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This Day in Naval History – Jan. 29

1914 - U.S. Marines land in Haiti to protect U.S. consulate 1943 - Beginning of 2 day battle of Rennell Island after which U.S. transports reached Guadalcanal (Source: Navy News Service)  


This Day in Naval History - February 23

From the Navy News Service:   1795 - The U.S. Navy Office of Purveyor of Supplies is established. This is officially recognized as the Navy Supply Corps Birthday. 1919 - USS Osmond Ingram (DD 255), the first Navy ship named for an enlisted man, is commissioned. 1944 - Carrier groups under Adm. Raymond Spruance attack Saipan, Tinian and Rota in the Marianas. 1945 - U.S. Marines and a Navy corpsman raise the American flag on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima


Northrop Grumman Awarded Ship Contract

Northrop Grumman Corporation was awarded a contract from Maersk Line, Limited for maintenance work on the military prepositioning ship M/V Pvt. Franklin J. Phillips. Northrop Grumman's Newport News sector is the prime contractor for the work, which will include dry-docking, maintenance and repair. The Phillips arrived at the shipyard on Sept. 26 and will remain for approximately five weeks. Work during this period will include upgrades to the habitability spaces; replacement of the cargo


U.S. Navy Hosts conference

The Combatant Craft Detachment (CCD) of the Carderock Division, a field engineering organization of the Naval Sea Systems Command, has announced that a forum focusing on Department of Defense and government boats and craft will take place June 19-21 at Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base. The Multi-Agency Craft Conference (MACC), sponsored by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and the Army's Tank-Automotive and Armament Command (TACOM), fosters mutual understanding between military


HII Yard Christening of LHA 6 'America'

Mrs Lynne Pace Christens America: Photo credit HII

Lynne Pace, wife of retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, served as the ship's sponsor. The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship America (LHA 6) built by Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division. is the first in a new class, and the fourth U.S. Navy vessel to be named America, extending a legacy dating back to 1861. Ingalls has built 13 amphibious assault ships: five in the Tarawa (LHA 1) class and eight in the Wasp


Today in U.S. Naval History: October 18

Today in U.S. Naval History - October 18 1812 - U.S. sloop of war Wasp captures HM brig Frolic. 1859 - U.S. Marines reach Harper's Ferry, Va. and assault the arsenal seized by John Brown and his followers. 1867 - USS Ossippee and USS Resaca participate in formal transfer of Alaska to U.S. authority at Sitka and remain to enforce law and order in new territory. 1944 - Third Fleet Carrier aircraft attack Japanese ships in harbor and land forces around Manila.


Thompson Named VP of Connector Specialists

Larry Thompson has been named vice president of operations for Connector Specialists Inc. Thompson joined the hose and fitting specialists in 1996 as a salesman in the Baton Rouge office. His territory covered the Gulf Coast region of Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Connector Specialists has three locations - New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette. As vice president of operations, Thompson works with owner-president Ed Sutton on day-to-day operations of the company


MLL Purchases Two U.S. Flag Combination Ships

Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) has completed the purchase of two flag general cargo and roll-on/roll-off combination ships, formerly employed under long-term charter to the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC). In early 2008, Military Sealift Command elected to end the charter for the M/V PFC WILLIAM B BAUGH and M/V PVT FRANKLIN J PHILLIPS and redeliver them to their private owners, who then offered them for sale


NASSCO Lays Keel, USNS William McLean

On Marh 26, General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), laid the keel for USNS William McLean, the twelfth ship of the Lewis and Clark class of dry cargo-ammunition ships (T-AKE). The ship is named in honor of the U.S. Navy physicist who in the 1950s pioneered the technology behind the Sidewinder missile, the first effective U.S. air-to-air missile. Construction of the William McLean began in September 2009


This Day in Naval History – October 18

1812 - U.S. sloop of war Wasp captures HM brig Frolic. 1859 - U.S. Marines reach Harper's Ferry, VA and assault the arsenal seized by John Brown and his followers. 1867 - USS Ossippee and USS Resaca participate in formal transfer of Alaska to U.S. authority at Sitka and remain to enforce law and order in new territory. 1944 - 3rd Fleet Carrier aircraft attack Japanese ships in harbor and land forces around Manila.


Today in U.S. Naval History: January 29

Today in U.S. Naval History - January 29 1914 - U.S. Marines land in Haiti to protect U.S. consulate 1943 - Beginning of two-day battle of Rennell Island after which U.S. transports reached Guadalcanal For more information about naval history


NASSCO Delivers USNS John Glenn

Photo: General Dynamics NASSCO

General Dynamics NASSCO today delivered the USNS John Glenn (MLP 2), the second ship of the Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) class, to the U.S. Navy. The ship is named after the Honorable John Glenn for his exceptional and decorated service as a U.S. Marine Corps pilot, astronaut and U.S. Senator.


U.S. Maritime Advisory Panel Names 10 New Members

Official portrait of Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the appointment of 10 new members to the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC). Established in 2010, MTSNAC is comprised of leaders from commercial transportation firms, trade associations


Obama Offers US Aid to S.Korea Following Ferry Accident

Photo courtesy South Korea Coast Guard

U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday expressed condolences to the families of the victims of the South Korean ferry sinking and said the U.S. military will provide the country with any help it needs to perform rescue operations. Rescuers are battling strong waves and murky waters as they


Today in U.S. Naval History: August 21

USS Truxtun (Official U.S. Navy Photo)

Today in U.S. Naval History - August 21 1800 - U.S. Marine Corps Band gave its first concert in Washington, D.C. 1883 - Installation of the first electric lighting on a U.S. Navy Ship completed on USS Trenton. 1920 - Radio station built by U.S


Maritime Legend Passes Away

Captain Robert M. Cusick at Board of Investigation: Photo courtesy of Robert Frump

Captain Robert M. Cusick Jr., a merchant marine officer who survived the wreck of the SS Marine Electric and then helped lead a major reform of US maritime safety standards, died peacefully in his sleep in New Hampshire on Thursday, September 12, 2013, according to Carol Cusick, his daughter


WNY Shooting Tragedy: SECNAV Orders Security Review

Navy Yard entrance: Photo credit USN

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has directed a rapid review of Navy and Marine Corps' security procedures at military bases in the United States. "Our Sailors, Marines, and civilians are familiar with the dangers of service, but our security is something we can never take for granted


Maersk Awarded Three MSC Contracts

USNS GYSGT Fred W. Stockham: Photo courtesy of MSC

Maersk Line has been awarded 3 US Department of Defense, Navy, (Military Sealift Command) contracts to provide various services as follows: In the first contract, Maersk Line, Ltd., Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $31,817,327 modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise the third


Sponsor Bonnie Amos Revisits LPD 27 at Ingalls Shipbuilding

Bonnie Amos & Ingalls shipyard employee: Photo courtesy of HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division hosted Gen. James Amos, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, and ship's sponsor Mrs. Bonnie Amos to meet with shipbuilders on the amphibious transport dock Portland (LPD 27). "Today


Aker Philadelphia Welcome Back Governor Corbett

Governor Tom Corbett: Photo courtesy of State Office

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI) has welcomed Governor Corbett back for an update on the state of the shipyard and a tour to view progress on the current tankers APSI is building for SeaRiver Maritime. The last time Governor Corbett visited APSI was in September 2011 for the contract


Today in U.S. Naval History: October 25

Stephen Decatur, USN. 19th Century engraving by D. Edwin, after a Gilbert Stuart portrait. (U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.)

Today in U.S. Naval History - October 25 1812 - USS United States (Capt. Stephen Decatur) captures HMS Macedonian. 1924 - Airship, USS Shenandoah (ZR-1), completes round trip transcontinental cruise that began on October 7. 1944 - During Battle of Leyte Gulf in Battle of Surigao Straits, U


NASSCO Lays Keel of Third U.S. Navy Platform Ship

Artist rendering of Mobile Landing Platform vessel (Photo: General Dynamics NASSCO)

General Dynamics NASSCO today hosted a keel laying ceremony for the USNS Lewis B. Puller, the third ship in the Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) class. The ship is named in honor of Lewis B. Puller, the most decorated U.S. Marine in history and the only one to be awarded five Navy Crosses. Mrs


Aker Philadelphia Lay Keel of Second SeaRiver Tankship

Keel-laying ceremony: Photo credit Aker Philadelphia

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI) has held a ceremonial keel laying for the second of two Aframax tankers that it is building for SeaRiver Maritime, Inc., a Exxon Mobil Corporation’s U.S. marine affiliate. When completed in 2014


ACL Receives Environmental Achievement Award

American Commercial Lines Inc. (ACL), a U.S. marine transportation service company, was presented with Environmental Achievement Awards by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) at a reception held Wednesday, November 13 in Washington, D.C


Aker Starts Building First Product Tanker for Crowley

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI), the wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA (Oslo: AKPS), began production activities today on the first product tanker that it is building for its joint venture with Crowley. Crowley and APSI have signed contracts for the first four


 
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