Top News of the Year 2013

TOP NEWS OF THE YEAR
TOP NEWS OF THE YEAR

Russia: Navy Commissions SSBN Yury Dolgoruky

The Project 955 Borei nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Yury Dolgoruky was commissioned…


The Philippines: AGHAM Calls for Naval, Ship-Building Self-Reliance

In light of the recent Tubbataha incident, activist scientist group AGHAM or Advocates of Science and Technology for the People called on the Philippine government to build a national ship-building industry that will strengthen the country’s capacity to protect its own territory and marine resources.


Russia’s Amur-1650 Class Submarine Sparks Foreign Interest

Foreign customers have shown high interest in Russia’s advanced Amur-1650 class submarine, state-run arms dealer Rosoboronexport said on Wednesday…


Australian Navy’s New LHD Takes Shape

A high precision Enerpac SyncHoist system has been successfully deployed by heavy lift and transport specialists Universal Cranes to ensure optimum accuracy and safety in the hoisting and positioning of key components of one of the largest ships ever built for the Royal Australian Navy.


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.


Multinational Amphibious Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013 Kicks Off

Marines and sailors from 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, I Marine Expeditionary Force and the U.S. Navy’s Expeditionary Strike Group-3, Commander, Third Fleet, announced the official commencement of multinational amphibious exercise Dawn Blitz 2013 off the Southern California coast, June 11-28.


BRP Ramon Alcaraz Departs Guam

After spending four days in Hawaii, BRP Ramon Alcaraz departed for Guam on Tuesday, the last port stop before she finally arrives to her new home, the Philippines on the first week of August. Alcaraz with 90 Officers and Enlisted personnel headed by Captain Ernesto Baldovino, arrived in Hawaii.


VIDEO: Walk through USS Kearsarge

Warships, the giant steel superstructures piercing through the waves are constructed in such a way that they give out a threatening first impression to potential enemies. Nevertheless, for those onboard on long deployments, they make a second home-a home at sea.


Greater Presence of Russian Warships in the Med amid Airstrikes against Syria

Two Russian Navy warships, an anti-submarine ship and a guided-missile cruiser, have been sent to the Mediterranean Sea amid announced airstrikes of the West against Syria, Reuters reported. 


VIDEO: DDG 1000 Zumwalt-Class Destroyer Pending Christening (USA)

The christening of the U.S. Navy’s newest guided missile destroyer, Zumwalt (DDG 1000), will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works. 


Commanding Officer of USS Jefferson City Relieved

NAVAL BASE POINT LOMA, Calif. – Cmdr. John Croghan relieved Cmdr. Brien Dickson as Commanding Officer of USS Jefferson City (SSN 759) during a pier side ceremony on Naval Base Point Loma Nov. 22.


Brazilian Aircraft Carrier Restored to Full Capacity

The Brazilian Navy has hired DCNS to carry out a ship check on the forward catapult of its aircraft carrier São Paulo.   DCNS team of engineers conducted the diagnostics and trials for the Brazilian Navy in November at the naval premises of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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