USNI News-CNA Fleet and Marine Tracker: Oct. 10, 2017

October 10, 2017 11:44 AM - Updated: October 12, 2017 7:15 AM
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The USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker is sponsored by CNA.
These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Oct. 10, 2017 based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the map reflects the location of the capital ship.

Total U.S. Navy Battle Force:


Ships Underway

Deployed Ships Underway Non-deployed Ships Underway Total Ships Underway
40 33 73

Ships Deployed by Fleet

Fleet Forces 3rd Fleet 4th Fleet 5th Fleet 6th Fleet 7th Fleet Total
4 0 1 24 15 52 96

In the South China Sea

Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Sara Farrior, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG-90), prepares line to moor the ship in Hong Kong on Oct. 2, 2017. US Navy Photo

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) departed the port of Hong Kong. The Reagan Carrier Strike Group arrived on Oct. 2.

In the Eastern Pacific

Sailors man the navigation bridge as the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) leaves its homeport of San Diego on Oct. 10, 2017. US Navy

About 7,500 sailors and Marines with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group left San Diego, Calif. on Friday morning from San Diego for a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific and the Middle East.

The Roosevelt Strike Group will ultimately relieve Nimitz Strike Group in the Persian Gulf.

Roosevelt Strike Group Composition:

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), homeported in San Diego, Calif.

Carrier Air Wing 17

An E-2C Hawkeye, assigned to the “Sunkings” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116, lands on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Oct. 6, 2017. US Navy Photo

The “Stingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 from Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif.
The “Mighty Shrikes” of VFA-94 from Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif.
The “Redcocks” of VFA-22 from Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif.
The “Checkerboards” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312 from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C.
The “Cougars” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139 from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash.
The “Sun Kings” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116 from Naval Air Station Point Mugu, Calif.
The “Providers” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 from Naval Air Station North Island, Calif.
The “Indians” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6 from Naval Air Station North Island, Calif.
The “Battlecats” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 73 from Naval Air Station North Island, Calif.

Destroyer Squadron 23

USS Sampson (DDG-102) transits the Pacific Ocean as an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the Battlecats of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 73 passes overhead. US Navy Photo

USS Sampson (DDG-102) homeported in Everett, Wash.
USS Preble (DDG-88) homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
USS Halsey (DDG-97) homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Guided-Missile Cruiser
USS Bunker Hill (CG-52), homeported in San Diego, Calif.

In the Red Sea

US Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Force Reconnaissance Detachment conduct a deck shoot aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) Oct. 3, 2017. US Marine Corps Photo

The America Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 3 continue to operate in the Red Sea.

The ARG includes amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6), amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD-52) and amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD-22).

In the Persian Gulf

Sideboys render honors to Rear Adm. Bill Byrne as he prepares to depart the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) after turning over command of Carrier Strike Group 11 to Rear Adm. Gregory Harris. US Navy Photo

The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is conducting anti-ISIS strikes in Syria and Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

On Oct. 4, Rear Adm. Gregory Harris relieved Rear Adm. William Byrne Jr. as commander of Carrier Strike Group 11 (CSG-11).

In the Western Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea

An MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to the “Vanguard” of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14, attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1), and Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26 MEU) transport concrete barriers to help repair the Guajataca Dam in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico on Oct. 8, 2017. US Navy Photo

The amphibious ships USS Wasp (LHD-1), USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) and USS Oak Hill (LSD-51), along with the Marines of the 26th MEU, are providing humanitarian relief efforts for Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived off Puerto Rico on Oct. 3.

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“Comfort’s primary mission is to provide an afloat, mobile, acute surgical medical facility to the U.S. military that is flexible, capable, and uniquely adaptable to support expeditionary warfare. Comfort’s secondary mission is to provide full hospital services to support U.S. disaster relief and humanitarian operations worldwide,” according to the Pentagon.

Amphibious assault ship Wasp joined the Kearsarge ARG in Puerto Rico last week with additional helicopters to assist with Hurricane Maria disaster relief efforts there.

Sailors embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20), along with Puerto Rican medical professionals, transfer a patient from Menonita Hospital in Caguas, Puerto Rico via an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, from the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 on Oct. 6, 2017. US Navy Photo

Wasp departed for Puerto Rico with three MH-60S multi-mission helicopters and two MH-53 heavy-lift helicopters, but as the amphibious assault ship joined the ARG, the ship was augmented with four MH-53 and six MH-60 helos.

Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone is the editor of USNI News. He has covered legislation, acquisition and operations for the Sea Services since 2009 and spent time underway with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the Canadian Navy.
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