USS Alabama (BB 60) Float Undergoes Extensive Renovation

December 16, 2020 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) is currently working on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), USS Pasadena (SSN 752), USS San Francisco (SSN 711) and USS Alabama (BB 60). Wait! USS Alabama? NNSY was one of the industry players to help build up America’s seagoing strength by constructing 30 major vessels…

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Saab Delivers Modernized Gotland-class Submarine

December 16, 2020 – Saab has today, on Wednesday 16th of December, delivered the second submarine of Gotland-class to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) after a Mid-life upgrade. Saab has conducted a Mid-life upgrade of HMS Uppland. Taking all necessary measures to ensure the submarine’s operational availability, the upgrade includes new sensors and navigation systems, giving the vessel enhanced…

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Modernized Project 1155 Marshal Shaposhnikov on Final Trials

December 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – The modernized frigate of the Pacific Fleet “Marshal Shaposhnikov” entered the Sea of ​​Japan to complete a series of factory sea trials. At combat training grounds, sailors, together with industry representatives, will finally check the ship’s systems and mechanisms in various modes, and test new weapons. Repair and modernization of the frigate is carried…

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HMS Somerset Life Extension Refit Nears Conclusion

December 14, 2020 – Out of the shed as her major refit nears an end is HMS Somerset – the latest Royal Navy frigate to undergo the vital overhaul in Plymouth. The warship has been moved from Devonport’s landmark Frigate Support Centre into the neighboring basin… as her sister HMS Sutherland prepares to take her place in the covered dry…

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Coast Guard Cutter Juniper Has a New Homeport in Hawaii

Coast Guard Cutter Juniper (WLB-201) has made it to Oahu Saturday morning following a twelve-month Major Maintenance Availability mission in Baltimore. The crew traveled 7,000 miles on the 225-foot buoy tender over the course of 30 days to reach Oahu. “The entire crew of the Juniper worked tirelessly at the Coast Guard Yard to ensure the cutter was ready for…

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USS Topeka arrives in Hawaii for change of homeport

December 16, 2020 – The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following a change of homeport from Guam, Dec. 15. “I am very excited for this change of moving from one tropical island to another where the people, food and culture are wonderful,” said Cmdr. Richard Salazar, commanding officer of USS Topeka.…

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Taiwan Update Ship Acquisition Plans

December 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – In response to media reports, “The National Army plans to complete 3 Tuojiang-class ships in 2025, and the President’s PO document has changed to 6 ships 2 years ahead of schedule.” The Naval Command’s explanation today (16) is as follows: The original plan of the army’s “high-efficiency ship follow-up ship” was planned to obtain…

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National Security Multi-Mission Vessel Steel Cutting Ceremony

December 15, 2020 – TOTE Services, LLC, and Philly Shipyard, Inc., today began a new era in maritime education with the cutting of steel for the new National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV) at Philly Shipyard. This is the initial major construction milestone for the first purpose-built, state-of-the-art training vessel for America’s state maritime academies. In addition to providing world-class training…

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