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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

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 Washington Navy Yard May 31.

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 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
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 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.

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 of Mexico.

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.

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.

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 Industries, Pascagoula, Mississippi.

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 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.

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 Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) shipyard in San Diego.

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 (HPIB). The draft RFP is for one HPIB, with options for two additional HPIBs.

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 availabilities.

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 shipbuilding opportunities for small businesses, a critical component of the Navy’s effort to deliver warfighting capabilities to our Sailors and Marines.

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 EPF, USNS Puerto Rico.

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 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.

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

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, was marked with a ceremony held in the shipyard's fabrication shop.

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 series of at-sea tests and trials in San Diego.

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 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.

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