Category Archives: warship

Warship Vella Gulf suffers fuel leak, heads back to Norfolk a week into deployment

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A fuel oil leak aboard the Navy warship Vella Gulf is forcing the guided-missile cruiser to return to Norfolk, removing a ship from the strike group of the aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower, which deployed less than a week ago. The leak in one of the cruiser’s engineering spaces came as the ship was crossing […]

Navy warship’s transit of Taiwan Strait a first under Biden administration

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For the first time in the presidency of Joe Biden, a U.S. Navy warship steamed through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday, according to the Japan-based U.S. 7th Fleet. The guided-missile destroyer John S. McCain’s transit “demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” 7th Fleet said in a statement. “The United States military […]

Navy warship’s transit of Taiwan Strait a first under Biden administration

navy-warship’s-transit-of-taiwan-strait-a-first-under-biden-administration

For the first time in the presidency of Joe Biden, a U.S. Navy warship steamed through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday, according to the Japan-based U.S. 7th Fleet. The guided-missile destroyer John S. McCain’s transit “demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” 7th Fleet said in a statement. “The United States military […]

Navy warship’s transit of Taiwan Strait a first under Biden administration

navy-warship’s-transit-of-taiwan-strait-a-first-under-biden-administration

For the first time in the presidency of Joe Biden, a U.S. Navy warship steamed through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday, according to the Japan-based U.S. 7th Fleet. The guided-missile destroyer John S. McCain’s transit “demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” 7th Fleet said in a statement. “The United States military […]

US warship transits Taiwan Strait, prompting outcry from Beijing

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The U.S. guided-missile destroyer Mustin transited through the Taiwan Strait Saturday, sparking outrage from Beijing. The warship’s move was done “in accordance with international law,” according to a statement from U.S. 7th Fleet. Such trips are regularly conducted in the strait to signal support for Taiwan, which Beijing contends is rightfully part of mainland China. […]

U.S. Navy warship steams near contested South China Sea islands

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The U.S. warship John S. McCain steamed near the contested Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on Tuesday, according to the Japan-based U.S. 7th Fleet. The guided-missile destroyer’s freedom of navigation operation, or FONOP, was the latest move in the Navy’s continuing assertion that the waters increasingly claimed by Beijing are international and open […]

US warship transits Taiwan Strait, prompting outcry from Beijing

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The U.S. guided-missile destroyer Mustin transited through the Taiwan Strait Saturday, sparking outrage from Beijing. The warship’s move was done “in accordance with international law,” according to a statement from U.S. 7th Fleet. Such trips are regularly conducted in the strait to signal support for Taiwan, which Beijing contends is rightfully part of mainland China. […]

US Navy sends warship near disputed islands a day after China’s ’carrier killer’ missile test

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The U.S. Navy sent a warship steaming near disputed islands in the South China Sea Thursday, a day after Beijing reportedly tested so-called “carrier killer” missiles in the same area. The guided-missile destroyer Mustin “asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the vicinity of the Paracel Islands, consistent with international law,” U.S. 7th Fleet spokeswoman Cmdr. […]

US warship sails contested waters in South China Sea after White House rejects China’s maritime claims there

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A day after the White House announced it would reject nearly all of China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea, the U.S. warship Ralph Johnson steamed through the contested waters Tuesday, according to U.S. 7th Fleet officials. The guided-missile destroyer navigated near the Spratly Islands, a network of islands and man-made atolls created by […]