Top News of the Week May 20 – 25, 2013

Top News of the Week May 20 – 25, 2013

US Navy’s Dolphins Discover Howell Torpedo

The US Navy’s bottlenose dolphins have discovered the so-called Howell torpedo off Coronado, San Diego County, according to the Los Angeles Times.


BRP Ramon Alcaraz Starts Sea Trials

The Philippine Navy’s new warship, the BRP Ramon Alcaraz, began sea trials on Monday, according to GMA News. The ship set sail from North Charleston, South Carolina at 8:30 a.m. Monday (US time). BRP Ramon Alcaraz was subjected to  refurbishment and refitting which cost $15.15 million.


US Navy Announces Fleet-Wide Women’s Uniform Survey

Approximately 16,000 randomly selected female officers and enlisted are being asked to participate in the online survey on the fit, design and durability of Navy uniforms in a Fleet-wide survey announced in NAVADMIN 127/13.


UK: HMS Ark Royal Heads for Scrapping

Royal Navy’s former warship HMS Ark Royal is going to be scrapped, reports the BBC. The warship left Portsmouth for the last time and is now headed to Turkey.


USA:”Tolling of the Boats” Ceremony Held to Honor Fallen Submariners

More than 200 Sailors, veterans and civilians attended the “Tolling of the Boats” ceremony hosted by members of the U.S. Navy Bremerton Base Submarine Veterans (SubVets) at the Naval Undersea Museum’s Jack Murdock Auditorium, May 23.


UK: Liverpool to Act as Focal Point of Battle of the Atlantic’s Anniversary

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic (BOA 70) – the longest continuous military campaign of the Second World War – the city of Liverpool will act as the focal point this weekend for the national commemoration.


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