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The Littoral Combat Ship USS freedom is scheduled to be deployed to Singapore on March 2013. Before its deployment, it acquired a paint job that is reminiscent of the World War II ships.
As confirmed by Naval Surface Command in Sand Diego, the first LCS of the US Navy being painted a four-color camouflage look, making it stand out from the other ships in San Diego Bay. Freedom now has a combination of flat black, haze gray, haze white and ocean gray. The US Navy did not elaborate the reasons for the new paint job. But a Navy Times story quoted Cmdr. Patrick Thien, “I want my ship to look like a warship. … If we’re going to paint it, we might as well go all the way.” Cmdr. Patrick Thien is the commanding officer of one of two crew of the USS Freedom.
The new look of the LCS Freedom are similarly worn by the warships during the World War II as can be seen on the pictures from Naval History Center. Aircraft carriers of the CVL-22 class has the same camo look. Belleau Wood (CVL-24) and Monterey (CVL-26) also have the same color scheme.
World War II airplanes also carried a four-color camouflage look like the Brewster F2A-1 fighter.
The LCS Freedom will start its eight-month deployment this spring amid numerous detraction.
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A US nuclear submarine’s periscope hits an unnamed merchant vessel in the Persian Gulf. There were no major damages and injuries according to a statement by the US Navy Fifth Fleet.
The USS Jacksonville (SSn-669), a Los Angeles-class sub, “struck a vessel while operating in the Persian Gulf” at about 5:00 am local time (0200 GMT), the statement said, adding “Jacksonville then surfaced from periscope depth to ascertain if there was any damage to the unidentified vessel. The vessel continued on a consistent course and speed offering no indication of distress or acknowledgment of a collision.”
According to the statement, only one of the submarine’s two periscope was damaged by the clash. The nuclear reactor and the propulsion plant of the submarine remain safe and unharmed.
A P-3 aircraft of the US Navy searched and secure the area and found no debris or distressed vessels in the water.
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The US Navy critical missions include anti-mining warfare on the high seas. Terrorist can easily incite panic and cause harm to global economy by putting up minefields on crucial commercial waterways. However, the tools that Navy has to counter mines depend too much on humans. In order to save lives as much as possible, the Navy is looking at the possibility of building robots that can detonate mines.
By April, the US Navy is seeking out defense contractors to build prototypes for the Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS). The robot will be tasked to speed out to suspected minefields and cause the mines to detonate while far from any ships or sailors. Currently, mine detonation are done by manned ships and helicopters like the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship and the MH-53 Helo.
According to Duane Ashton, US Navy’s program manager for its seafaring robots, “This would be the first unmanned sweep system [for a] surface capability, which a lot of country are looking at.” If UISS becomes a reality, it can join the fleet of robotic ships and submarines designed to neutralize terrorism on the high seas.
The idea behind the UISS is for the robot to mimic the acoustic and magnetic signals that detonate the mines while it is far from any ship. It will be launched from a Littoral Combat Ship and the UISS can possibly work with Knifefish, an underwater robot used for hunting mines.
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A New York upstate village called Whitehall calls itself the birthplace of the U.S. Navy and it houses one of the service oldest war relics. The hull of the schooner Ticonderoga, which fought during the War of 1812, is displayed in an open-sided shed near the Skenesborough Museum in Whitehall.
The wooden relic had been in Whitehall for more than 50 years since it was recovered from Lake Champlain. But with the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 coming up, maritime historians aim to preserve the haul a bit better.
According to senior adviser and special projects developer at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Arthur Cohn, “It was recovered for all the right reasons, but before we knew all the implications of a shipwreck and bringing it up into an air environment.”
Cohn said that the historic hull has to be stored in an enclosed, climate-controlled building where the vessel’s story can be told. But according to Skenesborough Museum directors, it cannot afford the cost of such project.
The Ticonderoga was part of the American fleet that defeated the British at the Battle of Platburgh. The victory has crucial in stopping the British empire to advance further in New York and in ending their northern invasion efforts. It was formerly a merchant steamer before it entered the Navy’s service. More Navy ships was christened Ticonderoga. Including a World War II aircraft carrier that served in the Pacific.
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Two aircraft carriers of the US Navy was sent back to the US by the Obama administration with the hope of easing the tension on the Syrian coast.
USS Eisenhower aircraft carrier and USS Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group along with its 2,500 marines went home after being stationed at the Syrian coast. Allegedly, the aircraft stations were sent to Syria to prepare of a military invasion if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad use chemical weapons against the opposition. The USS Eisenhower joined the Iwo Jima on the first week of December, ready to launch an American-led military invasion. But as the war in Syria worsen, the two ships were recalled. The move can mean that the US is convinced that the Syrian government does not have any chemical weapons.
Syria have reiterated that it does not have any capabilities for a chemical warfare and if they do they will not use it.
The US Navy always have two warships stationed at the Persian Gulf. But recalling the aircraft carriers will mean that it will only have one ship deployed at the Gulf this month, the USS John C. Stannis, which is nowhere near the Syrian coast.
The recalling of the two aircraft carriers was a disappointment to Turkey, an important US ally. However, none of the Syrian neighbors have officially criticized the move.
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The U.S. Navy deployed its warships after the North Korean government announced another missile launch. The naval ships are equipped with ballistic missile defenses and are closely monitoring North Korean in anticipation for the rocket launch.
According to U.S. Asia Pacific Commander Admiral Samuel Locklear, “It was “logical” for US naval ships in the region to track North Korea’s launch and “to the degree that those those ships are capable of participating in ballistic missile defense, then we’ll position them to be able to do that.”
The U.S. Navy also deployed guided-missile destroyer during the previous North Korean launch last April.
The two guided-missile destroyers deployed by the Navy ahead of the launch are the USS Benfold and the USS Fitzgerald. Both ships are equipped with sophisticated Aegis ballistic missile defense system. According to an anonymous Navy official, the two ships were moving in to “monitor any potential missile launch by North Korea and to reassure regional allies should a launch occur.”
Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, has announced that they will conduct the missile launch between December 10 and 22. They said it is a purely peaceful and scientific mission with the aim of placing an Earth observation satellite in space.
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A program to find replacement for the aging fleet of helicopters used by the president was launched with the release of the Request for Proposal by the U.S. Navy. The draft of solicitation to call potential bidders was released on November 23, 2012.
The program is called the VXX, it aims to acquire up to 23 helicopters for the presidential fleet, with the first unit expected to enter service in 2020. The U.S. Navy is looking for a proven design as the basis for the VXX.
An old VXX program was cancelled in 2009 because of massive cost and schedule overruns. Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin were the foremost competitors in the old program. But Lockheed will not compete in the new program, but will collaborate with Sikorsky instead.
Sikorsky intending to offer a helicopter based on S-92 model. Interested bidders include Boeing, which is basing a design on its H-47 twin rotor helicopter, Agusta Westland who is partnering with Northrop Grumman, which is proposing a variant of its AW101 helo.
The current fleet of presidential helicopters is composed of Sikorsky made VH-60N “Night Hawks” and VH-3D “Sea Kings.” Most of the helicopters have been in service since the 1940s.
The presidential helicopter is under the service of the U.S. Marine Corps, giving the chopper that carries the president the popular call sign “Marine One,” but the procurement and handling of the aircraft falls under the jurisdiction of the Navy.
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The new U.S. warship named Anchorage, an amphibious transport dock, arrived at its home port in San Diego, California.
Under the command of Capt. Brian Quin, the Anchorage set off to it new home from the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Ship Building Sit in Avondale, La. on October 30. It passed through the Panama Canal and made a port stop in Manzanillo, Mexico. Anchorage’s journey was completed in 13 hours.
Built by Northrop Grumman, Anchorage is the seventh San Antonio-class LPD delivered to the U.S. Navy. The ship’s primary mission is to embark, transport and land elements U.S. Marine Corps landing force in a variety of expeditionary and special operations capable missions using expeditionary fighting vehicles (EFVs); landing craft, air cushion (LCAC); tilt-rotor MV-22 Ospreys and CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters.
Anchorage will be commissioned in May in her namesake city of Achorage, Alaska. It is the second ship to be named after the city.
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Veteran’s Day celebration swept the whole nation on November 11. Parades honoring the American flag and the men and women who served it were held in every town. Tribute programs and concerts honored and thanked the sacrifices of the men and women who served in the military. It bridged the gap between young and old as student expressed their gratitude for the veterans.
For the men and women currently in service, it is a nice holiday that they can spend with their family. But for the US NAVY Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion based in California, it is a day to go beyond the call of duty.
The US Seabees went to Breezy Point, New York and helped residents clean their houses ravaged by Hurricane Sandy. They grabbed a shovel and dug out the sand washed up against a house. They collected debris from each house and walked 100 yards out of the neighborhood to a large trash pile.
Residents are thrilled to have the Seabees help them. “On the weekend they were swarming the place. They couldn’t take the garbage away fast enough,” said resident Carolyn Sculley. Marie Woods is likewise ecstatic, “They just walked by and asked if they could help and I just went: Woohoo!”
The US Seabees has a history of building bases, paving roads and airstrips, and other construction projects since the World War II. The US NAVY Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion has an upcoming deployment to Japan.
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After fifty years of service, the U.S. Navy’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier has finally retired. The USS Enterprise is the U.S. oldest active duty war and a historic symbol of its naval power. It had just come from its last mission, but it is now heading to the scrap heap.
After finishing its last deployment, almost all weapons and ammunition has been removed from the aircraft carrier. By the end of the week, it will make its final journey to its home port in Norfolk, Virginia where it will be put in inactive duty by December 1.
But a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier cannot be disposed of easily. It will take three years and millions of dollars to remove the ship’s radioactive fuel and eight nuclear reactors.
Mike Maus, spokesperson for Naval Air Force Atlantic shared the process of disposing the aircraft carrier. “Following the inactivation period, it will be towed over to Newport News — to Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding — where it will be defueled. They’ll remove all the fuel from it,” Maus said. The fuel will be disposed off at a later date.
The next phase will involve towing the warship around the Cape Horn to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Washington where the eight nuclear reactors will be removed. “In order to remove the reactors, it takes a lot of cutting and hacking on the ship to do that,” Maus said. “They do cut through the flight deck and they may very well be cutting through the hull of the ship itself.” When the reactors are finally removed, the USS Enterprise will be officially decommissioned. After that, the ship will be cut up and the metal will be sold.
Maus also explained why a historic ship such as the USS Enterprise cannot become a floating museum like the USS Intrepid and the USS Midway. Once the reactors are removed, the ship is basically destroyed. “… to put the ship back in any shape to where it still resembles a ship the cost would be over the moon,” said Maus.
However, the name Enterprise will continue to live on the U.S. Navy history. Seven other warship already share the name and a future carrier are already in petition to become the ninth USS Enterprise.
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