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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 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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At present, the navy ships that invaded Iwo Jima during the World War II has a lone survivor and the historic ship might be headed to the scrap heap.
During World War II, the ship was known as the Zuni. It earned four battle stars for its service as an ocean salvage tug. Its role in Iwo Jima was to rescue soldiers and save torpedo-damaged ships. When the war ended, the Navy turned the Zuni over to the Coast Guard. It was renamed into Tamaroa after a Native American tribe.
As a Coast Guard cutter, the Tamaroa’s most daring feat was during a 1991 storm when it rescued three people on a sailboat in 40-feet sea and 80-knots wind off the coast of Nuntucket Island. After the sailboat rescue, the Tamaroa immediately proceeded to save Air National Guard crewmen whose plane crashed as it was performing a rescue itself. These events were immortalized in a book and a movie called “The Perfect Storm.”
But due to damage on its hull, the historic ship is in danger of being turned into scrap or be an artificial reef under the sea. The Zuni Maritime Foundation has been trying to raise $500,000 to save the ship but so far the efforts have fallen short. The foundation was hoping to turn the ship into a museum to showcase the vessel’s 69 years of history.
“It’s heartbreaking,” Tom Robinson, foundation director, told NBCNews.com. “Ten years of effort down the drain. The ship is ready to be scrapped.”
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For almost two years, the U.S. Navy refrained from sinking old warships in the U.S. coastal waters due to environmental and financial concerns. The old warships are used as target practice for naval exercises. The Navy recently lifted the moratorium on this practice after evaluating the costs, benefits and environmental impact of the program.
Known as Sinkex, short for sinking exercise, Navy has used the target practice to dispose an old ship. Previous ship models that had undergone this treatment range from small vessels to large aircraft carriers like the USS America.
Later this month, three old vessels will follow the same fate. The Kilauea, Niagara Falls, and Concord will be sent in a watery grave off the coast of Hawaii during the Rim of the Pacific Naval Exercises. The RIMPAC will last for five weeks and it will involve over thousands of military personnel from 22 nations.
According to the Navy, the Sinkex offers important live-fire training for the times of war and provides clean vessels for at-sea, live-fire exercises. The ships provide exercises for airplane bombers, warships and submarines. The results can be used to aid acquisition, planning and design of future vessels.
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As the U.S. Military tightens its budget, Ingalls Shipbuilding officially starts the construction of a billion dollar navy ship. It is an amphibious transport dock ship. It will be named John P. Murtha Ship LPD 26, after the U.S. Pennsylvania Representative John P. Murtha. The Navy warship is expected to be in service in about two and a half years.
A ceremony for keel authentication was held at the Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Pride and patriotism soars high as shipbuilder Wilfred Bolds, Jr. carved his initials in the keel plate.
“It is a bit overwhelming to sit back and think of what it means,” Bolds said. “It means my name is now attached to a warship, a ship that is going to go into battle and will provide housing to many of our soldiers.”
Ingalls President Irwin Edenzon keeps
a positive outlook, despite the military budget cuts.
“I think the nation is a bit concerned about what the future will bring. There are lots and lots of plans being talked about in Washington now and nobody is settled on a particular plan. We have a fairly good order book for the next couple of years, and we are up in Washington selling every day.”
Navy warship is an important part of military operations and the John P. Murtha Ship will the latest addition to its valiant fleet.
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On March 4, Sunday, Boeing had finally delivered the first unit of P-8A Poseidon to the US Navy in Seattle. The P-8A Ooseidon is an anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft. Boeing are making 12 more units of the aircraft for the Navy.
The Boeing vice-president and P-8A project manager was very proud of the aircraft manufacturer’s achievement in meeting the Navy’s goal. While the US navy is very gracious to receive the esteemed aircraft.
In speaking on behalf of the Navy, Rear Admiral Paul Grosklags said, “The Navy fleet is more than ready to receive the P-8A, which will provide the users and operators a step increase in mission capabilities. Thanks to Boeing and the entire team for its efforts and great partnership to date.” Grosklags is the US Navy Program Executive Officer for Air Anti-Submarine Warfare, Assault & Special Missions Program.
The first P-8A Poseidon is named LRIP1-1. After it arrived in Seattle, navy pilots flew the aircraft to the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida where it will be used for crew training.
Apart from the P-8A production aircraft, Boeing also manufactured six flight-test and two ground-test aircraft. The flight-test aircraft is located in a naval air station in Maryland. It had completed more than 1,500 flight hours.
The Poseidon is a derivative of Boeing’s Next Generation 737-800. Boeing led a group of aviation big players that includes CFM International, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Spirit AeroSystems, BAE Systems and GE Aviation.
The US Navy plans to buy 117 units of the Poseidon to replace its aging P3 fleet. The Navy targets to make the P-8A operational ready by 2013.
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The Pakistan Navy Fleet has inducted the second batch of the P3C aircraft that it received from the United States. Under the Foreign Military Funding (FMF), the Pakistani Navy is a recipient of modified P3C aircraft. The induction was held at the Naval Aviation Base in Karachi.
The Pakistan navy is expected to receive six units of P3C aircraft that will arrive in batches of two. The first batch was inducted into navy fleet in 2010. The P3C aircraft is equipped with the latest avionic and sensor technology. It has an advanced surveillance capability which would be very advantageous in the Pakistan Navy’s mission of watching over the North Arabian Sea.
The North Arabian Sea is a vital trade and energy passage for global economy. It is also a site of intense military activity – both legal and illegal thus requiring intense vigilance.
The P3C aircraft can be used for weapons transportation and designed to have single integrated tactical picture of the battle space which it receives from several aircraft sensors and information from other platforms.
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The Pentagon has approved the requirement for an “endurance upgrade” to the U.S. Navy’s Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned aircraft system, with a larger air vehicle to provide increased payload and range to support special operations forces.
After also evaluating the Boeing A160T Hummingbird and Lockheed Martin/Kaman K-Max unmanned helicopters, the program office has recommended using the Bell 407 airframe, Capt. Patrick Smith, the Navy’s Fire Scout program manager, said Aug. 17 at the AUVSI International show in Washington.
The program office’s recommendation has yet to be endorsed by Navy leadership, but Northrop and Bell are already jointly developing an unmanned version of the civil Bell 407 light turbine helicopter, called the Fire-X, which first flew in December.
“The MQ-8C endurance upgrade package started as a joint urgent operational need statement from Special Operations Command. The requirement was validated [on Aug. 16] by the office of the secretary of defense,” Smith says.
“Our recommendation is to go with the 407 airframe, based on the time frame limitations,” he says. The requirement is to develop the larger MQ-8C within 24 months, for deployment in 2014, with plans to acquire 28 air vehicles over three years.
Plans to arm the basic MQ-8B Fire Scout, which is based on a Schweizer 333 helicopter, also have been approved. The rapid deployment capability program calls for fielding within 18 months, possibly on the Littoral Combat Ship, Smith says.
The Navy has selected a laser-guided 70 mm rocket, BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS), as the initial weapon because it has existing safety approval for deployment on ships.
“Northrop Grumman will conduct a demonstration of Raytheon’s Griffin later this month, and we would like to become weapon-agnostic,” he says. Griffin is a 35-lb. tube-launched laser-guided mini-missile.
The Navy, meanwhile, has confirmed that an MQ-8B that went down over Libya on June 21 while operating from the USS Halyburton was “lost to enemy fire.” Communications and radar contact was lost while the aircraft was flying below cloud cover in an area where other allied aircraft had already come under heavy anti-aircraft fire.