elevated sensor aboard a commissioned U.S. Navy vessel for the first time, the agency said last Monday. The Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems (TALONS) is an effort to demonstrate a low-cost, elevated sensor mast. TALONS is part of DARPA’s Phase 1 research […]

A Lockheed Martin rendering of LRASM.

Navy Conducts First LRASM Free Flight

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin [LMT] conducted the first free flight launch of the company’s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) from an Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber on Aug. 17 during a test over Point Mugu Sea Range, Calif., the service said Friday. This was the first end-to-end functionality test of the LRASM, testing […]

Artists' concept of the Canadian Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS). Image: Irving Shipbuilding.

Canada Awards Thales Up To $4.1 Billion In Arctic And Support Ship Services

The Canadian Acting Minister of Public Services and Procurement announced Thursday an eight-year $631 million contract award France’s Thales to provide in-service support for Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and Joint Support Ships (JSS). The support includes refit, repair, and maintenance and training for the AOPS and JSS vessels. The contract covers eight years initially […]

The USNS Lewis B. Puller, (T-ESB 3), the first Expeditionary Mobile Base in the formerly Mobile Landing Platform program. Photo: General Dynamics.

Navy Redesignating USNS Puller As Commissioned Warship

The Navy is commissioning its first Expeditionary Landing Base as a warship yesterday for greater Navy operational flexibility, the service said. The USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB-3) Expeditionary Sea Base, initially operated by Military Sealift Command, will now be commissioned as the USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB-3) at a ceremony at Khalifa bin Salman Port […]