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USS Zumwalt To Be Christened Saturday

In yet more proof that if one wants to achieve scientific advances one just need go to the military, the USS Zumwalt will be christened in Bath, Maine this Saturday. The USS Zumwalt is named after Retired Admiral Elmo Zumwalt Jr., who was once the youngest Chief of Naval Operations in United States history when he took the post in …

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Navy Railgun: Futuristic Weapon Will Undergo Sea Trials in 2016

A high-speed electromagnetic weapon is something you would think only exists in your dreams. Yet, the U.S. Navy has finally designed an inexpensive futuristic gun that has brought science fiction to life. According to Reuters, the railgun can fire “23-pound (10-kg) projectile at seven times the speed of sound using electromagnetic energy.” An electromagnetic energy known as the Lorenz Force …

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USS Mahan: Shooting Investigation Continues

On Monday night, two people were reportedly killed onboard the USS Mahan, a guided-missile destroyer. The Navy ship was docked at the Naval Station in Norfolk. It has been there since September after it spent over eight months in deployment. According to reports from the U.S. Navy, the incident happened at about 11:20 p.m. when a civilian went onboard the …

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USS Mahan Shooting Leaves Two Dead

A shooting aboard the USS Mahan has left two people dead and is raising questions about the Navy’s security procedures. According to the U.S. Navy, one male sailor was shot and killed aboard the Mahan at around 11:20 pm Monday night. The man suspected of shooting the sailor was also shot and killed by Navy security forces. The base was …

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USS Truxtun Deployed to Black Sea Amid Crimea Crisis

Early Thursday morning, the USS Truxtun, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, was deployed from Greece towards the Black Sea. The move comes as part of supposedly scheduled and routine drill procedures with the Romanian and Bulgarian naval forces in the Black Sea. Once the USS Truxtun reaches its destination, it will work with the other two navies in order to conduct …

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USS Somerset Commissioned In Honor Of Flight 93

On March 1, the USS Somerset was commissioned to become a Navy warship to honor Flight 93, which was hijacked and headed for Washington D.C., but crashed in Pennsylvania killing 40 passengers and crew. The plane was one of the four that was hijacked in September 11, 2001. The Navy ship was sponsored to be built on December 2007 by …

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Navy Ship Runs Aground: What Happened?

Well, this is embarrassing. The USS Taylor is out of commission after it ran aground last week. The warship was one of two vessels that had been sent to the Black Sea in a show of support by the United States against any possible terrorist attacks. It was a simple matter of precaution as the controversial Sochi Winter Olympic games …

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Former Sub Sailor Sentenced For Espionage

Former Navy sailor Robert Patrick Hoffmann II was sentenced this week to 30 years in prison. Hoffmann, 40, was convicted last fall of attempted espionage. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Hoffmann had attempted to pass on top secret information to agents he believed to be working for Russia. In fact, those agents were part of an FBI investigation …

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Iranian Warships: Is Threat Real or Not?

Iranian warships that are making their way toward U.S. maritime borders could be in response to US occupation of Gulf waters, said somewhat official Fars news agency on Saturday, according to Reuters. Fars reported that the plan was part of “Iran’s response to Washington’s beefed up naval presence in the Persian Gulf.” Admiral Afshin Rezayee Haddad, identified as commander of …

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Navy Jet Crash: Rescued Pilot Recovering In Critical Care

A Navy pilot who crashed into the Atlantic Ocean this afternoon has survived and is now recovering in hospital. The F-18 fighter pilot’s aircraft went down off the coast of Virginia earlier today during a training run. After ejecting from his aircraft, the pilot was first collected by a passing “good Samaritan”, the Navy says. The fisherman traveling in his …

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USS Cowpens Nearly Hit By Chinese Warship

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) almost had a collision with a Chinese warship on December 5, 2013. The two ships came within the proximity of being several hundred yards away from each other. A source, who wanted to remain unnamed, told ABC News, “Whether it is a tactical at-sea encounter or strategic dialogue, sustained and reliable communication …

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Grace Hopper Gets A Pair Of Google Doodles

Google is showing a doodle on its homepage today honoring computer scientist Grace Hopper on what would have been her 107th birthday. Hopper, born in 1906, was a computer scientist and U.S. Navy rear admiral, who was one of the first Harvard Mark I computer programmers, and developed the first compiler for a computer programming language. She is also credited …

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