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The Independence, second in the Navy's new line of littoral ships and the first trimaran version left Florida Monday to sail toward its new home port of San Diego. The ship is scheduled to arrive in San Diego Bay in early May. The first in the
Story continues below One of the two $US700 million ($679 million) ships completed so far has had a major leak and crack in its hull, while the other is at sea, testing equipment that is failing to distinguish underwater mines from glints of light on
Tell us It's been a long voyage from the 2006 letter-writing campaign aimed at persuading then-Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter to name a littoral combat ship after Fort Worth and the countdown that's under way to the ship's commissioning Sept. 22
Italian marine company Fincantieri, through its U.S. subsidiary, is providing the U.S...The Response Boats-Medium will be delivered in the second quarter of 2013 but the order is part of a larger multiyear award for as many as 250 vessels.
Texas A 378-foot military ship named for a North Texas city will be commissioned this fall. A ceremony is planned Sept. 22 in Galveston to commission the USS Fort Worth. The Galveston County Daily News (http://bit.ly/zYz1HU) reports a delegation from
Also of interest Freedom is the lead ship in the Freedom-class of littoral combat ships. The 378-foot vessel was built in Wisconsin by Marinette Marine. US Navy For at least the fourth time in its young history, the San Diego-based littoral combat
A next-generation Navy ship that was expected to be based in San Diego by Christmas will not reach its new home port until March, it was reported Wednesday. The USS Independence, a littoral combat ship, will instead remain in Florida until it
Against the backdrop of tightening defense budgets, the Navy's Orlando-based simulation-training agency is laying the groundwork for one of its richest contract bids in recent years for a program potentially worth $300 million. The agency one of the
The U.S. subsidiary of Australian shipbuilder Austal is to provide structural maintenance services for a U.S...The subcontract for the vessel, the Sea Fighter, was awarded to the company by BAE Systems. The vessel is a 262-foot, high-speed aluminum
Navy Littoral Combat Ship has completed builder's sea trials conducted by a Lockheed Martin-led industry team...Navy and the Lockheed Martin team that included Marinette Marine Corp. -- were conducted in the waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan.