Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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Navy Accepts Delivery of Expeditionary Sea Base USNS Miguel Keith

SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of its third expeditionary sea base (ESB) ship, USNS Miguel Keith (T-ESB 5), on Nov. 15, Program Executive Office-Ships said in a release.  Delivery marks the official transfer of the ship from the shipbuilder to the Navy. The USNS…

Navy Secretary Names Future Destroyer in Honor of Late Sen. Thad Cochran

WASHINGTON — Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer announced a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer will be named in honor of late Sen. Thad Cochran, a Navy veteran, the secretary’s public affairs said in a release.  Cochran was commissioned an ensign in the U.S. Naval…

Navy Secretary Names Future Destroyer in Honor of Late Senator

WASHINGTON — Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer announced a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer will bear the name of the late Sen. Richard G. Lugar, a Navy veteran, Spencer’s public affairs office said in a release.  Lugar served in the Navy from 1957 to 1960 and represented…

HII Begins Fabrication of Legend-Class Cutter Calhoun

PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division marked the start of fabrication of the U.S. Coast Guard’s newest Legend-class national security cutter, Calhoun, on Nov. 12, according to a company release. The start of fabrication signifies that the first 100 tons of steel for a ship have been cut.  “Each new ship in this…

Coast Guard Names New Cutters After 9/11 Heroes

NEW YORK — The U.S. Coast Guard will name two of its new Sentinel-class fast-response cutters in honor of two public servants and Coast Guardsmen who lost their lives responding to the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City, the Coast Guard 1st District announced in a Nov. 12 release.  Coast Guard…

Submarines Among Last U.S. Asymmetric Advantages, Admiral Tells Symposium

ARLINGTON, Va. — The commander of the U.S. Navy’s submarine forces said the sub fleet has focused on battle readiness in view of the current era of great power competition and is taking steps to increase its effectiveness, speed of technological development and integration with…

Coast Guard Cutter James Returns Home from 62-Day Counter-Drug Patrol

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard cutter James returned to Charleston on Oct. 31 following a 62-day counter-drug patrol in support of Operation Martillo in the eastern Pacific Ocean, the Coast Guard’s 7th District said in a release.  During their patrol, the James’ crew, along with…