USS Hue City Rescues Distressed Mariners

USS Hue City (CG 66) rescued three fishermen March 27 off the coast of Georgia. At approximately 4 a.m. Hue City was notified by the U.S. Coast Guard and guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) that a small craft in their vicinity had issued a distress signal and needed assistance. Hue City Commanding Officer, Capt. Jake Douglas, and the ship’s crew turned to the last known position of the distressed vessel, fishing vessel Barbara Lynn, and began the search. Approximately 20 minutes later, the cruiser’s lookout spotted the flashing strobe…

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U.S. Navy Awards BAE Systems $45 Million Contract to Modernize Cruiser USS Anzio

BAE Systems has received a $45.3 million contract from the U.S. Navy to modernize the guided missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68). The Anzio will undergo six months of work at the company’s shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia, the ship’s homeport. The contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $53.1 million. BAE Systems will perform ship alterations and miscellaneous repairs aboard the 567-foot-long Anzio, including the replacement of critical aluminium structures. The work is expected to begin in February and be completed in August 2018. The…

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USS Monterey Deploys as Surge Force

USS Monterey (CG 61) departed Naval Station Norfolk Oct. 16, for a surge deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet and U.S. 6th Fleet areas of operation. Monterey is deploying to support maritime security operations and to increase theater security cooperation and forward naval presence. The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61), a component of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10, returned to Naval Station Norfolk following a 7 1/2 month long deployment to 5th and 6th Fleet area of operations Jan. 19. She is part of the Navy’s Optimized Fleet Response…

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USS Lake Erie Assists Distressed Mariners

March 21, 2017 – USS Lake Erie (CG 70) provided assistance to 25 mariners in the early hours of March 19, after receiving a distress call from a civilian ship taking on water. Lake Erie deployed a rescue and assistance team aboard its rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB), and after embarking the distressed vessel, the eight-member team began dewatering the ship and searching for the source of the flooding. “After making sure everyone was alright, we noticed water was coming in at about 1,200 gallons a minute,” said Lt. Ruben…

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Lake Erie Prepares for Deployment

February 17, 2017 – Cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) moored at Naval Base Point Loma’s deperming pier, Feb. 6-9, for an evolution which would put her crew to the test. Deperming is a technique used by the U.S. Navy to reduce the magnetic signature of its warships. An all-hands event, the crew wrapped almost 80 cables, ranging 220-650 feet in length, around the vessel. Once wrapped, the cables are charged repeatedly helping to negate the magnetism the ship has built up over time. This process makes the ship less vulnerable…

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