Latest Shipbuilding News

Australia aware of China plans for Solomon Islands wharves

May. 09, 2022 08:11 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister said on Monday he was aware of China’s ambitions in the southwest Pacific after a newspaper reported plans by Beijing to build wharves, shipyards and underwater cables in the Solomon Islands. The Australian newspaper...

1st submarine utilizes improved dry dock at shipyard

May. 06, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — A key element of a $1.7 billion modernization effort at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard was utilized for the first time with the docking of the USS Cheyenne, Navy officials said Friday. The Los Angeles-class submarine was the first submarine to enter Dry Dock 1...

Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works gets a new president

May. 05, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — Gulfstream Aerospace executive Charles Krugh has been tapped by General Dynamics to lead Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works, officials said Thursday. Krugh has served in a variety of aerospace manufacturing roles, and will be tasked with keeping the shipyard and...

Navy still mum about extent of vandalism on USS Texas

May. 02, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — The Navy is still mum about the extent of vandalism aboard the USS Texas a month after the incident took place while the submarine was undergoing maintenance at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service has offered a $5,000 reward for...

US Navy submarine training school commander fired

Apr. 29, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The commander of the Navy's submarine training school was fired after less than a year on the job because of a “loss of trust and confidence in his ability to command," the service announced Friday. Following an investigation, Cmdr. Jared Severson was relieved of...

Sen. Collins making 1st public appearance after COVID-19

Apr. 18, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins on Monday made her first public appearance since contracting COVID-19 earlier this month, visiting Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works with the the Navy's top officer. Collins, R-Maine, and U.S. Rep. Jared Golden, D-Maine, joined Adm....

Leader of Navy shipbuilder in Maine abruptly resigns

Apr. 08, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — The leader of Bath Iron Works, one of the Navy's largest private shipbuilders, abruptly resigned, the company said. A terse notification to employees announced Dirk Lesko had resigned from the General Dynamics subsidiary that employs about 7,000 workers. ...

US Navy intends to decommission some of its newest warships

Apr. 07, 2022 23:39 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Navy that once wanted smaller, speedy warships to chase down pirates has made a speedy pivot to Russia and China — and many of those recently built ships could be retired. The U.S. Navy wants to decommission nine ships in the Freedom-class of littoral...

Russian retreat reveals destruction as Ukraine asks for help

Apr. 07, 2022 22:26 PM EDT

CHERNIHIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops retreating from this northern Ukrainian city left behind crushed buildings, streets littered with destroyed cars and residents in dire need of food and other aid — images that added fuel to Kyiv's calls Thursday for more Western help to halt Moscow's...

Live Updates | First Bushmaster vehicle is headed to Ukraine

Apr. 07, 2022 22:18 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia — The first of 20 Bushmaster armored vehicles has left Australia for Ukraine, one week after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy specifically requested the Australian-manufactured four-wheel drives. A Boeing C-17 Globemaster transport jet that can carry four...