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  • 10 missing after USS John McCain collides with merchant ship; search underway

    08/20/2017 6:35:30 PM PDT · by Enchante · 243 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | August 20, 2017 | LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN
    A Navy guided-missile destroyer, the USS John S. McCain, collided with a commercial vessel east of Singapore early Monday morning local time, the Navy said. There were 10 sailors missing and five injured, the Navy said. The collision with the merchant ship Alnic MC occurred east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore at 6:24 a.m. Japan Standard Time, as the McCain was on its way for a routine port visit in Singapore, the Navy said.
  • USS John S. McCain collides with merchant ship near Strait of Malacca

    08/20/2017 5:02:26 PM PDT · by blueyon · 79 replies
    www.c7f.navy.mil ^ | 8/20/17 | By U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs
    SOUTH CHINA SEA - The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21. The collision was reported at 6:24 a.m. Japan Standard Time, while the ship was transiting to a routine port visit in Singapore. Initial reports indicate John S. McCain sustained damage to her port side aft. Search and rescue efforts are underway in coordination with local authorities.
  • USS John S. McCain collides with merchant ship in Pacific

    08/20/2017 5:04:57 PM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 115 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/20/2017 | Fox News
    USS John S. McCain has collided with a merchant vessel east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca. The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain was involved in a collision with a merchant vessel east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca, the Navy said in a tweet. Initial reports indicate the warship sustained damage to its port side aft. No immediate word on any casualties. Search and rescue efforts are under way in coordination with local authorities, the Navy said. The warship is named after John S. McCain, Sr., and John S. McCain, Jr., both Admirals in the U.S....
  • Paul Allen finds lost WWII ship USS Indianapolis

    08/20/2017 9:42:16 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 49 replies
    MSN ^ | Leigh Hedger
    "We've located the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis in Philippine Sea at 5500m below the sea." That tweet from entrepreneur and billionaire Paul Allen around 12:20 p.m. Saturday confirmed what many have been searching for since the ship was sunk on July 30, 1945. Allen, who is leading a 13-person team on his 250-foot research ship, the R/V Petrel, said the wreckage was found at a depth of more than 18,000 feet.
  • FOUND: USS Indianapolis

    08/19/2017 5:45:30 PM PDT · by Kodos the Executioner · 5 replies
    Navy.mil ^ | 8/19/2017
    Researchers Announce Wreckage from USS Indianapolis Located
  • Long lost USS Indianapolis wreckage discovered by Paul Allen crew

    08/19/2017 5:12:43 PM PDT · by DFG · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/19/2017 | Fox News
    Wreckage from the USS Indianapolis, which sank 72 years ago after being torpedoed during World War II, was found in the Philippine Sea by the expedition crew of billionaire Paul Allen. The Indianapolis was hit by the Japanese on July 30, 1945 and sank in only 12 minutes, leading to the greatest single loss of life at sea in the Navy's history. Of 1,196 crew aboard the ship, only 317 survived.
  • Billionaire Paul Allen Finds Lost World War II Cruiser USS Indianapolis in the Philippine Sea

    08/19/2017 1:08:09 PM PDT · by Riley · 95 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | August 19, 2017 | Ben Werner
    Seventy-two years after two torpedoes fired from a Japanese submarine sunk cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35), the ship’s wreckage was found resting on the seafloor on Saturday – more than 18,000 feet below the Pacific Ocean’s surface.
  • U.S. Navy, Citing Poor Seamanship, Removes Commanders of USS Fitzgerald Over Deadly Collision

    08/19/2017 8:37:40 AM PDT · by Oatka · 67 replies
    Reuters via gCaptain ^ | Aug 17, 2017 | Idrees Ali and Tim Kelly
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  • Fitzgerald Naval Commander Relieved: still no explanation of what happened "mistakes were made"

    tales of heroism, but still no coherent explanation of what happened. I can't imagine how a US combat vessel did not see and avoid a container ship. terribly sad loss of life, as usual the crew responded with heroism.
  • CO of Fitzgerald to be relieved of Command

    08/17/2017 4:57:34 PM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 60 replies
    The CO, XO and CMC will be relieved of their duties aboard the USS Fitzgerald. In addition, several sailors will face NJP. The actions are a result of the Destroyer's collision with A container ship near the entrance to Tokyo Bay, Japan.
  • Candidate to be first female Navy SEAL officer quits after a week: report

    08/11/2017 12:04:36 PM PDT · by PROCON · 56 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Aug. 10, 2017 | Travis J. Tritten
    A woman aiming to become the first female Navy SEAL officer quit about a week into the initial training, Task and Purpose reported Thursday.The unidentified female candidate dropped out in early August during a three-week course in San Diego that began July 24. It was the first assessment of potential SEAL officers before they can be sent on to more grueling courses, according to the website, which cited "multiple Naval Special Warfare Command sources."
  • Navy secretary on transgender troops: 'Any patriot' should be allowed to serve

    08/11/2017 7:55:34 AM PDT · by Kevin C · 157 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/11/2017 | REBECCA KHEEL
    The recently confirmed secretary of the Navy says he will follow any order the president gives on transgender troops, but that “any patriot” should be allowed to serve. “We will process and take direction of a policy that is developed by the [Defense] secretary [with] direction from the president and march out smartly,” Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer told reporters Thursday night after visiting Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia. "On a fundamental basis, any patriot that wants to serve and meets all the requirements should be able to serve in our military" Spencer was confirmed a week after President Trump...
  • Vietnam wins U.S. defense pledges

    08/09/2017 6:46:10 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 61 replies
    Reuters ^ | AUGUST 8, 2017 | Eric Beech and My Pham
    Vietnam has won the promise of a visit from a U.S. aircraft carrier and deeper defense cooperation from the United States.. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Vietnamese counterpart Ngo Xuan Lich in Washington on Tuesday that a strong defense relationship was based on common interests that included freedom of navigation in the South China Sea. A Vietnam flag flies as U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis (L) hosts an honor cordon for Vietnamese Defense Minister Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich (R) at the Pentagon...
  • First Ever Female Navy SEAL Candidate Quits Officer SEAL Screening Course Days After Starting

    08/10/2017 10:21:08 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    Linkedin ^ | 08/06/17 | Josh Cotton, Ph.D
    “Navy SEAL officers are expected to lead from the front in all categories, especially in physical fitness.” Official Naval Special Warfare Website On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 the first female to gain entry to the SEAL Officer Assessment & Selection (SOAS) program voluntarily quit. The three-week course began Monday, July 24th, 2017 in San Diego, California home of the Navy SEAL training base, and by Wednesday it was all over for this candidate. Making history, in the summer of 2017 the US Navy accepted its first female officer candidate into the Naval Special Warfare officer screening pipeline called the SEAL...
  • Iranian drone nearly hits US Navy fighter jet in Gulf, US defense official says

    08/08/2017 9:44:06 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/8/2017 | By Lucas Tomlinson
    An Iranian drone nearly collided with a U.S. Navy F-18 Super Hornet while the American jet was in a holding pattern, a U.S. defense official told Fox News. The jet was about to land aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, which recently arrived in the Persian Gulf. It was the first time an Iranian drone has “interrupted a flight pattern,” the official said.
  • The US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier has no urinals

    08/05/2017 8:58:21 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 79 replies
    The $12.9 billion USS Gerald R. Ford, which can carry about 5,000, is the first new US aircraft carrier designed in 40 years. Of course, a lot has changed in 40 years. For one thing, it’s not uncommon to find women serving aboard such carriers these days. Women account for nearly 20% of the sailors in the US Navy. So, the ship’s designers adapted to the new reality. According to the Navy Times, the Ford has no urinals—only seated toilets with stalls.
  • US detects 'highly unusual' North Korean submarine activity

    07/31/2017 7:26:16 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 83 replies
    CNN.com ^ | July 31, 2017 | Zachary Cohen and Ryan Browne
    Washington (CNN)The US military has detected "highly unusual and unprecedented levels" of North Korean submarine activity and evidence of an "ejection test" in the days following Pyongyang's second intercontinental ballistic missile launch this month, a defense official told CNN on Monday. An ejection test examines a missile's "cold-launch system," which uses high pressure steam to propel a missile out of the launch canister into the air before its engines ignite, preventing damage to the submarine or submersible barge that would launch the missile.
  • Search for mysterious diver continues off Norfolk Piers

    07/31/2017 1:50:02 PM PDT · by NorCoGOP · 67 replies
    Navy Times ^ | 7/31/2017 | Mark Faram
    Norfolk, Va. — The Navy’s search for a possible diver who was trespassing in the waters surrounding the piers at Naval Station, Norfolk, will likely continue for some time, a Navy official said. “They are still searching for the possible diver,” said Kelly Wirfel, spokeswoman for Naval Station Norfolk in an email around 2:30 p.m. Monday. “It will most likely take some time until they can clear the entire area,” Wirfel said. Norfolk’s piers and ships were put on lock down Monday morning after reports of a possible diver in the water. “At 9 a.m. this morning a shipboard watch...
  • The U.S. Navy's Stealthy Zumwalt Class Destoyer: America’s New 'Pocket' Battleships?

    07/30/2017 3:56:21 PM PDT · by Carbonsteel · 60 replies
    National Interest ^ | 7/30/17 | Kyle Mizokami
    The three new Zumwalt-class destroyers are in trouble. Originally envisioned as a fleet of more nearly three dozen destroyers, and the weapons that justified them, the Zumwalts have faced delays, cuts and staggering cost increases. As the ships teeter on the verge of white elephant status, could they become relevant again by taking on a new role, that of a stealthy ship killer? The Zumwalt-class destroyers were originally envisioned as a fleet of thirty-two destroyers designed to attack targets far inland with precision-guided howitzer shells. Designed in part to support amphibious landings by the U.S. Marine Corps, the Zumwalts were...
  • US admiral stands ready to obey a Trump nuclear strike order

    07/27/2017 4:36:40 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Thursday, July 27, 2017 | AP
    <p>Canberra, Australia -- The U.S. Pacific Fleet commander said Thursday he would launch a nuclear strike against China next week if President Donald Trump ordered it, and warned against the military ever shifting its allegiance from its commander in chief.</p>