Category Archives: U.S. Navy

Zumwalt Destroyer Departs Bath Iron Works for San Diego Homeport

Zumwalt Destroyer Departs Bath Iron Works for San Diego Homeport

Zumwalt on Sept. 7, 2016. BIW Photo

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

Foggo Appointed Next Director Of Navy Staff; Lescher To Serve As Next N8

Foggo Appointed Next Director Of Navy Staff; Lescher To Serve As Next N8

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.

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

Navy Ordered Littoral Combat Ship Engineering Stand Down, Retraining Ongoing

Navy Ordered Littoral Combat Ship Engineering Stand Down, Retraining Ongoing

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.

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

Opinion: USS Independence Expedition Heralds New Naval History Effort

Opinion: USS Independence Expedition Heralds New Naval History Effort

Naval History Foundation Image

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