Latest U.S. Navy News

Navy: North Carolina sailor dead after falling overboard

Aug. 05, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Navy says that a North Carolina native assigned to a guided missile destroyer was lost overboard and presumed dead in the Baltic Sea. Seaman Recruit David L. Spearman went overboard Monday from the USS Arleigh Burke, according to a news release. A...

China conducts 'precision missile strikes' in Taiwan Strait

Aug. 04, 2022 22:46 PM EDT

KEELUNG, Taiwan (AP) — China conducted “precision missile strikes” Thursday in waters off Taiwan's coasts as part of military exercises that have raised tensions in the region to their highest level in decades following a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. China earlier...

Navy expedites waterborne drones to close gap with China

Jul. 29, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

Facing a growing threat from China, the Navy envisions drone ships keeping an electronic eye on enemy forces across the vast Pacific Ocean, extending the reach of firepower, and keeping sailors out of harm's way. The Navy is speeding development of those robotic ships as an...

China accuses US of 'navigation bullying' in South China Sea

Jul. 29, 2022 09:01 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — China blasted a top U.S. Navy official Friday after he criticized Beijing’s increasingly aggressive actions in the South China Sea, saying it's America’s military deployments in the disputed waters — which it called “navigation bullying” — that could spark...

US official warns Asian aggressors will face Western might

Jul. 27, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Any Asian aggressor who violates the sovereignty of other countries in the region risks punitive counter actions, just like what Russia is confronting now for its invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. secretary of the Navy said in a veiled warning to China's increasingly...

Explorers find WWII Navy ship, deepest wreck discovered

Jul. 27, 2022 07:37 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. Navy destroyer escort that engaged a superior Japanese fleet in the largest sea battle of World War II in the Philippines has become the deepest wreck to be discovered, according to explorers. The USS Samuel B. Roberts, popularly known as the...

Ethics claim latest hitch in case of 2000 Navy ship bombing

Jul. 26, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two decades after his arrest, the suspected organizer of a deadly 2000 al-Qaida attack on a U.S. Navy warship faced the possibility of further delays of his Guantanamo trial after his defense lawyer on Monday pressed to be allowed to leave the case over an alleged conflict of...

A Navy First: Woman pilot joins Blue Angels flight squadron

Jul. 19, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels have named the first woman as a demonstration pilot for the 2023 air show season. Women have served with the Blue Angels in other capacities for more than 55 years, but Lt. Amanda Lee, of Mounds View, Minnesota, is the first to...

Navy disciplines officers in massive ship fire

Jul. 15, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Navy leaders have disciplined more than 20 senior officers and sailors in connection with widespread leadership and other failures that contributed to the July 2020 arson fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard. The most significant actions were taken against...

US destroyer sails past Chinese-held South China Sea islands

Jul. 13, 2022 06:24 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. Navy on Wednesday sailed a destroyer close to China-controlled islands in the South China Sea in what Washington said was a patrol aimed at asserting freedom of navigation through the strategic seaway. The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold sailed past...