Norfolk Naval Shipyard Sends MTS San Francisco to Charleston

Following completion of conversion work at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), the future moored training ship USS San Francisco (SSN 711) was towed down to Charleston, South Carolina Aug. 16. San Francisco will serve as a modern training platform for Sailors at the Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) in Charleston, joining MTS La Jolla (MTS 701) which completed its conversion at…

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USCGC James Returns From 82-day Eastern Pacific Patrol

The Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL- 754) returned to Charleston August 13th following an 82-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The James crew offloaded nearly 51,000 pounds of cocaine and marijuana worth an estimated $1.4 billion, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2021, at Port Everglades, Florida. Working alongside other Coast Guard cutters, U.S. Navy ships and international allies, the James…

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USCGC Hamilton Home From 97-day Deployment to Europe

June 4, 2021 – Legend-class national security USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753) and crew returned to Charleston Friday, following a historic 97-day deployment to Europe working with U.S. Navy Sixth Fleet, Allies and partners. “By operating with Sixth Fleet, we expand the Coast Guard’s global reach and advance our Nation’s Tri-Service Maritime Strategy,” said Capt. Timothy Cronin, commanding officer of USCGC…

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Coast Guard commissions newest National Security Cutter

March 19, 2021 – USCGC Stone (WMSL 758) became the Coast Guard’s newest national security cutter during a commissioning ceremony Friday at Coast Guard Base Charleston. Adm. Karl Schultz, the commandant U.S. Coast Guard, presided over the ceremony. Ms. Laura Cavallo, the grandniece of the ship’s namesake and ship’s sponsor, was also in attendance. The cutter’s namesake comes from Cmdr.…

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PCU Stone Completes Operation Southern Cross

March 3, 2021 – PCU (Pre Commissioning Unit) Stone arrived in their homeport of North Charleston, S.C., Monday, following the conclusion of the Operation Southern Cross, a patrol to the South Atlantic in support of counter illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. Taking the newly-accepted cutter on its shakedown cruise, Stone’s crew covered over 21,000 miles (18,250 nautical miles) over 68…

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Ingalls Delivers National Security Cutter Stone

November 10, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has delivered National Security Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) to the U.S. Coast Guard. Documents signed Monday mark the official transfer of custody of the ship from HII to the Coast Guard. Stone is scheduled to sail away from the shipyard at the end of this year to its homeport in…

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MTS San Francisco Undocks During Conversion

October 6, 2020 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) successfully undocked the former USS San Francisco (SSN 711) Oct 5. The boat has been at the shipyard since 2017, undergoing conversion to a moored training ship for use by both officers and Sailors undergoing training at the Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) in Charleston, South Carolina. La Jolla (MTS 701) completed…

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