Newly Commissioned USS Tripoli Departs Shipyard for San Diego

July 24, 2020 – The U.S. Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli (LHA 7), departed Huntington Ingalls Industries-Ingalls Shipbuilding Division’s shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., July 24, for its San Diego homeport. USS Tripoli was administratively commissioned July 15 and is the third ship to bear the name Tripoli in commemoration of the U.S. Marines and approximately 370 soldiers from…

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Construction Begins on Fourth Expeditionary Sea Base

June 29, 2020 – Construction of the fourth Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship officially began on June 25 at the General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD-NASSCO) shipyard in San Diego, Calif. Due to the COVID pandemic, the milestone was marked with an informal shipyard ceremony. Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ships are highly flexible platforms that are used across…

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San Diego Squadron Receives First CMV-22B Osprey

June 23, 2020 – The Navy’s first CMV-22B Osprey for operational use arrived at Naval Air Station North Island, June 22. The aircraft is assigned to the “Titans” of Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 30, the Navy’s first CMV-22B squadron. VRM-30 was established in 2018 to begin the Navy’s transition from the C-2A Greyhound to the CMV-22B Osprey. “Today marks…

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USS Kansas City Commissioned

June 20, 2020 – The U.S. Navy commissioned Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Kansas City (LCS 22), June 20. The Navy commissioned Kansas City administratively via naval message, due to public health safety and restrictions of large public gatherings related to the coronavirus pandemic and transitioned the ship to normal operations. The Navy is looking at a future opportunity to…

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NNSY’s Engineering and Planning Department Supports Upcoming USS Essex Availability

June 17, 2020 – From Mayport, Florida to San Diego, California, Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s (NNSY) Engineering and Planning Department (Code 200) has been setting the standard for how to support integrated shipchecks while effectively managing concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Having demonstrated how an integrated shipcheck can be performed capitalizing on teleworking and technology last month on USS Iwo…

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USS Fitzgerald Departs Ingalls for New Homeport San Diego

June 13, 2020 – USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) departed Huntington Ingalls Industries, Ingalls Shipbuilding division’s Pascagoula shipyard June 13 to return to her homeport in San Diego. The sail away reflects more than two years’ worth of effort in restoring and modernizing one of the Navy’s most capable warships after it was damaged during a collision in 2017 that claimed…

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