Why the U.S. Navy Wants a New Generation of Warships
The U.S. Navy needs a new warship to replace its aging force of cruisers, and it wants to start buying them in five years. Larger than a destroyer but smaller than a battleship, the ship will be stacked with sensors, weapons, and unmanned vehicles. The Navy believes the new ship—which will probably cost more than $2 billion each—is needed to retain the ability to protect America’s aircraft carriers and allies from attack.
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Sailors from USS Vella Gulf Hold Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony - Naval Today
Sailors assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) held a Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony during a port visit to Haifa, Israel, April 27. Vella Gulf’s Commanding Officer, Capt. Robert Katz; Executive Officer, Capt. Francis Castellano, Command Master Chief Scott Nagle; the chaplain, and other Sailors took turns reading an account of the Holocaust […]
USS Philippine Docks in Barcelona, Spain - Naval Today
The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) pulled into Barcelona, Spain for a scheduled four day port visit, Nov. 1. The visit marks the ship’s 10th total port visit during deployment and 3rd in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Command Master Chief Lewis Jackson, the ship’s senior enlisted leader, said: This port […]
Two More US Carriers, Dozens of Mini-Subs Rushed to Hormuz
(DEBKAfile) As Russia and NATO continued to boost their military strength in the eastern Mediterranean, debkafile’s military sources report substantial US reinforcements, led by the USS Dwigh…
USS Mobile Bay Remembers Master Chief - Naval Today
Hundreds of friends and shipmates gathered together to honor the life and military service of a USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) crew member, May 2. Master Chief Fire Controlman (SW) Mark A. Dinyar, who had been a member of the Mobile Bay crew since September 2007, died unexpectedly April 19 just six months short […]
Trump appears on the verge of striking Syria — here's a look at US firepower in the region
President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that US missiles were coming to strike Syria, despite Russia's threats to shoot down incoming US weapons.
41 powerful warships and their cutting-edge technology | KiwiReport
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New Commander Takes the Helm of USS Shiloh - Naval Today
The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) received a new commanding officer during a ceremony at the Fleet Activities Yokosuka Fleet Theater, June 12. During the event, Capt. James T. Jones turned over command of the warship to Capt. Kurush F. Morris. Rear Adm. Mike Montgomery, commander, Battle Force 7th Fleet, congratulated Jones and […]