US Navy Updates Ship Retirement Schedule

ROUTINE R 171947Z MAY 22 MID600051857871U FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN BT UNCLAS NAVADMIN 115/22 MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N9/MAY// SUBJ/FY22 REVISED PROJECTED SHIP INACTIVATION SCHEDULE// REF/A/DOC/OPNAVINST 4770.5J/20210904// REF/B/DOC/OPNAVINST 5400.44A/20111013// REF/C/NAVADMIN/145/21/021303ZJUL21// NARR/REF A IS OPNAV POLICY AND GUIDANCE FOR THE INACTIVATION, RETIREMENT, AND DISPOSITION OF U.S. NAVAL VESSELS. REF B IS NAVY ORGANIZATION CHANGE MANUAL (NOCM) FOR SUBMITTING ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE REQUESTS…

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USS Firebolt Crew Marks End of Ship’s Service

USS Firebolt (PC 10) crewmembers marked the end of the patrol coastal ship’s U.S. Navy service during a decommissioning ceremony Feb. 23 at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. The nearly 27-year-old ship was one of 10 patrol craft currently forward-deployed to the Middle East in support of regional maritime security operations. Firebolt commissioned in June 1995 and began conducting routine coastal…

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Iran Swarms US Ships in Arabian Gulf

April 15, 2020 – Today, eleven Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) vessels repeatedly conducted dangerous and harassing approaches of the USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3), USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), USS Firebolt (PC 10), USS Sirocco (PC 6), USCGC Wrangell (WPB 1332) and USCGC Maui (WPB 1304) while the U.S. vessels were conducting joint integration operations with…

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