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Investigation Concludes USS Connecticut Grounded on Uncharted Seamount in South China Sea

Investigation Concludes USS Connecticut Grounded on Uncharted Seamount in South China Sea

USS Connecticut (SSN-22) arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan for a scheduled port visit on July 31, 2021. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with a statement from U.S. 7th Fleet.

Investigators have determined USS Connecticut (SSN-22) hit an uncharted seamount that grounded the nuclear attack submarine on the underwater feature in the South China Sea Navy, USNI News has learned. Read More

Navy Loses 16th Sailor to COVID-19

Navy Loses 16th Sailor to COVID-19

Electronics Technician 1st Class William Edward Mathews died from COVID-19-related complications on Nov. 24. Photo courtesy of the US Navy

This story has been updated to include additional information about Electronics Technician First Class William Mathews and update the spelling of his name.

A member of the Navy Reserve died from COVID-19 on Nov. 24, the Navy announced Monday. Read More

U.K. Aircraft Carrier, Italian Navy Carrier Cross-Deck F-35Bs in Mediterranean

U.K. Aircraft Carrier, Italian Navy Carrier Cross-Deck F-35Bs in Mediterranean

A U.S Marine Corps, Royal Air Force, Italian Air Force and Italian Navy F-35Bs on the deck of carrier Queen Elizabeth (R08). U.K. Royal Navy Photo

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The United Kingdom Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) and Italian carrier ITS Cavour (CVH550) on Monday performed a cross-decking and integration exercise of their embarked F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters south east of Sicily in the Mediterranean, making Italy the second nation after the United States to operate the aircraft off the U.K. warship. Read More

Next Generation SSN(X) Attack Sub ‘Is Going to Carry a Lot of Torpedoes,’ Says Admiral

Next Generation SSN(X) Attack Sub ‘Is Going to Carry a Lot of Torpedoes,’ Says Admiral

USS Missouri (SSN-780) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled deployment in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility on Sept. 1, 2021. US Navy Photo

ARLINGTON, Va. – The next U.S. nuclear attack submarine must require less maintenance, be fast, quiet and packed with torpedoes, the service’s director of undersea warfare said on Thursday. Read More

Australia Signs Nuclear Propulsion Sharing Agreement with U.K., U.S.

Australia Signs Nuclear Propulsion Sharing Agreement with U.K., U.S.

(l-r) Minister for Defence the Hon Peter Dutton MP, United States Chargé d’Affaires Michael Goldman and British High Commissioner Victoria Treadell CMG, MVO, prior to the signing of the Exchange of Naval Nuclear Propulsion Information Agreement at Parliament House in Canberra. Australian MoD Image

KUALA LUMPUR – Australia signed the agreement to share nuclear propulsion information with the United States and the United Kingdom on Monday, marking the initial steps towards the construction of a nuclear-powered submarine fleet with the assistance of the U.K. and U.S. Read More

Chief of Naval Personnel to Determine Status for Partially Vaccinated Sailors

Chief of Naval Personnel to Determine Status for Partially Vaccinated Sailors

Steady sticklers with Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton began a Shot Exercise to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to all unvaccinated active duty personnel assigned to commands in the nation’s third largest fleet concentration area of Puget Sound, Aug. 31, 2021. US Navy Photo

Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. John Nowell will decide the career outcomes of active-duty sailors who have started the vaccination process but will not meet the impending deadline to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Read More