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Category: Naval

USS Gerald R. Ford Aircraft Carrier Returns to Sea

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) got underway today for sea trials from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) division following a 15-month pierside maintenance period. “I am proud of the crew’s efforts...

As Ford finishes trials, USN considers JFK delivery changes

As the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) finishes its sea trials following the ship’s 15-month pierside maintenance period at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding yard in Virginia, the US Navy...

USN completes repairs on McCain

The US Navy (USN) completed the repairs needed on Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) to address the damage suffered by the vessel during its 2017 at-sea collision and to...

RNZN’s future fleet support vessel christened

The Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN’s) future fleet tanker/replenishment vessel was officially christened Aotearoa in a ceremony held on 25 October at Hyundai Heavy Industries’ (HHI’s) facilities in the South Korean coastal city of...

First steel cut for French FDI frigate programme

Naval Group has begun the manufacture of Amiral Ronarc’h, the first of five new Frégate de Défense et d’Intervention (FDI) frigates for the Marine Nationale (French Navy). A steel cutting ceremony was performed on...

Navy Says Current Funding Only Supports 310 Ships

A top Navy official said the service is unlikely to reach above 310 ships at current funding levels, let alone the congressionally-mandated goal of 355 ships. “Will we get to 355 ships? I think...

USS McCain Back At Sea After Finishing Repairs

The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) finished nearly two years of necessary repairs in Japan and went underway for comprehensive at-sea testing on Oct. 27. DDG-56 collided with a commercial vessel...

US Navy takes delivery of Virginia-class sub Delaware (SSN 791)

The US Navy has taken delivery of its newest fast-attack submarine from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding. Delaware (SSN 791), which successfully completed sea trials earlier… [[ This is a content summary only....

Royal New Zealand Navy tanker named in South Korea

The Royal New Zealand Navy has held an official naming ceremony for its new tanker at Hyundai Heavy Industries’ shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. HMZS Aotearea, which will be the largest ship in… [[...

USS Gerald R. Ford returns to sea after overhaul

US Navy aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), dubbed the world’s most expensive ship with a price tag of over $13 billion, departed Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News… [[ This is a...

USS Gerald R. Ford returns to sea after overhaul

US Navy aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), dubbed the world’s most expensive ship with a price tag of over $13 billion, departed Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News… [[ This is a...

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