Naval News – Egypt receives former US Navy Patrol Craft

During a formal ceremony at Alexandria, Egypt on Monday 21st March the former Cyclone Class Patrol Ships USS HURRICANE (PC 3), USS SIROCCO (PC 6), and USS THUNDERBOLT  (PC 12) were handed over to the Egyptian Navy , after several weeks of preparation, training, and professional exchanges between US Navy sailors and their Egyptian counterparts. […]

Casualties – USS BONHOMME RICHARD LHD 6 fire – 12.07.2020

On Sunday 12th July 2020, an explosion occurred around 0850 hrs aboard the US Navy Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS BONHOMME RICHARD LHD 6 while she was berthed at her home port, Naval Base San Diego undergoing maintenance. The resulting fire was fuelled by paper, cloth, rags or other materials, not fuel oil or […]

Naval News – USS ZUMWALT DDG 1000 delivered – 24.04.2020

The U.S. Navy has accepted delivery of the USS ZUMWALT DDG 1000, the lead ship in the Navy’s next generation multi-mission destroyer. DDG 1000 USS ZUMWALT achieved Hull Mechanical & Electrical delivery from shipbuilder General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works in May 2016. With this latest delivery, she will transition from Combat Systems Activation to the next […]

Yachting – Support Yacht GOLDEN SHADOW sold – 30.04.2019

After over 24 years under the same ownership, the 66.7 metre expedition support yacht GOLDEN SHADOW that was listed for sale in Monaco has been sold GOLDEN SHADOW  was built in steel and aluminium by Campbell Shipyards at San Diego in the United States in 1994 and delivered in 1995 as the first purpose designed […]

Former AFM Patrol Craft added to US National Register of Historic Places

A Vietnam era Patrol Craft that was used by the Armed Forces of Malta for 40 years before returning to the United States donated to the Maritime Museum of San Diego has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Patrol Craft named C 24 and later P 24 by the AFM, spent […]