Category Archives: Destroyer

Destroyer McCain conducts FONOP in Sea of Japan; Russia claims it led to a tussle with one of its destroyers


The guided-missile destroyer John S. McCain conducted a freedom of navigation operation in the Sea of Japan — and Russia asserts the operation led to a tussle with a Russian destroyer. According to the U.S. Navy, the McCain entered the Peter the Great Bay in the Sea of Japan Tuesday as part of the FONOP […]

See the US Navy’s stealth destroyer conduct its first missile test


WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy’s first stealth destroyer, Zumwalt, test-fired an SM-2 missile out of its MK 57 Vertical Launching System on Oct. 13, the service announced Monday afternoon, demonstrating that the launcher is operable. The test, which took place on the Naval Air Weapons Center Weapons Division Sea Test Range, near Point Mugu, California, […]

Navy commissions destroyer named for the first MCPON


The Navy commissioned the guided missile destroyer Delbert D. Black Saturday morning. Named for the first master chief petty officer of the Navy, the Arleigh Burke Class destroyer is the result of more than 10 years’ work by multiple MCPONs to name a ship for Black. Ten former MCPONs and current MCPON Russell L. Smith […]

Navy fires CO of destroyer Arleigh Burke


The commanding officer of a Norfolk-based warship was relieved of command Thursday, according to Navy officials. Cmdr. John Gaines was removed as head of the guided-missile destroyer Arleigh Burke after higher-ups lost confidence in his ability to command “due to self-reported misconduct,” U.S. 2nd Fleet spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Ashley Hockycko said in an email. Gaines’ […]

Navy’s new destroyer, damaged in a 2019 collision, heads to its homeport in Florida


The Navy’s newest guided-missile destroyer, the USS Delbert D. Black, departed Huntington Ingalls Industries’ shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Friday en route to its homeport in Mayport, Florida. The ship is named after the first master chief petty officer of the Navy. The Navy took delivery of the destroyer in April from Huntington Ingalls’ shipyard in […]

Destroyer Pinckney challenges Venezuela’s maritime territorial claims


For the second time in three weeks, U.S. Southern Command has sent a Navy warship through waters off the coast of Venezuela, the combatant command said Wednesday. The guided-missile destroyer Pinckney steamed through waters off the South American country’s coast to challenge Caracas’ “excessive maritime claims in international waters.” Such freedom of navigation operations, or […]

Destroyer Preble and Coast Guard detachment seize cocaine worth $40 million in counter-narcotics deployment


The guided-missile destroyer Preble and a U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment recovered more than $40 million worth of cocaine during a just concluded counter-narcotics deployment to U.S. 4th Fleet , according to the Navy. That equals a total of 100 bales of suspected cocaine — or 2,000 kilograms — seized in the 4th Fleet’s […]