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  • USS Tripoli Arrives at New San Diego Homeport
    USS Tripoli (LHA-7) has arrived at its new homeport at Naval Base San Diego, Calif. for the first time on Friday, according to ship spotters. Photos posted on social media show the second America-class amphibious assault ship sailing through the San Diego harbor. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Navy in July commissioned Tripoli without holding […]
  • USS Nimitz Now Operating in the Persian Gulf
    For the first time in ten months, a U.S. aircraft carrier is now operating in the Persian Gulf, U.S. 5th Fleet announced on Friday morning. USS Nimitz (CVN-68) passed through the Strait of Hormuz with the guided-missile cruisers USS Princeton (CG-59) and USS Philippine Sea (CG-58) and guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG-104). “The [Carrier Strike […]
  • Report to Congress on Navy Force Structure
    The following is the Sept. 15, 2020 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans: Background and Issues for Congress. From the report In December 2016, the Navy released a force-structure goal that calls for achieving and maintaining a fleet of 355 ships of certain types and numbers. The 355-ship goal was made […]
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