Navies are tough on their ships.
From commissioning to when they leave the service, naval vessels are driven hard, fulfilling myriad missions and carrying their sailors and marines the world over.
More often than not at the end of their service these ships are sold to allies, scrapped or sometimes sunk to create coral reefs or for target practice.
However, there are some that are preserved as places for the public to get a sense for what life was like for warships and their crews on the high seas. Read More
Rear Adm. Joseph Tofalo in 2012. US Navy Photo
The head of the Navy’s undersea warfare requirements office has been tapped to be the next commander, Submarine Forces, according to a Wednesday Pentagon announcement. Read More
A welder carves the initials of ship’s sponsor Diane Donald on a metal plate during the keel laying ceremony for the future Virginia-class attack submarine Indiana (SSN 789) on May 16, 2015. US Navy photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries.
The Navy laid the keel of attack submarine Indiana (SSN-789) on Saturday at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia. Read More
An undated artist’s rendering of the Ohio Replacement. Naval Sea Systems Command Image
The Senate Armed Services Committee poured nearly $1.7 billion into the Navy’s shipbuilding budget for Fiscal Year 2016 beyond the service’s request, in the hopes of starting to pay for later-year needs now before the Ohio Replacement Program bill hits, a committee aide told USNI News. Read More
The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) arrives at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in April 2011. Florida returned after a 15-month deployment that included participated in Operation Odyssey Dawn, making the boat the first guided-missile submarine to launch Tomahawk land attack missiles. US Navy photo.
Washington, D.C. — Targeted investments in improving weapons and decoys could propel the U.S. submarine fleet to be the underwater answer to anti-access and area-denial (A2/AD) threats, the of the U.S. Navy’s Commander, Submarine Forces (COMSUBFOR) said on Thursday. Read More
Chief of Naval Operations Navy Adm. Jonathan Greenert and Navy Adm. John Richardson, director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. DoD Photo
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Adm. John Richardson, director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, will serve as the next chief of naval operations. Read More
An undated photo of three Royal Netherlands Navy Walrus-class submarines.
The Netherlands plans to allow women to serve aboard the country’s attack submarines, Royal Netherlands Navy top submariner, said this week. Read More
Royal Navy submarine HMS Victorious departs HMNB Clyde. UK MoD Photo
Right up to the moment the polling stations closed at 10 p.m. last Thursday in the U.K., the political pundits were unwavering in their forecasts: neither Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives nor the opposition Labour Party wielded enough firepower for an outright win in Britain’s 2015 parliamentary elections. Read More
The following is the Department of Defense’s annual report to Congress, Military and Security Developments
Involving the People’s Republic of China 2015. The report was released on May 8, 2015. Read More
This week’s visit by People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) to the Russian port of Novorossiysk comes amid reports Russia is considering a purchase of PLAN Type 054A frigates. Unthinkable just ten years ago, it’s a reminder of how far China’s domestic arms industry has come since the West imposed an arms embargo. Read More