Category Archives: U.S. Navy

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

New MCPON Giordano Assumes Office

New MCPON Giordano Assumes Office

Fleet Master Chief Steven Giordano has been selected as the 14th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON). US Navy Photo

Fleet Master Chief Steven Giordano has been selected as the 14th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON). US Navy Photo

The Navy’s 14th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) took charge on Friday in a ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard, the service announced. Read More

Video: LRASM Test Shot

Video: LRASM Test Shot

The following is footage and photos of a July 18, 2016 test of a Lockheed Martin Long Range Anti-Ship Missile fired from the Navy’s Self Defense Test Ship, the former USS Paul Foster. Read More