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Bender Gets Contract on USS Ticonderoga

Senator Jeff Sessions announced that Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc. has been awarded a contract for the drydocking of the USS Ticonderoga, the Navy’s first Aegis Cruiser, presently homeported in Pascagoula, Miss. The vessel’s overhaul is being managed by the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion in Pascagoula, Miss. for the Department of the Navy. The repairs are scheduled to being in February 2002. The work package includes rudder, shafting, valve, structural and electrical repairs as well as major preservation items that presently total approximately $8 million; employing approximately 125 shipyard workers at the peak of the 120-day contract. Bender has the option pricing in place for additional work that could bring the total package to almost $16 million.

This Day in Naval History – May 25

1952 - USS Iowa bombards Chongjin, Korea. 1973 - Launch of Skylab 2 mission, which was first U.S. manned orbiting space station. It had an all Navy crew of CAPT Charles Conrad, Jr., USN. (commanding), CDR Joseph P. Kerwin, USN and CDR Paul J. Weitz, USN. During the 28 day mission of 404 orbits, the craft rendezvoused with Skylab to make repairs and conduct science experiments. Recovery by USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14) (Source: Navy News Service)

Northrop Grumman Awarded $58.4M Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $58.4m contract to continue life cycle engineering and technical services in support of the Navy's fleet of USS Ticonderoga (CG 47) class Aegis guided missile cruisers. The company's Ship Systems sector will perform the work in Pascagoula, and provide waterfront support in various U.S. Navy ports. This is projected to be a five-year program. The contract award is for the first year; four one-year options are to follow. Northrop Grumman will provide engineering services and material procurement work in support of the maintenance and modernization efforts on CG 47 class ships. With lead work being performed in Pascagoula…

This Day in Naval History - Dec. 12

1862 - A Confederate torpedo (mine) sinks USS Cairo in the Yazoo River. 1937 - Japanese aircraft sink USS Panay (PR 5) in the Yangtze River near Nanking, China. 1941 - The Naval Air Transport Service is established. 1951 - The first flight of helicopter with a gas-turbine engine at Windsor Locks, Conn., demonstrates the adaptability of this engine to helicopters. 1972- Capt. Eugene A. Cernan, commander of Apollo 17, walks on the Moon. Cmdr. Ronald E. Evans was the command module pilot. The mission lasted 12 days, 13 hours and 52 minutes. HC-1 helicopters from USS Ticonderoga (CV 14) led the recovery. For more information about Naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

This Day in Naval History - April 21

From the Navy News Service 1861 - USS Saratoga captures the slaver Nightingale. 1898 - U.S. declares war on Spain. 1952 - USS Horace A. Bass (APD 124) commences a series of eight amphibious raids for intelligence and destruction, landing Republic of Korea troops at night against selected targets along the northeast coast of Korea. 1972 - Moonwalk in the Descartes Highlands by Navy John W. Young, commander of Apollo 16. He was the ninth man to walk on the moon. Lt. Cmdr. Thomas K. Mattingly II, was the command module pilot. During the 11-day, 1-hour and 51-minute mission, 213 pounds of lunar material was collected. Recovery was made by Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 1 from USS Ticonderoga (CVS 14).

This Day in Naval History - Dec. 12

From the Navy News Service 1862 - A Confederate torpedo (mine) sinks USS Cairo in the Yazoo River. 1937 - Japanese aircraft sink USS Panay (PR 5) in the Yangtze River near Nanking, China. 1941 - The Naval Air Transport Service is established. 1951 - The first flight of helicopter with a gas-turbine engine at Windsor Locks, Conn., demonstrates the adaptability of this engine to helicopters. 1972- Capt. Eugene A. Cernan, commander of Apollo 17, walks on the Moon. Cmdr. Ronald E. Evans was the command module pilot. The mission lasted 12 days, 13 hours and 52 minutes. HC-1 helicopters from USS Ticonderoga (CV 14) led the recovery.

Today in U.S. Naval History: December 12

Sketch of the ship's wreck, entitled "Cairo Submerged", probably depicting the scene immediately after she was sunk by a Confederate mine in the Yazoo River, Mississippi, on 12 December 1862. Note men sitting on projecting timbers and swimming in the water nearby. Courtesy of Mrs. A. Hopkins, 1927. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Today in U.S. 1862 - Confederate torpedo (mine) sinks USS Cairo in Yazoo River. 1937 - Japanese aircraft sink USS Panay in Yangtze River near Nanking, China. 1941 - Naval Air Transport Service is established. 1951 - First flight of helicopter with gas-turbine engine at Windsor Locks, Conn., demonstrates adaptability of this engine to helicopters. 1972- Captain Eugene A. Cernan, USN, commander of Apollo 17, walks on the Moon. Commander Ronald E. Evans, USN, was the Command Module Pilot. The mission lasted 12 days, 13 hours and 52 minutes.

This Day in Naval History - April 21

1861 - USS Saratoga captures the slaver Nightingale. 1898 - U.S. declares war on Spain. 1952 - USS Horace A. Bass (APD 124) commences a series of eight amphibious raids for intelligence and destruction, landing Republic of Korea troops at night against selected targets along the northeast coast of Korea. 1972 - Moonwalk in the Descartes Highlands by Navy John W. Young, commander of Apollo 16. He was the ninth man to walk on the moon. Lt. Cmdr. Thomas K. Mattingly II, was the command module pilot. During the 11-day, 1-hour and 51-minute mission, 213 pounds of lunar material was collected. Recovery was made by Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 1 from USS Ticonderoga (CVS 14). (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History

For December 12th:   1862 - A Confederate torpedo (mine) sinks USS Cairo in the Yazoo River. 1937 - Japanese aircraft sink USS Panay (PR 5) in the Yangtze River near Nanking, China. 1941 - The Naval Air Transport Service is established. 1951 - The first flight of helicopter with a gas-turbine engine at Windsor Locks, Conn., demonstrates the adaptability of this engine to helicopters. 1972- Capt. Eugene A. Cernan, commander of Apollo 17, walks on the Moon. Cmdr. Ronald E. Evans was the command module pilot. The mission lasted 12 days, 13 hours and 52 minutes. HC-1 helicopters from USS Ticonderoga (CV 14) led the recovery.   For more information about Naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 12

1862 - Confederate torpedo (mine) sinks USS Cairo in Yazoo River. 1937 - Japanese aircraft sink USS Panay in Yangtze River near Nanking, China. 1941 - Naval Air Transport Service is established. 1951 - First flight of helicopter with gas-turbine engine at Windsor Locks, CT, demonstrates adaptability of this engine to helicopters. 1972- Captain Eugene A. Cernan, USN, commander of Apollo 17, walks on the Moon. Commander Ronald E. Evans, USN, was the Command Module Pilot. The mission lasted 12 days, 13 hours and 52 minutes. Recovery by HC-1 helicopters from USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14). (Source: Nay News Service)

Today in U.S. Naval History: April 21

Robert E. Peary (Photo courtesy Naval History & Heritage Command)

Today in U.S. 1861 - USS Saratoga captures slaver, Nightingale. 1898 - U.S. at war against Spain. 1906 - Commander Robert Peary discovered supposed Arctic Continent did not exist. 1972 - Moonwalk in the Descartes Highlands by Capt. John W. Young, USN Commander of Apollo 16. He was the ninth man to walk on the moon. LCDR Thomas K. Mattingly II, USN was the Command Module Pilot. During the 11 day, 1 hour and 51 minute mission, 213 lbs. of lunar material was collected. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

This Day in Naval History – April 21

1861 - USS Saratoga captures slaver, Nightingale. 1898 - U.S. at war against Spain. 1906 - Commander Robert Peary discovered supposed Arctic Continent did not exist. 1972 - Moonwalk in the Descartes Highlands by CAPT John W. Young, USN Commander of Apollo 16. He was the ninth man to walk on the moon. LCDR Thomas K. Mattingly II, USN was the Command Module Pilot. During the 11 day, 1 hour and 51 minute mission, 213 lbs. of lunar material was collected. Recovery by HC-1 helicopters from USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14) (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – April 22

1861 - USS Saratoga captures slaver, Nightingale. 1898 - U.S. at war against Spain. 1906 - Commander Robert Peary discovered supposed Arctic Continent did not exist. 1972 - Moonwalk in the Descartes Highlands by CAPT John W. Young, USN Commander of Apollo 16. He was the ninth man to walk on the moon. LCDR Thomas K. Mattingly II, USN was the Command Module Pilot. During the 11 day, 1 hour and 51 minute mission, 213 lbs. of lunar material was collected. Recovery by HC-1 helicopters from USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14) (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – April 21

1861 - USS Saratoga captures slaver, Nightingale. 1898 - U.S. at war against Spain. 1906 - Commander Robert Peary discovered supposed Arctic Continent did not exist. 1972 - Moonwalk in the Descartes Highlands by CAPT John W. Young, USN Commander of Apollo 16. He was the ninth man to walk on the moon. LCDR Thomas K. Mattingly II, USN was the Command Module Pilot. During the 11 day, 1 hour and 51 minute mission, 213 lbs. of lunar material was collected. Recovery by HC-1 helicopters from USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14) (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in U.S. Naval History - April 21

1861 - USS Saratoga captures slaver, Nightingale.   1898 - U.S. at war against Spain.   1906 - Commander Robert Peary discovered supposed Arctic Continent did not exist.   1972 - Moonwalk in the Descartes Highlands by CAPT John W. Young, USN Commander of Apollo 16. He was the ninth man to walk on the moon. LCDR Thomas K. Mattingly II, USN was the Command Module Pilot. During the 11 day, 1 hour and 51 minute mission, 213 lbs. of lunar material was collected. Recovery by HC-1 helicopters from USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14)   (Source: Navy News Service)

Alion Awarded CG(X) Contract

Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a contract to support the Navy in managing the design and acquisition of the Navy's next generation Guided Missile Cruiser, CG(X). The award, a delivery order under the NAVSEA SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e) contract, has a potential value of $127.8m over five years. The base year value is approximately $18.6m. CG(X) will be a surface combatant tailored for joint air and missile defense and joint air control operations providing airspace dominance and protection to Joint forces operating in the Seabase. CG(X) will replace the U.S.S. Ticonderoga, CG 47 class AEGIS cruisers and improve the Fleet's air and missile defense capabilities against advancing threats, particularly ballistic missiles. Vice Adm.

HII to Modernize Navy (CG 47) Cruisers

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded an $83.3 million cost-plus-award-fee contract from the U.S. Navy for continued life-cycle engineering, modernization and support services on the U.S. Navy's fleet of USS Ticonderoga-class (CG 47) Aegis guided missile cruisers. The contract is the first of five options which, if exercised, would place the total value of the contract at $468.2 million. "This award builds on the U.S. Navy's confidence in the versatility we have as a shipbuilding company in not only building quality warships, but also in providing life-cycle and modernization support," said Bob Merchent, Ingalls' vice president, surface combatants and U.S. Coast Guard programs.

Navy Cruiser Modernization Contract For Ingalls Shipbuilding

Ingalls Shipbuilding division gets an US$83.3-million cost-plus-award-fee contract to modernize USS Ticonderoga-class (CG 47) Aegis guided missile cruisers. The contract, for continued life-cycle engineering, modernization and support services, is the first of five options which, if exercised, would place the total value of the contract at US$468.2-million. Ingalls, as lead shipbuilder for the Aegis cruiser program, delivered 19 of the 27 Ticonderoga-class ships between 1982 and 1994. The CG 47-class cruisers represent a significant portion of the Navy's surface combatants, and the modernization effort will increase their service life and war-fighting capability for another 20 years. Ingalls will perform the work in Pascagoula and provide waterfront support in U.S.

This Day In Naval History: August 2

1865 - CSS Shenandoah, commanded by James I. Waddell, encounters the British merchant bark, Barracouta, in the Pacific Ocean and receives the first firm report the Civil War ended in April with the defeat of the Confederacy. Shenandoah rounds Cape Horn in mid-September and arrives at Liverpool in early November, becoming the only Confederate Navy ship to circumnavigate the globe. There she hauls down the Confederate ensign and turns over to the Royal Navy. 1943 - (PT 109), commanded by Lt. j.g. John F. Kennedy, is rammed by the Japanese destroyer, Amagiri, which cuts through the vessel at Blackett Strait near Kolombangara Island. Abandoning ship, Kennedy leads his men to swim to an island some miles away.

Lockheed Martin Awarded $20.8M Contract

The U.S. Aegis Combat System upgrade ship-set for a cruiser modernization program. operational cost efficiency of up to 22 existing Aegis-equipped cruisers. installed aboard by USS Bunker Hill (CG 52). at Wallops Island and Dahlgren, VA. "The cruiser modernization program is critical to the sustainment of U.S. the Department of Defense," said Capt. Executive Office for Ships. the 1980s and early 1990s. incorporate commercial off-the-shelf equipment and open systems architecture. Deepwater programs. is supporting the U.S. surface ships. component of the sea-based element of the U.S. System. advanced computer-controlled radar system. threat environment in naval warfare.

This Day in Naval History – May 10

1775 - Force under Ethan Allan and Benedict Arnold cross Lake Champlain and capture British fort at Ticonderoga, New York. 1800 - USS Constitution captures Letter of Marque Sandwich. 1862 - Confederates destroy Norfolk and Pensacola Navy Yards. 1949 - First shipboard launching of LARK, guided missile by USS Norton Sound. 1960 - USS Triton (SSRN-586) completes submerged circumnavigation of world in 84 days following many of the routes taken by Magellan and cruising 46,000 miles. (Source: Navy News Service)

US Warship Almost Bows Under: Photograph of the Day

USS Cowpens in Heavy Weather: Photo credit USN

The bow of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser 'USS Cowpens' (CG 63) forges through rough seas. USS Cowpens is part of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group, forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, and is currently conducting a routine patrol in the western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly/Released)  

Live-fire Weapons Shoot by USS Cowpens

USS Cowpens Missile Shoot: Photo credit USN

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser 'USS Cowpens (CG 63)' carries out a live missile shoot in the W. Pacific. Standard Missiles (SM) 2 were fired at an airborne drone during the live-fire weapons shoot. USS Cowpens is part of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group, the U.S. Navy's only forward deployed carrier strike group, and is conducting a routine patrol of the western Pacific region. The excellent photo was taken by U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly.

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