Malta Naval Visits – USNS TRENTON T-EPF 5 – 12 to 18th Nov 2021

On Friday 12th November, 2021 the Spearhead Class Expeditionary Fast Transport Vessel USNS TRENTON T-EPF 5 called at Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call and the first of the Class to enter Grand Harbour passing breakwaters at 1423 hrs. The Spearhead class ships is a United States Navy led shipbuilding program to provide “a platform […]

Naval News – USS EMORY S. LAND AS 39 refit contract – May 2020

The U.S. Navy submarine tender USS EMORY S. LAND (AS 39) overhaul contract of 150 calendar day shipyard availability was won by Mare Island Dry Dock LLC that was awarded with a $33.5 million firm fixed price for the regular overhaul and drydocking of the naval vessel. Working capital funds (Navy) for the contract amount […]

Malta Naval Ships – USNS LCPL ROY M WHEAT T-AK 3016

Strategic sealift ships are part of the United States Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) prepositioning program. Currently there are around 50 ships in the program, strategically positioned around the world to support the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Defense Logistics Agency. Most are named after Medal of Honor recipients from the service they support. The Prepositioning Ships (PREPO) in each squadron have sufficient equipment, […]

Coronavirus – US Navy deploys her 2 hospital ships – 18.03.2020

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, the US Navy is sending her two hospital ships into action. The USNS COMFORT T-AH 20 stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, will head for New York City, President Trump said on Wednesday 18th March morning press conference. The USNS MERCY T-AH 19 homeported at San Diego, will make her way to orders […]

Passer By – USNS CARSON CITY T-EPF 7 – 12.10.2019

On Saturday 12th October, 2019 at 0838 hrs the Spearhead Class Expeditionary Fast Transport USNS CARSON CITY T-EPF 7 passed 46 nautical miles offshore Malta. Formerly COURAGEOUS JHSV-7, in service with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) she is the second ship in naval service named after Carson City, Nevada. She was built by Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama and […]

USNS Big Horn T-AO 198 at Haifa, Israel – 06.08.2017  USNS BIG HORN T-AO-198 is a Henry J. Kaiser Class Fleet Replenishment Oiler of the United States Navy. Big Horn, the twelfth ship of the Henry J. Kaiser class, was laid down at Avondale Shipyard, Inc., at New Orleans, Louisiana, on 9th October 1989 and launched on 2nd February […]