Zumwalt on Sept. 7, 2016. BIW Photo
This post has been updated to correct the spelling of the second Zumwalt class guided missile destroyer. The correct spelling is Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001).
The first in a class of new guided missile destroyer has left its Maine shipyard to start a three-month journey to its homeport in San Diego, Calif. Read More
Vice Adm. James Foggo III, right, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, hands Capt. Jeffrey Wolstenholme the Commander, Task Force 64 (CTF 64) guidon during the command’s establishment ceremony at U.S. Naval Support Activity Naples March 24, 2016. US Navy photo.
The Navy announced Vice Adm. James Foggo will serve as the next director of Navy staff at the Pentagon and Rear Adm. William Lescher will serve as the next deputy chief of naval operations for integration of capabilities and resources (OPNAV N8). Read More
P-8A Poseidon. US Navy Photo
This post has been updated with additional information on U.S. P-8A deployments to Europe.
A Russian fighter has come within 10 feet of a Navy surveillance flight over the Black Sea on Wednesday, defense officials told USNI News. Read More
The following is the Sept. 1, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: Background and Current Developments. Read More
USS Freedom (LCS-1), left, and USS Independence (LCS-2) in 2012. US Navy Photo
The Pentagon’s chief weapon’s tester is throwing his weight behind a Senate recommendation for the Navy to build land-based test versions of the engineering plants for the Freedom-class and Independence-class Littoral Combat Ships, according to a Tuesday statement. Read More
An undated photo of IRGCN patrol boats.
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.
A U.S. Navy patrol coastal ship was harassed by seven Iranian vessels on Sunday and narrowly avoided colliding with one, in the latest in a string of incidents in the Persian Gulf. Read More
ROKS Sejong the Great (DDG-991) in 2008. RoK Navy Photo
A trio of planned South Korean guided missile destroyers will be built with the capability to intercept ballistic missile threats, USNI News has learned. Read More
Littoral Combat Ships USS Freedom (LCS-1) and USS Coronado (LCS-4) sit at the pier at Naval Station San Diego on Feb. 17, 2016. USNI News photo.
After four combined engineering casualties within the last year, the commander, Naval Surface Forces (NAVSURFOR), “ordered an engineering stand down for every [Littoral Combat Ship] crew to review procedures and standards for their engineering departments,” the Navy said in a statement issued late Monday. Read More
Features on a historic photo of USS Independence CVL-22 are captured in a three-dimensional (3D) low-resolution sonar image of the shipwreck in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The Coda Octopus Echoscope 3D sonar, integrated on the Boeing Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Echo Ranger, imaged the shipwreck during the first maritime archaeological survey. NOAA image.
This post has been updated with additional details of a 2015 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expedition to assess the condition of USS Independence (CVL-22)
The dives of E/V Nautilus’ remotely operated vehicles on a sunken World War II carrier off the Farallon Islands is the first in a “New Vector” partnership between Robert Ballard and his team and the Naval Historical Foundation (NHF)—and the first step in his multi-year “Victory at Sea” exploration plan. Read More
John Finn (DDG-113) during builders trials in the Gulf of Mexico. HII Photo
The first restart Arleigh Burke guided missile destroyer (DDG-51) completed its builder’s trials this week, according to a Friday statement from Naval Sea Systems Command. Read More