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Uruguayan military ship makes stop in Connecticut

Aug. 17, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A military ship from Uruguay is making a stop in Connecticut and will be open for free public tours this weekend. The Capitan Miranda is scheduled to be at the New London Pier and will be open to the public from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. The 210-foot,...

USS Santa Fe arrives at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Aug. 15, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — The USS Santa Fe has arrived at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. The Los Angeles-class attack submarine sailed into the shipyard on Thursday for planned maintenance work and system certifications. The nuclear-powered submarine, which is homeported in Hawaii, wrapped up its...

South Carolina company gets Navy contract for up to $99M

Aug. 15, 2019 5:04 AM EDT

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina company has a Navy contract for up to $99 million over four years. Advanced Technology International of Summerville was one of two competitors for the contract with the Office of Naval Research. Work will be done for the Navy Manufacturing Technology Center for...

Skipper oversaw 2K new hires, $338 million in improvements

Aug. 10, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — The outgoing commander of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is encouraging workers and management to continue to "think big" after the hiring of more than 2,100 workers along with $338 million of critical repairs and upgrades over the past three years. Capt. David Hunt called the hiring...

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard getting new commander

Aug. 9, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is undergoing a change of command. Capt. Daniel Ettlich is taking command of the shipyard Friday. He's taking the helm from Capt. David Hunt. Ettlich has been serving as deputy for shipyard operations at the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C....

Firm to oversee administration of troubled Titanic shipyard

Aug. 6, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Belfast-based consultancy BDO Northern Ireland Partners says it will oversee the administration of the shipyard that built the Titanic after the firm ran out of money. Harland and Wolff appointed BDO as administrators after its Norwegian parent company, Dolphin Drilling, failed to find a...

Titanic shipyard in Northern Ireland calls in administrators

Aug. 5, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Belfast shipyard that built the Titanic has called in administrators after last-ditch efforts failed to rescue a company that had once typified Britain's industrial might. Harland and Wolff appointed BDO as administrators after its Norwegian parent company, Dolphin Drilling, failed to...

Navy confirms pilot died in jet crash in Death Valley

Aug. 1, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pilot of a U.S. Navy jet fighter that crashed in Death Valley National Park was killed, the military said Thursday. The identity of the pilot will be withheld until 24 hours after notification of next-of-kin in accordance with Defense Department policy, the Navy said in a statement....

US fighter jet crashes in Death Valley, 7 park visitors hurt

Jul. 31, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed Wednesday in Death Valley National Park, injuring seven people who were at a scenic overlook where aviation enthusiasts watch military pilots speeding low through a chasm dubbed Star Wars Canyon, officials said. The crash sent dark smoke billowing in the...

Kim inspects new sub, wants North Korea's military bolstered

Jul. 23, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has inspected a newly built submarine and ordered officials to further bolster the country's military capabilities, state media reported Tuesday, as the North increases pressure on the United States ahead of the possible resumption of nuclear...