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French Navy Accepts Fast ALC Warship

The French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) has received the third of four fast amphibious landing craft Engin de Débarquement Amphibie Rapide (EDA-Rs) at Toulon, France. The French Navy's Mistral-class Bâtiments de Projection et de Commandement (BPC) amphibious warfare ships will operate the EDA-R. The 30m-long and 12m-wide catamaran landing craft vessel can carry a payload of 80t and will provide five times the landing capacity of the French Navy's current landing craft. The EDA-R, when fully loaded, can cruise at a speed of 18 kts and will be used for landing military vehicles and troops from ships further offshore and for humanitarian missions.

Mesa Verde Completes Trials

effort involving the U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman. ship sailed the Gulf of Mexico from Aug. 13 to 16. requirements. communications, steering, navigational, radar and other systems. amphibious landing craft will be launched. Navy personnel. Next month, the U.S. rounds of extensive testing of the ship's major systems. a variety of expeditionary and special operations missions. Mesa Verde is an LPD 17-class ship. amphibious ships. an array of rotary-wing aircraft, as well as carry and launch the U.S. Marine Corps' Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle.

Northrop Grumman-built Amphibious Dock Ship

The Northrop Grumman Corporation-built amphibious transport dock ship (LPD 20) completed builder's trials last week, a collaborative effort between the company's Shipbuilding sector and the U.S. Navy. Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, the newly-formed sector of  Northrop Grumman Corporation, is made up of the former Northrop Grumman Ship Systems and shipbuilding sectors. Rigorous testing was performed on the ship's main propulsion, communications, steering, navigational, radar and other systems.

This Day in Naval History - June 06

From the Navy News Service 1944 - In Operation Overlord, Allied invasion fleet (more than 2,700 ships and craft) land troops on beaches, the largest amphibious landing in history.

This Day in Naval History - June 6

1944 - In Operation Overlord, Allied invasion fleet (more than 2,700 ships and craft) land troops on Normandy beaches, the largest amphibious landing in history. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

Today in U.S. Naval History: June 6

Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

Today in U.S. Naval History – June 6 1944 - D-Day, in Operation Overlord, Allied invasion fleet (more than 2,700 ships and craft) land troops on Normandy beaches, the largest amphibious landing in history For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center website at www.history.navy.mil.  

Today in U.S. Naval History: June 6

Troops and crewmen aboard a Coast Guard manned LCVP as it approaches a Normandy beach on "D-Day", June 6, 1944. (Photograph from the U.S. Coast Guard Collection in the U.S. National Archives.)

Today in U.S. Naval History - June 6 1944 - D-Day, in Operation Overlord, Allied invasion fleet (more than 2,700 ships and craft) land troops on Normandy beaches, the largest amphibious landing in history For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

Today in U.S. Naval History: January 31

Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. (U.S. NHHC Photograph.)

Today in U.S. Naval History - January 31 1944 - American amphibious landing on Kwajalein, Marshall Islands 1961 - Lieutenant Commander Samuel Lee Gravely, Jr. becomes first African-American to command a combat ship, USS Falgout 1981 - Era of Enlisted Naval Aviators ends when last pilot retired For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

This Day in Naval History - 31 January

From the Navy News Service:   1944 - A U.S. amphibious landing takes place on Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. 1961 - Lt. Cmdr. Samuel Lee Gravely Jr. becomes the first African-American to command a combat ship, USS Falgout (DER 324). 1981 - The era of enlisted naval aviators ends when the last pilot retires.   For more news from the Naval Historical Center, visit their Navy Newsstand page at www.news.navy.mil/local/navhist.  

This Day in Naval History – September 15

1944 - Invasion of Peleliu, Palau Islands, after several days of intensive carrier aircraft bombing and ship bombardment. 1950 - U.S. forces under VADM Arthur Struble achieve an amphibious landing at Inchon, Korea 1967 - Operation Crimson Tide in Mekong Delta (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 31

1944 - American amphibious landing on Kwajalein, Marshall Islands 1961 - Lieutenant Commander Samuel Lee Gravely, Jr. becomes first African-American to command a combat ship, USS Falgout 1981 - Era of Enlisted Naval Aviators ends when last pilot retired (Source: Navy News Service)  

This Day in Naval History – June 22

1807 - HMS Leopard attacks USS Chesapeake 1865 - Confederate raider Shenandoah fires last shot of Civil War in Bering Strait 1884 - Navy relief expedition under CDR Winfield S. Schley rescues LT A.W. Greely, USA, and 6 others from Ellesmere Island, where they were marooned for 3 years on Arctic island. 1898 - ADM Sampson begins amphibious landing near Santiago, Cuba (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – Sept. 15

1944 - Invasion of Peleliu, Palau Islands, after several days of intensive carrier aircraft bombing and ship bombardment. 1950 - U.S. forces under VADM Arthur Struble achieve an amphibious landing at Inchon, Korea 1967 - Operation Crimson Tide in Mekong Delta (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History - Sept. 15

From the Navy News Service 1944 - Invasion of Peleliu, Palau Islands, after several days of intensive carrier aircraft bombing and ship bombardment. 1950 - forces under Vice Adm. Arthur Struble achieve an amphibious landing at . 1967 - Operation Crimson Tide in Delta.

This Day in Naval History - Sept. 15

1944 - Invasion of Peleliu, Palau Islands, after several days of intensive carrier aircraft bombing and ship bombardment. 1950 - U.S. forces under Vice Adm. Arthur Struble achieve an amphibious landing at Inchon, Korea. 1967 - Operation Crimson Tide in Mekong Delta. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

This Day in Naval History - Jan. 31

From the Navy News Service 1944 - A U.S. amphibious landing takes place on Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. 1961 - Lt. Cmdr. Samuel Lee Gravely Jr. becomes the first African-American to command a combat ship, USS Falgout (DER 324). 1981 - The era of enlisted naval aviators ends when the last pilot retires.

Amphibious Landing Dock Ship Pre-Comm

Dec. 1, 2008, the amphibious landing dock ship pre-commissioning unit Green Bay (LPD 20) is underway from Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Avondale Operations in New Orleans. The ship is on her maiden voyage en route to Long Beach, Calif., where she will be commissioned in January 2009 and become the second San-Antonio-class ship to be home ported in San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo)

U.K. Orders Six RoRo Ferries; Four Amphibious Ships

The British government placed much-anticipated contracts for six RoRo ferries with two going to UK yards, and four going to a German shipyard. Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon also announced he would place orders for four amphibious landing ships, split between the Swan Hunter shipyard in North-East England and the Govan yards in Glasgow. Two of the ferries will be built by Belfast's Harland & Wolff yard, which built the ill-fated Titanic and is owned by Norway's Fred Olsen Energy. The others will be built by the Flensburger yard in Germany.

US Navy Awards Landing Craft Contract to Textron

The Navy awards a $212 million contract for Textron Inc. In March 2011 a solicitation for Ship-to-Shore-Connector landing craft was issued  by the U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command. The request for proposals began the process of building a replacement for the Landing Craft Air Cushion amphibious craft that first entered service in the mid-1980s. The office of Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., said the contract includes options that could make it worth as much as $570 million. Landrieu’s office said Textron will build a boat at its Slidell facility with a 30-year service life capable of carrying a 74-ton payload and traveling at speeds of more than 35 knots. Sen.

Ocean Ships Inc. Wins Navy MLP Operating Contract

USNS Montford Point: Photo credit NASSCO

Seafarers International Union (SIU) affiliated Ocean Ships to operate 3 new mobile landing platform vessels (MLP) for US Navy. The vessels are being built at General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego; they are the USNS Montford Point, USNS John Glenn, and USNS Lewis B. Puller. Including options, the Ocean Ships contract is for five years. According to the U.S. Military Sealift Command, the new ships “will be the centerpiece of the Navy’s ‘Sea Base’ concept, and will serve as a transfer point for Marine Corps amphibious landing forces between large ships and small landing craft.

Russian Warship's Syrian Role Clarified

'Caesar Kunikov': Photo credit Russian Navy

A Russian amphibious landing ship, the Caesar Kunikov left the Black Sea port of Sevastopol for what a Black Sea Fleet officer said was a routine exercise at a training base, in response to media reports earlier this week that it could be heading for Syria. Some Ukrainian media sources also reported, referring to CNN and other western media, that another large amphibious ship from the Russian Black Sea Fleet, the Nikolai Filchenkov, was heading for the Syrian port of Tartus carrying weapons and marines to defend Russia’s naval facility. Last week, U.S.

Korea Unveils Asia’s Biggest Amphibious Landing Vessel

A separate area for female soldiers, a community kitchen which can accommodate 154 soldiers at once, medical facilities equivalent to a hospital complex including a dental hospital and an operating room, a barbershop, elevators and a canteen: all these facilities can be found in the 14,000-ton Dokdo LPH, Asia's largest amphibious landing and transport vessel, on an area the size of two soccer fields. The Dokdo LPH, which was unveiled recently, has facilities not far behind those of a large U.S. aircraft carrier. Intended to accommodate 340 crew, 700 Navy personnel, seven helicopters, six tanks and 10 trucks, it can serve as both a leading ship guiding Aegis Ships and other fleets and in rescue operations in large-scale disasters such as a tsunami since it is capable of carrying 1…

U.S.-ROK Counterparts Leave Lasting Impressions

U.S. Sailors and Marines expressed heartfelt good-byes to their Republic of Korea (ROK) counterparts who disembarked ships of the Sasebo, Japan-based Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ESXARG) on April 1. The ARG-wide off-load came at the conclusion of Foal Eagle '07, the annual joint/combined exercise meant to improve interoperability and combat readiness between U.S. and ROK forces and build on the long-standing alliance between the United States and the Republic of Korea. The exercise culminated in a combined amphibious landing March 29, which was a testament to the two forces' interoperability in the Foal Eagle Amphibious Task Force (FE-ATF). The landing displayed the flexibility of the 7th Fleet's amphibious ships USS Essex (LHD 2), USS Tortuga (LSD 46) and USS Juneau (LPD 10).

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