From military.com, we have this story by Konstantin Totopin about the USS Kitty Hawk: “The storied aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk — a ship that served from Vietnam through the second Iraq war — is heading for the scrapyard. The ship, which began its final sea voyage in January, will arrive at a Texas shipbreaking facility … More USS Kitty Hawk (CVA 63) – Completing Nearly 50 Years of Naval History
Below is the time line for USS Oregon (SSN-793), recently commissioned: • Keel Laying – July 8, 2017• Christening – October 5, 2019 at Groton, CT• Rollout – April 10, 2020• Float Off – June 25, 2020• Commissioning – May 28, 2022 More information is available (including memorabilia) at https://ussoregonssn793.org/index.php.
On April 24, the Navy accepted delivery of the guided missile destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) from Huntington Ingalls Industries shipbuilding division. For the fleet, the vessel will carry a very special honor bearing the name of the first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. MCPON Delbert Black was “known for guiding the … More Navy Honors First MCPON: USS Delbert D. Black (DDG-119)
Two major NOUS Northwest events are scheduled during the next two weeks: • Tour of USS RALPH JOHNSON, DDG 114, courtesy of fellow NOUS companion and ship’s Captain, CDR Casey M. Mahon, USN. This first event will take place on 27 July at NS Everett. Meet at Lombardi’s at 11:30 for everyone’s access to the … More Coming Soon: Two Great NOUS Northwest Events!
Head over to CNET’s link for a great article with 52 photo’s by Geoffrey Morrison. DD-951 is tied up in Bremerton and this article will make you want to pay a visit! Here’s the link: https://www.cnet.com/news/cold-war-destroyer-inside-the-uss-turner-joy/
On February 16, NOUS Northwest was well represented in San Francisco at the commissioning ceremony for USS Tulsa (LCS-16), the Navy’s newest surface combatant. Well done to Mark Thompson! Scroll down for some great photographs provided by him. “The Independence-variant LCS is the Navy’s second ship to be named for the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma. … More Mark W. Thompson Attends USS Tulsa (LCS-16) Commissioning in San Francisco
Naval historians will enjoy viewing photos and reading about the restoration of “Old Ironsides” as well as the introduction of Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) to the fleet as the eventual replacement for the aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN-65). First, from the Naval History and Heritage Command’s website: “USS Constitution, America’s Ship of State, entered the Charlestown … More Old and New, and Serving!