Category Archives: guided-missile

Guided-missile destroyer Winston Churchill seizes thousands of illicit weapons from dhows off Somalia coast


The guided-missile destroyer Winston Churchill seized thousands of illicit weapons — including AK-47 assault rifles and heavy sniper rifles — from two dhows off the coast of Somalia last week. The Churchill’s Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure team and embarked joint service Advanced Interdiction Team detected the weapons during a flag verification boarding and the […]

Guided-missile cruiser Antietam wraps up 260-day deployment


The guided-missile cruiser Antietam is back in Yokosuka, Japan, following a 260-day deployment. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of the Antietam crew and the embarked air detachment from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 77 had to remain aboard the ship during the deployment in the 7th Fleet’s area of operation. Only a few pier-restricted […]

Watch the guided-missile destroyer Winston Churchill help Iranian ship in Arabian Sea


The guided-missile destroyer Winston Churchill provided assistance on Thursday to an Iranian-flagged dhow after the vessel signaled it was in distress in the Arabian Sea, according to the Combined Maritime Forces. After flashing its lights to indicate it was in distress, the dhow crew told the Churchill via bridge-to-bridge radio that the vessel had a […]

Navy guided-missile cruiser spills 4K gallons of fuel into Virginia river


YORKTOWN, Va. — A large warship spilled 4,000 gallons of fuel into a Virginia river late last week, the U.S. Navy has confirmed. The USS Philippine Sea, a guided-missile cruiser, spilled the diesel fuel into the York River on Thursday morning, news outlets reported. The ship was at a pier at the Naval Weapons Station […]