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Cruiser CG-66 Enters Modernization Program

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Hué City (CG-66) entered the Cruiser Modernization program at Norfolk Naval Base on Sept. 30, the Navy said Friday. The modernization program will conduct a period of major overhaul...

Greek frigate runs aground during major exercise

The frigate is said to have ran aground during preparations for an amphibious assault drill. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] …read...

US Navy’s last Hornet in final active-duty flight

The US Navy’s last F/A-18C Hornet made its official final active-duty flight at Naval Air Station Oceana on October 2. Assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106 at Cecil Field, Florida,… [[ This is...

Royal Navy’s new Offshore Patrol Vessel named HMS Spey

The next-generation River Class ship, equipped with a 30mm cannon and flight deck capable of accommodating a Merlin helicopter, will boost Britain’s counter-terrorism and anti-smuggling work and provide essential support to defence operations. The...

USN pushes carriers through maintenance availabilities

Having completed its Tailored Ship’s Training Availability/Final Evaluation Problem (TSTA/FEP) in the latter half of September, aircraft carrier USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69) is gearing up for its Integrated Phase of the Optimized...

US Navy revives Submarine Group 2

The US Navy recently re-established Commander, Submarine Group (SUBGRU) 2 in Norfolk, Virginia. Disestablished in August 2014, SUBGRU 2 was re-established on 30 September as part of the nation’s “response to the reemergence of...

Royal Navy officially names final River-class OPV

The fifth and final unit from the second batch of the Royal Navy’s River-class offshore patrol vessels was formally named as work on HMS Spey nears completion. The ceremony was the latest… [[ This...

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