Mallory Shelbourne

About Mallory Shelbourne

Mallory Shelbourne is a reporter for USNI News. She previously covered the Navy for Inside Defense and reported on politics for The Hill.


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New Navy Unmanned Division to Serve as Bridge Between Program Office, Fleet

New Navy Unmanned Division to Serve as Bridge Between Program Office, Fleet

Sea Hunter sits pierside at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., during the Unmanned Surface Vessel Division (USDIV) One Establishment ceremony on May 13, 2022. US Navy Photo

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, HAWAII – A new California command for unmanned surface vessels will be the bridge between the Navy’s requirements team in Washington, D.C., and the operational fleet. Read More

RIMPAC 2022: Navy Teaming Warships with Unmanned Surface Vessels

RIMPAC 2022: Navy Teaming Warships with Unmanned Surface Vessels

Sea Hunter, an autonomous unmanned surface vehicle, arrives at Pearl Harbor to participate in the Rim of Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 on June 29, 2022. US Navy Photo

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, HAWAII – With its four experimental unmanned surface vehicles in Hawaii, the Navy is testing news manned-unmanned teaming concepts at the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise this month. Read More

Biden Administration Basing Two More Destroyers in Rota, Spain

Biden Administration Basing Two More Destroyers in Rota, Spain

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) departs Naval Station Rota, Spain, June 1, 2022. U.S. Navy Photo

This story has been updated with additional information about USS Paul Ignatius (DDG-117) moving to Rota, Spain.

The Biden administration plans to station two more forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class destroyers in Rota, Spain, the White House announced Tuesday. Read More

U.S. Carrier Abraham Lincoln to Participate in Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2022

U.S. Carrier Abraham Lincoln to Participate in Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2022

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Royal Australian Navy auxiliary oiler replenishment ship HMAS Supply (AO 195), Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) sail in formation with Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and RAN ships in the Pacific Ocean on June 23, 2022. U.S. Navy Photo

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise this summer near Hawaii, USNI News understands. Read More

CNO Gilday: Sweden, Finland's NATO Membership Poised to Change Allied Arctic Strategy

CNO Gilday: Sweden, Finland’s NATO Membership Poised to Change Allied Arctic Strategy

CNO Adm. Mike Gilday arrives at the BALTOPS22 closing reception aboard the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) in Kiel, Germany, June 17, 2022. US Navy Photo

WASHINGTON NAVY YARD — Finland and Sweden joining the NATO alliance would fundamentally alter naval strategy and operations in the Baltic Sea and Arctic Basin, the heads of the French and American navies said today. Read More

HASC's FY 23 NDAA Authorizes 13 Ships, Establishes Naval Review Committee

HASC’s FY 23 NDAA Authorizes 13 Ships, Establishes Naval Review Committee

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG-114) pulls alongside the Henry J. Kaiser-class underway replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea in the South China Sea on Feb. 10, 2022. US Navy Photo

The House Armed Services Committee approved the annual defense policy bill early Thursday that would authorize the Navy to buy a total of 13 ships. Read More

HASC Adopts Amendment for $37B Boost to Defense Topline, Restores 5 Littoral Combat Ships

HASC Adopts Amendment for $37B Boost to Defense Topline, Restores 5 Littoral Combat Ships

The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11), front, transits the Tyrrhenian Sea alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) on May 16, 2022. US Navy Photo

The House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday approved an amendment that would authorize a $37 billion increase to the annual policy bill’s topline and save five Littoral Combat Ships from decommissioning. Read More