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USNS John Lewis Conducts Acceptance Trials
May 2, 2022 - USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), the Navy’s lead ship of its new class of fleet replenishment oilers, conducted Acceptance Trials, April 25.Acceptance Trials consist of a series of in-port and at-sea demonstrations that allow the...

Keel Authenticated for Future USNS Earl Warren (T-AO 207)
May 2, 2022 - The keel for the future USNS Earl Warren (T-AO 207), the Navy’s 3rd John Lewis-class fleet replenishment oiler, was laid at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD-NASSCO), April 30.A keel laying is the...

Keel Authenticated for Future USS John L. Canley
May 2, 2022 - The keel for the future USS John L. Canley (ESB 6), the Navy’s fourth Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB), was laid at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD-NASSCO) shipyard in San Diego on April 30.The ship...

Future APL 69 Conducts Builder’s and Acceptance Trials
The Navy’s newest berthing barge, Auxiliary Personnel Lighter (APL) 69, recently conducted Builder’s and Acceptance Trials in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
April 22, 2022 - The Navy’s newest berthing barge, Auxiliary Personnel Lighter (APL) 69, recently conducted Builder’s and Acceptance Trials in Pascagoula, Mississippi.Builder's Trials consist of a series of in-port tests and demonstrations...

Navy Conducts Battle Damage Repair Exercise
April 12, 2022 - Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit Two (MDSU2) and Naval Sea Systems Command activities took part in a battle damage repair exercise on the ex-USS Boone (FFG-28) to test their emergent repair capabilities March 22- 29 while...

Keel Authenticated for Future USS Patrick Gallagher
The keel for the future USS Patrick Gallagher (DDG 127), was ceremonially laid at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW), March 30.
March 30, 2022 - The keel for the future USS Patrick Gallagher (DDG 127), was ceremonially laid at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW), March 30.  The ship is named for Marine Corps Cpl. Patrick Gallagher, who received the Navy Cross for...

New Pierside High-Speed Connectivity Project Gives a Boost to Commercial Shipyards in Norfolk
Sailors say goodbye to ‘dial-up’ speed internet! USS Wasp’s (LHD-1) Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Jamira Jenkins joined Rear Adm. Brendan McLane, Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic, to celebrate the successful first-of-its-kind launch of a shipyard-based Wireless Connectivity Bridge while the ship is in BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair shipyard.  To achieve this milestone the Navy partnered with a top civilian tech firm to create the bridge, which allows for much faster shipboard internet connectivity speeds. Historically, IP services for ships during a shipyard availability were restricted to 0.5 mega bites per second, which meant the browser was likely to time out before it could connect to sites.  “It’s the fastest internet I’ve ever seen in the Navy,” said Capt. Kevin Zayac, Wasp commanding officer. “Once the Wireless Bridge came online we began producing an output two to three times that of what we were realizing previously. And when you consider the limited work stations in the shipyard environment and the enormous number of personnel needing computer access to complete their tasks it is a very big deal to our bottom line, and ultimately our readiness.”
March 16, 2022 - Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic (SURFLANT) and Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center (CNRMC) marked their recent collaboration on a new pierside connectivity system with a ribbon cutting ceremony, March 3.The...

Navy Accepts Delivery of the Future USS Ft. Lauderdale
March 14, 2022 - The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Ft. Lauderdale (LPD 28), the 12th San Antonio class-amphibious transport dock ship, from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls (HII) Shipbuilding Division, March 11.Delivery of...

FDRMC Selected as the 2021 Regional Maintenance Center Excellence Award Recipient
Feb. 14, 2022 - WASHINGTON – Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) was recently selected as the 2021 Regional Maintenance Center Excellence Award recipient.The award, presented annually by Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance...

Ship to Shore Connector Demonstrates Its Capabilities in Test Event with USS Carter Hall
The next generation landing craft, Ship to Shore Connector (SSC), Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC), successfully completed well deck interoperability testing with USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) and demonstrated the craft are another step closer to fleet integration.
Feb. 10, 2022 - The next generation landing craft, Ship to Shore Connector (SSC), Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC), successfully completed well deck interoperability testing with USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) and demonstrated the craft are...

USNS John Lewis Conducts Builder’s Trials
USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), the Navy’s lead ship of its new class of fleet replenishment oilers, conducted initial Builder’s Trials and returned to port, Feb. 4. Builder’s Trials consist of a series of in-port and at-sea demonstrations that allow the Navy and the shipbuilder, General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), to assess the ship’s systems and readiness prior to acceptance trials and delivery to the Navy.
Feb. 7, 2022 - USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), the Navy’s lead ship of its new class of fleet replenishment oilers, conducted initial Builder’s Trials and returned to port, Feb. 4.Builder’s Trials consist of a series of in-port and at-sea...

Keel Authenticated for Future USS Harrisburg
Jan. 28, 2022 - The keel for the future USS Harrisburg (LPD 30), the Navy’s 14th San Antonio class-amphibious transport dock ship and the first Flight II ship, was laid at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding, Jan. 28.A...

Keel Authenticated for the Future USNS Cody
Jan. 27, 2022 - The keel for the future USNS Cody, Expeditionary Fast Transport Ship (EPF 14), the first of the Spearhead-class EPF Flight II configuration, was laid at Austal USA, Jan. 26.A keel laying is the recognition of the start of a...

MARMC Leads USS Arlington Knuckle Boom Crane Repairs
Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) coordinates with Colonna’s Shipyard Inc. to conduct a weight test of the knuckle boom crane aboard USS Arlington (LPD 24). MARMC successfully completed depot-level repairs to the crane helping the ship stay on schedule for future operations.  MARMC provides surface ship maintenance, management and oversight of private sector maintenance and fleet technical assistance to ships in the Mid-Atlantic region. (U.S. Navy Photo by Hendrick L. Dickson/Released).
Jan. 26, 2022 - Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) recently completed knuckle boom crane repairs aboard USS Arlington (LPD 24) as the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship continues preparation for its upcoming...

Navy Accepts Delivery of Ship to Shore Connector, Landing Craft, Air Cushion 103
Dec. 22, 2021 - The Navy accepted delivery of the next generation landing craft, Ship to Shore Connector (SSC), Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 103, Dec. 22.The delivery of LCAC 103 comes after the successful completion of Acceptance...

Construction Begins on Future USS Robert E. Simanek
Construction started on the fifth Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB), the future USS Robert E. Simanek (ESB 7), at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD-NASSCO) in San Diego during a small ceremony, Dec. 1. The ESB ship class is highly flexible and used across a broad range of military operations supporting multiple operational phases, similar to the Expeditionary Transfer Dock class. Acting as a mobile sea base, they are part of the critical access infrastructure that supports the deployment of forces and supplies to provide prepositioned equipment and sustainment with flexible distribution.
Dec. 1, 2021 - San Diego, CA – Construction started on the fifth Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB), the future USS Robert E. Simanek (ESB 7), at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD-NASSCO) in San Diego during a small...

Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr.
Dec. 1, 2021 - The Navy accepted the delivery of the future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) from shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division, Nov. 30.The delivery of DDG 121 represents the official...

Future USS Quentin Walsh Marks Start of Fabrication
Nov. 16, 2021 - The Navy and General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) marked the start of fabrication for the future USS Quentin Walsh (DDG 132) with a ceremony at BIW’s Structural Fabrication Facility in East Brunswick, Maine, Nov. 16.DDG 132...

Future USS Daniel Inouye Sails Away
The Navy’s newest guided missile destroyer, the future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) sailed away from General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard, Oct. 4.
Oct. 4, 2021 - The Navy’s newest guided missile destroyer, the future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) sailed away from General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard, Oct. 4.The ship is en route to its homeport, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for its...

DDG 121 Completes Acceptance Trials
Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) navigates in the Gulf of Mexico during bravo trials.
Sept. 17, 2021 - The future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) completed Acceptance trials, Sept. 16, after spending two days at sea.During trials, the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey inspected the ship performing a series of...

USS New York Undocks on 20th Anniversary of 9/11
NORFOLK, Va. (Sept. 9, 2021) Members of Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center’s (MARMC) Waterfront Operations team stand below USS New York (LPD 21) before preparations begin for undocking on the 20th anniversary of September 11. The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship is in the final stages of a Dry-Dock Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) managed by MARMC and executed by General Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk. MARMC provides surface ship maintenance, management and oversight of private sector maintenance and fleet technical assistance to ships in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Sept. 11, 2021 - On the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, USS New York (LPD 21) undocked ahead of schedule at General Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk.The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship is currently in a...

Future USS Lyndon B. Johnson Conducts Builder’s Trials
The future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) recently conducted Builder’s Trials. The future USS Lyndon B. Johnson is the third and final ship in the Zumwalt-class of guided missile destroyers and will provide multi-mission offensive and defensive capabilities to the fleet.
Sept. 1, 2021 - WASHINGTON – The future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) recently conducted Builder’s Trials.Builder’s Trials consist of a series of in-port and at-sea demonstrations that allow the shipbuilder, General Dynamics Bath Iron...

USS Tripoli Conducts Final Contract Trials
Aug. 30, 2021 - WASHINGTON – USS Tripoli (LHA 7), the U.S. Navy’s second America-class amphibious assault ship completed final contract trials (FCT), Aug. 26.FCT are a component of a ship’s post-delivery test period and mark the final...

Ship to Shore Connector Capabilities Highlighted on Discovery’s Impossible Engineering
Aug. 27, 2021 - The latest episode of Impossible Engineering goes behind the scenes to showcase the U.S. Navy’s Ship to Shore Connector (SSC) and the hovercraft history that led to this next generation landing craft.Filmed on location at...

Future Frank E. Petersen Jr. Completes Builder’s Trials
Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) navigates in the Gulf of Mexico during bravo trials.
Aug. 27, 2021 - The future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121), the Navy’s 71st Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, completed Builder’s sea trials, Aug. 26.  The trials were conducted by the shipbuilder, Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII)...

APL 67 Sails Away From Pascagoula
The Navy’s newest berthing barge, Auxiliary Personnel Lighter (APL) 67 sailed away from VT Halter Marine’s shipyard this week en route to Naval Base San Diego. APL 67 will eventually be delivered to Yokosuka, Japan.
July 21, 2021 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. – The Navy’s newest berthing barge, Auxiliary Personnel Lighter (APL) 67 sailed away from VT Halter Marine’s shipyard this week en route to Naval Base San Diego. APL 67 will eventually be delivered to...

U.S. Navy Launches First Flight III Guided Missile Destroyer, the future Jack H. Lucas
Future Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer (Flight III configuration) successfully launched at Huntington Ingalls Industries, Ingalls Shipbuilding division, June 4. The DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class Guided Missile Destroyer (DDG 51) is a multi-mission guided missile destroyer designed to operate offensively and defensively, independently, or as units of Carrier Strike Groups, Expeditionary Strike Groups, and Surface Action Groups in multi-threat environments that include air, surface and subsurface threats. Flight III is the fourth Flight upgrade in the 30+ year history of the class, building on the proud legacy of Flight I, II and IIA ships before it.
June 7, 2021 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. – The first DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer to be built in the Flight III configuration, the future Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), was successfully launched at Huntington Ingalls Industries,...

Navy Accepts Delivery of Ship to Shore Connector, Landing Craft, Air Cushion 102
June 3, 2021 - WASHINGTON - The Navy accepted delivery of the next generation landing craft, Ship to Shore Connector (SSC), Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 102, June 3.Delivery follows successful completion of Acceptance Trials with the...

SERMC Completes Milwaukee Selected Restricted Availability
May 27, 2021 - MAYPORT, Fla. - The Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) was delivered to the fleet after completing a Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) at Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC).This was the...

Construction Starts on USNS Robert F. Kennedy
May 21, 2021 - SAN DIEGO – Construction on the USNS Robert F. Kennedy (T-AO 208) began at the General Dynamics–National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD-NASSCO) shipyard, May 21.T-AO 208 will be operated by the Navy’s Military Sealift...

USS Shiloh Availability Finishes on Time
USS Shiloh (CG 67) prepares for her underway departure from Fleet Activities Yokosuka.
May 12, 2021 - YOKOSUKA, Japan – Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) completed Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Shiloh's (CG 67) surface incremental availability on time, April 26, 2021.A...

USS Milius Availability Completes Ahead of Schedule
USS Milius (DDG 69) departs from Fleet Activities Yokosuka for sea trials.
May 4, 2021 - YOKOSUKA, Japan – Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) recently completed a 12-month selected restricted availability on Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) four days...

SRF-JRMC awarded 10th Chief of Naval Operations Shore Safety Award
YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 13, 2021) – Yuuki Toya, center, Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center’s (SRF-JRMC) fall protection subject matter expert discusses the fall protection requirements and issues working at the dry dock’s edge with Capt. Neil Sexton, right, SRF-JRMC commanding officer.
April 19, 2021 - YOKOSUKA, Japan – Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) was recently awarded with the Chief of Naval Operations’ Shore Safety Award for fiscal year 2020, medium industrial category.The annual...

NAMTS Program Graduated Record Number of Sailors in 2020
MR2 Katherine Chumbiray holds two vent plenum bolts, the one on the right is one she manufactured aboard USS Boxer (LHD 4).  MR2 Chumibray is enrolled in the NAMTS Inside Machine JQR and is working towards earning her Inside Machinist Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC).
April 6, 2021 - NORFOLK, VA – The Navy Afloat Maintenance Training Strategy (NAMTS) program graduated 1,135 Sailors in 2020, a record number, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.Established by the Chief of Naval Operations in 1998, NAMTS improves...

Keel Laid for Future USS Harvey C. Barnum, Jr.
(210406-N-N2201-001) BATH, Maine -- The future the future USS Harvey C. Barnum, Jr. (DDG 124) namesake, Col. Harvey
April 6, 2021 - BATH, Maine - The keel of the future USS Harvey C. Barnum, Jr. (DDG 124) was ceremoniously laid at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard, April 6.The ship’s namesake, Col. Harvey "Barney" Barnum, Jr. (USMC, Ret.)...

Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Daniel Inouye
The future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) departs General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard on Feb. 3 for acceptance trials.
March 8, 2021 - BATH, Maine – The Navy accepted delivery of the guided missile destroyer future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) from shipbuilder General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, March 8.Delivery of DDG 118 represents the official transfer of...

Seaborne Targets Depot Team Demonstrates Contribution to Readiness
March 5, 2021 - PORT HUENEME, Calif. – The U.S. Navy’s Seaborne Targets team from Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships and NAVAIR’s Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) demonstrated its essential capabilities to Chief of Naval...

Maintenance and Modernization Summit Supports a Ready and Capable U.S. Navy
Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CNSP) hosted a Maintenance and Modernization Summit, Feb. 25-26 to ensure continued readiness of the U.S. Navy’s surface fleet. The event brought together senior maintenance professionals from NAVSEA, CNSP, Naval Supply Systems Command, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, Defense Logistics Agency, Program Executive Offices, Navy Regional Maintenance Centers, type commanders, fleet stakeholders and industrial base representatives to discuss multi-faceted approaches to improve sustainment, maintenance and modernization outcomes.
March 4, 2021 - Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CNSP) hosted a Maintenance and Modernization Summit, Feb. 25-26 to ensure continued readiness of the U.S. Navy’s surface...

Simulated Firearms Training System, “Game Changer” for PCU Sailors
Rear Adm. Tom Anderson, Program Executive Officer, Ships, reviews the Firearms Training System (FATS), a new simulated use of force option that Sailors can use to fulfill their weapons qualifications training. FATS allows Sailors assigned to Pre-Commissioning Units located at Bath Iron Works Shipyard, Bath, Maine a full experience in use of force option handling and application in a classroom environment. This enhances their capabilities and saves the government money on travel, range time and ordnance.
Feb. 12, 2021 - Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Sailors assigned to ships located at Bath Iron Works Shipyard, Bath, Maine now have access to a new simulated use of force option to fulfill their weapons qualifications training.The Firearms...

Future USS Daniel Inouye Completes Acceptance Trials
The future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) departs General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard on Feb. 3 for acceptance trials.
Feb. 5, 2021 - BATH, Maine -- The future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) successfully completed acceptance trials Feb. 4 after spending a day underway off the coast of Maine.    INSURV inspected the ship during a series of demonstrations while...

SERMC Wins Back-To-Back Regional Maintenance Center Excellence Awards
Aerial view of Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) .
Jan. 22, 2021 - WASHINGTON – Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) has been selected for the second straight year as the recipient of the annual Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center’s RMC Excellence Award.The award is...

Navy’s Fleet Replenishment Oiler Recapitalization Making Headway
SAN DIEGO -- The future USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), the Navy’s first-in-class Fleet Replenishment Oiler, launched from General Dynamics-National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD-NASSCO) on Jan. 12, marking a significant shipbuilding milestone.
Jan. 13, 2021 - SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The future USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), the Navy’s first-in-class Fleet Replenishment Oiler, launched from General Dynamics-National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD-NASSCO) on Jan. 12, marking a...

Future USS Daniel Inouye Completes Builder’s Trials
The future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) returns to the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard after successfully completing Builder's Trials on Dec. 19, 2020.
Dec. 21, 2020 - BATH, Maine -- The future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) successfully completed Builder’s trials Dec. 19 after spending four days at sea off the coast of Bath, Maine.  Builder's Trials consist of a series of in-port and at-sea...

DDG 51 Flight III Progressing on Schedule
Nov. 20, 2020 - WASHINGTON – The U.S. Navy recently achieved several important milestones for the DDG 51 Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer Flight III upgrade, representing significant progress toward delivering critical Integrated Air and...

Navy’s Newest Yard Tug Delivered to Bremerton
The Navy’s first Yard Tug (YT) 808 class tug recently delivered to Naval Base Kitsap, Bremerton Annex.  Only 17 days after delivery, YT 808 was in the water assisting USNS Richard Byrd (T-AKE 4) as it moved away from the dock at Naval Magazine Indian Island.
Oct. 29, 2020 - BREMERTON, Wash. – The Navy’s first Yard Tug (YT) 808 class tug recently delivered to Naval Base Kitsap, Bremerton Annex.  Only 17 days after delivery, YT 808 was in the water assisting USNS Richard Byrd (T-AKE 4) as it moved...

FDRMC Contributes to Fifth Fleet Readiness with Completion of Coastal Patrol Availability
Oct. 22, 2020 - Manama, Bahrain – Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) Detachment Bahrain recently delivered USS Hurricane (PC 3) back to the fleet after successfully completing its Docking Phased Maintenance Availability...

USS Devastator Returns to Fifth Fleet Upon Completing Availability
Oct. 20, 2020 - Manama, Bahrain - Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) Detachment Bahrain has returned USS Devastator (MCM 6) back to operations after successfully completing a scheduled Selected Restricted Availability...

USS Zumwalt Successfully Completes First Standard Missile Shot
201013-N-N2201-002 WASHINGTON (Oct. 13, 2020) -- The USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) successfully executed the first live fire test of the MK 57 Vertical Launching System with a Standard Missile (SM-2) on the Naval Air Weapons Center Weapons Division Sea Test Range, Point Mugu, Oct. 13. The ships’ stealth and ability to operate in both the open-ocean and near-shore environments creates a new level of battlespace complexity for potential adversaries. The Zumwalt class will also operate as a key enabler in the acceleration of new warfighting capabilities and rapid development and validation of operational tactics, techniques, and procedures.
Oct. 19, 2020 - WASHINGTON –The USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) successfully executed the first live fire test of the MK 57 Vertical Launching System with a Standard Missile (SM-2) on the Naval Air Weapons Center Weapons Division Sea Test Range,...

USS Donald Cook Completes Availability Ahead of Schedule
ROTA, Spain, (September 13, 2020) Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) detachment Rota completed the USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) Surface Incremental Availability (SIA) five days ahead of schedule, returning the ship for continued operational tasking.
Sept. 30, 2020 - ROTA, Spain – The Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) detachment Rota recently completed a Surface Incremental Availability (SIA) for USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) five days ahead of schedule, returning the ship...

Navy Accepts Delivery of USNS Newport
The U.S. Navy’s twelfth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, USNS Newport (EPF 12), successfully competed Integrated Sea Trials, July 30.
Sept. 3, 2020 - MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the twelfth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, USNS Newport (T-EPF 12), Sep. 2.EPFs are designed to operate in shallow waterways and are capable of a wide range of...

Navy Accepts Delivery of Second Next Generation Landing Craft
Aug. 28, 2020 - NEW ORLEANS – The Navy accepted delivery of the next generation landing craft, Ship to Shore Connector (SSC), Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 101, Aug. 27.  LCAC 101 is the second craft delivered by Textron Systems to the...

USNS Newport Completes Integrated Sea Trials
The U.S. Navy’s twelfth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, USNS Newport (EPF 12), successfully competed Integrated Sea Trials, July 30.
Aug. 3, 2020 - MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Navy’s twelfth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, USNS Newport (EPF 12), successfully competed Integrated Sea Trials, July 30.Integrated Trials combine Builder's and Acceptance Trials, allowing...

USS Ross Completes Availability Early at Repair Maintenance Center Detachment Rota
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NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain (June 27, 2020) Sailors assigned to the Naval Station Rota, Spain, Port Operations Department and Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Ross (DDG 71) and USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) assist in the departure of USS Carney (DDG 64) for its homeport shift to Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Florida. Carney first arrived in Rota on Sept. 25, 2015 and was replaced with the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) as one of four forward-deployed naval forces (FDNF) in Spain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eduardo Otero/Released)
July 9, 2020 - Rota, Spain – On July 1, Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) detachment Rota completed the USS Ross (DDG 71) Surface Incremental Availability (SIA) two days early, ensuring the ship’s readiness for continued...

Construction Begins on Fourth Expeditionary Sea Base Ship
Cmdr. Chris Schindler, Officer In Charge, Supervisor of Shipbuilding Bath (det. San Diego) commences construction of the fourth Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB 6) at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company shipyard,
June 25. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the milestone was marked with an informal shipyard ceremony
June 29, 2020 - SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Construction of the fourth Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship officially began on June 25 at the General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD-NASSCO) shipyard in San Diego, Calif. Due to the...

Navy’s Second Ship to Shore Connector Completes Acceptance Trials
The Navy’s next generation landing craft, Ship to Shore Connector (SSC), Land Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 101, concluded acceptance trials the week of June 8 after successfully completing a series of graded in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV).
June 16, 2020 - NEW ORLEANS – The Navy’s next generation landing craft, Ship to Shore Connector (SSC), Land Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 101, concluded acceptance trials the week of June 8 after successfully completing a series of graded...

USS Fitzgerald En Route to San Diego
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (June 13, 2020) The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62)  prepares to depart Huntington Ingalls Industries, Ingalls Shipbuilding division’s Pascagoula shipyard June 13 to return to her homeport in San Diego. The sail away reflects more than two years’ worth of effort in restoring and modernizing one of the Navy’s most capable warships after it was damaged during a collision in 2017 that claimed the lives of seven Sailors.
June 13, 2020 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. – The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) departed Huntington Ingalls Industries, Ingalls Shipbuilding division’s Pascagoula shipyard June 13 to return to her homeport in San Diego.The sail away...

Anderson Assumes Command of PEO Ships
Rear Adm. Tom Anderson relieved Rear Adm. Bill Galinis as Program Executive Officer, Ships at the Washington Navy Yard May 22. The transition took place without formal ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Honorable James Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN RD&A), served as the presiding official.
May 22, 2020 - WASHINGTON – Rear Adm. Tom Anderson relieved Rear Adm. Bill Galinis as Program Executive Officer, Ships at the Washington Navy Yard May 22. The transition took place without formal ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The...

Navy Launches Newest Yard Tug
200516-N- N2201-0001 ANACORTES, Wash. (May 16, 2020) The Navy's first Yard Tug 808-class vessel docks in Anacortes, Washington after being successfully launched by Dakota Creek Industries.
May 19, 2020 - ANACORTES, Wash. – The Navy’s first Yard Tug (YT) 808 class vessel was successfully launched at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) shipyard, May 16. The YT 808 vessels are designed after the Navy’s existing YT 802 Valiant-class...

Yard Patrol 686 Craft Completes Service Life Extension Program
The Navy recently completed a Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) on Yard Patrol 686 and returned the modernized craft to the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), May 14. The SLEP for the vessel began in August 2019 and was executed in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard at their Curtis Bay shipyard in Baltimore, Maryland.
May 15, 2020 - WASHINGTON – The Navy recently completed a Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) on Yard Patrol (YP) 686 and returned the modernized craft to the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), May 14. The SLEP for the vessel began in August 2019...

Ver Hage Assumes Command of SEA 21 and Navy Regional Maintenance Center
Rear Adm. Eric Ver Hage relieved Rear Adm. Tom Anderson as commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center (CNRMC) and director, Surface Ship Maintenance and Modernization (SEA 21) at the Washington Navy Yard on Apr. 24.  The transition took place without formal ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Vice Adm. Tom Moore was the presiding officer.
April 24, 2020 - WASHINGTON – Rear Adm. Eric Ver Hage relieved Rear Adm. Tom Anderson as commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center (CNRMC) and director, Surface Ship Maintenance and Modernization (SEA 21) at the Washington Navy Yard on Apr...

Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Delbert D. Black
GULF OF MEXICO (Feb. 19, 2020) The  Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Delbert Black (DDG 119) conducts the second builder's trials in the Gulf of Mexico. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of HII by Lance Davis/Released)
April 24, 2020 - Pascagoula, Miss. - The Navy accepted delivery of the guided missile destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) from Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Ingalls shipbuilding division, Apr. 24.Accepting delivery of DDG 119...

Navy Accepts Delivery of USS Zumwalt
April 24, 2020 - SAN DIEGO - The Navy accepted delivery of USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the lead ship of the Navy's next-generation of multi-mission surface combatants, on April 24. Following this delivery, the ship will transition from Combat...

Change of Command at NAVSEA Warfare Centers
Rear Adm. Kevin P. Byrne, NAVSEA Warfare Centers
April 20, 2020 - WASHINGTON – Rear Adm. Kevin P. Byrne assumed command of both the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) and Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) on April 20 at the Washington Navy Yard. Byrne relieved Rear Adm. Eric H. Ver...

Navy Awards Ship to Shore Connector Contract As Program Continues to Progress
April 16, 2020 - WASHINGTON – Today, the Navy awarded a contract for the Fiscal Year 2017-2020 procurement of Ship to Shore Connector craft.Ship to Shore Connectors are the evolutionary replacement for the existing fleet of Landing Craft, Air...

Repair Maintenance Centers in Bahrain and Japan Continue to Expand the Advantage
The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) approaches the starboard side of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) for replenishment at sea, June 5, 2017. Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (BHRARG), comprised of USS Green Bay (LPD 20), USS Ashland (LSD 48) and embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), assigned to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
April 6, 2020 - WASHINGTON -- Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) Detachment Bahrain and Naval Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) celebrated the on-time completion of availabilities on...

Future USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) Launched
The future USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) was successfully launched at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Ingalls Division shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. on March 28.
March 30, 2020 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The future USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) was successfully launched at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Ingalls Division shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. on March 28. Fort Lauderdale is the Navy’s 12th...

Future USS Delbert D. Black Successfully Completes Acceptance Trials
GULF OF MEXICO (Feb. 19, 2020) The  Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Delbert Black (DDG 119) conducts the second builder's trials in the Gulf of Mexico. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of HII by Lance Davis/Released)
March 16, 2020 - Pascagoula, Miss. - The future USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) successfully completed acceptance trials on March 12, returning to Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), Ingalls Shipbuilding Division after spending two days at...

Construction Begins on BIW’s First Flight III Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer
March 4, 2020 - BATH, Maine – Construction of the future USS Louis H. Wilson Jr. (DDG 126) officially began at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard on Mar. 3. The milestone was marked by a ceremony at BIW’s structural fabrication...

Future USS Delbert D. Black Completes Builder's Trials
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (Feb. 22, 2020) The future USS Delbert D. Black sails in the Gulf of Mexico for builder's trials in late February. The Flight IIA Arleigh Burke-class destroyer successfully completed builder's trials Feb. 22 and will be underway again in March for acceptance trials.
Feb. 24, 2020 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. – The future USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) successfully completed Builder's trials Feb. 22 after spending three days underway in the Gulf of Mexico. The trials were conducted by the shipbuilder, Huntington...

USNS Newport (EPF 12) Launched
The U.S. Navy's 12th Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, the future USNS Newport (EPF 12), was launched at Austal USA's shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, Feb. 20. EPFs support a variety of missions including overseas contingency operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, support of special operations forces, theater security cooperation activities and emerging joint sea-basing concepts.
Feb. 21, 2020 - MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Navy’s 12th Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, the future USNS Newport (EPF 12), was launched at Austal USA’s shipyard, Feb. 20.The launching of an EPF is a multi-step process. The ship modules...

Keel Laid for Future USNS Cherokee Nation (T-ATS 7)
Tribal leaders from the Cherokee Nation, U.S. Navy officials from Program Executive Office Ships and executives from Gulf Island Shipyards look on as the initials of the Principle Chief of the Cherokee Nation, The Honorable Chuck Hoskins, Jr. and the Deputy Speaker of the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council, The Honorable Victoria Mitchell Vazquez (ship sponsor) are cut into the keel of the future USNS Cherokee Nation (T-ATS 7) in a ceremony at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center here.
Feb. 13, 2020 - HOUMA, La. - A keel laying ceremony was held Feb. 12 for the future USNS Cherokee Nation (T-ATS 7), the second ship of the Navy's Navajo class of Towing, Salvage, and Rescue vessels. The ceremony was held near Gulf Island...

USS Fitzgerald Returns to Sea
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PASCAGOULA, Miss. (Feb. 3, 2020) The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) departs Huntington Ingalls Industries Ingalls Shipbuildings Pascagoula shipyard to conduct comprehensive at-sea testing, marking a significant step in her return to warfighting readiness. The underway reflects nearly two years worth of effort in restoring and modernizing one of the Navys most capable warships after it was damaged during a collision in 2017 that claimed the lives of seven Sailors. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)
Feb. 3, 2020 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. – The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) is underway to conduct comprehensive at-sea testing, marking a significant step in her return to warfighting readiness.The ship departed Huntington...

Keel Laid for Future USS John Basilone
Jan. 10, 2020 - BATH, Maine -- The keel of the future USS John Basilone (DDG 122) was ceremoniously laid at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard, Jan. 10. BATH, Maine (Jan. 10, 2020) Ship sponsor Ms. Ryan Manion welds her...

Navy Accepts Delivery of USNS Miguel Keith
USNS Miguel Keith (T-ESB 5)
Nov. 18, 2019 - SAN DIEGO – The Navy accepted delivery of its third Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship, USNS Miguel Keith (ESB 5) on Nov. 15.Delivery marks the official transfer of the ship from the shipbuilder to the Navy. ESB 5 will be...

Keel Authenticated for First Flight III Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (Nov. 7, 2019) Ingalls Shipbuilding welder James Ellis welds Ship Sponsors Ruby Lucas and Catherine B. Reynolds’ initials into a steel plate during a keel authentication ceremony for the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125) at Huntington Ingalls Industries Pascagoula shipyard Nov. 7, 2019. DDG 125 is the first ship to be named for Jack H. Lucas. During World War II, Lucas, then a private first class in the Marine Corps, received the Medal of Honor at age 17 for heroism above and beyond the call of duty during the Battle of Iwo Jima.
Nov. 7, 2019 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. – In an historic milestone for the DDG 51 program, the keel of the first Flight III destroyer, the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), was ceremoniously laid and authenticated at Huntington Ingalls Shipyard,...

Keel Laid for First-in-Class T-ATS
191030-N-IJ355-002 (Oct. 20, 2019) -- Gulf Island Shipyard held a keel laying ceremony on Oct. 30 for the future USNS Navajo (T-ATS 6), the lead ship of the Navy’s new class of Towing, Salvage, and Rescue vessels. The ceremony was held at the Houma Terrebonne Civic Center in Houma, Louisiana.
Oct. 31, 2019 - HOUMA, La. – Gulf Island Shipyard held a keel laying ceremony on Oct. 30 for the future USNS Navajo (T-ATS 6), the lead ship of the Navy’s new class of Towing, Salvage, and Rescue vessels. The ceremony was held at the Houma...

Tripoli Completes Acceptance Trials
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (Oct. 23, 2019) The future USS Tripoli (LHA 7) transits through the Gulf of Mexico in the early morning hours of Oct. 23, 2019 at the beginning of Acceptance Trials. During the underway, the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey performed a rigorous evaluation on all of the ship's major systems including propulsion, communications, navigation, combat systems, and aviation capabilities.
Oct. 28, 2019 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- The future USS Tripoli (LHA 7) completed acceptance trials when she returned to the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII)-Ingalls Shipbuilding Division’s shipyard following three days underway in the Gulf...

Navy Collaborates with Industry to Double Dock Destroyers
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Southwest Regional Maintenance Center supported the double docking of USS Decatur (DDG 73) and USS Stethem (DDG 63) and in BAE Systems – Ship Repair’s dry dock, the Pride of California, on Oct. 8.
Oct. 11, 2019 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) supported the double docking of USS Stethem (DDG 63) and USS Decatur (DDG 73) in BAE Systems – Ship Repair’s dry dock, the Pride of California, on Oct. 8.“The...

USS Hué City Inducted into CG Modernization Program
191003-N- JC336-001 MAYPORT, Fl. (Oct. 3, 2019) After a quarter-century of worldwide operations, the guided missile cruiser USS Hué City (CG 66) was inducted into the Cruiser Modernization program. The ship is entering a period of major overhaul and
modernization.
Oct. 4, 2019 - NORFOLK, Va. – After a quarter-century of worldwide operations, the guided missile cruiser USS Hué City (CG 66) was inducted into the Cruiser Modernization program, Sept. 30, at Norfolk Naval Base, entering a period of major...

Admiral in Charge of Ship Modernization Visits Overseas Ship Maintenance Sites
Sept. 20, 2019 - NORFOLK, VA (NSN) (NNS) -- Rear Adm. Tom Anderson, commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center (CNRMC) and deputy commander, Ship Maintenance and Modernization (SEA 21) for Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), visited Forward...

Navy Tests Mine Countermeasures on USNS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams
190914-N-OH262-0823 CHESAPEAKE BAY (Sept. 14, 2019) A view of an unmanned surface vehicle (USV) being brought aboard Military Sealift Command's expeditionary sea base, USNS Hershel
Sept. 19, 2019 - NORFOLK, Va. – USNS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (T-ESB 4) recently completed a three-day underway in the Chesapeake Bay to integrate a Littoral Combat Ship Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Mission Package on the Expeditionary Sea Base...

USNS Puerto Rico Successfully Completes Integrated Sea Trials
MOBILE, Ala USNS Puerto Rico (EPF 11) successfully completed the first integrated sea trials for an Expeditionary Fast Transport ship Aug. 22.  Integrated Trials combine Builder's and Acceptance Trials, allowing for the shipyard to demonstrate to the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey the operational capability and mission readiness of all the ship's systems during a single underway period.
Aug. 23, 2019 - USNS Puerto Rico (EPF 11), successfully completed the first integrated sea trials for an Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) ship Aug. 22. The ship returned to the Austal USA shipyard following two days underway in the Gulf of...

Rear Adm. Tom Anderson Conducts Industry Roundtable Discussions
Aug. 14, 2019 - Rear Adm. Tom Anderson, Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center (CNRMC) and Deputy Commander, Ship Maintenance and Modernization (SEA 21) for the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) visited San Diego the week of August 5...

Future USS Tripoli Completes Builder's Trials
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (July 19, 2019) The Navy's newest America-class amphibious assault ship, the future USS Tripoli (LHA 7), successfully completed Builder's Trials. The ship returned to the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII)-Ingalls Shipbuilding Division's shipyard following four days underway in the Gulf of Mexico. Builder's Trials is the Navy's first opportunity to assess the operational readiness of the ship. During the trials, the multipurpose amphibious assault ship underwent dock trials followed by more than 200 at-sea test events.
July 22, 2019 - The Navy's newest America-class amphibious assault ship, the future USS Tripoli (LHA 7), successfully completed Builder's Trials July 19. The ship returned to the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII)-Ingalls Shipbuilding...

NAVSEA Releases Naval Power and Energy Systems Technology Development Roadmap
June 26, 2019 - Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) released the Naval Power and Energy Systems Technology Development Roadmap (NPES-TDR) providing an evolutionary strategy to meet future weapon and sensor systems power requirements, June...

Anderson Assumes Command of SEA 21 and Regional Maintenance Centers
Rear Adm. Tom Anderson (left) stands with Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Commander Vice Adm. Tom Moore and Rear Adm. Jim Downey during a change of command ceremony May 31 at the Washington Navy Yard. Anderson relieved Downey as commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center and deputy commander, Surface Warfare, NAVSEA. (U.S. Navy photo by Dustin Williams/Released)
June 3, 2019 - WASHINGTON - Rear Adm. Tom Anderson relieved Rear Adm. Jim Downey as commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center (CNRMC) and deputy commander, Surface Warfare, Naval Sea Systems Command (SEA 21) during a ceremony at the...

Future USNS John Lewis Keel Authenticated
Artist's rendering of the future USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), courtesy General Dynamics - National Steel and Shipbuilding Co.
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
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 (U.S. Navy photo/Released)
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...

Future USS Richard M. McCool, Jr. Keel Authenticated
PASCAGOULA, Mississippi -- Shana McCool (left) and Kate Oja, ship sponsors of the future USS Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29), speak about their grandfather during the keel authentication ceremony for the ship at Huntington Ingalls Industries Pascagoula shipyard April 12. Then a Navy captain, McCool received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in rescuing survivors from a sinking destroyer and for saving his own landing support ship during an enemy attack while injured.
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
Ship Sponsor Ellyn Dunford traces her initials before Ingalls Shipbuilding welder Cedric Harman welds them into a steel plate to be fastened to the ship during the keel authentication ceremony of the future USS Bougainville (LHA 8) at Huntington Ingalls Industries Pascagoula shipyard March 14. The laying of the keel traditionally marked the first step in ship construction. With today's advanced modular shipbuilding, the keel laying ceremony now recognizes the joining together of a ship's components and is a major milestone in the ship's construction.
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 missiledestroyer 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...

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...

Future USS Paul Ignatius Successfully Completes Acceptance Trials
Dec. 21, 2018 - Pascagoula, Miss. – The future USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) successfully completed acceptance trials on Dec. 20, returning to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Pascagoula shipyard after spending two days at sea in the Gulf...

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...

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,...

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...

Johnson relieves Bauer as Surface Maintenance Engineering Planning Program Commanding Officer
July 20, 2018 - PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Capt. Andrew P. Johnson relieved Capt. David Bauer as Commanding Officer, Surface Maintenance Engineering Planning Program (SURFMEPP) in a ceremony at Norfolk Naval Shipyard July 20...

U.S. Navy Launches the Future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr.
July 16, 2018 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. – The future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) was launched on July 13 at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard...

Burlington (EPF 10) Completes Builder's Trials
July 5, 2018 - MOBILE, Ala. - The Navy's tenth Expeditionary Fast Transport vessel, Burlington (EPF 10), successfully completed Builder's Trials, June 29...

DDG 51 Program Marks Start of Construction Milestones at BIW and HII
May 17, 2018 - WASHINGTON - The Navy's Arleigh Burke class (DDG 51) destroyers continue to achieve shipbuilding milestones with start of construction at both shipbuilders, Bath Iron Works (BIW), Bath, Maine, and Huntington Ingalls...

Keel Laid for Future USS Daniel Inouye
Irene Hirano Inouye, future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) sponsor and wife of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, presents her initials on the keel plate following the ship’s keel authentication ceremony in Bath, Maine, May 14. The ceremony symbolically recognizes the joining of modular components and the ceremonial beginning of the ship. 

The ship's namesake, Daniel Inouye, served as a United States Senator from Hawaii from 1963 until his death in 2012. Sen. Inouye received the Medal of Honor for his heroism while serving with the 442nd Infantry Regiment in Italy during World War II. During an assault on April 21, 1945, he lost his right arm but continued to fight until the Regiment's position was secured. 

Arleigh Burke destroyers are multi-mission surface combatants that serve as integral assets in global maritime security, engaging in air, undersea, surface, strike and ballistic missile defense, as well as providing increased capabilities in anti-submarine warfare, command and control, and anti-surface warfare. (RELEASED)
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...

Future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) Completes Acceptance Trials
Future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116)
May 4, 2018 - BATH, Maine - The future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) successfully completed acceptance trials May 3 after spending a day underway off the coast of Maine...

Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001)
BATH, Maine -- Cmdr. John Bauer, DDG 1000 program manager's representative, signs paperwork accepting delivery of the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001).  Following a crew certification period, Michael Monsoor will transit to its homeport in San Diego, California, for commissioning in January 2019.
April 24, 2018 - BATH, Maine – Today the Navy accepted Hull, Mechanical and Electrical (HM&E) delivery of the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) from shipbuilder General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW)...

Future USS Thomas Hudner Successfully Completes Builder's Trials
BATH, Maine (March 28, 2018) The future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) commences builder's trials.  Trials completed March 31 after the ship spent four days underway off the coast of Maine.
April 2, 2018 - Bath, Maine - The future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) successfully completed Builder's Trials on March 31 after spending four days underway...

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...

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...

Navy Accepts delivery of USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams
171019-N-N0101-110 WASHINGTON (Oct. 19, 2017) An undated artist rendering of the future expeditionary sea base USNS Hershel
Feb. 22, 2018 - SAN DIEGO– The Navy accepted delivery of its second Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship, USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), Feb. 22...

Future USS Michael Monsoor Successfully Completes Acceptance Trials
Feb. 2, 2018 - BATH, Maine -- The Navy’s next generation destroyer, the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), successfully completed acceptance trials on Feb. 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
USNS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (ESB 4) is preparing to be floated out and launched at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard, Aug. 19. In the background, USS Boxer (LHD 4) is undergoing maintenance and modernization. (Courtesy photo by General Dynamics NASSCO)
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...

Navy Accepts Delivery of USNS City of Bismarck
Dec. 19, 2017 - MOBILE, Ala. - The Navy accepted delivery of its ninth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, USNS City of Bismarck (EPF 9), Dec 19...

Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Ralph Johnson
Ingalls Shipbuilding delivered the guided missile destroyer Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) to the U.S. Navy today. Signing the DD 250 document are (left to right) Cmdr. Jason P. Patterson, the ship’s prospective commanding officer; Cmdr. Scott Williams, program manager representative for Supervisor of Shipbuilding Gulf Coast; and Freddie Joe O’Brien, Ingalls’ DDG 114 ship program manager.
Nov. 15, 2017 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- The Navy accepted delivery of future guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) from shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), Nov. 15...

Keel Laid for Future USS Lenah H Sutcliffe Higbee
Ship’s Sponsors (left to right) Virginia Munford, Louisa Dixon and Pickett Wilson trace their initials onto a steel plate that will be welded inside the guided missile destroyer Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123).
Nov. 14, 2017 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- The keel of the future USS Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) was ceremoniously laid on Nov. 14 at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard...

U.S. Navy Releases Draft Request For Proposal For Coast Guard Icebreaker Design, Construction
Oct. 19, 2017 - The U.S. Navy, in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) under an Integrated Program Office (IPO), released a draft Request for Proposal (RFP) Oct. 19 for the detail design and construction of a Heavy Polar Icebreaker...

Future USS Fort Lauderdale Keel Authenticated
Oct. 13, 2017 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The keel for the future USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) was authenticated during a ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) on Oct. 13...

NAVSEA providing ready naval assets to combatant commanders on time
A diver assigned to Mid Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center Norfolk, performs repairs on USS Carney (DDG 64). Carney, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting a routine patrol in the U. S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.
Oct. 5, 2017 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – In fiscal year (FY) 2017, Naval Sea Systems Command’s (NAVSEA) surface ship maintenance team has improved the Navy’s rate of returning surface ships to the fleet on time following maintenance...

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...

Future USS Portland successfully completes Acceptance Trials
Aug. 21, 2017 - PASCAGOULA, MS. -- The future USS Portland (LPD 27) successfully completed Acceptance Trials on Aug. 18, sailing from and returning to Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi...

Navy Launches USNS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams
Aug. 21, 2017 - SAN DIEGO – The Navy launched Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (ESB 4) at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard, Aug. 19...

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...

USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) Completes Final Contract Trials
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SAN DIEGO (Nov. 18, 2016)  San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) arrives to its new homeport Naval Base San Diego Nov. 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Lucas T. Hans/Released)
July 24, 2017 - SAN DIEGO, Calif. – USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) returned to Naval Base San Diego on July 21 after having successfully completed Final Contract Trials (FCT)...

Future USS Ralph Johnson Successfully Completes Builder’s Trials
July 21, 2017 - The future USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) successfully completed builder’s trials on July 20 after spending four days underway in the Gulf of Mexico...

USS Portland (LPD 27) Successfully Completes Builder's Trials
The amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) conducts its first set of sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico. Ingalls' test and trials team spent four days operating the 11th San Antonio-class ship and demonstrating its systems.
July 5, 2017 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The Navy's future amphibious transport dock, USS Portland (LPD 27), successfully completed Builder's Trials Jun. 30...

USNS City of Bismarck (EPF 9) Launched
MOBILE, Ala. - The U.S. Navy's USNS City of Bismarck (EPF 9), the ninth EPF vessel, launched in Mobile, Alabama, June 7.
June 8, 2017 - MOBILE, Ala. - The U.S. Navy's USNS City of Bismarck (EPF 9), the ninth EPF vessel, launched in Mobile, Alabama, June 7...

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...

Keel Laid for the Future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr.
After tracing her initials onto the keel plate of DDG 121 -- the future USS FRANK E. PETERSEN, JR. -- Mrs. D'Arcy Neller, authenticator and ship sponsor, watches from behind a protective mask as Ingalls Shipbuilding structural welder Jeremy Lally etches her initials into the ship's keel plate.  The keel authentication ceremony for DDG 121 was held Tuesday morning, Feb. 21, at Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, MS.  Also observing at left is Ingalls Shipbuilding President Mr. Brian Cuccias.  The keel's co-authenticator, Mr. Donald Brabston, a 50-year Ingalls employee, was unable to attend.
Feb. 21, 2017 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. – The keel of the future USS Frank E. Petersen, Jr. (DDG 121) was ceremoniously laid on Feb. 21 at Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard...

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...

Future USS Rafael Peralta Delivers to the Navy
BATH, Maine - The future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) successfully completed acceptance trials Dec. 16 after spending two days underway off the coast of Maine.
Feb. 3, 2017 - BATH, Maine - The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) during a ceremony on Feb. 3...

Keel Laid for Future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002)
A keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) was held Jan. 30 at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine.  Lynda Johnson Robb etches her initials into the keel plate with assistance from veteran GD-BIW shipyard welder, Timothy Trask.
Jan. 30, 2017 - A keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) was held Jan. 30 at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine...

Navy Marks Milestones for Two Expeditionary Fast Transports
The Honorable Robert O. Wefald (right), former North Dakota State District Court Judge, welds his initials into the keel plate of the future USNS City of Bismarck (EPF 9) with the assistance of Austal USA Class A Welder Richard A. Sinclair (left). The keel authentication ceremony was held Jan. 18 at the Austal USA Shipyard in Mobile, Ala.
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...

Future USS Rafael Peralta Completes Acceptance Trials
BATH, Maine - The future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) successfully completed acceptance trials Dec. 16 after spending two days underway off the coast of Maine.
Dec. 28, 2016 - BATH, Maine – The future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) successfully completed acceptance trials Dec. 16 after spending two days underway off the coast of Maine...

Navy Accepts Delivery of the Future USS John Finn
Dec. 7, 2016 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS John Finn (DDG 113) from shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Dec. 7...

Future USS John Finn Completes Acceptance Trials
PASCAGOULA, Miss.  (August 29, 2016) The future USS John Finn (DDG 113) is underway for three days for initial builder's sea trials. John Finn is the 63rd Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and the first of the Arleigh Burke-class Flight IIA restart ships.
Nov. 10, 2016 - The future USS John Finn (DDG 113) successfully completed acceptance trials and returned to Pascagoula, Miss. Nov. 3...

Future USS Rafael Peralta Completes Alpha Trials
BATH, Maine (October 18, 2016) – The future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) sets sail for the first time to conduct initial at-sea builder's trials off the coast of Maine.
Oct. 19, 2016 - BATH, Maine – The future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) successfully completed alpha trials Oct. 18, after spending two days underway off the coast of Maine...

Future USNS Yuma (EPF 8) Launches in Shipyard
The future USNS Yuma (EPF 8) transits the Mobile river on a launch barge in preparation for its ceremonial launch at Austal USA shipyard, Sept. 16.
Sept. 19, 2016 - The Navy’s newest Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF), the future USNS Yuma (EPF 8), was launched from the Austal USA shipyard Sept. 17...

John Finn Successfully Completes Alpha Trials
PASCAGOULA, Miss.  (August 29, 2016) The future USS John Finn (DDG 113) is underway for three days for initial builder's sea trials. John Finn is the 63rd Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and the first of the Arleigh Burke-class Flight IIA restart ships.
Sept. 2, 2016 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The future USS John Finn (DDG 113) successfully completed initial builder's sea trials on Aug. 30 following three days at sea...

Keel Laid for future USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams
SAN DIEGO, Calif (Aug. 2, 2016) Ms. Travie Ross, daughter of Hershel Woodrow
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...

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...

Navy Accepts Delivery of USNS Carson City (EPF 7)
160525 (May 25, 2016) GULF OF MEXICO - The future USNS Carson City (EPF 7) successfully completed its builder's acceptance trials during an underway period in the Gulf of Mexico, May 25-26. Expeditionary Fast Transport class ships (EPFs) are versatile, non-combatant, transport ships that will be used for high-speed mobility and transportation of troops, military vehicles, and equipment in support of a wide variety of missions. (US Navy photo - released).
June 24, 2016 - MOBILE, Alabama - the Navy accepted delivery of USNS Carson City (EPF 7) during a ceremony in Mobile, June 24. The ship, which was constructed by Austal USA, is the seventh ship of the Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF)...

Future USNS Carson City (EPF 7) Completes Acceptance Trials
160525 (May 25, 2016) GULF OF MEXICO - The future USNS Carson City (EPF 7) successfully completed its builder's acceptance trials during an underway period in the Gulf of Mexico, May 25-26. Expeditionary Fast Transport class ships (EPFs) are versatile, non-combatant, transport ships that will be used for high-speed mobility and transportation of troops, military vehicles, and equipment in support of a wide variety of missions. (US Navy photo - released).
June 6, 2016 - MOBILE, Alabama - The future USNS Carson City (EPF 7) successfully completed Acceptance Trials during an underway period in the Gulf of Mexico, May 25-26...

Future USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) Keel Authenticated
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (June 1, 2016) - Mrs. Ima Black places her initials onto the keel plate of DDG 119 during the ceremony authenticating the keel of the future USS Delbert D. Black. The destroyer was named in honor of Black’s late husband Delbert Black, the first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. The Flight IIA Arleigh Burke class ship will serve as an integral player in global maritime security, engaging in air, undersea, surface, strike and ballistic missile defense.
June 1, 2016 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- The keel of the future USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) was ceremoniously laid at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard June 1...

U.S. Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000)
160421-N-YE579-005 (May 20, 2016) BATH, Maine - The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of DDG 1000, the future USS Zumwalt destroyer May 20. Following a crew certification period and October commissioning ceremony in Baltimore, Zumwalt will transit to her homeport in San Diego for a Post Delivery Availability and Mission Systems Activation. DDG 1000, pictured during acceptance trials in April, is the lead ship of the Zumwalt-class destroyers; next-generation multi-mission surface combatants tailored for land attack and littoral dominance. (U.S. Navy Released)
May 20, 2016 - BATH, Maine – The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the lead ship of the Navy’s next-generation of multi-mission surface combatants, May 20...

U.S. Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26)
GULF OF MEXICO - The Navy's future amphibious transport dock, John P. Murtha (LPD 26) successfully completed Builder's Trials March 4. The principal mission of LPD 17 San Antonio class ships is to deploy combat and support elements of Marine Expeditionary Units and Brigades. With the capability of transporting and debarking air cushion or conventional landing craft and augmented by helicopters or MV-22 vertical take-off and landing aircraft, these ships support amphibious assault, special operations, and expeditionary warfare missions. (Photo courtesy of HII)
May 16, 2016 - PASCAGOULA, Mississippi – The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the future John P. Murtha (LPD 26) during a ceremony at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard May 13...

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,...

Future USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) Completes Acceptance Trials
April 19, 2016 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The Navy's future amphibious transport dock, John P. Murtha (LPD 26) successfully completed Acceptance Trials April 15...

USNS Yuma (EPF 8) Keel Authenticated
160329-N-YE579-001 (March 29, 2016) MOBILE, Alabama –The Honorable Douglas Nicholls (left), mayor of Yuma, Arizona, etches his initials into the keel plate of the future USNS Yuma (EPF 8) with the help of Austal USA Class A Welder Ms. Courtney Cagle, as part of the Keel Authentication ceremony March 29. Expeditionary Fast Transport Ships, EPFs, are non-combatant vessels designed to operate in shallow-draft ports and waterways, increasing operational flexibility for a wide range of activities.
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)...

USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) Completes Builder's Trials
GULF OF MEXICO - The Navy's future amphibious transport dock, John P. Murtha (LPD 26) successfully completed Builder's Trials March 4. The principal mission of LPD 17 San Antonio class ships is to deploy combat and support elements of Marine Expeditionary Units and Brigades. With the capability of transporting and debarking air cushion or conventional landing craft and augmented by helicopters or MV-22 vertical take-off and landing aircraft, these ships support amphibious assault, special operations, and expeditionary warfare missions. (Photo courtesy of HII)
March 7, 2016 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The Navy's future amphibious transport dock, John P. Murtha (LPD 26) successfully completed Builder's Trials March 4...

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
PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The future USS Portland (LPD 27) was successfully launched at the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard Feb 13. The ship was transferred from the land level facility to the drydock, which was then flooded allowing her to float off the blocks. LPD 17 class ships are versatile players in maritime security with the ability to support a variety of amphibious assault, special operations or expeditionary warfare missions. (Photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls)
Feb. 16, 2016 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The future USS Portland (LPD 27) was successfully launched at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard Feb 13...

USNS Maury (T-AGS 66) Delivered
PASCAGOULA, Miss.- The Navy accepted USNS Maury (T-AGS 66) from builder VT Halter Feb. 16.
Feb. 16, 2016 - PASCAGOULA, Miss.- The Navy accepted USNS Maury (T-AGS 66) from builder VT Halter Feb. 16...

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...

First of Class Research Vessel Neil Armstrong (AGOR 27) Completes Acceptance Trials
Aug. 27, 2015 - ANACORTES, Wash. - The first-of-class Oceanographic Research Vessel R/V Neil Armstrong (AGOR 27), successfully completed Acceptance Trials August 7 the Navy reported today...

Future USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) Begins Fabrication
150721-N-EW716-001 (July 21, 2015) PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Mrs. Ima Black, widow of the first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, Delbert Black, begins the mechanized process of cutting the steel plate with the help of Paul Bosarge, Huntington Ingalls Industries burner/work leader.  Mrs. Black is the sponsor for the destroyer DDG 119 -- the future USS Delbert D. Black -- which formally started fabrication in Ingalls' Pascagoula, Miss., shipyard today.
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
141106-N-EW716-001 SAN DIEGO (Nov. 6, 2014) The mobile landing platform Lewis B. Puller (T-MLP-3/T-AFSB-1) is the first afloat forward staging base (AFSB) variant of the MLP and is optimized to support a variety of maritime missions. (Photo courtesy of NASSCO)
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...

Navy Amphibious Ship Receives Longer Lasting, More Efficient LED Bulbs
120414-N-ZZ999-001 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.
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...

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...

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