Latest Naval ship manufacturing News

The Latest: House observes moment of silence for Cummings

Oct. 17, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the death of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (all times local): 5:20 p.m. The House has observed a moment of silence in honor of Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died Thursday. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a fellow Maryland Democrat, said Cummings was a quiet man who did...

Engineer claims he was fired for concerns about subs' hulls

Oct. 16, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The former engineer of a shipbuilding company claims he was fired for raising concerns about the hulls of U.S. Navy attack submarines. The Daily Press in Newport News, Virginia, reported Tuesday that Ari Lawrence is suing Huntington Ingalls Industries in federal court. The...

US Navy to build ship named for Pennsylvania's state capital

Oct. 10, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Trump administration officials say the U.S. Navy will name a ship that has yet to be built after the city of Harrisburg. The naming of the future USS Harrisburg was announced Thursday in the Capitol Rotunda, at an event that included federal, state and local officials. The $800...

As sea level rises, NC battleship prepares to shore up

Sep. 29, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. (AP) — Rising seas are pushing the Cape Fear River over its banks and into Battleship Park more and more frequently. But a grant has put the Battleship North Carolina nearly a fourth of the way toward its goal of protecting itself for years to come. The Battleship announced it has...

Maine shipyard bid improves with Lockheed Martin withdrawal

Sep. 25, 2019 1:31 AM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — A Maine shipyard has a better chance of securing a contract to design and build frigates for the U.S. Navy because one of its competitors is dropping out of the running. Bath Iron Works in Maine, Austal USA of Alabama, Huntington Ingalls of Mississippi, Lockheed Martin of Baltimore and...

New US-led patrols in Persian Gulf raise stakes with Iran

Sep. 3, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As the U.S. tries a new way to protect shipping across the Persian Gulf amid tensions with Iran, it finds itself sailing into uncertain waters. For decades, the U.S. has considered the waters of the Persian Gulf as critical to its national security. Through the gulf's...