Category Archives: ships

New in 2021: Here are all the ships the Navy will commission and christen in the coming year

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The U.S. Navy will commission seven ships in 2021 and christen another eight, according to data provided by Naval Sea Systems Command. The guided-missile destroyer fleet will welcome DDG-118, Daniel Inouye, named after the late U.S. senator from Hawaii, while the littoral combat ships Oakland, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Mobile are expected to join the LCS […]

The US Navy wants to find ships to kill using aerial drones launched from submarines

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WASHINGTON – The name of the game in the Pacific is stand-off range. But with longer range torpedoes and anti-ship missiles in the arsenal, submariners are looking to a new domain to help them extend their deadly reach: The air. In an October request for information, Naval Sea Systems Command’s Submarine Combat and Weapons Control […]

Navy ships head into South China Sea to counter Beijing ‘bullying’

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Two U.S. Navy ships sailed into the South China Sea Thursday in a show of support for a Malaysian drill ship that’s been getting hassled by Chinese vessels as Beijing continues its attempts to claim the resource-rich sea as its own. The littoral combat ship Montgomery and the dry cargo ship Cesar Chavez each steamed […]