USNS Hershel "Woody" Williams (T-ESB 4) recently completed a three-day underway in the Chesapeake Bay to integrate a Littoral Combat Ship Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Mission Package on the Expeditionary Sea Base platform.
After a quarter-century of worldwide operations, the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) was inducted into the Cruiser Modernization program, Sept. 30, at Norfolk Naval Base, entering a period of major overhaul and modernization.
The future USS Tripoli (LHA 7) completed acceptance trials when she returned to the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII)-Ingalls Shipbuilding Division's shipyard following three days underway in the Gulf of Mexico.
Program Executive Office (PEO) Aircraft Carriers announced the successful completion of the Post-Shakedown Availability/Selected Restricted Availability (PSA/SRA) for USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Oct. 30 as the ship returned to its home port at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.
Gulf Island Shipyard held a keel laying ceremony Oct. 30 for the future USNS Navajo (T-ATS 6), the lead ship of the Navy's new class of Towing, Salvage, and Rescue vessels. The ceremony was held at the Houma Terrebonne Civic Center in Houma, Louisiana
In an historic milestone for the DDG 51 program, the
keel of the first Flight III destroyer, the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG
125), was ceremoniously laid and authenticated at Huntington Ingalls
Shipyard, Nov. 7.
The Navy accepted delivery of its third Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship, USNS Miguel Keith (ESB 5) to support a variety of maritime-based missions including airborne mine countermeasures and special operations.