Tag Archives: Naval Station Yokosuka

USS Fitzgerald Commander Temporarily Relieved; Destroyer Enters Dry Dock

USS Fitzgerald Commander Temporarily Relieved; Destroyer Enters Dry Dock

Cmdr. Bryce Benson, then-executive officer, assists in bringing down the battle ensign aboard USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) in 2016. US Navy Photo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The commander of the guided missile destroyer that was struck by a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel last month off Japan was temporarily relived of command for medical reasons, a U.S. 7th Fleet spokesperson told USNI News on Tuesday. Read More

Navy Names Former Destroyer Commander to Lead USS Fitzgerald Collision Investigation

Navy Names Former Destroyer Commander to Lead USS Fitzgerald Collision Investigation

USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) returns to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka following a collision with a merchant vessel while operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan. US Navy Photo

CORRECTION: Due to a mistake in a Navy release, Rear Adm. Brian Fort’s job in the service was misstated in a previous version of this post. Fort is the commander of Navy Region Hawaii and commander of Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, not the Middle Atlantic. 

An experienced surface warfare officer will lead the U.S. Navy’s investigation into the collision of USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) and a merchant ship, according to an announcement released on Friday by U.S. 7th Fleet. Read More

7 Sailors Lost on USS Fitzgerald Represent Cross Section of Americans

7 Sailors Lost on USS Fitzgerald Represent Cross Section of Americans

A photo compilation depicting the seven sailors who died during June 17, 2017 collision between a merchant ship and the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald. USNI News Image

A photo compilation depicting the seven sailors who died during June 17, 2017 collision between a merchant ship and the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald. USNI News Image

Seven enlisted sailors were killed in the June 17 collision between guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) and the Philippine-flagged merchant vessel ACX Crystal. They ranged from age 19 to 37 and come from communities across the country and overseas. The following is a compilation of media reports about the seven sailors. Read More

Navy Identifies 7 Sailors Lost in USS Fitzgerald Collision

Navy Identifies 7 Sailors Lost in USS Fitzgerald Collision

USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) returns to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka following a collision with a merchant vessel while operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan on June 17, 2017. US Navy Photo

This post was updated with identities of the seven U.S. sailors who died in the Friday collision and a statement from acting Secreatary of the Navy Sean Stackley.

The Navy has identified the seven sailors from the guided-missile destroyer who were killed following a collision with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan, a U.S. 7th Fleet announced on Sunday evening. Read More

VIDEO: Stricken Destroyer USS Fitzgerald Returns to Yokosuka; Search for 7 Missing Sailors Continues

VIDEO: Stricken Destroyer USS Fitzgerald Returns to Yokosuka; Search for 7 Missing Sailors Continues

USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) returns to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka following a collision with a merchant vessel while operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan on June 17, 2017. US Navy Photo

The guided missile destroyer struck by a merchant ship on Friday off the coast of Japan is now pier side at a U.S. naval base in Yokosuka while the search for seven missing sailors continues, a U.S. 7th Fleet spokesman told USNI News on Saturday morning. Read More

7 Sailors Missing, CO Injured After Destroyer USS Fitzgerald Collided with Philippine Merchant Ship

7 Sailors Missing, CO Injured After Destroyer USS Fitzgerald Collided with Philippine Merchant Ship

USS Fitzgerald bound for the U.S. naval base at Yokosuka, Japan following a collision with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel. The Yomiuri Shimbun Photo

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Seven sailors are missing after a U.S. guided-missile destroyer collided with a Philippine-flagged container ship off the coast of Japan, U.S. 7th Fleet said in a Friday night statement to USNI News. Read More

Carrier USS Ronald Reagan Arrives in Japan

Carrier USS Ronald Reagan Arrives in Japan

Sailors spell out Hajimemashite, nice to meet you, on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as the ship arrives at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, on Oct. 1, 2015. US Navy photos.

Sailors spell out Hajimemashite, nice to meet you, on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as the ship arrives at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, on Oct. 1, 2015. US Navy photo.

The Navy’s new forward deployed aircraft carrier arrived in Japan on Thursday, according to the service. Read More