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USS John S. McCain Leaves Dry Dock, Continues Repairs in Yokosuka
YOKOSUKA, Japan (Nov. 27, 2018) The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) is pulled towards a pier after departing from a dry dock at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. McCain is departing the dock after an extensive maintenance period in order to sustain the ship's ability to serve as a forward-deployed asset in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.
Nov. 29, 2018 - YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) achieved a major milestone this week as it successfully launched from dry dock and moored pierside at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Nov. 27.

Construction Begins on Future USS Patrick Gallagher
BATH, Maine (Nov. 9, 2018) U.S. Sen. Susan M. Collins makes the initial cut of steel for the future USS Patrick Gallagher (DDG
127) at Bath Iron Works.  The ship is named for Lance Cpl. Patrick Gallagher, Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and Navy Cross recipient.  (U.S. Navy photo/Released)
Nov. 9, 2018 - BATH, Maine - The construction of the future USS Patrick Gallagher (DDG 127) is officially underway at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard.

Honoring Fallen SEAL as Future USS Michael Monsoor Departs Bath
BATH, Maine (Nov. 9, 2018) The future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) departs the Bath Iron Works shipyard.  She is en route to Coronado, Calif., where she will be commissioned on January 26, 2019.  Following commissioning, Michael Monsoor will begin combat systems activation, testing and trials.  Michael Monsoor is the second of three ships in the Zumwalt class of destroyers.  (U.S. Navy photo/Released)
Nov. 9, 2018 - BATH, Maine -- The future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), the second ship in the Zumwalt-class of destroyers, departed General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard in Bath, Maine on Nov. 9.

Fabrication Begins on Future USS Bougainville (LHA 8)
Paul Bosarge, burner workleaderman, starts fabrication on Bougainville (LHA 8) with others observing, from left, Frank Jermyn, LHA 8 ship program manager; Lance Carnahan, Steel Fabrication director; Marine Corps Capt. J.D. Owens, representing SUPSHIP, Gulf Coast; and Ricky Hathorn, Hull general superintendent.
Oct. 16, 2018 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- On Oct. 15 the future USS Bougainville (LHA 8) started fabrication at Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) shipyard.

First in Class Ship, Future USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), Starts Construction
Sept. 21, 2018 - SAN DIEGO - A ceremony was hosted at General Dynamics-National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD-NASSCO) shipyard to celebrate the start of construction of the Navy's first John Lewis-class Fleet Replenishment Oiler, the future USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), Sept. 20.

Keel Authenticated for the Future USNS Puerto Rico (EPF 11)
Aug. 9, 2018 - MOBILE, Ala. – A ceremony celebrating the keel authentication of the Navy’s 11th Spearhead-class Expeditionary Fast Transport ship, the future USNS Puerto Rico (EPF 11), was held at the Mobile, Alabama shipyard of Austal USA, the ship’s manufacturer. Puerto Rico will be the third ship in naval service named after the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, honoring its historically strong ties to the military.