A Raytheon SM-2 Block IIIA guided missile explodes over USS The Sullivans during a training exercise on July 18, 2015. US Navy Photo obtained by USNI News

Destroyer USS The Sullivans Damaged After Missile Explodes After Launch, No Injuries Reported A Navy guided missile destroyer was damaged after a missile exploded shortly after launch during an exercise off the U.S. Atlantic coast on Saturday, Navy officials have confirmed to USNI News. “On July 18 at approximately 9 a.m. (EDT) a Standard Missile-2 […]

Red Turrets on the USS Arizona (BB-39)?

USS Arizona (BB-39) with red turrets at Pearl Harbor

Murdoc came across this at some point but never linked. New USS Arizona model shows blue paint scheme Craftsman Don Preul, determined to create the world’s most accurate representation of the warship, conferred with Park Service historian Dan Martinez on the proper colors. Research was difficult because most of the ship’s records had been destroyed […]

DDG-1000s delaying Arleigh Burkes

USS Zumwalt DDG-1000 at Bath Iron Works

Delays in Zumwalt Destroyer Program Hamper Production of DDG-51s at Bath Iron Works Delays in the first two Zumwalt-class DDG-1000 destroyers are part of the reason that construction on DDG-51s is lagging behind schedule: Several sources told USNI News that due to myriad reasons — including the size of the yard, the composition of the […]

USS Ranger makes her final arrival

Decommissioned Forrestal-class aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CV 61) is towed away from Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton. The Ranger is being towed to Brownsville, Texas, for dismantling. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Andre T. Richard/ Released)

USS Ranger arrives at Port of Brownsville The vessel is the second ship to be dismantled at the Rio Grande Valley’s International Shipbreaking Ltd., the first being the USS Constellation. The Ranger was towed to the Port of Brownsville from the Navy’s inactive ships maintenance facility in Bremerton, Wash. Forrestal and Saratoga have also been […]