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Ex-US Navy Officers Face Negligent Homicide Charges over Ship Collisions

Significant visible damage to USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Madailein Abbott)

The commanding officers of two U.S. Navy destroyers involved in deadly collisions last year in the Pacific Ocean face courts-martial and military criminal charges including negligent homicide, the U.S. Navy said in a statement on Tuesday. Filing charges against the officers marks the Navy’s latest effort to address the problems that led to collisions involving its warships in Asia, in which 17 sailors were killed. The Navy has already dismissed several senior officers, including the commander of the Seventh Fleet, as a result of the collisions.

USS Fitzgerald Arrives in Pascagoula for Repair

Photo: United States Navy

U.S. Navy warship USS Fitzgerald, which was damaged and nearly sunk after a fatal collision with a cargo ship in June and then was damaged again while on board a heavy lift transport vessel, has arrived in Pascagoula, Miss., for repair work at Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard. The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer arrived in Pascagoula on January 19, aboard heavy lift vessel MV Transshelf inward bound from Yokosuka, Japan. Fitzgerald is expected to spend several days in the Port of Pascagoula as the heavy lift ship will commence the reverse operation of unfastening…

China Says US Warship Violated its South China Sea Sovereignty

File photo: USS Hopper (DDG 70) in November 2017 (U.S. Navy photo by Daniel Pastor)

A U.S. Navy destroyer this week sailed near the Scarborough Shoal, a disputed lagoon claimed by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said on Saturday, and Beijing vowed to take “necessary measures” to protect what it said was its sovereignty. China’s foreign ministry said USS Hopper missile destroyer came within 12 nautical miles off Huangyan island, better known as the Scarborough Shoal and subject to a rival claim by the Philippines, a historic ally of the United States. It was the latest U.S.

USS Hopper Arrives in 7th Fleet

Official U.S. Navy file photo

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations Jan. Hopper will conduct evolutions involving theater security cooperation, building partner capacity and performing routine operations within the area. Hopper is a multi-mission ship with anti-air warfare, anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare surface combatants capabilities; designed to operate independently or with a surface action group or strike group.

Fourth Arleigh Burke-class Destroyer Ordered from GD

USS Arleigh Burke: Photo credit USN

An additional type DDG 116 guided missile destroyer ordered from General Dynamics. General Dynamics (GD) has received a $663m modification contract from the US Navy for the construction of an additional Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, DDG 116. Powered by four gas-turbine propulsion plants, the 509ft-long destroyers have a displacement capacity of 9,500t, cruise at 30kts and are equipped with advanced sensors, and weapons systems to engage anti-ship missile threats.

Russian Warship to Exercise off Syria

'Smetlivy' Photo credit Rianovosti (Gennady Dyanov)

A Russian warship will dock at the Syrian port of Tartus before planned exercises off the country's Mediterranean coast. The Smetlivy guided-missile destroyer will remain in the western Mediterranean through May. Smetlivy is the last Kashin-class destroyer in the Russian Navy. The ship returned to service after repairs in 2011. Its armament includes two 76-mm AK-726 guns and a SS-N-25 Switchblade anti-ship missile system. There has been an increased presence of NATO warships in the region since the uprising against the regine of President Bashar al-Assad began in March last year.

Carl Vinson Strike Group Departs for Deployment to Western Pacific

Official U.S. Navy file photo

More than 6,000 Sailors assigned to Carl Vinson Strike Group ships and units departed the U.S. West Coast, Jan. 4-5, for a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific. The deployment marks the second time the Carl Vinson Strike Group will operate throughout the Indo- Pacific region under U.S. 3rd Fleet's command and control. The strike group became the first in recent history to demonstrate the command and control construct called Third Fleet Forward when units completed a six-month deployment last year. Ships deploying from U.S.

Fleet Week Underway in New York

Photo: Jeff O'Malley

Now in its 28th year, New York Fleet Week has commenced, with ships from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy sailing into New York Harbor. The weeklong Fleet Week celebration has been held nearly every year since 1984, providing an opportunity for New Yorkers to witness firsthand the capabilities of today’s maritime services, as well as meet sailors, marines and coastguardsmen.

USS Kidd Arrives in San Diego

Kidd (DDG 100) arrived at her homeport here at Naval Station San Diego on July 19. The ship is named in honor of Rear Adm. Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in 1941. sector in Pascagoula, Miss. return from a damaged hull during the nation's worst natural disaster. afloat. of the affected compartments necessary. following her super trials in the Gulf of Mexico last fall, the U.S. Navy offered great reviews and acknowledged the ship performed well.

Naval Academy Faculty visit MSI Norfolk

Nine U.S. facility. political-military operations and relationships. development course work with midshipmen. Hornet Squadron at Naval Air Station Oceana.

Ingalls to Repair USS Fitzgerald

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) was damaged in a collision with a merchant vessel while operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan (U. S. Navy photo by Peter Burghart)

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) said its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been selected to repair the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) when it returns to the U.S. The ship, which suffered heavy damage and nearly sank off the coast of Japan after a fatal collision with a Philippine containership on June 17, will be brought to Ingalls’ facilities in Pascagoula, Miss. for the repairs. Ingalls’ history of repairing damaged Navy ships includes the frigate USS Stark (FFG 31) and USS Cole (DDG 67), a guided missile destroyer in the same class as Fitzgerald.

Navy to Commission New Guided Missile Destroyer Kidd

The Navy will commission the newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, the USS Kidd (DDG 100), June 9 in Galveston, Texas. Designated hull number DDG 100, the new destroyer honors Medal of Honor recipient Rear Adm. Isaac Campbell Kidd Sr. On Dec. 7, 1941, Kidd was commander of Battleship Division 1 and the senior officer present afloat during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. From the bridge of his flagship, the USS Arizona, Kidd directed the counterattack against enemy aircraft until the magazine of Arizona exploded by enemy ordnance, eventually sinking the ship. Kidd was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas will deliver the ceremony's principal address.

USS Kidd Arrives in San Diego

Just hours before her commissioning, the newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd sits pierside at the Port of Galveston. Designated hull number DDG 100, the new destroyer honors Medal of Honor recipient Rear Adm. Isaac Campbell Kidd Sr. who was killed on the bridge of his flagship USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941. Two granddaughters of Rear Adm. Kidd, Regina Kidd Wolbarsht and Mary Corrinne Kidd Plumer, brought the ship named for their grandfather to life. The newest USS Kidd is the 50th ship in the Arleigh Burke class of guided-missile destroyers. Cmdr. Richard E. Thomas of Westwood, N.J., is the ship’s first commanding officer and leads her crew of 276 officers and Sailors. U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Shannon R.

Navy to Commission New Guided Missile Destroyer

The newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, Bainbridge (DDG 96), will be commissioned Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, in an 11 a.m. EST ceremony at Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Rep. E. Clay Shaw, 22nd District, State of Florida, will deliver the ceremony's principal address. Susan Bainbridge Hay will serve as sponsor of the ship named for her great-great-great-grandfather. The new guided missile destroyer honors the outstanding and heroic service of Commodore William Bainbridge who served in the Navy from 1789-1833. Four previous ships have been named in honor of Bainbridge, including a 259-ton brig (1842-1863), two destroyers (1902-1920 and 1921-1945), and a nuclear-powered cruiser (1962-1997). Cmdr. John M.

Navy to Commission New Guided Missile Destroyer

The newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, Bainbridge (DDG 96), will be commissioned Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, in an 11 a.m. EST ceremony at Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Rep. E. Clay Shaw, 22nd District, State of Florida, will deliver the ceremony's principal address. Susan Bainbridge Hay will serve as sponsor of the ship named for her great-great-great-grandfather. The new guided missile destroyer honors the outstanding and heroic service of Commodore William Bainbridge who served in the Navy from 1789-1833. Four previous ships have been named in honor of Bainbridge, including a 259-ton brig (1842-1863), two destroyers (1902-1920 and 1921-1945), and a nuclear-powered cruiser (1962-1997). Cmdr. John M.

Sampson Set to Join Fleet

Sailors man the rails aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) during a rehearsal for the ship's commissioning ceremony. Sampson is the 52nd of 62 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, and is named for Rear Adm. William T. Sampson (1840-1902), a naval hero during the Spanish-American War. Three previous destroyers have been named for Sampson, and have all been commissioned in Boston. U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Jane Campbell (RELEASED)

Fire!

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) fires her MK 45 5-inch/54 caliber lightweight gun during a Pre-aim Calibration Fire (PACFIRE) in the Pacific Ocean. The PACFIRE is part of an upcoming training exercise where Russell and several other U.S. Navy assets will sink the decommissioned destroyers USS Oldendorf (DD 972) and USS Fife (DD 991). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Richard J. Brunson (RELEASED)

Bath Iron Works To Launch AEGIS Destroyer

Bath Iron Works will launch its 10th Arleigh Burke Class AEGIS guided missile destroyer, Howard, on November 20 at the West Gate. The vessel bears the name of Marine Corps Sgt. Jimmie E. Howard, a Medal of Honor recipient who was honored for his leadership of a platoon against attacks by a Viet Cong force. Bath will launch two more destroyers on its traditional building ways before utilizing the modern land-level transfer facility for ship construction.

New Destroyer Passes Trials

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Aegis guided missile destroyer Dewey (DDG 105) recently completed her combined super trial in the Gulf of Mexico. During the trial, Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) tested the ship’s weapons, communications, and propulsion systems and conducted habitability, water purification and food preparation inspections. The destroyer is being built by the company at its Gulf Coast facilities in Pascagoula, Miss, and has been confirmed for delivery to the Navy later this summer.  

New US Navy Destroyer Passes Builders Trials

Ingalls Shipbuilding completed builder's sea trials for Ralph Johnson (DDG 114). The Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) destroyer spent more than three days in the Gulf of Mexico testing the ship’s main propulsion, combat and other ship systems. (Photo by Andrew Young/HII)

The U.S. Navy’s newest guided missile destroyer Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) has successfully passed builder’s sea trials. The Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) destroyer spent more than three days in the Gulf of Mexico, as Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division tested the ship’s main propulsion, combat and other ship systems. “It’s always a great accomplishment when our shipbuilders successfully take a ship to sea for the first time,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias said.

Navy to Commission New Guided Missile Destroyer

The Navy will commission the newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, James E. Williams, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, during a ceremony at the Naval Weapons Station, Charleston, S.C. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina will deliver the principal address. Elaine Weaver Williams, widow of the ship’s namesake, is the ship’s sponsor. In the time-honored Navy tradition of commissioning U.S. naval ships, Mrs. The ship is named to honor Petty Officer 1st Class James Elliott Williams (1930-1999) of Darlington, S.C., one of the most highly decorated enlisted sailors in the history of the U.S. Navy. On Oct. 31, 1966, Williams was boat captain of river patrol boat (PBR) 105 when his boat and another PBR…

Northrop Grumman U.S. Navy Destroyer Contract

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine business unit won contracts to supply the U.S. Navy with steering systems for three new USS Arleigh Burke DDG 51-class guided missile destroyers. Northrop Grumman Ship Systems issued one contract, for DDG 107. Bath Iron Works, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, issued contracts for vessels DDG 108 and 109. The three contracts have a combined value of $12.5 million.

Northrop Grumman U.S. Navy Destroyer Contract

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine business unit won contracts to supply the U.S. Navy with steering systems for three new USS Arleigh Burke DDG 51-class guided missile destroyers. Northrop Grumman Ship Systems issued one contract, for DDG 107. Bath Iron Works, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, issued contracts for vessels DDG 108 and 109. The three contracts have a combined value of $12.5 million.

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