USS Russell Engages with Partners during Oceania Transit

January 18, 2021 – USS Russell (DDG 59) completed an Oceania transit and presence operation Jan. 18 interacting with partners and upholding commitments with the Republic of Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and Papua New Guinea. Russell conducted a brief stop for fuel in Majuro, RMI Jan. 7. After successfully completing their fueling and replenishment at Majuro, Russell…

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Canada assumes command of Standing NATO Maritime Group One

January 18, 2021 – Commodore Bradley Peats RCN officially assumed command of Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) during a change of command ceremony held in Lisbon, Portugal today. Commodore Peats assumed command from Commodore José António Mirones of the Portuguese Navy. “I am honoured to have the opportunity and privilege of leading SNMG1 and look forward to building upon…

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Sevmash Updates Project 1144 Admiral Nakhimov Refit Progress

January 18, 2021 (Google Translation) – On the cruiser “Admiral Nakhimov”, which is being repaired and modernized at Sevmash (part of the USC), ship equipment is being installed and preparation for supplying standard power supply is underway. Sevmash specialists started assembling equipment and mechanisms last year. Now the cable is being tightened on the ship. The facility will be supplied…

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SECNAV Announces New Ship Names

January 15, 2021 – Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite announced Jan. 15 that the Navy will name three future vessels after ships steeped in naval history and two others after a after a Medal of Honor recipient and a Native American tribe. Braithwaite detailed the announcement Jan. 8 during a visit to one of the Navy’s first heavy…

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