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UK Navy Fighting Ebola at Its Doorstep

| Maritime News | 25/10/2014

RFA Argus
Military and civilian personnel are currently making final preparations in Falmouth, Cornwall, to sail with Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) ship Argus to Sierra Leone as part of the UK’s response to the Ebola outbreak.

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Navy Ship Can’t Meet Mission Requirments, U.S. Report Finds

| Maritime News | 07/05/2013

U.S. Navy leaders were warned last year that a $37 billion program to build Littoral Combat Ships can’t meet its promised mission because the vessels are too lightly manned and armed, according to a confidential report.

“This review highlights the gap between ship capabilities and the missions the Navy will need LCS to execute,” said the report prepared last year for the Navy by Rear Admiral Samuel Perez. “Failure to adequately address LCS requirements and capabilities will result in a large number of ships that are ill-suited to execute” regional commanders’ warfighting needs.

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The U.S. Navy Names There High Speed Vessel the USNS Trenton

| Maritime News | 14/04/2013

The U.S. Navy will name a joint high-speed vessel the USNS Trenton, making it the nation’s fourth ship named after the capital city.

The vessel is expected to be operational in winter 2014, the Navy said. It will be capable of transporting more than 300 troops and more than 600 short tons and will serve in various support capacities or on humanitarian missions.

“Trenton displays American values of community, perseverance and resourcefulness at their very best,” Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said in a news release. “I chose to name the joint high-speed vessel after Trenton to honor those values and the men and women of the city as well as the state of New Jersey.”

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Navy reveals powerful ship mounted laser weapon

| Maritime News | 10/04/2013

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The Laser Weapon System (Laws) temporarily installed aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey.

The U.S. Navy announced Monday that it is preparing to deploy a new weapon that can disable a hostile boat and even destroy a surveillance drone overhead — all without dispensing any expensive ammunition.

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Navy names ship after 9-11 victims

| Maritime News | 07/04/2013

A Navy ship named in honor of the victims and first responders of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon joined the fleet Saturday, serving as a floating tribute to the people who died that day and an active warship that can transport Marines around the world.

The Navy commissioned the USS Arlington in front of about 5,000 people in its new home port of Naval Station Norfolk. The amphibious transport dock is one of three ships named after 9/11 crash sites.

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