The USS Fitzgerald and the USS John S. McCain both collided with civilian ships in the summer of 2017. In all 17 sailors died and both warships were heavily damaged. The Navy is filing negligent homicide charges against former high ranking...Show More Summary
According to NPR, the commanders of the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain both face charges of Negligent Homicide for the collisions of their vessels last year; A Navy investigation completed in November 2017 determined that both accidents were “avoidable” and reflected “multiple failures by watch standers.” In the case of the USS Fitzgerald, […]
ON THE UPSIDE, THEY WERE WELL-TRAINED ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT: USS John McCain crew rated it ‘below average’ before deadly collision.. “In a 163-page report detailing the results of a mandatory climate survey aboard the Navy destroyer, its 142 crew members rated 17 of 18 major categories ‘below service average.’ The survey, conducted July 21, 2016 […]
2017 was an unsurprisingly eventful year for the US Navy. New ships, such as the USS Washington and USS Gerald R. Ford, were commissioned. The USS Fitzgerald and USS John McCain were involved in collisions. Hurricane victims in the mainland US and Puerto Rico were aided. Show More Summary
After more than two months aboard the heavy lift vessel MV Treasure, the USS John S. McCain arrived a U.S. Navy base in Yokosuka where it will undergo repairs following its collision with a tanker in August. John S. McCain arrived in...Show More Summary
Both the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain had expired training certifications, some of which were outdated for more than two years.
A rather extraordinary sight to behold in Tokyo Bay today as the U.S. Navy’s two damaged destroyers, the USS John S. McCain and USS Fitzgerald, met for the first time since they were involved in separate fatal collisions with merchant ships over the summer. Show More Summary
The U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer John S. McCain (DDG 56) departed Subic Bay, Philippines aboard the heavy lift vessel MV Treasure on Tuesday to continue its voyage to Fleet Activities Yokosuka in Japan. The USS John S. McCain...Show More Summary
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By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) After reading the U.S. Naval orders for Back-to-Basics reforms and the USS Fitzgerald and USS McCain investigation reports along with expert analysis by naval experts, I’ve known for years and trust implicitly… my mind is blank. Show More Summary
PHILIPPINE SEA (June 14, 2017) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) maneuvers alongside the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) for a refueling-at-sea. Bonhomme Richard is theShow More Summary
The fatal collisions involving two U.S. Navy destroyers in the Seventh Fleet’s Area of Responsibility this year could have been prevented, the Navy said in a collision report released Wednesday. The Navy released today the 71-page report...Show More Summary
Atkron sends us the following, his work on John McCain and the fire on the USS Forrestal; I’m not a big fan of John McCain, ever since he took the side of Airbus over Boeing in the whole new Aerial Refueling Tanker fiasco from around ten years ago. I think, like many politicians, John McCain […]
The heavy lift vessel carrying the damaged USS John S. McCain to Japan has been rerouted to the Philippines after the destroyer developed a small crack in its hull during transit, the U.S. 7th Fleet has confirmed to USNI News. The change of plans comes after crews noticed that the destroyer had developed a crack […] The post USS John S. Show More Summary
The USS John S. McCain -- en route from Singapore to Japan via a heavy-lift vessel -- has been diverted to the Philippines.
President Trump sent condolence letters last week to at least three families of sailors who died aboard the USS John S. McCain in August. The relatives of Timothy Eckels Jr., John Hoagland and Corey Ingram all said they received the letters last week with one even telling the Atlantic the UPS package was dated October 18. Show More Summary
Americas Following the withdrawal of Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS John S. McCain and Fitzgerald from service, the US Navy has issued the unscheduled deployment of the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey to the 5th and 6th Fleet areas. This will allow the USS O’Kane—originally scheduled for deployment with the 5th and 6th Fleet around Europe and […]
The collision of the USS John S.McCain guided missile destroyer with a merchant ship near Singapore in August that killed 10 sailors was preventable, the U.S. Navy said after it relieved the warship's commander and his deputy from their duties. Show More Summary
The U.S. 7th Fleet said Tuesday that this summer's crash of the USS John S. McCain was preventable. The August collision was the latest in a string of Navy mishaps in the Pacific this year.
Two months after the deadly collision between USS McCain and an oil tanker near Singapore (that killed 10 and injured dozens more), Military.com reports that the Navy has relieved two USS John S. McCain senior officers in connectionShow More Summary