Check out all of the exciting activities surrounding the commissioning of the future USS Idaho, SSN 799, now in progress. From the Commissioning Committee’s website, we learn “The future USS IDAHO SSN 799 is a leading-edge Virginia Class nuclear-powered fast attack submarine being built by General Dynamics Electric Boat in Connecticut. She will be christened … More USS IDAHO, SSN 799, Set for Commissioning in 2022
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.
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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/
A week of exciting events are described on the USS Portland (LPD 27) Commissioning Committee’s website: “Commissioning Ceremony (Tickets Required) “Official U.S. Navy Event conducted by the U.S. Navy “The Commissioning Ceremony is one of the most important traditional ceremonial milestones in the life of the Ship, for it represents the acceptance of the Ship … More USS Portland (LPD 27) Commissioning Coming Up On 21 April 2018!
On 8 May 1942, the Imperial Japanese Navy sank USS Lexington (CV-2) during the Battle of the Coral Sea. Seventy-six years later, the wreckage was located in that Sea thanks to the efforts of billionaire Paul Allen and the crew of his research vessel R/V Petrel. “To pay tribute to the USS Lexington and the brave men that served on … More Paul Allen’s Research Ship R/V Petrel Finds Sunken USS Lexington (CV-2)