Construction Begins on Future USS Robert E Simanek

Construction started on the fifth Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB), the future USS Robert E. Simanek (ESB 7), at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD-NASSCO) in San Diego during a small ceremony, Dec. 1. The ESB ship class is highly flexible and used across a broad range of military operations supporting multiple operational phases, similar to the Expeditionary Transfer…

Read More

Austal Now Has Ship Repair Capability in San Diego

Austal USA received approval from the San Diego Port of Commissioners to assume the lease of Marine Group Boat Works in the Port of San Diego. Austal USA and Marine Group Boat Works are entering a 45-day exclusive period to close the agreement. Austal USA will use the 15-acre site to focus on ship repair for U.S. Navy, Military Sealift…

Read More

NASSCO Christens & Launches Future USNS Harvey Milk

General Dynamics NASSCO christened and launched the future USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO 206) November 6th, the second ship for the U.S. Navy’s John Lewis-class fleet oiler program. Mr. Stuart Milk, nephew of the ship’s namesake and Co-Founder and President of the Harvey Milk Foundation, served as the principal speaker at the ceremony in addition to remarks from NASSCO and U.S.…

Read More

South Korean Navy Begins Training Cruise

Sorry for poor translation The Navy is on October 22 in the morning of October, the naval jeju base, the naval operation commander of the naval operation commander of the naval operation of the naval operation of the naval cruising training ′′ I held a hwansongsig-eul!! The cruising training flyer that finished the hwansongsig-eul is going to be in the…

Read More

SWRMC Completes Waterborne Rudder Overhaul of USS Rushmore

Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) successfully completed a waterborne rudder overhaul onboard USS Rushmore (LSD 47) recently. This was the first-ever waterborne dock landing ship (LSD) rudder overhaul for SWRMC—this waterborne solution involved SWRMC engineers, divers, and waterfront operations team collaborating with industry partners from Epsilon and Bay City Marine. This project was an emergent work item and included work…

Read More

California Steamin’ for Pacific Duo HMS Tamar and Spey

THE Royal Navy’s first permanent Pacific presence in a quarter of a century have arrived in San Diego. Task Group 326.03 – Her Majesty’s Ships Tamar and Spey – sailed into the US Navy’s principal West Coast base bringing some dazzle to the Californian sunshine. The distinctively-painted duo – each ship has adopted the wartime ‘dazzle paint’ camouflage scheme to…

Read More

Sentar Wins NIWC PAC (EPSE Multiple-Award Contract

Sentar, a women-owned business specializing in advanced cybersecurity and intelligence solutions and technology, announced October 14th the award of the NIWC PAC Enterprise Personnel Systems Engineering (EPSE) Multiple-Award Contract. Sentar will compete for task orders through 2031 if all options are exercised. The scope of this effort is to obtain systems engineering, software engineering, and life-cycle support for developing and…

Read More

ASNE Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium Oct 17-19

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) is excited to return to the West Coast and the San Diego Convention Center for the 2021 Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium (FMMS). The FMMS three-day agenda includes senior military keynotes, industry speakers, informative panels, innovation theater speakers, technical paper presentations, and a professional development course. All FMMS keynotes and panels will be…

Read More

USS Freedom (LCS 1) Decommissions

USS Freedom (LCS 1), the lead ship of the Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship, recognized more than a decade of naval service during a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Base San Diego. Due to public health safety and restrictions of large public events related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the ceremony was a private event celebrated alongside ship plankowners and former…

Read More