Sea Control Beyond the Strike Group: USS Detroit and USS Gridley Exercise Together

January 16 2020 – USS Detroit (LCS 7) and USS Gridley (DDG 101) completed division tactics (DIVTACS) and gunnery exercises while operating in the U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility, Jan. 4. Conducting DIVTACS enables junior ship handlers to experience operating in close proximity to other vessels. “Executing DIVTACS requires clear and constant communications between the bridge teams of both…

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USS Detroit (LCS 7) Readied for Deployment

November 13, 2019 – The Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) prepared the Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7), which departed, Oct. 31 for its maiden deployment with maintenance support. To ensure Detroit was ready to execute its mission, SERMC dry-docked Detroit eight months ago and performed maintenance to the ship systems. Cmdr. Howard Meehan, Commanding Officer, USS Detroit…

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USS Detroit Departs on Maiden Deployment

November 1, 2019 – The Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) departed its homeport of Mayport, Florida, for the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility on its maiden deployment Oct. 31. Detroit will conduct operations in support of Joint Interagency Task Force South’s Campaign MARTILLO, a multinational effort launched in January 2012 targeting illicit trafficking routes in coastal…

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USS Detroit Begins Operational Testing of LCS Surface-to-Surface Missile Module

November 30, 2018 – USS Detroit (LCS 7) began initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) of the Surface-to-Surface Missile Module Nov. 17, two months ahead of schedule. The SSMM is the newest addition to the Littoral Combat Ship Surface Warfare Mission Package, designed to counter potential swarms of attacking armed small craft. The Navy’s Program Executive Office for Unmanned and…

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Naval Station Mayport Sends Ships to Sea Ahead of Hurricane Irma

As a precautionary measure, U.S. Navy ships home ported at Naval Station Mayport are getting underway in anticipation of Hurricane Irma. The following ships headed to sea September 6: USS Shamal, USS The Sullivans, USS Bulkeley And USCGC Tahoma. USS Philippine Sea, USS Farragut and USS Lassen are scheduled to depart September 7. USS Hue City, USS Tornado and USS…

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