Future USNS John Lewis Keel Authenticated
May 13, 2019 - The keel for the future USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), the Navy's first John Lewis-class fleet replenishment oiler, was ceremonially laid at General Dynamics-National Steel and Shipbuilding Company May 13.
USS Fitzgerald Leaves Dry Dock, Continues Repairs Pierside in Pascagoula
April 17, 2019 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) took another step toward returning to the fleet as a fully ready,combat-capable ship. The ship achieved a milestone in its complex repair and restoration as it successfully launched and moored pier-side at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) - Ingalls Shipbuilding shipyard, April 16.
Future USS Richard M. McCool, Jr. Keel Authenticated
April 12, 2019 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The keel for the future USS Richard M. McCool, Jr. (LPD 29) was ceremoniously laid during a ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries Ingalls Shipbuilding Division, April 12.
Keel Laid on Future USS Bougainville
March 14, 2019 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- The keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future USS Bougainville (LHA 8) was held at the Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division (HII), March 14.
Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Paul Ignatius
Feb. 22, 2019 - Pascagoula, Miss. - The Navy accepted delivery of the future guided missile
destroyer USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) from Huntington Ingalls Industries'
(HII) Ingalls shipbuilding division, Feb. 22.
LPD 17 Class Flight II Program Moves the Navy Forward with Common Rail Fuel Injection
Feb. 8, 2019 - WASHINGTON - The next generation LPD 17 Flight II Class amphibious transport dock ships are moving forward in Main Propulsion Diesel Engine (MPDE) efficiency by installing the common rail fuel injection system on the ship's Pielstick-Colt 2.5V Sequentially Turbocharged (STC) engine. This technically advanced system replaces the existing mechanical fuel delivery system and is expected to yield significant lifecycle cost savings due to reduced fuel usage and maintenance costs.
Keel Laid for Future USS Carl M. Levin
Feb. 1, 2019 - BATH, Maine -- The keel of the future USS Carl M. Levin (DDG 120) was ceremoniously laid at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard, Feb. 1.
Keel Authenticated for Twelfth Expeditionary Fast Transport
Jan. 29, 2019 - MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Navy held a keel laying and authentication ceremony for its twelfth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, Newport (EPF 12), at Austal USA’s shipyard., Jan. 29. The keel was said to be “truly and fairly laid” as it was authenticated by Charlotte Dorrance Marshall, signing her initials into the keel plate.
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.
Fabrication Begins on Amphibious Assault Ship Richard M. McCool, Jr.
July 30, 2018 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) started fabrication of the 13th LPD 17 San Antonio class ship, LPD 29, July 30, 2018 at their shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The start of fabrication signifies that the first 100 tons of steel have been cut.
Keel Laid for Future USS Daniel Inouye
May 14, 2018 - BATH, Maine -- The keel of the future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) was ceremoniously laid on May 14 at the Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard.
RFP Released for USCG's Heavy Polar Icebreaker
March 5, 2018 - The U.S. Navy, in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) under an Integrated Program Office (IPO), released a request for proposal (RFP) on March 2, 2018, for the advance procurement and detail design for the USCG's heavy polar icebreaker (HPIB), with options for detail design and construction (DD&C) for up to three HPIBs. The IPO is using a full and open competition strategy for DD&C; a single contract award will be made in FY 2019.
USNS Burlington Launched
March 1, 2018 - MOBILE, Ala. - The U.S. Navy's tenth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, Burlington (EPF 10), was launched at Austal USA's shipyard, March 1.
Keel Laid for Future USNS Miguel Keith
Jan. 30, 2018 - SAN DIEGO - The future USNS Miguel Keith (ESB 5) held a keel laying ceremony on Jan. 30 at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard, San Diego.
USNS Hershel Williams Completes Integrated Trials
Jan. 23, 2018 - SAN DIEGO – USNS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (T-ESB 4), successfully completed the first Integrated Trials for an Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship Jan. 19, sailing from and returning to General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) shipyard in San Diego.
Keel Authenticated for Burlington (EPF 10)
Sept. 27, 2017 - MOBILE, Ala. - The U.S. Navy held a keel laying and authentication ceremony for its tenth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, Burlington (EPF 10), Sept. 26.
City of Bismarck (EPF 9) Completes Builder’s Trials
Sept. 15, 2017 - MOBILE, Ala. – The Navy’s ninth Expeditionary Fast Transport vessel, City of Bismarck (EPF 9), successfully completed Builder’s Trials Sept. 14, after being underway for two days in the Gulf of Mexico.
PEO Ships Works to Promote Small Business Opportunities
Aug. 7, 2017 - WASHINGTON - With more than 20 small business contracts awarded to support foreign military sales and boat and service craft acquisition this fiscal year, the Program Executive Office Ships (PEO Ships) works to enhance shipbuilding opportunities for small businesses, a critical component of the Navy’s effort to deliver warfighting capabilities to our Sailors and Marines.
Navy Accepts Delivery of USNS Yuma
April 21, 2017 - MOBILE, Ala. - The Navy accepted delivery of its eighth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, USNS Yuma (EPF 8), April 21.
USNS Yuma Completes Acceptance Trials
Feb. 6, 2017 - MOBILE, Ala. -- The future USNS Yuma (EPF 8) successfully completed Acceptance Trials on Jan. 26 after two days of underway evaluation in the Gulf of Mexico.
Navy Marks Milestones for Two Expeditionary Fast Transports
Jan. 19, 2017 - The U.S. Navy recognized two milestones Jan. 18 in the construction of Expeditionary Fast Transports (EPF); the keel authentication of the Navy’s ninth EPF, USNS City of Bismarck, and the start of fabrication for the 11th EPF, USNS Puerto Rico.
Keel Laid for future USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams
Aug. 3, 2016 - SAN DIEGO, Calif. – A keel laying ceremony for the future USNS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4) was held Aug. 2 in San Diego, California, representing the formal beginning of the ship and recognizing the first joining together of ship components.
Downey Assumes Command of CNRMC
July 1, 2016 - VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia. - Rear Adm. James Downey relieved Rear Adm. William J. Galinis as Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center (CNRMC) during a ceremony at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, June 29.
Future USS Frank E. Petersen, Jr. (DDG 121) Begins Fabrication
April 27, 2016 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The construction of the future USS Frank E. Petersen, Jr. (DDG 121) is officially underway at Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard. The milestone, which signifies the first 100 tons of steel being cut, was marked with a ceremony held in the shipyard's fabrication shop.
USNS Yuma (EPF 8) Keel Authenticated
March 29, 2016 - MOBILE, Ala. - Austal USA hosted a ceremony today celebrating the keel authentication of the Navy's eighth Expeditionary Fast Transport ship, the USNS Yuma (EPF 8).
Research Vessel Sally Ride Completes Builder's Trials
Feb. 25, 2016 - ANACORTES, Wash. - The Navy's Auxiliary General Purpose Oceanographic Research Vessel (AGOR), R/V Sally Ride (AGOR 28), successfully completed Builder's Trials Feb. 21 off the coast of Anacortes, Washington.
Future USS Portland (LPD 27) Launches
Feb. 16, 2016 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The future USS Portland (LPD 27) was successfully launched at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard Feb 13.
Two Navy Destroyers Light Up Aegis Systems
Sept. 15, 2015 - WASHINGTON - The Navy marked a unique milestone last week with the activation of Aegis Combat Systems on both the oldest, and the newest DDG 51 class destroyers.
Future USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) Begins Fabrication
July 21, 2015 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- The construction of the future USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) is currently underway at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard. A ceremony here today celebrated the start of fabrication.
USNS Lewis B. Puller (MLP 3 AFSB) Delivers to Fleet
June 15, 2015 - SAN DIEGO - The Navy's first Afloat Forward Staging Base (AFSB) variant of the Mobile Landing Platform, USNS Lewis B. Puller, delivered to the Navy today. Built by General Dynamics NASSCO, delivery of the ship follows a series of at-sea tests and trials in San Diego.
Navy Amphibious Ship Receives Longer Lasting, More Efficient LED Bulbs
March 19, 2015 - SAN DIEGO - The LPD 17 class program (PMS 317) Program Executive Office, Ships completed installation of light emitting diodes (LED) bulbs on USS Somerset (LPD 25) Feb. 27, replacing legacy shipboard fluorescent light bulbs with longer lasting, more efficient LED bulbs.
Navy Awards Contract for Ranger Dismantling
Dec. 22, 2014 - WASHINGTON - Today, the Navy awarded a contract for the towing and dismantling of the decommissioned aircraft carrier Ranger (CV 61) to International Shipbreaking Ltd.