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USS NAUTILUS (SSN-571) (Photo: National Archives)

Great moments in naval architecture & marine engineeringThe world's first nuclear powered submarine, USS Nautilus (SSN-571), was commissioned by the U.S. Navy in September 1954. The first-of-its-kind submarine went on to set many records, including the first ever submerged transit of the North Pole.

Saudi Military Industries Signs Warships JV with Navantia

(Image: Navantia)

State-owned Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) signed an agreement with Spain's Navantia to set up a joint venture in the kingdom to build five warships, the state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.The deal is part of a wider framework agreed in April by Spain and Saudi Arabia for Spanish state-owned

Austal Opens San Diego Office

(Photo: Austal USA)

The United States’ fifth largest shipbuilder Austal USA has opened a new operations office in San Diego on Wednesday, in a move that aims to improve existing local support capabilities to the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) and Expeditionary Fast Transports (EPF) programs.“Today’s opening is

Guided Missile Destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr. Launched

HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division launched the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) on Friday. (Photo: HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division launched the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) on Friday.Frank E. Petersen Jr. was translated via Ingalls’ rail car system to a floating dry dock. Once on, the dry dock was moved away from the pier,

USS Gerald R. Ford Returns to Newport News

Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) arrives at Newport News Shipbuilding (Photo: Huntington Ingalls Industries)

The U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier has returned to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division for 12 months of modifications, upgrades, system improvements and repairs.On Sunday USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) was moved to the shipyard’s Pier 3, where it will undergo a maintenance period typical of newly delivered warships.

US Navy Sailor Killed in Training

An undated file photo of Ensign Sarah Mitchell, who died from injuries sustained aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DD 109), July 8, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo)

A U.S. Navy Sailor assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) died from injuries sustained while conducting small boat training July 8.Ensign Sarah Mitchell, 23, of Feasterville, Penn., was medically evacuated to a hospital in Aqaba, Jordan, and was pronounced dead at 12:45 p.

BMT Supports Commissioning of the Royal Navy’s HMS Magpie

Photo by BMT

 BMT has supported the Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK) team in the delivery and subsequent commissioning of the Royal Navy’s (RN) HMS Magpie which will join the RN’s hydrographic squadron, replacing the veteran Inshore Survey Vessel HMS Gleaner.    The commissioning of HMS Magpie took place on 28th June 2018,

Future Frigates to Provide Shipbuilding Jobs: Aus Govt

Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia with ASC workers. Photo: ASC Shipbuilding

 Thousands of jobs will be created in South Australia as a result of the Malcolm Turnbull  Government’s announcement that Australia’s nine Future Frigates will be designed by BAE and built by ASC Shipbuilding, says South Australian  Liberal Government.   Premier Steven Marshall said that South Australia

Secretary of the Navy Visits Marinette Shipyard

Secretary of the Navy, The Honorable Richard V. Spencer (far right), tours LCS 13 (Wichita), during his tour of the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard. He was joined by Ms. Polly Spencer, sponsor of LCS 27 (Nantucket) and Secretary Spencer’s wife. Photo: Lockheed Martin

 Secretary of the Navy, The Honorable Richard V. Spencer, visited the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard, the home of Freedom-Variant Littoral Combat Ship production.    The Lockheed Martin-led Team Freedom has delivered five ships to the U.S. Navy to date, with two more scheduled for delivery this year.

BAE Wins $25.7 billion Australian Shipbuilding Deal

Deal covers nine anti-submarine warfare ships; BAE beat Italy's Fincantieri and Spain's Navantia.   Britain's BAE Systems PLC has won a A$35 billion ($25.7 billion) contest to deliver anti-submarine warfare frigates for the Australian navy, the Australian government said on Thursday.   The nine ships,

Future USS Indiana Delivered

USS Indiana. Photo: United States Navy

 The US Navy accepted delivery of future attack submarine USS Indiana (SSN 789), the 16th submarine of the Virginia class, June 25.   The ship began construction in 2012 and is scheduled to commission in September. This next-generation attack submarine provides the Navy with the capabilities required to maintain the nation's undersea superiority.

Mexican Navy, Damen to Build Naval Ships

Photo courtesy of Damen

Damen Shipyards Group and the Mexican Navy, via the Directorate General of Shipbuilding, are currently working together to build the Long Range Ocean Patrol (POLA (from its initials in Spanish)), the most technologically advanced vessel in Latin America. With this, the Mexican Navy will join the long

U.S. Yards: Competing – and Winning – Here and Across the Big Pond

Chris Allard, CEO of Metal Shark

Louisiana-based Metal Shark powers into the second half of 2018 with a healthy backlog, multiple recent deliveries into foreign markets, and a portfolio of patrol craft that has attracted multiple clients – here and abroad.   Exporting Quality in Volume Key patrol boat contracts for this rapidly expanding builder include the U.

Aquabotix Scores USN Funding

Photo: Aquabotix

Aquabotix Technology Corporation was granted an award of $78,000 in non-dilutive hardware integration funding from the United States Navy’s Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) to deliver a solution geared towards unexploded ordnance missions for the United States Navy. After delivery, this solution

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