Aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) is at anchor off of Portsmouth, United Kingdom, the U.S. Navy announced today. Read More
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Marine F-35 Squadron Details Training Deployment Aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth
This week a squadron of Marine F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters wrapped up nearly two months of training aboard the U.K. Royal Navy HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08), paving the way for U.S. and U.K. fighters to operate interchangeably when the British aircraft carrier leaves on its first deployment. Read More
British Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth Underway Ahead of Training with Marine F-35s
U.K.’s new carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) has departed Portsmouth, England for a short cruise ahead of training drills with U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lighting II Joint Strike Fighters, the Royal Navy announced on Wednesday. Read More
Amphibious Warship Gunston Hall Suffers 3 Hour Fire at Pier
BAE Systems to Close One of World’s Oldest Shipyards
BAE Systems will close its shipyard operations in Portsmouth, U.K. in 2014 ending a tradition of 500 years of shipbuilding in region, the company announced on Wednesday. Read More
Shutdown: Navy Public Shipyards Furlough Thousands
The Navy’s four public shipyards will all suffer furloughs that may affect Naval Sea Systems Command’s (NAVSEA) ability to conduct ship maintenance, Navy officials told USNI News on Tuesday.
Thousands of workers at the shipyards have been told to stay at home as the standoff between House Republicans and the Obama administration over a pending continuing resolution measure continues.
Navy Tells Congress it Won’t Repair USS Miami
The Navy plans to inactivate the Los Angeles-class (SSN-688) arson damaged attack boat USS Miami (SSN-755) due to budget constraints, the service said in a statement provided to USNI News late Tuesday.
“The Navy notified Congress today of its intent to inactivate USS Miami as the prudent and fiscally responsible choice in the face of sequestration,” according to the Navy statement.
“Following a comprehensive damage assessment over the past year, the Navy now has a clearer picture of the work scope and cost of repairs to Miami resulting from an arson fire in 2012.” Read More
Congresswoman: Miami Will Get Repaired
The U.S. Navy submarine damaged by an arsonist in Kittery, Maine will be repaired, said Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter on Monday. Read More
AP: USS Miami Might Not Get Repaired
The Navy may not repair a nuclear attack submarine damaged in May by an act of arson, according to the Associated Press. Read More
USS Miami Arsonist Gets 17 years in Prison
The admitted arsonist that set fire to the nuclear attack submarine USS Miami was sentenced to 17 years in federal prison on Friday, according to several press reports. Read More