Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Delbert D. Black

April 24, 2020 – The Navy accepted delivery of destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls shipbuilding division, Apr. 24. Accepting delivery of DDG 119 represents the official transfer of the ship from the shipbuilder to the Navy. Prior to delivery, the ship successfully conducted a series of at-sea and pier-side trials to demonstrate its…

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Taiwan Details Chinese Provocation

April 23, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Ministry of National Defense said today that the CCP Liaoning aircraft carrier formation of destroyers Xining (117) and Guiyang (119), frigates Zaozhuang (542) and Rizhao (598) as well was fast combat support ship Hulun Hu (965), entered the South China Sea via the Bus Strait on the 12th. After finishing the South China…

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FS Cassiopée Relocates Second World War Bomb and Mine to Deep Water

April 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – On April 20 and 21, 2020, the tripartite mine hunter (CMT) Cassiopée discovered a 500-pound US bomb and a German BM 1000 mine off Le Havre using one of its self-propelled fish (PAP). PAPs are small guided submarines that identify and if necessary neutralize a mine by depositing explosive devices up to 150 meters…

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Navy Ships Return to Sea in Hauraki Gulf

April 24, 2020 – The public will see more activity by Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) ships next week, as they carry out training in the Hauraki Gulf. Maritime Component Commander Commodore Mat Williams said that under Covid-19 restrictions non-essential training had been postponed for the past four weeks, even though operational capability was able to be maintained while the…

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USNS Richard E Byrd Replenishes USS Blue Ridge

April 24, 2020 – Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) conducted a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) in the Philippine Sea, April 17. During the replenishment, Richard E. Byrd transferred fuel and more than 100 pallets of provisions. “Our ability to…

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LE George Bernard Shaw Detains French Fishing Vessel

April 26, 2020 – This morning the Naval Service Vessel LÉ GEORGE BERNARD SHAW (P64) detained a French registered fishing vessel 180 nautical miles West of Mizen Head. The detention was in relation to an alleged breach of fishing regulations. The vessel will be escorted to Castletownbere Co. Cork, where on arrival it will be handed over to An Gardaí­…

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