Naval Sea Systems Command Story Archive

Future USS St. Louis (LCS 19) Completes Acceptance Trial  (20 December 2019)
The future USS St. Louis (LCS 19) successfully concluded its acceptance trial on Dec. 13 after completing a series of graded in-port and underway demonstrations on the Great Lakes for the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey.
Keel Laid for Future USS John Basilone   (13 January 2020)
The keel of the future USS John Basilone (DDG 122) was ceremoniously laid at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard, Jan. 10.
USS Fitzgerald Returns to Sea  (3 February 2020)
The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) is underway to conduct comprehensive at-sea testing, marking a significant step in her return to warfighting readiness.
Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS St. Louis (LCS 19)  (7 February 2020)
The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS St. Louis (LCS 19) during a ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) shipyard Feb. 6.
Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Kansas City (LCS 22)  (13 February 2020)
The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Kansas City (LCS 22) on February 12 during a ceremony at Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama.
Keel Laid for Future USNS Cherokee Nation (T-ATS 7)  (13 February 2020)
Keel Laid for Future USNS Cherokee Nation (T-ATS 7)
Navy Leverages Workforce; Delivers C-ISR Capability Rapidly to Surface Fleet   (20 February 2020)
The U.S. Navy recently installed the first Optical Dazzling Interdictor, Navy (ODIN), a laser weapon system that allows a ship to counter unmanned aerial systems.
USNS Newport (EPF 12) Launched  (24 February 2020)
The U.S. Navy's 12th Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, the future USNS Newport (EPF 12), was launched at Austal USA's shipyard, Feb. 20.
Future USS Delbert D. Black Completes Builders Trials   (24 February 2020)
The future USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) successfully completed Builder's trials Feb. 22 after spending three days underway in the Gulf of Mexico. The trials were conducted by the shipbuilder, Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), Ingalls Shipbuilding Division.
Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Tripoli   (28 February 2020)
The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Tripoli (LHA 7), the Navy's newest America-class amphibious assault ship, from Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII)-Ingalls Shipbuilding Division on Feb. 28.
Construction Begins on Bath Iron Works' First Flight III Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer   (5 March 2020)
Construction of the future USS Louis H. Wilson Jr. (DDG 126) officially began at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard on Mar. 3. The milestone was marked by a ceremony at BIW's structural fabrication facility in Brunswick, Maine.
Future USS Delbert D. Black Successfully Completes Acceptance Trials  (17 March 2020)
The future guided-missile destroyer USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) successfully completed acceptance trials on March 12, returning to Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), Ingalls Shipbuilding Division after spending two days at sea in the Gulf of Mexico.
Future USS Fort Lauderdale Amphibious Transport Dock Ship Launched   (30 March 2020)
The future USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) was successfully launched at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Ingalls Division shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. on March 28. Fort Lauderdale is the Navy's 12th San Antonio class amphibious transport dock ship.

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