Navy chief: Dena soon to go on naval missions

Rear Admiral Khanzadi made the announcement while visiting the third naval region of the Iranian Navy. 
Pointing to the importance of developing a maritime civilization in the shadow of sustainable security, Khanzadi said the construction of fully indigenous vessels is a sign of self-sufficiency of Iranian specialists. 


“The Army in international waters, while waving the holy flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran and ensuring the security of sea lines in order to protect Iran's interests, shows a manifestation of the country's authority and pride,” the commander added. Read more here


Navy, Marine Corps aim to refine, test modern warfighting concepts in Large Scale Exercise 2021

The Navy and the Marine Corps are testing out modern warfighting concepts on a scale never seen before as part of Large Scale Exercise 2021, paving the way for even larger naval exercises in the future, according to Navy leaders.  Labeled the “biggest exercise we’ve done in a generation” by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday, the exercise from Aug. 3 to 16 pulls together multiple elements inspired by other training events — including strike group certification exercises like Composite Unit Training, integrated live exercises like Bold Alligator, and virtual exercises like Fleet Synthetic Training — and completes them in concert as part of a single, globally integrated exercise.  Read more here



Canadian frigate HMCS Calgary tied up alongside Princes Wharf last week after two months at sea taking part in Operation Talisman Sabre, a military exercise involving Australia, the United States, South Korea and Japan.
The ship is flying the maritime quarantine flag and the crew will not be able to disembark until New Zealand health officials are satisfied that all requirements of the Maritime Border Order have been met, including the return of negative Covid-19 tests by all the crew, and that all crew members have been symptom-free for 14 days. The ship has Covid-19 testing facilities aboard.
Almost all of the 250 personnel on board Calgary are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and have been at sea for 17 days – longer than the 14-day quarantine period currently mandated.
The ship is in port for resupply and refuelling and the crew will engage in shore-based activities, sporting and cultural programmes with the RNZN. Calgary's speciality is anti-submarine warfare and was involved in 13 exercises during Talisman Sabre. The vessel also practised aircraft tracking, warning and engagement with the Royal Australia Air Force.
"Ship visits like this are a practical representation of the strong working relationship the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has with the Canadian armed forces," said Rear Admiral David Proctor, chief of the Royal New Zealand Navy. "This is a chance to return some of the excellent support and comradeship the Royal Canadian Navy provided the hundreds of RNZN sailors who have been in Canada over the past three years during the Anzac Frigate Upgrade," he said

The US Navy has filed charges against a sailor over a massive blaze aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in 2020 that destroyed the amphibious warship

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Margaret Brooke (AOPV 431) Is The Second Harry DeWolf-Class Offshore Patrol Vessel For The Royal Canadian Navy. The Class Was Derived From The Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship Project As Part Of The National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy And Is Primarily Designed For The Patrol And Support Of Canada's Arctic Regions. Named After Sub-Lieutenant Margaret Brooke, A Royal Canadian Navy Nursing Sister And Who Tried To Save Another Person During The Sinking Of The Ferry SS Caribou During World War II. The Future HMCS Margaret Brooke Was Ordered In 2011, Laid Down In 2016 And Launched In 2019. The Vessel Began Contractor Sea Trials In May 2021, And It Was Delivered To The Royal Canadian Navy For Post-Acceptance Sea Trials On 15 July 2021.


The Harry DeWolf-class offshore patrol vessels are designed for use in the Arctic regions of Canada for patrol and support within Canada's exclusive economic zone. The vessel is 103.6 m (339 ft 11 in) long overall with a beam of 19.0 m (62 ft 4 in). The ship has a displacement of 6,615 metric tons.



An outbreak of Covid-19 has been confirmed on the Royal Navy's flagship, HMS Queen Elizabeth. The BBC has been told there have been around 100 cases on the aircraft carrier, which is part way through a world tour. Several other warships in the fleet accompanying it are also affected. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said all crew on the deployment had received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine and the outbreak was being managed. HMS Queen Elizabeth is about a quarter of the way through a 28-week deployment leading the Carrier Strike Group (CSG). It has now entered the Indian Ocean, and the Royal Navy says it is due to continue on its voyage to Japan later this year.


Three Aircraft Carriers Meet Up In The Gulf Of Aden

GULF OF ADEN (July 12, 2021) Ships of the UK Carrier Strike Group, USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group, and Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group operate in formation in the Gulf of Aden, July 12, 2021. UK, Dutch and U.S. naval forces conducted an integrated at-sea exercise designed to enhance maritime interoperability and demonstrate naval integration through a series of training scenarios. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Gray Gibson)

The Queen Elizabeth (UK) and Ronald Reagan carrier strike groups (CSG), alongside the Iwo Jima amphibious ready group (ARG), conducted a large scale joint interoperability exercise in the Gulf of Aden, July 12.  Read more here



Submariners taken to hospital for diesel exhaust exposure at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

Josh Farley
Kitsap Sun


BREMERTON — Thirty-three sailors assigned to the USS Michigan submarine were taken to the hospital Monday following potential exposure to exhaust from the boat's diesel engine during maintenance work at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.  Read more here