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USS Billings undergoing repairs in Montreal after striking moored ship

USS Billings undergoing repairs in Montreal after striking moored ship

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June 27 (UPI) -- The USS Billings, a Freedom-class littoral combat ship, is undergoing repairs in Montreal after striking a moored merchant ship last week. The Billings, which was delivered to the Navy in February and is designated as LCS 15, made contact with the bulk carrier Rosaire Desgagnes as it was leaving its slip at 2 p.m. Friday, a U.S. Navy official told USNI News. Two tugs were assisting the warship named for the city in Montana when the starboard side of the warship made contact with the port side of the carrier moored at the pier at Montreal's Sainte-Marie neighborhood. "Billings sustained minor damage above the waterline," Lt. Cmdr. Courtney Hillson told USNI News. "While the ship is able to safely transit to its homeport, Naval Station Mayport, Fla., the ship will temporar...
Future littoral combat ship Indianapolis completes acceptance trials

Future littoral combat ship Indianapolis completes acceptance trials

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June 26 (UPI) -- LCS 17, the U.S. Navy littoral combat ship soon to be named the USS Indianapolis, has completed its acceptance trials, designer Lockheed Martin announced on Wednesday. The trials, on Lake Michigan, were competed on June 19, concluding the vessel's final milestone before it is delivered to the Navy. It was built at Fincantieri Marinette Marine's facilities in Marinette, Wis., and is expected to be commissioned as the USS Indianapolis in October. The Navy conducted over 100 trials of the ship before declaring its acceptance. "LCS 17 is joining the second-largest class of ships in the U.S. Navy fleet, and we are proud to get the newest littoral combat ship one step closer to delivery," said Joe DePietro, Lockheed Martin vice president "This ship is lethal and flexible, and ...
Navy takes delivery of littoral combat ship USS Cincinnati

Navy takes delivery of littoral combat ship USS Cincinnati

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June 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of its newest littoral combat ship, to be named the USS Cincinnati, in ceremonies in Mobile, Ala. The ship, designated LCS 20, is a relatively small surface vessel designed for near-shore Navy operations, and is the 10th in the Navy's Independence class. The delivery on Friday marks the official transfer of the ship from its builder, Austal USA, to the Navy. It will be commissioned and officially named in ceremonies later this year in Gulfport, Miss. "This is a great day for the Navy and our country with the delivery of the future USS Cincinnati," said Capt. Mike Taylor, LCS program manager. "I look forward to celebrating the commissioning of this great ship alongside the crew later this year. This ship will play an essential role in in ca...
Pence: U.S. Navy hospital ship to help displaced Venezuelans

Pence: U.S. Navy hospital ship to help displaced Venezuelans

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June 18 (UPI) -- Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday that a U.S. Navy hospital ship will set sail to relieve pressure from the strain of increasing numbers of displaced Venezuelans. The ship, departing Tuesday from Miami, has a five-month medical assistance mission with scheduled stops including Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Saint Lucia, and St. Kitts and Nevis. Pence said he was pleased to be in Miami "for the departure of the USNS Comfort, bringing the compassion of the American people to those suffering here in our hemisphere and around the world." The vessel will push off for its second deployment to Latin America in the last six months, Pence said. In the next five months, the crew of the USNS Comfort will continue America's ...

Officials: Last slave ship from Africa ID’d on Alabama coast

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Alabama historical officials say researchers have located the wreck of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States. A statement issued Wednesday by the Alabama Historical Commission says remains of the Gulf schooner Clotilda have been identified and verified after months of assessment. The commission's executive director, Lisa Demetropoulos Jones, calls the discovery "an extraordinary archaeological find." In 1860 the wooden ship illegally transported 110 people from what is now the west African nation of Benin to Mobile, Alabama. The Clotilda was then taken into delta waters north of the port and burned. The captives were later freed and settled a community that's still called Africatown.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: International