Ships

US Navy calls up reservists to shipyards

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The Navy is activating 1,629 reservists to help reduce a carrier and submarine maintenance backlog at its public shipyards that is exacerbated by COVID-19,...

Disaster relief and drugs mission to Caribbean

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HMS Medway and RFA Argus have come together for the first time on demanding disaster relief exercises in the Caribbean, the Royal Navy reports....

Repaired USS Fitzgerald heads to new home

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Nearly three years to the day after the warship Fitzgerald collided with a merchant vessel off Japan, drowning seven U.S. sailors, the guided-missile destroyer...

USS Nimitz heads to sea after quarantine

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The aircraft carrier Nimitz and portions of its strike group left San Diego Monday for a deployment, the Navy Times reports. Navy officials declined to say where...

N-subs and strategic stability in Indo-Pacific

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By Stephan Frühling* No other weapon system embodies the menacing, but also out-of-sight, presence of nuclear weapons better than the stealthy nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines...

The South Pacific strategic alliance

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By Richard Kouyoumdjian Inglis* Recently the Chilean Navy took control of the former HMAS “Melbourne” and HMAS “Newcastle” and renamed them “Capitán Prat” and “Almirante...

Italian carriers with little to carry

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She squeezed through the narrow channel at the Maritime Military Arsenal in Taranto, Italy, all 27,000 tons of her. It was May 6,...

Fifth HMAS Sydney commissions at sea

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On 18 May, due to the coronavirus restrictions, the new destroyer HMAS Sydney became the first warship to commission...

Halves of HMAS Arafura come together

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Just shy of 18 months after the start of construction and one year since the official keel-laying ceremony for the Navy’s...

US ship incident near Paracels

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Chinese authorities said they sortied ships and aircraft to “track, monitor, verify, identify and expel” a U.S. warship from the Paracel Island...