Latest Shipbuilding News

Subway sandwich chain co-founder Peter Buck dies at 90

Nov. 24, 2021 12:34 PM EST

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Peter Buck, whose $1,000 investment in a family friend's Connecticut sandwich shop in 1965 provided the genesis for what is now the world's largest restaurant chain — Subway — has died. He was 90. Buck, a nuclear physicist who was born in...

USS Cheyenne arrives for work at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Nov. 23, 2021 17:16 PM EST

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Cheyenne arrived at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for maintenance work on Tuesday. The nuclear-powered submarine with more than 140 crew members will be undergoing routine work in coming months to extend the...

Shipyard union keeps working, but prepares for strike

Nov. 22, 2021 13:36 PM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — After rejecting a contract offer, Newport News Shipbuilding’s biggest union will keep working, but United Steelworkers Local 8888 leaders are outlining strike preparations if negotiations don’t lead to an agreement. Union spokesman Dwight...

Shipyard starts work on another Arleigh Burke destroyer

Nov. 20, 2021 11:25 AM EST

BATH, Maine (AP) — Bath Iron Works in Maine has started construction on a destroyer named for a U.S. Coast Guard officer who earned the Navy Cross during World War II. Construction of the future USS Quentin Walsh began at at the shipyard's fabrication facility in...

Employee at submarine maker charged in US Capitol breach

Nov. 12, 2021 17:11 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been charged with disorderly conduct and other crimes for allegedly entering the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 attack by supporters of then-President Donald Trump, federal authorities said Friday. Jeremy Baouche, 24, of New...

Former leader says sub deal protects US, not Australia

Nov. 10, 2021 04:23 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s deal to acquire submarines powered by U.S. nuclear technology was aimed at protecting the United States from Chinese nuclear attack and had changed Australia-Sino relations, former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating said on Wednesday. ...

Metallurgist admits faking steel-test results for Navy subs

Nov. 08, 2021 22:13 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A metallurgist in Washington state pleaded guilty to fraud Monday after she spent decades faking the results of strength tests on steel that was being used to make U.S. Navy submarines. Elaine Marie Thomas, 67, of Auburn, Washington, was the director of...

Satellite images show China built mock-ups of US warships

Nov. 08, 2021 04:39 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Satellite images show China has built mock-ups of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier and destroyer in its northwestern desert, possibly for practice for a future naval clash as tensions rise between the nations. China has massively upgraded its military in...

Mississippi shipyard tank tester dies days after job injury

Nov. 04, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi shipyard worker died this week, days after he was injured on the job. The Sun Herald reported that a spokesperson for Ingalls Shipbuilding issued a statement Tuesday confirming Randy Wade had died. “We are...

Bollinger Shipyards delivers Coast Guard ship a week early

Oct. 25, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

LOCKPORT, La. (AP) — Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport delivered its fifth patrol ship to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Florida last week, almost a week ahead of schedule despite a three week shutdown after Hurricane Ida. The Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter is...