WASHINGTON NAVY YARD – Lt. j.g. Sarah B. Coppock was contrite and quiet when she pleaded guilty on a single criminal charge for her role in the collision between the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) and a merchant ship that killed seven sailors. Read More
This post was updated to correct circumstances of a Jan. 31, 2017 incident involving the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG-54). The ship suffered a grounding, not a collision.
U.S. warships in the Western Pacific were overtasked and starved for manpower ahead of two fatal collisions that killed 17 sailors, the former commander of Japan-based U.S. 7th Fleet wrote in his first public comments since being removed from his position last year. Read More
The Navy has recovered the remaining eight sailors who died aboard guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG-58) following an Aug. 21 collision, U.S. 7th Fleet announced late Sunday night. Read More
The Navy has recovered and identified the remains of the second sailor from the damaged hull of USS John S. McCain (DDG-56). Read More
THE PENTAGON — The Navy released the identities of the one dead and nine missing sailors this morning after calling off an international search for the sailors still missing after the Aug. 21 collision between guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) and a merchant ship. Read More
This post has been updated with a statement from U.S. 7th Fleet.
The head of the U.S. Pacific Fleet removed the commander of U.S. 7th Fleet from his position just days after the second deadly crash involving a U.S. warship this year, a U.S. official told USNI News late Tuesday. Read More
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Navy forces are preparing for a conflict on the Korean Peninsula – the most likely “fight tonight” scenario they face – by shifting U.S. 3rd Fleet forces as well as the most advanced platforms into the Western Pacific. Read More
Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin assumed command of U.S. 7th Fleet on Monday, relieving Vice Adm. Robert Thomas of his duties. Read More