Naval Sea Systems Command Story Archive

Navy Tests Mine Countermeasures on USNS Hershel 'Woody' Williams  (19 September 2019)
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.
Navy Lays Keel of Future USS Savannah (LCS 28)  (20 September 2019)
The U.S. Navy held a keel-laying and authentication ceremony for the future USS Savannah (LCS 28) at Austal USA's shipyard Mobile, Ala., on Sept. 20.
USS Hue City Inducted into CG Modernization Program  (7 October 2019)
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.
Huan Nguyen First Vietnamese American Navy Rear Admiral  (11 October 2019)
Huan Nguyen became the first Vietnamese American promoted to rear admiral during a ceremony at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. Oct. 10.
Navy Collaborates With Industry to Double-Dock Destroyers   (11 October 2019)
Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) supported the double docking of USS Stethem (DDG 63) and USS Decatur (DDG 73) in BAE Systems - Ship Repair's dry dock, the Pride of California, on Oct. 8.
Miguel Keith Completes Acceptance Trials  (15 October 2019)
The Navy's newest Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB), Miguel Keith (ESB 5) successfully completed Acceptance Trials on Oct. 11.
Tripoli Completes Acceptance Trials  (29 October 2019)
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.
Future USS Delaware Delivered to the Navy  (29 October 2019)
The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Delaware (SSN 791), the 18th submarine of the Virginia class, Oct. 25.
USS Gerald R. Ford Completes Post-Shakedown Availability   (30 October 2019)
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.
Keel Laid for First-in-Class T-ATS  (31 October 2019)
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
Future USS Kansas City (LCS 22) Completes Successful Acceptance Trials  (1 November 2019)
The future USS Kansas City (LCS 22) successfully concluded acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico after a series of in-port and underway demonstrations, the Navy announced Oct. 31.
Keel Authenticated for First Flight III Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer   (8 November 2019)
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.
Navy Accepts Delivery of USNS Miguel Keith (ESB 5)  (18 November 2019)
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.
Navy Accepts Delivery of USNS Puerto Rico  (11 December 2019)
The Navy accepted delivery of its 11th Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, the future USNS Puerto Rico (T-EPF 11), from Austal USA Dec. 10.
Construction Starts on Future USNS Harvey Milk  (20 December 2019)
Construction on the Navy's future USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO 206) was marked by a ceremony held at the General Dynamics-National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD-NASSCO) shipyard, Dec. 13.

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