Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park: Earlier this week, our crews and staff were able to access some interior spaces on board USS The Sullivans, including the Sullivans Memorial compartment, to begin recovering artifacts.
Cmdr. Billie Farrell relieved Cmdr. John Benda as commanding officer of USS Constitution during a change of command ceremony, Jan. 21.
Newport News Shipbuilding reached the midpoint in the construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (#CVN79) following the installation of one of the largest units on the ship.
The Navy made its first payment on the LPD Flight II program this week, awarding Ingalls Shipbuilding $165.5 million on Aug. 2 for long lead time materials and advance construction activities for the first Flight II ship.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG-65) was hit by a Japanese tug during a towing exercise on Saturday, according to a statement from U.S. 7th Fleet.
The fatal collisions of the two guided-missile destroyers USS John S. McCain and USS Fitzgerald between merchant ships that killed 17 sailors were rooted in fundamental failures in the crew’s ability.
The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill are scheduled to depart San Diego for a regularly-scheduled deployment, Oct. 6.
NASSCO welcomed USS Makin Island to its Master Ship Repair facility in San Diego. The 843’ long and 104’ wide Amphibious Assault Ship docked on Friday at a weight of 30,693 long tons.
Amphibious warships USS Kearsarge and USS Oak Hill are set to set sail on Thursday under orders to provide humanitarian aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
The guided-missile destroyer that suffered a collision with a merchant ship in June off Japan will be transported to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Mississippi shipyard to be repaired.