UPDATED: Navy’s Force Design 2045 Plans for 373 Ship Fleet, 150 Unmanned Vessels

UPDATED: Navy’s Force Design 2045 Plans for 373 Ship Fleet, 150 Unmanned Vessels

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) sails alongside amphibious assault carrier USS Tripoli (LHA-7) during a photo exercise for Valiant Shield 2022 on June 12, 2022. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with comments from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday

The latest plan to design a future force calls for a fleet of 373 manned ships, buttressed by about 150 unmanned surface and underwater vehicles by 2045, according to Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday’s update to his Navigation Plan for the Navy. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: July 25, 2022

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: July 25, 2022

USNI News Graphic

These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of July 25, 2022, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More

Navy Decommissions USS Whidbey Island

Navy Decommissions USS Whidbey Island

USS Whidbey Island (LSD-41) transiting the Bosphorus Strait on July 21, 2016. Turkishnavy.net Photo used with Permission

This story has been updated to fix attribution to Cmdr. Matthew Phillips.

The favorite cereal among the crew of USS Whidbey Island (LSD-41) was Captain Crunch. Read More

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