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First DDG Modernization Warship Departs on Deployment

(Source: www.Navy.mil)

The Aegis guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) departed Naval Base San Diego Nov. 29, for an independent seven-month deployment to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). The first ship to complete the DDG modernization (DDGMOD) midlife hull, mechanical, and electrical upgrade, John Paul Jones is a hallmark of both the platform and a successful maintenance program. The DDGMOD upgrade consisted of extensive changes through every compartment of the ship. Beginning in Spring 2010…

Two U.S. Navy Vessels Named Flagships for BHR Expedition

By Lt. j.g. The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) were named honorary flagships March 13 for the upcoming search for the remains of the original Bonhomme Richard, which sank in the North Sea in 1779. “It’s entirely appropriate that these front-line warships are honorary flagships of the expedition, as they are representative of Jones’ legacy,” said Capt. Jack Ringelberg, president of the Ocean Technology Foundation (OTF). LHD 6, homeported in San Diego, is the third U.S. warship to bear the name Bonhomme Richard. With a crew of 1,200 Sailors, today’s Bonhomme Richard carries into action 1,500 Marines and their aircraft, vehicles and equipment.

Navy Vessels Named Flagships for BHR Expedition

The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) were named honorary flagships March 13 for the upcoming search for the remains of the original Bonhomme Richard, which sank in the North Sea in 1779. “It’s entirely appropriate that these front-line warships are honorary flagships of the expedition, as they are representative of Jones’ legacy,” said Capt. Jack Ringelberg, president of the Ocean Technology Foundation (OTF). LHD 6, homeported in San Diego, is the third U.S. warship to bear the name Bonhomme Richard. With a crew of 1,200 Sailors, today’s Bonhomme Richard carries into action 1,500 Marines and their aircraft, vehicles and equipment.

This Day in Naval History – Feb. 4

1779 - John Paul Jones takes command of Bonhomme Richard 1959 - Keel laying of USS Enterprise, first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, Newport News, VA (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in U.S. Naval History – February 4

1779 - John Paul Jones takes command of Bonhomme Richard 1959 - Keel laying of USS Enterprise, first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, Newport News, VA (Source: Navy News Service)  

This Day in Naval History – Feb. 4

1779 - John Paul Jones takes command of Bonhomme Richard 1959 - Keel laying of USS Enterprise, first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, Newport News, VA (Source: Navy News Service)

U.S.-Australian Fire Support Ships Demonstrate Combined Capabilities

Australian and U.S. Navy escort ships demonstrated combined fire support in defense of an expeditionary strike group and ground forces ashore during Talisman Saber 2007 (TS07), which was conducted from June 18 through July 3. Two U.S. Navy destroyers, a cruiser, and three Royal Australian Navy frigates completed anti-submarine, surface and air defense exercises followed by simulated fire-support when U.S. Marines and Australian soldiers launched from the ships to the training area to engage a simulated enemy. Talisman Saber 2007 is a joint and combined biennial exercise between Australia and the United States designed to prepare both nations in crisis action planning and the execution of contingency operations, thus improving interoperability and combat readiness.

Persian Gulf Tanker Fire: US Navy Saves Crew

Tanker Ablaze in Persian Gulf: Photo credit USN

Navy, USCG rescue mariners after tanker blaze off Iran coast. The destroyer USS John Paul Jones has rescued 24 Filipino mariners who had been stranded after an explosion disabled their tanker in the Persian Gulf. The crew of the tanker Stolt Valor, which was carrying 13,000 metric tons of a volatile, flammable cargo, issued a distress call about 2 a.m. local time. The tanker was 48 nautical miles southeast of Farsi Island, Iran. When John Paul Jones arrived, the vessel’s master told the Navy that one crew member had died in the explosion.

The Search For John Paul Jones' Ship

Official U.S. Navy file photo of father of the U.S. Navy, John Paul Jones' tomb at the U.S. Naval Academy. Jones is forever immortalized by uttering the words, "I have not yet begun to fight", during the battle between his ship Bonhomme Richard and HMS Serapis, off the coast of England in 1779. The Naval Historical Center and other researchers are planning an expedition to try to find the wreck of Bonhomme Richard in the Summer of 2006. The Naval Historical Center (NHC) announced in October it is joining the Ocean Technology Foundation (OTF) in spearheading an expedition in the summer of 2006 to search for the remains of American Revolutionary War naval hero John Paul Jones’ ship Bonhomme Richard.

This Day in Naval History – Jan. 26

1911 - 1st hydroaeroplane flight is witnessed by naval aviator 1913 - The body of John Paul Jones is laid in its final resting place in the Chapel of Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 1949 - USS Norton Sound, first guided-missile ship, launches first guided missile, Loon. 1960 - USS John S. McCain rescues the entire 41-man crew of the sinking Japanese freighter, Shinwa Maru, in the East China Sea.

This Day in Naval History - April 22

1778 - Captain John Paul Jones of Ranger led landing party raid on Whitehaven, England 1898 - U.S. warships begin blockade of Cuba 1987 - U.S. Navy ordered to provide assistance to neutral vessels under Iranian attack outside the exclusion zone and that requested help (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 26

1911 - 1st hydroaeroplane flight is witnessed by naval aviator 1913 - The body of John Paul Jones is laid in its final resting place in the Chapel of Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 1949 - USS Norton Sound, first guided-missile ship, launches first guided missile, Loon. 1960 - USS John S. McCain rescues the entire 41-man crew of the sinking Japanese freighter, Shinwa Maru, in the East China Sea. (Source: Navy News Service)  

This Day in Navy History

September 22 1776 - John Paul Jones in Providence sails into Canso Bay, Nova Scotia, and attacks British fishing fleet. 1943 - U.S. destroyers and landing craft land Australian troops at Finschhafen, New Guinea. 1989 - After Hurricane Hugo, Sailors and Marines provide assistance to Charleston, SC, through 10 October.

Today in U.S. Naval History: April 22

Today in U.S. Naval History - April 22 1778 - Captain John Paul Jones of Ranger led landing party raid on Whitehaven, England 1898 - U.S. warships begin blockade of Cuba 1987 - U.S. Navy ordered to provide assistance to neutral vessels under Iranian attack outside the exclusion zone and that requested help For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

This Day in Naval History - Sept. 22

From the Navy News Service 1776 - John Paul Jones sails into , and attacks British fishing fleet. 1943 - destroyers and landing craft land Australian troops at . 1989 - After Hurricane Hugo, Sailors and Marines provide assistance to , through October 10.

This Day in Naval History – Nov. 13

1776 - Captain John Paul Jones in Alfred with brig Providence captures British transport Mellish, carrying winter uniforms later used by Washington's troops. 1942 - Loss of USS Juneau (CL-52) during Battle of Guadalcanal results in loss of Five Sullivan Brothers. 1943 - Fifth Fleet carriers begin long range night bombing attacks on Japanese positions in Gilberts and Marshalls in preparation for landings. 1957 - First firing of Regulus II bombardment missile. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 3

1775 - LT John Paul Jones raises the Grand Union flag on Alfred. First American flag raised over American naval vessel. 1940 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt embarks on USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37) to inspect bases acquired from Great Britain under Destroyer-for Bases agreement. 1983 - Two F-14s flying over Lebanon were fired upon. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History - January 26

From the Navy News Service: 1911 - The first hydroaeroplane flight is witnessed by a naval aviator. 1913 - The body of John Paul Jones is laid in its final resting place in the chapel of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. 1949 - USS Norton Sound (AV 11), the first guided-missile ship, launches first guided missile, Loon. 1960 - USS John S. McCain (DL 3/DDG 36) rescues the entire 41-man crew of the sinking Japanese freighter, Shinwa Maru, in the East China Sea.

This Day in Naval History - July 04

From the Navy News Service 1776 - American colonies declare their independence from Great Britain. 1777 - John Paul Jones hoists first Stars and Stripes flag on Ranger at Portsmouth, N.H. 1801 - First Presidential Review of U.S. Marine Band and Marines at the White House. 1831 - U.S. concludes indemnity treaty with France. 1842 - First test of electrically operated underwater torpedo sinks gunboat Boxer. 1863 - Confederates surrender of Vicksburg, Miss., gives Union control of Mississippi River.

This Day in Naval History – June 14

1777 - John Paul Jones takes command of Ranger 1777 - Continental Congress adopts design of present U.S. Flag 1847 - Commodore Matthew Perry launches amphibious river operations by Sailors and Marines on Tabasco River, Mexico 1940 - Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Naval Expansion Act to construct ships to increase Navy's tonnage by 11 % 1985 - Steelworker Second Class Robert D. Stethem, USN of Underwater Construction Team ONE was killed by terrorist hijackers of TWA Flight 847. He later received a Bronze Star for his heroism. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – Nov. 13

1776 - Captain John Paul Jones in Alfred with brig Providence captures British transport Mellish, carrying winter uniforms later used by Washington's troops. 1942 - Loss of USS Juneau (CL-52) during Battle of Guadalcanal results in loss of Five Sullivan Brothers. 1943 - Fifth Fleet carriers begin long range night bombing attacks on Japanese positions in Gilberts and Marshalls in preparation for landings. 1957 - First firing of Regulus II bombardment missile. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History - Dec. 3

1775 - LT John Paul Jones raises the Grand Union flag on Alfred. First American flag raised over American naval vessel. 1940 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt embarks on USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37) to inspect bases acquired from Great Britain under Destroyer-for Bases agreement. 1983 - Two F-14s flying over Lebanon were fired upon. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – September 22

1776 - John Paul Jones in Providence sails into Canso Bay, Nova Scotia, and attacks British fishing fleet. 1943 - U.S. destroyers and landing craft land Australian troops at Finschhafen, New Guinea. 1989 - After Hurricane Hugo, Sailors and Marines provide assistance to Charleston, SC, through 10 October. (Source: Navy News Service)

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