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Keel laid for U.S. Navy’s first Arleigh Burke Flight III destroyer

Keel laid for U.S. Navy’s first Arleigh Burke Flight III destroyer

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Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The keel has been laid for the first Arleigh Burke-class Flight III destroyer, the USS Jack H. Lucas, representing the ceremonial start of ship construction. A keel-laying ceremony was held Thursday at Huntington Ingalls Industries' shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., with ship sponsors Ruby Lucas, widow of the ship's namesake, and philanthropist Catherine B. Reynolds etching their initials into the keel plate. The vessel, designated DDG 125, will be the first of the Navy's new Burke-class ships in the Flight III configuration, which includes the new SPY-6 radar system and Aegis Baseline 10, both of which are said to be significant upgrades. "The Flight III ships will bring increased lethality and warfighting capacity to our warfighters, and today's milestone is the first of m...
Russian destroyer misses colliding with US cruiser by just 30 metres

Russian destroyer misses colliding with US cruiser by just 30 metres

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A Russian destroyer almost collided with a US guided missile cruiser in the Philippine Sea in an incident Washington has described as "unsafe and unprofessional".The Russian vessel came to within 30 metres of the USS Chancellorsville, according to US Seventh Fleet spokesman Commander Clayton Doss.He described a Russian claim that the US ship had acted dangerously as "propaganda".More follows... Let's block ads! (Why?) World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News
Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer gun dead, vessel mission being redefined

Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer gun dead, vessel mission being redefined

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Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The Navy told Congress in a recent hearing that the Advanced Gun System on the Zumwalt-class destroyer is a dead letter for the foreseeable future, despite the long-range gun designed for shore bombardment being one of the cornerstones of the troubled stealth destroyer. Even as the second-in-class USS Michael Monsoor departs from Guantanamo Bay for San Diego to receive commissioning and combat testing, the Navy is only starting to figure out what they will do with the troubled multi-billion dollar Zumwalt-class destroyer. The Zumwalt has been billed as the most advanced destroyer ever built, with stealth capabilities and a gun system that could provide precision fire support deep inland ahead of advancing amphibious forces. It is also equipped with an electrical propulsion...
Navy to commission new Arleigh Burke destroyer USS Thomas Hudner

Navy to commission new Arleigh Burke destroyer USS Thomas Hudner

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Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy will commission the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Thomas Hudner during a Dec. 1 ceremony in Boston, Mass., at 10 a.m. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker will deliver the ceremonies principal address with Hudner's widow and the wife of retired Vice Adm. Michael Miller as sponsors, the Navy announced on Wednesday. USS Thomas Hudner is named after the naval aviator and Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Thomas J. Hudner Jr., who was awarded the decoration in 1951 for heroism in the Korean War. It will be the first U.S. Navy ship to bear the name Thomas Hudner. Hudner was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in April. "The commissioning of USS Thomas Hudner continues a spirit of faithful service that Thomas Hudner embodied throughout his lif...
Navy to commission new destroyer USS Rafael Peralta

Navy to commission new destroyer USS Rafael Peralta

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July 29 (UPI) -- The Navy will commission the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Rafael Peralta in a ceremony this morning at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego.Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller will be present to deliver the primary address and the mother of the ship's namesake, Ms. Rose Maria Peralta, will serve as its sponsor.The new destroyer is named for Marine Corps Sgt. Rafael Peralta, who was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for heroism for protecting fellow Marines during the second Battle of Fallujah in Iraq. After being badly wounded by enemy gunfire during house-to-house fighting, Peralta covered an enemy grenade with his own body to absorb the blast and save the two Marines with him."During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Sgt. Peralta acted heroically and s...