Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Miscellaneous

HMNZS Endeavour has been decommissioned after 30 years of service.

The tanker HMNZS Endeavour has been decommissioned in Auckland after 30 years of service. After nearly three decades, the HMNZS Endeavour was decommissioned on Dec 15. It has been the Navy's purpose-built fleet replenishment tanker, able to refuel frigates and...

Turkish Coast Guard Rescues Stranded Migrants by Helicopter

Dozens of migrants were rescued by the Turkish Coast Guard on Thursday (14 Dec) after their rubber dinghy snagged on a rocky outcropping off Turkey’s Aegean coast. In a rescue recorded by the Turkish authorities, a helicopter winched people to...

2018 U.S. National Defense Authorization Act

U.S.President Donald J. Trump signed the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act into law during a White House ceremony Dec. 12. The act calls for $626 billion for the department's base budget and another $66 billion for operations. The...

USS John S McCain Returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka Dec. 13. John S. McCain arrived in Tokyo Bay aboard heavy lift transport vessel MV Treasure Dec. 5. For several days, crews prepared...

USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) Arrives in Bremerton for Decommissioning

The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) arrived at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton to commence the inactivation and decommissioning process Dec. 11. Jacksonville completed their most recent deployment Aug. 10. The boat and her crew spent 208 days at...

The Royal Australian Navy farewells HMAS Darwin after 33 years of service

The Royal Australian Navy has decommissioned the Adelaide Class frigate, HMAS Darwin, at her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney, after more than three decades of service to the nation. In a ceremony full of tradition, Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral...

USS Fitzgerald departs Yokosuka for Pascagoula

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) departed anchorage in Yokosuka Harbor  Dec. 9, aboard heavy lift vessel MV Transshelf bound for Pascagoula, Mississippi. Transshelf will transport Fitzgerald to Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard for repairs and...

US Navy Prepares to Search for C-2A Aircraft

The U.S. Navy will deploy a team of deep water salvage experts to search for the C-2A Greyhound aircraft that crashed in the Philippine Sea on the way to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Nov. 22. While the aircraft's last...

USS Coronado Returns to San Diego

Littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) and the "Wildcards" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 returned home from an 18-month deployment, Dec. 5. HSC-23 disembarked the ship earlier in the day, flying back to Naval Air Station North...

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