USS Providence Homeport Change Ceremony Prior to Decommissioning

Past and current members of the crew of the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) gathered at Submarine Base New London Friday, August 20, to say goodbye to the oldest active fast attack submarine in the U.S. Navy. Providence is scheduled to leave Groton, Connecticut, for the final time in the coming days and shift her homeport to Bremerton,…

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Japan Welcomes Australian Assistance Monitoring the DPRK

Australia’s vigilance and surveillance activities against illegal maritime activities, including the “ship-to-ship” of North Korean-registered vessels Australia will stay in Japan from mid-August to mid-September under the UN Status of Forces Agreement in response to illegal maritime activities, including the “ship-to-ship” of North Korean-registered vessels prohibited by a UN Security Council resolution. Using the US military Kadena Air Base, we…

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New and Old FGS Karlsruhe Meet in Kiel

The forecastle of the future corvette “Karlsruhe” passed the former frigate “Karlsruhe” on August 18 at the Kiel Naval Arsenal. The destination of the “half” corvette is almost 95 nautical miles to the south, in the former Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg, which today belongs to the Lürssen Group. The front part of the future “Karlsruhe” began its journey…

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Russian Navy Shadowing USS Arleigh Burke

The large anti-submarine ship of the Northern Fleet “Severomorsk”, solving the problems of a long voyage in the Arctic, headed from the shores of the Franz Josef Land archipelago, where he recently conducted a joint exercise with the border patrol ship “Polar Star”, to the southwest. The forces and assets of the Northern Fleet continue measures to control the activities…

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Project 12700 Georgy Kurbatov Commissioned in Baltiysk

A subsidiary of the USC holding, the Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard, handed over to the Russian Navy the latest project 12700 Georgy Kurbatov mine defense ship. The ceremony of raising the Navy flag took place on August 20 in Baltiysk. According to the plans of the command of the Navy, the newest sea minesweeper will soon begin to perform tasks as part…

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HMS Middleton & Shoreham Leaving Bahrain After Three Years

August 20, 2021 – Homeward bound on a 6,000-mile journey from the Gulf after a three-year mission to keep sea lanes open are minehunters HMS Brocklesby and Shoreham. The pair are the latest ships to complete an extended stint in Bahrain – a mission Royal Navy minehunters and their crews have conducted now for 15 years. Their task: to remain…

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Queen Elizabeth CSG Practices Shore Bombardment

August 20, 2021 – F-35 stealth jets and warships of the UK’s Carrier Strike Group unleashed their firepower during high-octane live firing exercises with US allies as the Indo-Pacific leg of their global deployment ramps up another notch. HMS Queen Elizabeth, HMS Kent, HMS Defender and HNLMS Evertsen of the CSG – which is currently on a seven-month deployment to…

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Navy Christens LPD 28 Fort Lauderdale in Pascagoula

The Navy will christen its newest amphibious transport dock, the future USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28), during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Ingalls Division shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The mayor of Fort Lauderdale, the Honorable Dean Trantalis, will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Ship…

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