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USS Essex Underway

Amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) is assisted by tugs as she gets underway. Essex is the only permanently forward-deployed amphibious assault ship and serves Task Force 76. Task Force 76 is headquartered at White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan, with an operating detachment in Sasebo, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Andrew Brantley (RELEASED)

Big Navy Refit Job Begins in San Diego

USS Essex: Photo source USN

The Navy's amphibious assault ship 'USS Essex' is dry docked at General Dynamics NASSCO for at least $150 million in repairs and upgrades. USS Essex, which displaces more than 40,000 tons when loaded for combat, is the biggest Navy ship that can fit into dry dock at NASSCO, the last major shipbuilder on the West Coast, reports U-T San Diego. The money for the ship's overhaul was appropriated before sequestration kicked in, so the work is expected to go forth without interruption.

Today in U.S. Naval History: March 28

USS Essex, Artist: Joseph Howard (Courtesy U.S. Naval Academy Museum Collection)

Today in U.S. Naval History - March 28 1800 - Essex becomes first U.S. Navy vessel to pass Cape of Good Hope 1814 - HMS Phoebe and Cherub capture USS Essex off Valparaiso, Chile. Before capture, Essex had captured 24 British prizes during the War of 1812. 1848 - USS Supply reaches the Bay of Acre, anchoring under Mount Carmel near the village of Haifa, during expedition to explore the Dead Sea and the River Jordan. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

This Day in U.S. Naval History - March 28

1800 - Essex becomes first U.S. Navy vessel to pass Cape of Good Hope 1814 - HMS Phoebe and Cherub capture USS Essex off Valparaiso, Chile. Before capture, Essex had captured 24 British prizes during the War of 1812. 1848 - USS Supply reaches the Bay of Acre, anchoring under Mount Carmel near the village of Haifa, during expedition to explore the Dead Sea and the River Jordan.   Source: http://www.history.navy.mil

USS Essex Wins Energy Conservation Award

The Secretary of the Navy recently presented the Energy Conservation (ENCON) award winners for FY2002 in ceremonies conducted at the Navy Memorial in Washington, DC. USS Essex (LHD 2) was among these prestigious award winners. These Navy and Marine Corps activities were singled out for executing comprehensive conservation programs based on senior-level command involvement, well-staffed and trained energy teams, aggressive awareness campaigns, investigation and execution of innovative energy conservation measures, and consistent reduction in energy consumption. The award winners represent Navy activities, ships and Marine Corps bases. USS Essex won the top performance award in the large ship category.

This Day in Naval History - March 28

From the Navy News Service 1800 - Essex becomes the first U.S. Navy vessel to pass the . 1814 - HMS Phoebe and Cherub capture USS Essex off . Before capture, had captured 24 British prizes during the War of 1812. 1848 - USS Supply reaches the of , anchoring under Mount Carmel near the of , during its expedition to explore the and the River Jordan.

US Navy Contract for National Steel & Shipbuilding

'USS Essex': Photo credit Dept of Defense

National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, Calif., awarded a US$107,994,835 contract for work on 'USS Essex' dry docking maintenance program. The new contract is a modification to previously awarded cost-plus award fee/incentive fee contract (N00024-07-C-4013) for the USS Essex (LHD 2) fiscal 2012 dry-dock phased maintenance availability. It would include the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship's military and technical capabilities.

USS Essex Returns to San Diego After 12 Years

USS Essex: Photo credit USN

"Essex departed San Diego in 2000, to serve as a forward-deployed asset to 7th Fleet," said Capt. Chuck Litchfield, USS Essex commanding officer. Essex was the second ship to serve as part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces having taken over those duties from USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3). The crew of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) took over Essex April 23. "John Paul Jones, the captain of the original Bonhomme Richard, said, 'Men mean more than guns in the rating of a ship,'" said Litchfield. "In the last two years, I have been humbled to witness that truth in my crew.

This Day in U.S. Naval History – February 7

1800 - USS Essex becomes first U.S. Navy vessel to cross the Equator. 1815 - The Board of Naval Commissioners, a group of senior officers, is established to oversee the operation and maintenance of the Navy, under the direction of the Secretary of the Navy. 1955 - Seventh Fleet ships begin evacuation of Chinese nationalists from Tachen Islands 1965 - In response to a Viet Cong attack on barracks area at Pleiku, South Vietnam, aircraft from carriers, USS Coral Sea, USS Hancock, and USS Ranger attack North Vietnamese area near Donghoi. (Source: Navy News Service)

Essex Amphibious Ready Group in S. China Sea

USS Essex (LHD 2) conducts maneuvers during normal operations Courtesy USN

The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) transited the Straits of Malacca and conducted routine operations in the South China Sea as part of a deployment to the Western Pacific Nov. 7-10. The ARG's flagship, the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), conducted the patrol as the amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) prepared for bilateral training exercises with Brunei and Malaysia. On Nov. 10, Rushmore began offloading troops for the 2015 iteration of Malaysia-U.S.

Essex Departs Subic After Successful BK08

The forward-deployed amphibious ship USS Essex (LHD 2) departed Subic Bay, the Republic of the after completing bilateral training during Balikatan 2008 and a scheduled port visit to to backload Marines, March 6. During Balikatan 2008, Essex operated with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit in the vicinity of Western Luzon working bilaterally with the Armed Forces of the . Balikatan 2008 was the 24th annual event held under the auspices of the Mutual Defense Treaty and Visiting Forces Agreement. "Balikatan was a very successful training exercise for the Sailors and Marines on Essex, "said Capt. Brent Canady, ' commanding officer. "The opportunity for us to once again work with our friends and strategic partners of the Philippine Navy was wonderful.

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 31

1862 - USS Monitor founders in a storm off Cape Hatteras, NC. 1941 - Admiral Chester W. Nimitz assumes command of U.S. Pacific Fleet. 1942 - Commissioning of USS Essex (CV-9), first of new class of aircraft carriers, at Norfolk, VA 1948 - Last annual report by a Secretary of the Navy to Congress and the President filed by SECNAV John L. Sullivan. Thereafter the Secretary of Defense would report annually to Congress. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History- Dec. 31

1862 - USS Monitor founders in a storm off Cape Hatteras, NC. 1941 - Admiral Chester W. Nimitz assumes command of U.S. Pacific Fleet. 1942 - Commissioning of USS Essex (CV-9), first of new class of aircraft carriers, at Norfolk, VA 1948 - Last annual report by a Secretary of the Navy to Congress and the President filed by SECNAV John L. Sullivan. Thereafter the Secretary of Defense would report annually to Congress. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History - March 28

From the Navy News Service:   1800 - Essex becomes the first U.S. Navy vessel to pass the Cape of Good Hope. 1814 - HMS Phoebe and Cherub capture USS Essex off Valparaiso, Chile. Before capture, Essex had captured 24 British prizes during the War of 1812. 1848 - USS Supply reaches the Bay of Acre, anchoring under Mount Carmel near the village of Haifa, during its expedition to explore the Dead Sea and the River Jordan.   For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.  

USS Essex Collides with Replenishment Vessel

The amphibious assault ship Essex collided with the oiler Yukon during an underway replenishment operation in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of southern California, 3rd Fleet said in a statement. The collision happened about 120 miles out at sea as Essex approached the Yukon for a scheduled underway replenishment, Cmdr. Charlie Brown, a fleet spokesman, said. “Both ships reported some damage,” Brown said. The damage “is still being assessed” but no injuries were reported. The collision appeared “due to an apparent steerage malfunction” aboard Essex, 3rd Fleet said. No fuel was spilled, “and the ships’ fuel tanks and systems were not compromised.

Exercise Foal Eagle 2007 in Full Swing

Essex Amphibious Ready Group and embarked elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived in the Republic of Korea (ROK) on March 5 to conduct Reception Staging Onward-Movement and Integration and Foal Eagle 2007 (RSOI/FE 07), an exercise which will run through the end of March. RSOI/FE is one of two annual command post exercises held by U.S. Forces Korea and conducted with the ROK armed forces. RSOI/FE 07 is designed to demonstrate U.S. resolve to support the ROK while improving overall readiness. RSOI focuses on initial operational flow of deployed forces to Korean Theater of Operations: receiving military units in Korea (reception)…

This Day in Naval History - March 25

From the Navy News Service 1813 - USS Essex takes the Peruvian corsair ship Nereyda, marking the first capture by the Navy in the Pacific. 1898 - Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt proposes the Navy investigates the military application of Samuel Langley's flying machine, beginning naval aviation. 1915 - F-4 (SS 23) becomes the first American submarine casualty, sinking off the coast of .

This Day in Naval History - Aug. 25

From the Navy News Service 1843 - Steam frigate arrives at Gibralter completing first trans-Atlantic crossing by a steam-powered ship. 1942 - Five Navy nurses who became POWs on are repatriated. 1951 - Twenty-three fighters from USS Essex (CV 9) escort Air Force heavy bombers attacking Najin, Korea, since target was beyond range of land-based fighters.

This Day in Naval History – March 25

1813 - USS Essex takes Neryeda, first capture by U.S. Navy in Pacific 1898 - Assist. SECNAV Theodore Roosevelt proposes Navy investigate military application of Samuel Langley's flying machine, beginning naval aviation (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – August 25

1843 - Steam frigate Missouri arrives at Gibralter completing first Trans-Atlantic crossing by U.S. steam powered ship. 1942 - Five Navy nurses who became POWs on Guam repatriated . 1951 - 23 fighters from USS Essex (CV-9) escort Air Force heavy bombers attacking Najin, Korea since target was beyond range of land-based fighters. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – March 25

1813 - USS Essex takes Neryeda, first capture by U.S. Navy in Pacific 1898 - Assist. SECNAV Theodore Roosevelt proposes Navy investigate military application of Samuel Langley's flying machine, beginning naval aviation (Source: Navy News Service)  

This Day in Naval History – August 25

1843 - Steam frigate Missouri arrives at Gibralter completing first Trans-Atlantic crossing by U.S. steam powered ship. 1942 - Five Navy nurses who became POWs on Guam repatriated . 1951 - 23 fighters from USS Essex (CV-9) escort Air Force heavy bombers attacking Najin, Korea since target was beyond range of land-based (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in U.S. Naval History - March 25

1813 - USS Essex takes Neryeda, first capture by U.S. Navy in Pacific 1898 - Assist. SECNAV Theodore Roosevelt proposes Navy investigate military application of Samuel Langley's flying machine, beginning naval aviation Source: Navy News Service

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