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. Follow @samlagrone

Iowa Pictures

June 21, 2012 5:13 PM - Updated: February 5, 2013 1:28 PM

USS Iowa at Rest

June 21, 2012 5:12 PM - Updated: February 5, 2013 1:28 PM
The storied first-in-class of the last American battleships arrived this month in Los Angeles. On July 7 the USS Iowa…

New U.S. Navy Cannibalization Instructions

June 18, 2012 5:24 PM - Updated: February 5, 2013 5:27 PM
June 5, 2012 U.S. Navy directions dealing with cannibalization of parts onboard ships. https://www.scribd.com/doc/124048669/New-U-S-Navy-Cannibalization-Instructions…

U.S. Navy 30-year Shipbuilding Plan

June 18, 2012 3:37 PM - Updated: February 5, 2013 5:21 PM
The U.S. Navy’s shipbuilding plan. https://www.scribd.com/doc/124047910/U-S-Navy-30-year-Shipbuilding-Plan…

Iran: Danger Points

June 17, 2012 9:10 PM - Updated: February 28, 2013 7:09 PM
Tension levels between Iran and the U.S. are high after Iranian officials voiced threats to cut off the Strait of…

The Senate and the Law of the Sea

June 16, 2012 9:30 AM - Updated: February 5, 2013 1:28 PM
The Law of the Sea Treaty has been a political hot button for more than 30 years. In 1982 then-President…

BAMS Down

June 15, 2012 10:05 PM - Updated: January 15, 2013 1:55 PM
One of the U.S. Navy’s largest and most expensive unmanned aerial vehicles crashed in the Chesapeake Bay under unknown circumstances…
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