Iranian drones have become increasingly active in the Persian Gulf and other critical waterways around the Middle East, regularly conducting surveillance flights close to U.S. warships.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) has arrived in Mississippi ahead of repairs that were the result of a fatal collision with a merchant ship in June, the Navy announced on Friday.
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.
GE’s Marine Solutions announced that the US Navy’s USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) destroyer was commissioned at its homeport of San Diego, California, on Saturday, July 29.
General Dynamics NASSCO successfully completed the float-out for USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams, the second ESB to be constructed for the U.S. Navy by NASSCO shipbuilders.